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Job: Data Analyst

Active since 30-10-2018 Job category IT - Services & support
Location Amsterdam Level Mid-Senior level
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 36 - 40 Salary -

Are you a data wizard who likes to get to the bottom of things? We are looking for a highly intelligent, self-driven individual who can strengthen our Global Ipsos iQuote team.

Sounds like you? Then read all about it!

What is the Global Ipsos iQuote team all about?
The core activity of the team is to complete the deployment of iQuote, IPSOS’s global quotation calculation tool to all countries and to continuously measure and improve the tool’s prediction.
To strengthen our team in Amsterdam, we’re looking for an accurate, detailed driven and communicative


As Data Analyst, you discover how data can be used to answer questions and solve problems. You will be performing data set up activities and calibration, related to the expansion of the in-house quoting system to new countries/regions. This will include using pre-defined queries to populate set up data for new markets in SQL Server, manually adjust set-up data in response to local requirements, and perform testing functions via quoting system user interface to ensure set up functions appropriately. Additionally, you will be responsible for optimizing the accuracy of the quoting system, using both statistical and numerical techniques, based on historical data.

What will you be doing?
  • Performing numerical analysis to optimize the data being set up
  • Managing the ongoing review and optimization of the data set up relating to the quotation process
  • Identifying factors that are correlated with differences between calculated job costs and realized job costs
  • Generating ongoing controls and compliance reporting
  • Assist in developing queries to measure compliance and highlight areas of improvement
  • Organizing and prioritizing tasks in the pipe and performing ongoing analysis of quoting data
  • Developing and continuously improving the set up and analysis of used techniques
  • Communicate findings to relevant stakeholders
  • Troubleshooting issues and provide solutions to issues raised by users

Does this sound like you?
  • 2-5 years’ professional experience in management information systems and/or data sciences
  • Strong statistical/mathematical background
  • Proven experience using SQL
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to improve reporting and streamline processes
  • Open minded multitasker with a strong attention to detail, who reacts positively to changes in priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and fluent in English

Bonus if you have one of those skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Excel’s VBA and macros
  • Experience with Excel’s solver
  • Knowledge of optimization techniques and Machine Learning
  • Some coding/scripting experience (R, Python…)
  • Knowledge of the market survey industry

What do we offer you?
Working in an international team, where you can combine deep dive data analysis with practical guidelines to improve system and usage, with dynamic interactions with the other team members and (on request) with countries, along with the opportunity to develop your career in management information systems.

Have we sparked your interest?
We look forward to reading your resume and cover letter (including your motivation for taking up this role at Ipsos). You can write to us in either Dutch or English. Please send your information by clicking on the apply button, preferably as soon as possible, but before 18 November 2018.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact the HR department on the following email address:

About Ipsos
At Ipsos in the Netherlands we use our natural intellectual curiosity. We have a passion for what drives people. Research is more than just data to us. We are always looking for a strategic challenge and new ways to do smart research. Once you truly understand what makes people tick, you can make the difference.

We deliver surprising and unique marketing data that inspire organisations and help them make decisions. Our strength is that we show guts and dare to be distinctive.

The global Ipsos organisation is an international market research agency with business units in over 85 countries. We collect high quality, reliable data and transform this into insights, opportunities and inspiration. We use the latest research techniques and enable our clients to make better and faster decisions, resulting in unique competitive benefits.

Learn more about Ipsos Netherlands online: (Dutch language website).

Follow us on Twitter: @IpsosNL and LinkedIn: ipsos-nederland

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category IT - Services & support
Industry / Industries Business services
Region Noord-Holland
Keywords data, analyst, data analyst, analysis, system, English, international, quoting, SQL, Excel, python, R, reporting, information, statistics, amsterdam

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Name Dominique Oostdijk