Internship offer: Using learning to calculate sales forecasts
Founded in 2000, AZAP is the publisher and integrator of an advanced Supply Chain planning software solution (APS: Advanced Planning System). One of the French market leaders and located near the Champs Elysées in Paris, it operates in France and abroad.
Forecasting calculations are traditionally based on time-series analyses. We are studying more comprehensive approaches using supervised learning techniques and have already had encouraging results.
What we propose :
- Get acquainted with the classical forecasting methods available in AZAP
- Study and critically analyze current and past work that implements supervised learning
- Analyze the results in detail: in which cases are the performances better or worse than with a classical approach?
- Propose developments and implementations of these improvements, for example: parametrization of algorithms, data modeling, use of different libraries…
- Apply the results to real cases
In addition to these global approaches, the focus will be on the seasonal component of sales: studying the relevance of the seasonality classes defined in AZAP :
- Measure the homogeneity of the classes
- Implications for forecast quality
Master’s student in AI (Artificial Intelligence) or IT Development :
- You master the concepts of Machine Learning (ML), regression, predictive analysis, etc.
- You are familiar with ML specialized tools and libraries and ideally the R language.
- You like to analyze data
- Can you code?
The internship will last 4 to 6 months, between February and October 2020, depending on your availability. It will take place at the headquarters of AZAP, 103 rue La Boétie, Paris 8th. You will be bound by a confidentiality agreement regarding the data to which you will have access.
- Join a high level team, which takes the time to train and coach you
- A passionate team that also knows how to take time out for team building, around a table football for instance…
- AZAP is expanding, possible permanent contract at the end of the internship
- Allowances between €1,000 and €1,500 according to profile + restaurant tickets + 50% Navigo Pass
Send in your application by email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship reference : Stage_AZAP2020_ML