Graduate Development Program (Data Analytics & Data Sciences)
15 Apr 2019
DFS ("DFS Group") is a Hong Kong-based travel retailer of luxury products. Established in 1960, its network consists of duty-free stores located in 11 major airports and 20 downtown Galleria stores, as well as resort locations worldwide. It is privately held and majority owned by the luxury conglomerate Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), alongside DFS co-founder and shareholder Robert Miller. As of January 11, 1997, DFS Group operates as a subsidiary of LVMH.
DFS is headquartered in Hong Kong and has offices in Australia, Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Vietnam. DFS Group employs over 9,000 people, operating in 14 countries worldwide. In 2017, nearly 160 million travelers visited DFS stores.
The Graduate Development program is designed to provide an unparalleled opportunity for candidates to learn all aspects of Technology in our luxury travel retail business. These learning opportunities take the form of hands on experiential learning. Management Trainees are assigned departmental responsibilities including special assignments and projects and interact with managers, coaches and mentors throughout DFS during the 18-month rotational program. During the program, key skills are established that will anchor Management Trainees in their Technology career.
Key Responsibilities: Under the guidance of an experienced manager/coach/mentor/HR Expert, Hands-on Exposure in key Technology areas of: • Omnichannel Customer Systems • Business Intelligence, Data Analytics & Data Science, Big Data • Back Office Enterprise Core Systems • Software Engineering & Testing, Continuous Delivery • Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture • Infrastructure, Smart Store, Employees Productivity Systems People Management • Develop the appropriate people and communication skills that will strengthen leadership capabilities • Work in a multi-disciplinary team and learn how to formulate problems in a commonly understandable language Projects • Participate actively in and collaborate with others to ensure projects are completed effectively and on time • Inspire others with state of the art techniques and fresh ideas to approach existing/new problems General • Carry out other duties and responsibilities assigned from time to time • Participate in building out key capabilities and prototypes in the Data Science Hub
Students should possess a Bachelor degree from any of the disciplines indicated below or any other relevant disciplines.
• Computer Science / Information Technology
• Business Analytics
• Data Science and Analytics
• Applied Mathematics or with Specialisation in Mathematical Modelling and Data Analytics (MMDA)
• Mathematical Sciences
• Data Science and Artificial Intelligence In addition, the candidates should possess the key qualities indicated below:
• Strong interpersonal, communication and presentations skills.
• Special sensitivity to work in a multicultural environment.
• Ability to learn on the fly.
• Ability to manage ambiguity and complexity.
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