Operations Research Manager
We are looking for a skilled Operations Research Manager/Lead to boost our Revenue Management and Pricing team within the VR Group’s (Finnish Rail) Passenger Services. Revenue management has a substantial impact on company results and pricing development is our key goal. Join us in growing the trending and sustainable train travel!
drive the choice, implementation and smooth operation of a new revenue management forecasting and optimisation software for VR Group
augment our revenue management capability with advanced data analytics and algorithm development skills
make the most out of revenue management software’s forecasting and optimization models so we use it right and meet our targets
are our internal expert and troubleshooter regarding RM software
propose improvements to processes around the usage
advise on how to best match pricing structures and availability allocation
You will succeed in this role if you are business driven and have a strong development and result orientation, and you are able to argument and communicate your ideas. Recent experience in RM system usage or development preferably within passenger traffic, as well as good understanding of modern systems and forecasting & optimisation models are key. SQL and R / Python skills are prerequisites.
You probably have a Master’s or PhD degree in a relevant field such as econometrics, operations research or data science, and possess good skills in mathematics and advanced analytics methods.
Finnish language skills will be an advantage but not a requirement, fluent English is a must. Applications are welcome in both English and Finnish.
We offer you a pole position in boosting our commercial capability and competitiveness. With 22 million train trips per year, there is plenty of data and possibilities to make a difference. You’ll get opportunities for learning and development, competitive compensation and benefits, and a modern office in Pasila, Helsinki.
You report directly to Head of Product and Pricing, work closely with the whole Revenue Management and Pricing expert team and collaborate with the Data & Analytics team. We are part of the Sales and Customer Experience unit.
Jump on board and apply now! The last application date is 20.12.19. For more information, please contact Kirsi Sihvonen, Head of Product and Pricing, email@example.com
VR Group as a company
VR Group is a diversified, environmentally friendly and responsible service company operating in the field of travel and logistics.
VR Group is owned entirely by the Finnish state. The group primarily operates in Finland, but it also has operations abroad, especially in Russia. Our Group employs 6,000 professionals, with annual net sales of approximately one billion euros.
The purpose of our operations is to transport people and freight using customer-oriented solutions that are smooth, safe and environmentally friendly.