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Join this successful multichannel business as their Lead Data Scientist.






Up to £85,000

GBP 85000

Date Added




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Manchester M1 2AQ Piccadilly

The Candidate Ltd

Lead Data Scientist - Manchester - Up to £85,000

Here’s your chance to join one of the largest multichannel pan-European companies with a growing online presence. With expert colleagues based throughout the European countries in which they operate, they are a truly diverse organisation which serves a global, ever-growing customer base.

As the first Data Scientist in their organisation's history, you will be hands-on and build statistical models and digital solutions to extract value and create actionable recommendations; influencing business decisions and driving digital transformation. You will use data and an interdisciplinary focus to identify and solve complex business problems within a global e-commerce company. Besides you will identify and operationalise valuable insights from the data into business and digital applications. The Data Scientist will partner with internal/external stakeholders, product owners and team members and drive product development plans as well as methodological innovations into data science and digital products in the customer analytics, supply chain, operations optimisation and more.

Day to day, you will:

  • Build statistical models from data and using the best coding practices to generate reproducible work
  • Explore and visualise data to present the story of data in a meaningful way
  • Employ sophisticated analytical methods, machine learning and statistical methods to prepare data for use in predictive and prescriptive modelling
  • Develop new algorithms to solve problems and build programs to automate repetitive work
  • Communicate predictions and findings to management and various departments through effective data visualisations and reports
  • Draw on technical and analytical standards from across government and industry and taking an interdisciplinary focus

About you:

  • Significant working experience as a Data Scientist; building data science models and products, ideally for an e-commerce company
  • A background in machine learning, quantitative methods, predictive modelling, statistics or similar
  • Excellent track record of delivery using languages like Python, R, Excel, Jira
  • Willingness to build on and experiment with data science platforms and solutions
  • Ability to effectively communicate data science results and analytics value to business stakeholders

What’s on offer:

  • Remote, hybrid working with two days in their unique Manchester City Centre office, plus flexible working hours with the option to work from home on the days that suit you best
  • Minimum 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Personal development plans and tailored career paths
  • Great office environment with a pool table and games room, free tea, Nespresso coffee and fresh fruit
  • Comprehensive benefits package which includes pension, life insurance, income protection as well as private medical insurance, an employee assistance programme and various additional benefits
  • Access to medical support services such as online GP appointments, medical second opinions and mental health support, and a 24/7 helpline providing support on issues such as health, money and work.
  • Optional benefits include cycle to work scheme, restaurant card, gym discounts, online learning, shopping discounts, savings on everyday healthcare expenses (dentist, opticians, prescriptions), etc.

If this is the right role for you then please apply online!

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