Head of Data Science/ Data Science Manager
Job DescriptionHEAD OF DATA SCIENCE/ DATA SCIENCE MANAGER UP TO £90,000 + BENEFITS + BONUS SLOUGH Are you interested in leading and growing a team for a leading digital communications company? Do you have proven previous experience in a commercial, technical data science role and are looking for the next big career move that is focused on leadership and strategy? This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced data scientist looking for a new, exciting challenge with excellent opportunity for career progression. THE COMPANY: As a Data Science Manager, you will be working in the data science team that focuses on modelling complex business problems around improving customer experience through data insights. Previous winners of \"Best Network for Customer Service,\" customer experience is a priority to this well-established brand. The company is currently investing heavily into their data science function and are looking for talented data scientists to grow-out the team and develop within the company. THE ROLE: The role of Data Science Manager will require you to work with large volumes data and solve business problems and optimise the overall business performance. While this role does have a technical aspect and you will need to have proven commercial experience in machine learning, there is a larger focus on strategy and leadership. Specifically, you can expect to be involved in the following: * You will be working in the data science team to solve business problems around marketing effectiveness, reducing customer churn, improving stock management and maximising customer lifetime value * You will be leading a team of data scientists and will be the direct report to Junior/ Senior Data Scientists * You will be building the team and focusing on the strategy within the data science function * You will be building end to end machine learning models in python * You will have excellent communication skills and be able to present ideas to less technically minded co-workers * You will be a natural problem-solver and will have genuine interest in growing out the data science function within the business YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: The successful Data Science Manager will have the following skills and experience: * Educated to Master's level in a STEM degree focused in quantitative methods (Statistics, Computer Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics etc) * Proficiency in programming languages and statistical analysis tools - Python, Spark, and other ML techniques * Proven commercial experience in a customer focused Machine Learning role * Previous experience leading/ mentoring teams, preferably experience building a team * Proven experience working with building models for customer churn, credit risk/ optimisation, supply chain optimisation etc THE BENEFITS: The successful Data Science Manager will receive a salary, dependent on experience be up to £90,000. There are other exciting benefits, such as a bonus, 25 days holiday, health care, pension and a car allowance.
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