BAC +5 // Internship (h/f) Data scientist trainee

Volvo trucks group is developing Big Data analysis and is investigating the possibility to hire a Data analyst trainee to develop IA and automation.
Mission :
We are looking for an internship candidate who wants to take parts of supply chain data optimization through data analysis. Worldwide truck dealers data, vehicle data, system setup are our leverages to add value to the aftermarket business.
You will work at Group Trucks Operations (GTO), Service Market Logistics (SML), in charge of the aftermarket supply chain activities. Inside the Supply Chain Optimization (SCO), the mission of the Advanced Analytics team is to provide expertise in supply chain optimization. We are composed of Data Scientist, data engineer and technology / business expert.
We would like the trainee to provide an advanced support on analytics tools as well as an active contribution to our exploration portfolio:
  • Improve supply chain Total Cost model
The department is using an optimizer tool constructed with Python language and based on a gradient descent of the total cost. This tool is used by several users and has room for improvement. We would like the candidate to:
  1. Analyze suggested change or propose own change of the current model.
  2. Develop changes.
  3. Document according to the changes provided.
  4. Continue the automation of the tool process
  5. Build automatic reports from the results : chose technology, develop, test
  6. Improve processing time of the 2D combinatorial optimizer.

  1. Smooth optimization results to remove noise (“waterfallize”).
  1. Create optimizer for others parameters of the supply chain system
  2. Migrate the tool into Microsoft Azure - databricks
  • Take part of the department exploration journey by leading / participation in one of our exploration project :
    • Machine Learning workshop, deep learning, neural network
    • Advanced Software Robotic Automation
    • Connected vehicle project
We expect the internship to be able to develop an idea and provide tangible results that should demonstrate how valuable are the use of data to improve the supply chain.
Required skills:
  • Fluent English spoken and written
  • Optimization knowledge
  • Python programming language and pandas, pyfpdf, scikit learn… libraries
  • VBA
  • R
  • LaTeX
  • Innovative mindset
  • Ability to propose new things
  • Supply chain understanding is a plus

  • Big data business
  • Advanced analytics problems
  • Artificial Intelligence quest
  • Data analysts and scientists as colleagues
  • Company cantina with baby-foot

Start of the internship: ASAP
Duration: 4 to 6 months.
Based at Venissieux, France
Please candidate in English and provide date of start wished, and duration.


The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.








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