Data Science and Analytics Manager (f/m/d)

Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
A few days at home

Decathlon Digital
Decathlon Digital

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About Decathlon

Decathlon aims to become the best sports digital platform and open ecosystem in the world. We want to enable customers to experience Decathlon through many local sport-centric experiences by connecting many third-party actors and services, in a secure and performant way.

Our digital teams in Lille, Paris, Amsterdam (and more…) which bring together more than 1500 collaborators are united to build and scale digital products with the aim to always deliver the best value to our users. With a presence in more than 70 countries, Decathlon is committed to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction.

Decathlon is also working with 1500 production suppliers & 1 million indirect workers all over the world, 38 industrial processes.

Job Description

Decathlon is seeking a skilled and experienced Data Science & Analytics Manager to lead our Data purchase & performances team within the Industry department of the Supply Chain. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading and developing high-performing data teams. A plus, to have knowledge in transforming purchase domain.


  • Lead and manage a multi competences team of Data Scientists, BI Engineers, Data governance, Data Analysts.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members to foster their professional growth and development.
  • Develop and implement advanced statistical models and machine learning algorithms for costing optimization, purchase risk management.
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement in data science methodologies and processes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (Business, Product, Engineering, Data) to understand business and technical requirements and prioritize data projects accordingly
  • Communicate insights and recommendations to senior leadership and stakeholders to support strategic decision-making.

Hard Skills

  • AI modeling and productionizing
  • Extensive experience in Python for data analysis, modeling, and automation.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI
  • Familiarity with database systems and querying languages (e.g., SQL) for data extraction and manipulation.
  • Deep understanding of supply chain concepts, including panel management, relationship management, performance management and risk management.

Soft Skills

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities to address complex business challenges.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with changing priorities.
  • Customer-focused mindset with a commitment to delivering actionable insights and value to stakeholders.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in data analysis, statistical modeling, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a team of data professionals.
  • English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in Data Science, Statistics, Operations Research, or related field.
  • Previous experience in purchase, retail or e-commerce industry is a plus.


  • International environment
  • Freedom of choice of work tool (Mac, Windows)
  • Local project team and sharing with the global network (international route)
  • Upgrading of skills (diversity of projects, languages and technologies)
  • Internal and external training courses
  • Shareholders
  • Remote Friendly: 2 days/week
  • Monthly and quarterly premiums

Joining Decathlon means becoming part of a dynamic team dedicated to driving innovation and making a positive impact on the world of sports. If you are passionate about leveraging data science to optimize industry processes and lead a talented team of data professionals, we invite you to apply and be a part of our journey!

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter (optional) detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in leading Decathlon's Industrial Purchase Data team in the Industry department.


What if technology allowed us to push the boundaries and take sports experiences to new levels? That's exactly our goal at Decathlon Digital! We are a team of 5,000+ experts in software engineering, product management, data, cloud, and cybersecurity, distributed across Paris, Lille, and Amsterdam. Together, we are creating the largest digital sports platform, leveraging tech innovation from design to value chain optimization, connected experiences and product second life.

Changing the game for good. We are in this for the love of sports. And like everything we love, we want it to last. That’s why we are embarking on a journey to create a more sustainable tech model, reducing our direct environmental impact while maintaining a safe, diverse, and inclusive space for all our people to learn and thrive together. Team up with us to design the digital future of sports.

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