Our client, who works with some of Europe’s most successful retailers and brands, helping them to make more money from retailing online, are hiring a Lead Data Scientist.

Their unique online retail ‘value chain’ provides deep expertise across the disciplines required to trade online: strategy, ecommerce, online marketing, trading and logistics.

They are looking for a self-driven, team player to join their team of world class Data Scientists and Statisticians. This is a permanent position.

Lead Data Scientist Responsibilities 

  • Work and develop statistical code within ‘R’ to answer specific client questions
  • Transform large, complex datasets into pragmatic actionable insights
  • Liaise with clients, deliver statistical analysis and research, and provide statistical training, advice and support
  • Write up detailed proposals of work, including what data will be required, the methods that will be used, the deliverables and the timeline for completion; carry out the analysis, advice or training in the agreed time frame
  • Effectively communicate with clients and senior stakeholders to understand and manage expectations
  • Ensure that any client reports or presentations are clear, concise and intelligible
  • Identify the appropriate statistical methods for a problem, develop robust methods for data analysis and create illustrative reports
  • Document techniques and procedures for use by other members of the team
  • Effectively query, clean and manage large datasets; knowledge of SQL would be beneficial
  • Build effective relationships with members of the Insight, Technical and Client Management teams
  • Be responsible for management of junior members of the team and encourage personal and team development
  • Help identify commercial opportunities through analysis and exploitation of data
  • Analyse customer behaviour to identify factors relevant to purchasing behaviour, both online and offline
  • Review data analysis tools and competitors, reporting back to the business if/where efficiencies may be made
  • Keep up to date with statistical and programming best practices, becoming a knowledge source for the team.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Advanced degree/PhD/ MSc in a strong quantitative discipline such as Maths or Statistics
  • Knowledge and experience of machine learning methodologies
  • An understanding of the digital and/or retail environment and the associated measures of success
  • Demonstrates an ability for solving challenging scientific problems
  • Experience analysing large data sets and uncovering key insights that drive actionable decisions
  • Demonstrates flexibility whilst working in teams to attain common objectives
  • Inherently curious and driven to push the boundaries of knowledge
  • Developing bespoke statistical models for data analysis
  • Expert programming in R or Python
  • Ability to generate robust hypotheses and construct questions in response to uncertain requests from the wider business
  • Be able to articulate complex problems and solutions to a non-technical audience
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Deliver quality work to tight deadlines.      

Want to find out more? Get in touch with Sathana Jeyanthiran on 07419 348 035 or sathana@tantarecruitment.com.

To apply please complete the form on this page or send your CV to Sathana.

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