Offre de postdoc à Kedge BS (Gautier Stauffer)

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2-year Post-doc position on revenue management and dynamic pricing in container shipping

KEDGE Business School/CMA CGM group


Present in over 160 countries through 755 offices, 750 warehouses and 110,000 employees, equipped with a young and diverse fleet of 511 vessels, CMA CGM serves 420 of the world's 521 commercial ports and operates on more than 200 shipping lines. CMA CGM is merging its expertise in maritime transport with top quality logistics and intermodal solutions to offer an end-to-end shipping service that exceeds all expectations.

KEDGE Business School is a French business school with 4 campuses in France (Paris, Bordeaux, Marseilles and Toulon), 2 in China (Shanghai and Suzhou), 1 in Dakar, Senegal, and 3 partner campuses (Avignon, Bastia and Bayonne). KEDGE BS offers a portfolio of 36 management programs for students and industry professionals and comprises a specific research center specialized in Supply Chains, the Center of Excellence in Supply Chain Innovation and Transportation the Centre of Excellence in Supply Chain (CESIT).

The project

Revenue management and dynamic pricing is pivotal to drive better performances in the maritime and CMA CGM is currently revisiting his pricing tools to build upon the latest academic developments. KEDGE Business School is supporting this effort by bringing in its expertise of pricing, its knowledge of the maritime sector and its command of predictive and prescriptive analytics. The focus of the project is to optimize the revenue management and pricing model of CMA CGM around below subjects:

  • Maximize revenues of each vessel voyage. In particular, this involves analyzing, developing and solving optimization models to ensure an efficient arbitrage between short (spot market) and long contracts and to achieve an efficient sharing of spaces amongst CMA CGM trades.
  • Increase knowledge and efficiency in procurement and tendering processes for pricers and for customers, based on data-driven solutions.
  • Enhance the way the end-to-end pricing (including intermodal legs) in ensuring that optimization solutions for all CMA CGM trade lanes are reflecting the overall costs.

For this project, we are looking for a post-doc with a background in operations research who is proficient with the techniques from revenue management and pricing and has an appetency for machine learning (CMA-CGM has developed tools for demand forecasting based upon the latter techniques and understanding these tools is fundamental).


The post-doc will share her/his time between CMA-CGM headquarter in Marseille (75%) and at the Center of Excellence in Supply Chain Innovation and Transportation (CESIT) at Kedge Business School in Bordeaux (25%).


  • Proficiency with mathematical modeling and optimization (mixed integer programming, dynamic programming, etc…)
  • Proficiency with CPLEX, Gurobi
  • Command of some programming language: Julia, python, C++ or alike
  • Knowledge of Python or R packages for machine learning is a plus
  • A good command of French is preferable.


The successful candidate will receive a post-doc scholarship of 3 000 EUR per month for 2 years and additional funding for travel, research visits and international conferences.


The deadline for application is December 31, 2019 for a position to start preferably on February 1, 2019. Application should be sent electronically to Professor Pierre Cariou and Gautier Stauffer and should include:


  • a cover letter containing your motivation for the position
  • A Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications
  • A copy of the applicant’s PhD
  • Letters of recommendation and/or references



Pierre Cariou, Senior Professor Shipping and Port Economics,

Center of Excellence in Supply Chain Innovation and Transportation (CESIT)

Kedge Business School Bordeaux, France.


Gautier Stauffer, Senior Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management,

Director of the Center of Excellence in Supply Chain Innovation and Transportation (CESIT) Kedge Business School Bordeaux, France.



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