Head of Data Science / Analytics - Greenfield Project

Cathcart Associates
45000 - 65000 per annum + bonus and stock options
13 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Data Science / Head of Analytics required for a greenfield project, working directly with the Board to promote the benefits of data science across the company. This a rare opportunity to genuinely come in at the start of a project, shape it, drive it forward and ultimately deliver it. The Role: As above, you'll be coming in from the start, working closely with one of the Directors and liaising closely with the board. The current reporting and analytics system is pretty out dated and although some of the Senior Management are pretty content with this, there is a real desire across the business for change. You'll be able to make changes to the current processes as you see fit. This will include picking the technology you feel is best for the job - prefer Python to R? Crack on with Python! Think R is more flexible and will deliver better results? No worries, go with that. Not many roles can offer you that level of autonomy. You will also champion the benefits of implementing various Machine Learning and Analytics techniques. The Board are keen to explore the idea of implementing ChatBots in their Customer Service department. Your new boss is also very eager to see what they can do with predictive analytics and image recognition / computer vision. Any experience of interest in these areas would obviously be a big plus. You: Due to the importance of the role, you'll need to be confident dealing with a range of sometimes challenging stakeholders. You'll also be a bit of an evangelist when it comes to Data Science / Data Analytics, with the confidence to choose the right tools; up-skill the current members of the team as well as bring new people into the fold and ultimately deliver a significant ROI to the business. Ideally, you'll have demonstrable experience of delivering a similar project or you may be a Senior Data Scientist ready for the next step in your career. The Company: A successful organisation with sites throughout the UK and the potential for international expansion in early 2018. You'll be working from their corporate HQ in the North West, with the opportunity to work from home after an initial bedding in phase. Your new company boast some of the world's biggest companies as their key customers. This sounds like a big claim that you often read on recruitment adverts. However, in this case it is true. The Package: The salary on offer for this role is very much dependent on experience and what you are bringing to the table. They have a very rough range of 45k-65k, however, can go above this if they see an obvious benefit or if you can something extra to the role, freeing up the time of your Manager. Next Steps: We can hold initial interviews pretty flexibly. Due to a couple of geographical / logistical restraints we will probably look at an initial Skype call with a visit to the office following that. To apply, click on the link below and feel free to contact Liam at Cathcart Associates for a more in depth chat about this opportunity. - provided by Dice MACHINE LEARNING, PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS, PYTHON