Data Science Strategic Lead & Ambassador (m/f/d) Hybrid Option


Nürnberg, DE, 90411

Job Requisition ID:  12432


Schaeffler is a dynamic global technology company and its success has been a result of its entrepreneurial spirit and long history of private ownership. Does that sound interesting to you? As a partner to all of the major automobile manufacturers, as well as key players in the aerospace and industrial sectors, we offer you many development opportunities. 


We - the Data Science Solutions (DSS) Unit at SCHAEFFLER are looking for you! In close collaboration with our business units, we create user-centric digital solutions on a global scale. In doing so, we use one of the most important assets of our company: data!

Our agile product teams consist of colleagues from all over the world. What unites them is cutting edge expertise in Data Science, AI and Machine Learning, holistic user experience, cloud computing and software engineering, data engineering & architecture.  Award-winning applications speak for our success.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Connect with business stakeholders and clients of all seniority levels as ambassador for Data Science topics – to drive the understanding of Data Science potentials and increase adoption of Data Science solutions across SCHAEFFLER
  • Partner with DSS Product Owners, Data Scientists and clients to identify Data Science potentials that could boost the business value of existing IT solutions and increase penetration of Data Science services within our digital solutions
  • As part of the DSS Leadership team, continuously drive the optimization of our setup (organization, responsibilities, innovation & DevOps processes, business engagement processes, etc.) to balance innovative power with excellence in delivering productive Data Science solutions
  • Together with related roles (Solution Architecture & ML Engineering Leads), continuously drive the professionalization of the Data Science discipline across our innovation process – from ideation/prototyping to DevOps
  • Lead and shape the international Data Science community at SCHAEFFLER, and the Data Science guild within DSS
  • In alignment with colleagues from our “Strategic Digitalization” units, take ownership for prioritized strategic topics around Data Science & AI – e.g., partnerships, technology evaluations, innovation scouting
  • If applicable, participate in concrete POCs or development projects as individual contributor

Your Qualifications

  • Completed university degree in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science/Information Systems, or other related fields in quantitative or IT disciplines with respective focus areas or comparable qualification with confirmed experiences
  • Long-standing professional experience in designing, optimizing and leading organizations that develop productive Data Science solutions
  • Experience in balancing the innovation character inherent in Data Science topics with the focus on developing valuable IT solutions
  • Familiarity with product-centric agile organizations as well as agile development processes, ideally paired with experience in how to integrate Data Science work effectively in agile processes
  • Experience in explaining and articulating the value proposition of Data Science to stakeholders and clients of all seniority levels – up to top management
  • Holistic business acumen needed, to present ideas impact focused in a way that is concise, easily understood, relevant to stakeholder needs
  • Before leadership role, experience in actually doing Data Science – thus understanding challenges inherent in Data Science work and needs of Data Scientists in software development environments
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English and German 
  • 100% dedication to work in a team with flat hierarchies – taking ownership for topics, but driving them as a team

Our Offering

  • Flexible working models and attractive remuneration
  • A modern, collaborative work environment
  • A wide range of personal development opportunities via our own “SCHAEFFLER Academy”
  • A competitive company pension scheme
  • Numerous employee benefits, such as health and sports offerings and corporate benefits

As a global company with employees around the world, it is important to us that we treat each other with respect and value all ideas and perspectives. By appreciating our differences, we inspire creativity and drive innovation. In this way, we contribute to sustainable value creation for our stakeholders and society as a whole. Together, we advance how the world moves.


Exciting assignments and outstanding development opportunities await you because we impact the future with innovation. We look forward to your online application.


Information on our understanding of leadership can be found here:


Your Contact

Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG 

Kornelija Jakir 




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