Head of Data Science & AI

ICA Gruppen’s strategy is aimed at ensuring continued, long-term and sustainable growth in a market in major transition​. Continued digitalization will provide new opportunities while customers demand ever more attractive offerings.  In the every-changing retail landscape, ICA has the infrastructure, financial muscles as well as ability and flexibility to adapt and meet customer demands quickly​.


ICA Gruppen has high ambitions to expand the ecosystem around its core Food offering with innovative new products, services and partnerships, creating the most relevant customer relationships on the market.​ A key part of that effort is to use the vast amount of data within the ICA Group to drive innovation, growth and create efficiencies​. This brings new challenges and opportunities for ICA Gruppen, which is committed to stay ahead of the game​. Exploring new opportunities by applying predictive and prescriptive analytics on OpCo data is one of ICA Gruppen management team’s top priorities​.


ICA has a well-established data lake, high data quality and structure and already deployed predictive and prescriptive models in production. Recent models like online adoption for Apoteket Hjärtat, share-of-wallet for ICA Spara, customer retention for ICA Banken have created important business value​.


About the role

The Data Science & AI team is set to be 7 people this year and to continue to grow​. The expectations on ICA’s Data Science & AI Team is to accelerate ICA’s journey towards a data-driven business by​

  • Providing relevant customer insights and predict behavior
  • Enabling intelligent automation​
  • Driving data-driven innovation and develop new products/services for OpCos​

About you

We seek you who wants to work in large group organization which has the size to make major personal impact possible. You are a secure leader with business acumen who can point in a clear direction of creating a best-in-class analytics function. You will take on a challenge as a function manager of building and developing the team and deliver true business value.


  • Master’s degree in Business or Engineering with excellent academic record
  • About 8 years’ experience within Advanced Analytics
  • Proven in a managerial position with indirect or direct reports
  • Experience from how to translate business needs into an analytics strategy and statistical models
  • Hands-on experience from data modelling, programming, data reporting or structuring data as well as analytical languages/tools such as Python, R and SQL

    This critical role offers you a unique opportunity to combine your analytical skillset with your commercial drive. You will lead a qualified analyst team with the opportunity to create a real impact in the organization through data driven business development.

    ICA Group offers you an exciting future in an inspiring company. Here you can combine challenging work with a balanced life in a secure employment with collective agreements and good benefits. Our values ​​characterize our workplace and we strive for sustainability and diversity across the entire company. We have fun together and strive to push ICA forward every day where your personal development is key for us to succeed!


To apply

Starting date by agreement. For questions about the recruitment, please contact Rebecca Mattsson at rebecca.mattsson@navigio.se


Solna, Sweden


Rebecca Mattsson