Data Science Manager

Datatech Analytics
May 1, 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Salary negotiable to £85,000 DoE


Data Science Manager
Salary negotiable to £85,000 DoE
Location - Virtually remote working with c1 day a month self-funded into the Southampton offices

Role Purpose

The Data Science Manager will be responsible for creating and delivering the most complex analytics and data science models, helping to answer complex and diverse questions from across the business. The role will focus on Interacting with a varied group of stakeholders to drive up the understanding of customers across the organisation, helping to shape the Company's future strategies, improve customer experience, deepen engagement, drive revenue, and improve business efficiencies.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

·End-to-end responsibility for all data science projects within the team. Ensuring that you challenge the status quo, challenging the Company's current approaches and models and creating new ones to continually improve.
·Lead development of new and improve existing models of customer behaviour, be that churn models, time series forecast models, value assessment of the customer base or other more specific and target models.
·Lead the deployment models into production so they can be consumed by other analytical teams across the business.
·Develop new and improve existing segmentations that can used in marketing activity and across the business, to both help target and describe customers.
·Determine new methods and models to measure the incrementality of our marketing activity.
·Deliver complex descriptive and predictive customer behavioural analytics.
·Working alongside the Analytics Manager within the team to help identify opportunities for new or improved models and approaches that can be used to better target or assess our activity.
·Management of work backlog, using agile management practices to prioritise effectively across the varying analytical needs.
·Bring external thinking to the Company by maintaining an awareness of analytics usage in retail and other sectors and by keeping abreast of competitor technology and developments.
·Support the growth of new channels, Services, Digital, MarketPlace and Retail Media through the use of Next Best Offer engines and other models and segmentations.
·Build relationships with key stakeholders from across the business and translate their ambitions and goals into data science products.
·Agitate the organisation to make sure they are fully realising the art of the possible and delivering maximum value to the Company and its customers.

Key Business Relationships
·Customer & Digital function
·Commercial function
·Strategy & Development function
·Retail Leadership Team

Required Skills & Experience:

Desirable Skills & Experience:

·You have extensive programming ability across Python or R with a strong ability to use SQL. A strong understanding of efficiency and best practice in how code should be written and the ability to communicate and install this within the wider team.
·You've excellent analytical skills and statistical understanding, including experience in: predictive modelling, segmentation, time series analysis and applying these for decision making.
·You've had experience using cloud based analytical platforms such as Databricks, Snowflake, Google BigQuery and the like.
·You've a track record of taking data science products from conception through to deployment in production.
·You've had experience deploying data science workflows with tools like Airflow or Databricks.
·Proven experience of leading a data science team
·Proven experience of working with customer data
·You've a strong commitment to accuracy and rigour in analysis that is produced.
·You care about Quality Assurance, and lead coding documentation and version control best practices using GitHub. You are empathetic to the importance of Data Governance and good Data Quality.
·You've used Jira/Confluence before for managing workloads and documentation.
·You're curious: about how things work and getting to the bottom of business problems and data nuances.
·You understand and maximise the value of analysis and data science, and act with a commercial lens, prioritising the actions and usefulness of outputs.
·You're a skilled storyteller who can bring that value to others - you know numbers don't always speak for themselves and have excellent visuals to support.
·You've an awareness and understanding of technology and trends in Data Science and Analytics.

If you would like to work in a collaborative, fast paced, encouraging and future thinking environment, where you're empowered to be creative and drive performance… then this could be your next role. Apply today!

Additional Requirements:

Candidates must have an existing and future right to live and work in the UK.

Alternatively, you can refer a friend or colleague by taking part in our fantastic referral schemes! If you have a friend or colleague who would be interested in this role, please refer them to us. For each relevant candidate that you introduce to us (there is no limit) and we place, you will be entitled to our general gift/voucher scheme.

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