Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Our products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Our lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, our formulations optimize the use of resources, and our performance chemicals improve air and water quality.
Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The intern will be in charge of development of Economic Intelligence with research to conduct on new indicators, new analytical tools and methods
and on communication for non-scientists.
- New forecasting methods: The solution will complete our current “home-made” forecasting tool.
A part of the internship will be to develop predictive analysis with statistical and probabilistic models, in interaction with IT and SI teams and by using a Big Data environment.
The aim will be to valuate some forecasting statistical methods proposed by the supplier Dataiku by comparison with our current tool.
- Research of key indicators for Solvay: Our businesses depend on the health of markets but also on global environment, regulation and policy. The research of new key indicators for markets, countries or regions will be a part of the mission, in collaboration with businesses and country analysts.
- Improvement of the communication of analytical tools to non-scientists: Our forecasts are built to facilitate decisions of the strategic direction of the different businesses and functions in the Group. A good communication of the analysis behind those forecasts is important. It’s based on different statistical tools and needs improvement by using an easy written communication for non-scientists.
- The intern will have to work with a Big Data environment powered by multi data sources, all used within the Group.
These data sources provide relevant indicators for Solvay such as macroeconomics, productions indexes; markets, financial indicators.
Education and Experience:
Required degree: Soon graduate of a master degree in Economics,
Engineering or Data Science, looking for a 6-month end-of-course internship
Strong analytical, mathematical and statistical skills.
Human qualities: rigorous, curious, listening ability, flexibility, communication and clarity, strong capacity for analysis and synthesis.
English and French
Nice to have : Programming languages and data management
Starting Date: July/August 2020 (flexible with start and end dates)