Wij bieden jou

Iedere dag zes miljoen gevulde bordjes. dat is de impact van Albert Heijn op Nederland.
Je zorgt ervoor dat wij als retailer vooroplopen in vernieuwing en dat Nederland iedere dag lekker en gezond kan eten.
Werken bij Albert Heijn betekent onze klanten iedere dag te voorzien van de beste en gezondste producten. Hiermee werken we samen aan onze missie: Samen beter eten bereikbaar maken. Voor iedereen.
Bij de marktleider in de Nederlandse retail heb je toegang tot best in class en inspirerende opleidingen en begeleiding, waarbij jij regie houdt over jouw eigen ontwikkeling en loopbaan.
Bij Albert Heijn ben je onderdeel van een groeiende, dynamisch en succesvolle organisatie. Als marktleider in Nederland lopen we, samen met jou, voorop in vernieuwing.
Een open cultuur waar je samenwerkt met collega’s die verstand van zaken hebben en net als jij graag dat extra stapje zetten.

Jouw nieuwe baan en werkplek

Do you want to impact millions of users by improving search at the biggest omni-channel food retailer in The Netherlands? Would you like to improve your technical and problem-solving skills working in a dedicated and enthusiastic team? Then we're looking for you! 


As a Data Scientist working on Search & Recommendation topics within our Data Science Digital Team, you have the chance to contribute to important and high-impact features and value propositions of Albert Heijn. When you first come on board you will focus on search on AH.nl and the AH app as a member of our Data Science Search team. Search is a crucial touchpoint in our online customer journey, and we are moving towards more personalized experience. By focusing on customer relevance, we help customers find what they need and improve their shopping experience. Once you have come on board, there are also opportunities to work on recommenders, including the beloved Mijn Bonus Box, where we use recommenders to offer personalized discounts.  


As a member of the team, you will also become part of the vibrant and large AH Data Science community, working in one of 7 Agile Data Science teams. Your teammates have different backgrounds and nationalities, which we believe is an important asset. We work closely together with the rest of the organization in cross-functional teams covering all the necessary roles. This will enable you to work with engineers and analysts as well as business stakeholders to deliver value for millions of customers every single day. 


As Senior Data Scientist Search & Recommendation at AH Technology, you: 

  • Take a leading role in building multiple data solutions in the Search & Recommendation space for the eCommerce domain of Albert Heijn 

  • Solve problems holistically through analysis, modelling and experimentation 

  • Code, A/B test and put algorithms into production that serve in real-time our customers on web ah.nl and app 

  • Convey complex ideas to different audiences in an effective manner 

  • Coach and mentor your colleagues 

  • Help shape thought leadership throughout Albert Heijn on AI/ML opportunities 

  • Work in multidisciplinary product teams and closely to our business stakeholders 

Dit bieden we jou

What we offer: 

  • A gross yearly salary up to €87.000 gross per year including holiday pay but excluding an interesting bonus on top of your salary 

  • 20 vacation days plus a budget choice in which you can decide whether you spend it on extra days off (+12,5 days), discounts or pay-outs 

  • Flexible working hours and a modern hybrid way of working 

  • An excellent pension plan where Ahold yearly contributes over 4,5 times your contribution 

  • Travel allowance or NS Business Card for traveling from your home to Zaandam and back 

  • MacBook and iPhone 

  • Working for an amazing Dutch brand with nice and smart colleagues 


This Is What You Bring to the Table 

At AH Technology, you'll be working for one of the world's biggest retailers, and we know you are bursting with the ambition to keep up with us. You supplement this ambition with: 


  • A Master’s degree in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Econometrics, Computer Science, or other relevant studies. If no relevant study, demonstrably relevant experience and interest

  • Extensive experience as data scientist with significant contributions in leading several data science projects to succeed from end-to-end

  • The ability to communicate complex ideas to varied audiences 

  • Experience with search and/or recommender systems

  • Preferably experience with learning-to-rank techniques

  • A desire to coach and mentor your colleagues

  • Advanced experience with the Python data science ecosystem

  • Experience with software development tooling (packaging, testing, integration and deployment)

  • Experience with Apache Spark, Cloud Platforms, Databricks

  • Experience with CI/CD and software engineering best practices


Your Office 

Albert Heijn, part of Ahold Delhaize, is the number one food retailer in the Netherlands. We’ve been inspiring customers and building trust for more than 130 years. We like to say, “we’re always there for you.” And with more than 1000 stores in the Netherlands and Belgium and 24/7 shopping on ah.nl, it’s truer than ever! But now we want to take our business to the next level. By making better food accessible to everyone – and making shopping fit the way people live today? 
By joining our team, you will be part of AH Technology, a department transcending community consisting of the departments Data, Digital and Tech. You can make your mark on the daily lives of millions of people. At AH Technology, our smart professionals create digital solutions that make (online) shopping simpler and more inspiring. We’re continually rethinking the way people shop, pay and even enjoy food. That’s why we’re investing heavily in data, tech and digital to further transform Albert Heijn into a leading Food Tech company. 
Are you curious about your colleagues? At AH Technology you work with highly qualified professionals in an open environment. Expertise is valued, we learn from each other, and we have the freedom to create innovative solutions and make a real impact. As a Senior Data Scientist, you are part of the Strategy & Analytics department. Your colleagues will be other engineers and scientists, with a background in AI, Computer Engineering, Econometrics, Psychology, as well as other data-savvy people. Together with them, you play an essential role in creating impact through advanced data analysis. Next to this, other Albert Heijn departments such as our Digital and eCommerce team play a key role as your stakeholders. 
For more information about AH Technology, you can also visit  https://blog.ah.technology/

Dit breng je mee


Do you want to play an active role in changing the food retail landscape as we know it? Then hop onboard and join us on our expedition. Apply now via the button on this page 
If you’d like to know more about this role before applying, reach out to our Talent Acquisition Partner for Data & Analytics Peter Dirks at: peter.dirks@ah.nl 

Wat is mijn reistijd naar werk?