Lead Data Scientist

Turn data into insight and help drive our business!
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Newport Group

£competitive salary + bonus scheme + pension scheme 

Location: Glasgow, travel may be needed from time to time to European offices



The purpose of the role is to provide accurate and efficient statistical data analyses to help maximise opportunities for our data driven businesses through prescriptive and predictive analytics.


Key Responsibilities

· Execute analytics projects and apply appropriate statistical and machine learning techniques to produce key insights and actionable takeaways

· Build new data science function

· Create business metrics and KPIs to understand trends, identify issues, and measure performance of key marketing activities

· Define client clusters, form profile segments from internal and external data, and utilize modern techniques of Data Mining and Machine Learning to help understand customer behaviour

· Visualize and present findings and recommendations in an understandable manner to key stakeholders

· Apply statistics-based customer segmentation and cohort studies for various marketing efforts and channels

· Hands on analysis of data, training models and prototyping systems to prove hypothesis

· Take data science models through the end-to-end product development cycle whilst measuring business value and meeting project requirements

· Be the touch point for the data team for more complex analysis


Personal Specification

· University degree (min 2:1) in mathematics/statistics, computer science, or quantitative-focused subject (or equivalent). Masters in similar would be desirable

· An experienced senior member of a team or technical lead where you have provided subject matter expertise

· Experience working for an e-commerce company would be desirable

· Strong applied statistical background across several areas

· Expert knowledge in a number of statistical techniques eg. regression modelling, segmentation, NLP, attribution modelling etc.

· Expert in mining large and complex data sets

· Comprehensive proficiency in coding languages eg. Python, R, SQL etc. Experience of Alteryx is desirable

· Experience in Data visualization (e.g. Tableau) is a plus.

· Highly motivated to solve complex problems in close collaboration with others, goal-oriented, and eager to achieve real business effects

· Seeks feedback, actively shares own opinion & accommodates feedback from others

· Experience with designing data models that reflect business processes properly

· Familiarity in working with agile methodologies is a plus

· Independent mode of operation, analytic analysis of problems, high level of individual responsibility

· Effective communicator (oral and written)

· Departmental ambassador

· Aligned to company values (think customer first, empower others, improve every day, take ownership, compete for success

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Here in the Newport network, we encourage and open and inclusive culture in the workplace . We combine collaborative working and offer a helping hand to each other, supporting our vision to continually learn, develop and grow.

In each of our business units, we’ve acquired a strong portfolio of expertise and skills across a wide range of departments; from Sales & Services, Online Marketing, Software Development, Category Management, Business Development, Data, Finance and Business Intelligence.

We are driven by the fun working dynamic and the constantly evolving digital world - it’s part of our DNA. We focus on creative and innovative ways of working through the active and open digital community that we’ve built. Throughout all of our international entities and cross-functional teams, we pride ourselves on maintaining a unique, entrepreneurial work ethic, which has shaped who we are and paved the way for our ambitious growth.

As part of TAKKT AG all companies within the Newport group benefit from years of outstanding experience and stability. In addition, our sustainability strategy underlines our strong ethos on how we contribute to make the world a better place.

We’re always seeking talented individuals who fit our mould by having the passion and drive to create a future of rising e-commerce leaders!


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