Veneficus

Het team van Veneficus bestaat uit econometristen die een passie hebben voor het vak. Wij zijn specialist in het verkrijgen van intelligente inzichten uit data, waarmee bedrijven beslissingen met feiten kunnen onderbouwen. Soms word dit vertaald als toveren met getallen en dat doen wij graag!

Toch is het minder magisch dan het lijkt. Wat wij doen, is bruggen bouwen van complexe analyses naar begrijpelijke inzichten. Wij ondersteunen bedrijven bij het nemen van strategische bedrijfsbeslissingen door middel van scherpe data-analyses en econometrische modellen.

Wij richten ons voornamelijk op de volgende markten:

  • Finance & Insurance
  • Retail - online & traditioneel
  • FMCG - home & out of home
  • Maritime - services, shipping & logistics

Veneficus is in korte tijd een belangrijke speler geworden met klanten als Nationale Nederlanden, Unilever en de Port of Rotterdam. Klanten waar wij trots op zijn en die erom vragen dat wij onze kennis voortdurend up-to-date houden en uitbreiden. Wij zorgen ervoor dat we steeds op de hoogte zijn van de nieuwste ontwikkelingen en bedenken hierbij innovatieve oplossingen voor de markt. Wij bieden onze klanten real-time inzichten door middel van onze eigen ontwikkelde web tools.

Om deze innovaties te stimuleren hebben wij de Best Econometric Thesis Award (BETA) in het leven geroepen. Een jaarlijks terugkerende uitreiking voor de beste Bachelor en Master scriptie georganiseerd in samenwerking met FAECTOR (studievereniging voor econometrie) en het Econometrisch Instituut.

Het analyseren van data doen wij steeds meer via online tools. Niet alleen omdat we dan klanten eenvoudig online toegang kunnen geven tot de analyses die wij voor ze maken, maar bijvoorbeeld ook om genoeg power tot onze beschikking te hebben. Bovendien hoeven we een bepaalde oplossing maar één keer te bouwen en kunnen we deze voor meerdere klanten gebruiken. Bij ons werken betekent dat je hier ook zeker mee te maken krijgt.

De afgelopen jaren hebben wij een snelle groei doorgemaakt en deze zetten wij ook de komende jaren graag door. Om dit mogelijk te maken zijn wij altijd op zoek naar leergierige consultants, business developers en IT specialisten die ons enthousiaste team willen komen versterken. Ook voor werkstudenten en afstudeerstages bieden wij veel mogelijkheden. Zo hebben wij een leuke vacature voor een meewerkstage!

Bekijk eens de profielen van het Veneficus team op onze website, deze geven een goed beeld van het enthousiasme en de passie waarmee iedereen voor Veneficus werkt. Werken voor Veneficus betekent dat je met de nieuwste technieken bezig bent en deze ook leert inzetten om onze klanten betere inzichten te geven. We combineren Econometrie met moderne IT. Zo zijn we in staat onze klanten een online omgeving aan te bieden die zij te allen tijde kunnen raadplegen. Volgens ons is dit de toekomst en we werken hard om een grote speler in deze nieuwe markt te worden. Het zou leuk zijn als jij ons team komt versterken om dit doel te bereiken!

