Partners with nature

Data Scientist

Koppert produces sustainable cultivation solutions for food crops and ornamental plants. Together with growers and in partnership with nature, we work to make agriculture and horticulture healthier, safer, more productive and resilient. Do you want to contribute to our Digital Transformation journey? Contact us! 

Undiscovered field where you have a significant impact

Data Science & AI are still in their infancy at Koppert, providing you the opportunity to make your mark. You and your team are pioneers within Koppert in applying these technologies, enjoying a lot of freedom as part of a small and relatively new team. Lead Koppert in their digital transformation journey and demonstrate the organizational potential that can be unleashed with your solutions.

Working like a start-up within an international family business

Imagine a start-up mentality thriving within the structure of a large organization. This fosters an environment of agility and creativity. Our Digital Transformation department focuses on keeping Koppert at the forefront of the industry by utilizing novel digital technologies. The department is composed of a dynamic mix of highly motivated business and tech specialists.

This is integral to our Data Science & AI team. Here, we develop and implement cutting-edge solutions using the latest technologies, including computer vision, predictive analytics, and generative AI. We leverage these technologies to create digital services that add value for our customers and facilitate Koppert's growth by enhancing our processes and increasing scalability.

Collaborating on a wide variety of solutions and technologies

As a member of the Data Science team, you will engage in a wide range of projects. These range from developing proof-of-concepts and doing ad hoc analyses, to building and improving the models for our existing solutions. You will enjoy considerable freedom, allowing you to navigate multiple projects simultaneously. You are encouraged to constantly explore new techniques and experiment with innovative ideas.

Some key projects include replacing manual insect counting with computer vision, detecting anomalies in our production processes, and developing a Digital Assistant to aid growers in crop protection using biological products. Each of these projects started small, like a start-up, but we are now scaling them to our subsidiaries worldwide.

What are you bringing to Koppert?

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as Econometrics, Machine Learning, Data science, or related field
  • Experience in developing analyses and AI models for real-world applications
  • Experience with Python, Tensorflow, Pytorch, scikit-learn
  • Relevant working experience in Machine Learning Engineering / Azure infrastructure is a plus
  • Experience with Generative AI is a plus

What competencies do you have?

  • Versatility and flexibility
  • Eagerness to learn and innovate
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • You are both independent and a team-player

Working for a fast-growing international family business

Join us for engaging and challenging projects at the crossroads of machine learning and sustainable agriculture. You'll have lots of opportunity to show initiative and make a significant impact. We place a high value on the development and growth of our colleagues. For instance, we ensure you have access to the latest tools and encourage attendance at conferences to stay up-to-date of current trends and developments.

Contribute to better health of people and the planet

By joining Koppert, you will play a pivotal role in combating the triple threat of climate change, environmental impact, and biodiversity loss. In harmony with nature, our mission is to make agriculture healthier, safer, and more productive. We provide an integrated system that combines specialized knowledge with natural, safe solutions to enhance crop health, resilience, and yield. Through our continuous innovations and a wealth of expert knowledge and advice, we empower growers in over 100 countries to adopt sustainable growing practices successfully.

Our holistic approach sets us apart, focusing on improving plant health both above and below ground. Every solution we offer is geared towards one ultimate goal: achieving 100% sustainable agriculture.


Then apply quickly via the button at the bottom of this vacancy and leave your CV and motivation with us. For more information about this job, please contact Marchano Cooijman (Recruitment Business Partner), at . Also check us out on Youtube.

Nummer: 609
Titel: Data Scientist
Functiecategorie: IT
Digital Transformation
Locatie: Veilingweg 14, 2651 BE, Berkel en Rodenrijs
Uren per week: 36-40
Salarisschaal: €4.494,62 - €5.992,82 (schaal 16)
Opleidingsniveau: HBO, WO, PhD
Vereiste talenkennis: Nederlands en Engels
Tijdelijke functie/opdracht: Nee
Marchano Cooijman Recruitment Business Partner HR