What if... your work empowered change in an industry that essentially impacts the prosperity of the entire world? Forto is in business to exactly do that - disrupt logistics! Simplifying global trade has been our mission from day one. Our exponentially growing team of technology and logistics experts forge ahead each day with the goal to deliver a highly transparent, frictionless and sustainable digital supply chain while chasing towards our moonshot goal of achieving climate neutral operations by 2025.

Your Role

We are looking for a seasoned and accomplished leader for our Data Science team. The ideal candidate is expected to have passion and curiosity towards solving big and complex problems in traditional and fragmented industries while nurturing a team of highly analytical and data-obsessed scientists and analysts.  

You will

  • Define, shape, and build the data science and product analytics function at Forto, establishing data science as a driver of objective decision making across the company
  • Hire, grow and mentor a multi-disciplinary team of data scientists and product analysts, passionate and curious about solving big and complex problems
  • Understand the current industry and business practices to identify opportunities for improving and enhancing the existing Forto products and services
  • Translate insights into product direction, use expertise in complex systems modeling, scenario simulation, machine learning, and demand/supply forecasting to generate measurable improvements in business outcomes
  • Be a trusted expert and stakeholder who effectively interfaces and partners with the central Data Engineering team and ensure completeness and quality of your team’s data
  • Foster strong working relationships and collaborate as a thought partner for leaders on Product, Engineering, Operations, and Business teams to influence roadmaps and decisions

What you bring

  • 10+ years of experience in data science, product analytics, investment banking, applied machine learning, or related quantitative role
  • 5+ years of experience in managing data science teams and a proven track record of attracting and hiring strong talent, including people managers
  • Established yourself as a data-driven and results-oriented leader who can operate effectively among highly cross-functional organisations
  • Experience in identifying, scoping, initiating, and driving cross-functional projects to completion with minimal guidance
  • Strong experience and senior presence in communicating and presenting results of an analysis to senior leadership
  • Fluency in SQL and a scripting language such as Python or R, and willingness to mentor a junior team
  • Experience in scalable data architectures such as Delta Lake and in cloud infrastructures such as Amazon Sage Maker or Google Compute Engine is a plus
  • Working knowledge of ETL, automation scripts, data pipelines, and visualisation tools
  • An advanced degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Economics, Computer Science, or a similar domain

Forto is an internationally growing company

At Forto we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them, support them and cultivate them to the benefit of our employees, products and our communities. Forto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.


  • Company language: English
  • 17+ offices across Europe & Asia
  • 800+ employees
  • 30+ nationalities represented
  • 2500+ customers

Learn more about us


Why Us - You can look forward to

  • Team: At our core, we are in love with progress and cannot cope with the standstill. We leave old paths and look for new roads. We are constantly striving for ways to be even better tomorrow. We are facilitators, we are explorers, we are visionaries. What really matters to us is a caring and welcoming environment where we embrace uniqueness and celebrate diversity.
  • Impact: We are leading the digital transformation of a whole industry and share a high awareness for environmental issues on all levels especially supported by our management.
  • Personal & Professional Development: Through strong ownership from the first day you will experience a steep learning curve, grow on a professional level and take the next steps to being an Expert or People Lead.
  • Working culture: Experience a company culture where we work on eye level, decisions are made quickly and knowledge sharing, as well as mentoring is on our daily agenda.


Company Benefits


  • Climate Action Group
  • Emission Offsetting
  • Paperless Office
  • Donating trees


Learning & Development

  • Trainings & Library
  • Language Courses
  • 2 Performance Cycles
  • L&D Budget


  • Visa/Relocation Support
  • Onboarding Plan
  • Remote Onboarding
  • Buddy Program



  • Inspiring Offices
  • Flexible desks 
  • Free vegan snacks and drinks
  • Regular Events

Other Benefits

  • Corporate Benefits
  • Employee & Sales Referral Program
  • Pension Scheme (country-dependant)



Work Environment

  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote Work 
  • Home Office Equipment



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