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Veneficus Rotterdam, Nederland
jan 29, 2020
Fulltime
Do you want to go to work every day with a big smile on your face, to work on the development of analyses and tools for different clients? Do you agree that a good working atmosphere and nice colleagues contribute to productivity and satisfied clients? Then Veneficus might just be the perfect workplace for you. This is the job We like to do our job as efficient as possible. Why start with an empty workspace for every new client, while you can use a smarter approach with the Veneficus Data Science Toolbox? In this function, you make sure that new and extended models will lead to better tactical decisions as fast as possible. Dozens of clients can benefit from this on a daily base. For you, it doesn’t matter whether this is a retail or real estate client. Both of them have a forecasting question. You ensure that this question can be answered efficiently. It allows our clients to make decisions with the most recent data and models. It’s not only about coding models, we always take the time to explain the results. Yes, even when a black box like machine learning is involved we try to achieve this. We always take up on a challenge. Curious about what models we develop? For our clients we often forecast or optimize pricing, assortment, locations and segments.  This is Veneficus  Veneficus consists of a team of data engineers, data scientists and solution engineers with a passion for data. Our primary goal is to deliver innovative and understandable insights to grow our clients. We use all kinds of data, models and tools so that our clients can make the optimal decision. To achieve this, we deploy solutions we developed ourselves. We focus on the following sectors: Retail & E-commerce Real Estate Insurance Public Sector We think in terms of solutions and have a fresh, innovative view of the field. Our clients love our passionate approach and the successful results we achieve. We are eager to learn, always try out new stuff and also dare to make mistakes. We consider personal development of paramount importance. But is is not all about data, algorithms, tools and advise. We like to alternate racking our brain over complex issues with playing a game of foosball.  This is you Right, enough about us. Let’s talk about you. Of course, we set some requirements for our new colleague to meet. Besides having experience with data science, you have the following characteristics: At least three years of working experience Strong analytical skills Experience with statistical models: regression, Bayesian statistics, K-means, random forest, time series, etc. Experience in R or Python Empathy - you can think with the client about possibilities and the added value of our techniques Proactivity - you take initiative and have an entrepreneurial attitude towards the development of new solutions Affinity with statistics and data, preferably in the markets in which we operate Proficiency in English This is what you get in return Freedom and responsibility within your job The opportunity to introduce the latest techniques Good fixed salary depending on experience Profit sharing Possibilities for training and coaching A fun and highly educated team with a lot of ambition Interested? We’d love to hear from you, please send your resume and cover letter via the apply button . We may soon invite you for a cup of coffee. If you want to know more about Veneficus and the job, please contact Mirjam Heek via +31 10 40 47 333.
Veneficus Rotterdam, Nederland
jan 29, 2020
Thesis Internship
Writing your thesis Almost done with your study and looking for a place to write your thesis? Consider Veneficus! When working on our projects, you get to see the practical applications of data science right away. At Veneficus, we have several subjects we want to research further. For most of them we have data available which means you start right away. Writing your thesis at Veneficus does not only give you the opportunity to take on a challenging project, you can also get a close look of how we work as a company. While working on your thesis, you will support our "regular" projects as well, if you want. This gives you a sense of what it would be like to work for Veneficus. This is Veneficus Veneficus consists of a team of data scientists, developers and engineers with a passion for data. Our primary goal is to deliver innovative and understandable insights to grow our clients. To achieve this, we deploy the online platform developed by ourselves. We focus on the following sectors: Retail & E-commerce Real Estate Insurance Public Sector We think in terms of solutions and have a fresh, innovative view of the field. Our clients love our passionate approach and the successful results we achieve. We are eager to learn, always try out new stuff and also dare to make mistakes. But is is not all about algorithms, tools and advise. We like to alternate racking our brain over complex issues with playing a game of foosball.  Thesis Topics The thesis topics we are interested in range across the one mentioned below. If you have an interesting idea for a project you want to take on, let us know. If not, below is a topic we would like to see researched. Pricing of in-kind (life) insurance policies (and what should we insure) Insurance is not about money. It is about: whatever happens, I want to do something, or I want to make sure someone else can do something. This sounds vague. So, let's make it more concrete, for example: I want to ensure that my children can go to university. When I'm retired, I want to go on holiday two times per year. In those cases, it is not always easy to estimate what amount you need to insure. Therefore, you should be insuring the activity itself instead of a fixed amount. The question is: How can we price such policies? Can we make a model for this? For example, using ALM model for pricing (this can be useful, because of the relationship between inflation, stock returns, interest, etc.). Nevertheless, even though we want to price the activity, the financial component is important. It is necessary to determine what should be insured and what will be the future value / expenses. And how are returns related to the future value? It is also possible to make flexible premiums, but they should be linked to a pre-determined index. At Veneficus, we are experienced in life insurance pricing models as well as valuation models. Furthermore, we know how to personalize using models from data science. This makes it unique to write your thesis at Veneficus! You can do a high-level research and get to know Veneficus and its markets as well. How location influences real estate prices Any real estate agent can tell you that location is one of the most important determinants for the price of a house. A small apartment in the center of Amsterdam might be sold for two times the price of a large house in Drenthe, while that same apartment would raise only half its price if it had been located in a suburb 15 kilometers outside of the city. At Veneficus, we have made models to predict the value of houses for several clients in the real estate sector. We believe that these models might be significantly improved by using different approaches to incorporate the effects that location has on value. Some of the possible approaches that you could investigate during your thesis are: Using clustering methods on house prices and/or neighborhood characteristics to distinguish between neighborhoods with cheap, moderately priced or expensive houses, and estimating separate models on these clusters. Using the distance from a city center and/or the distance in travel time from a city center as an additional variable in our models. Combining these approaches to create clusters based on the distance from a city center. Of course, we would also love to hear any original ideas for other approaches that you might have! At Veneficus, you can thus combine high-level research with practical applicability, while getting to know our company and the markets in which we operate. Interested? Are you interested in doing research at Veneficus? Do you like a challenge? If so, please send your resume and cover letter via the apply button. Would you like to know more about Veneficus and this position, please contact Mirjam Heek via +31104047333.