Lead Data Scientist

02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Data Scientist
£95,000 + benefits

Harnham are working with a leading UK retailer who are looking hire a Lead Data Scientist for their customer insights team.

This is a key hire for the business and a great opportunity for someone looking to lead a data science practice within one of the UK's most loved retailers. You will act as the key problem solver for the team, utilising you expert statistics/machine learning skills to deliver key insights into many different areas of the business.

Projects include: R&D, customer insight, marketing and business forecasting.

The Role - Lead Data Scientist

You will be:

  • Managing a highly skilled team of Data Scientists/Analysts to deliver high quality, actionable customer insights
  • Scoping business requirements and developing a "data science roadmap" for the company
  • Driving/implementing data science methodology for the business, taking an innovative and data-driven approach

Experience - Lead Data Scientist

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in: Statistics, Machine Learning, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science etc.
  • Experience using R and Python
  • Experience applying statistical/machine learning models in a commercial environment
  • Strong communication and project delivery experience


As a Lead Data Scientist you could earn up to £95,000 + benefits package

How to Apply

Please register your interest by sending your CV via the Apply link on this page. For further details or to enquire about other roles, please contact Nick Mandella at Harnham.


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