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Senior Data Scientist

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Role description

Reporting to the Head of Data Science, you will be responsible for leading analytic thinking and delivery of our work for our clients to drive increased value from their data assets.  You will have proven superior capability in assessing the underlying business challenges, accurately defining the problem statement and identifying the appropriate analytical methods and solutions by which their data can be transformed into insight and analytic applications. 

 

  • You will have in depth experience in data management and curation and the latest techniques for developing predictive models, and segmentations.

  • You will have proven hands on experience with SQL and Python/R.

  • You will have experience of working with, guiding and mentoring less experienced analysts to support you in your client work.

Responsibilities

  • Understanding the client’s sector challenges, business objectives and designing the appropriate analysis methodologies and solutions to meet these.

  • Supporting the Commercial team in pre-sales activities, presentations and meetings.

  • Taking the lead for approach design and planning for sales proposals.

  • Developing detailed work plans and briefs with which to support the delivery teams and project management functions in understanding requirements and key success factors of each project.

  • Managing with the Delivery Management Team, the resource requirements and scheduling required for each project.

  • Leading as well as undertaking the analyses required for clients from the data aggregation, profiling, model development through to the visualisation and communication of results.

  • Identifying key insights and demonstrating these clearly through thought leadership to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Leading the continuous development (and training of the business) of best practice analytics methods and quality controls.

  • Identifying new product development and automation opportunities that will support the BA business objectives.

  • Managing the analytical elements projects and workloads with the Delivery Management team to ensure timely and profitable delivery.

  • Developing and delivering client and data science related case studies and training material for the benefit of the wider business.

  • Being a role model for junior members of the company.

Main Contacts

  • Reporting to the Director of Insights.
     

Collaborating closely with:

  • Delivery Management.

  • Commercial Teams.

KPIs

  • Profitable delivery of analytics work.

  • Projects resourced and scheduled accurately in 10KFT throughout lifecycle of project.

  • Analytics work consistently meets high confidence and quality levels: accuracy or work, clarity of delivery.

  • Delivery of client and internal thought leadership – new product ideas, case studies and training.

  • Adherence to use of workplace tools – timesheets, leave planning, expenses etc.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • 3-5 years experience in an agency/professional services or client environment.

  • Hands-on application of predictive modelling, data mining and data manipulation techniques.

  • Specialist in understanding the analytical methods by which data can be used for insight, how this is articulated and delivered to sponsors, and how this can be best leveraged for the business (deeper Consumer understanding, Marketing optimisation, etc).

  • Basket level analysis experience.

  • Self-starter with strong appreciation of the value of data.

  • Proven superior capability in providing analytical solutions to unstructured data.

  • Good business acumen.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), particularly in rendering complex data outcomes to a non-technical audience.

  • Strong administrative and reporting skills.

  • Process-oriented, excellent at identifying business areas for improvement.

  • Good management information visualisation.

Desirable

  • Analytics experience in Retail, Banking, Telecom, FMCG industries.

  • Some client liaison experience.

  • Good working knowledge of database management systems.

  • Experience in automating solutions to improve productivity.

  • Demonstrates leadership skills.

Beyond Analysis is a data science, analytics and strategic data solutions and consulting business.

Reach us at info@beyondanalysis.net

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