eCommerce Data Scientist

09 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We're looking for a commercially minded data scientist to join our rapidly growing, data obsessed eCommerce team. Someone who can move beyond the number into the territory of "so what?" and then beyond that into the world of what we could be doing about it. Someone who can mine nuggets of actionable insight and present them to the team getting engagement and understanding of how this insight can help them to move the dial.

This requires a special mindset being simultaneously ferociously driven to get the number they need and still be able to keep it in context of turning that data into actionable insight. This role would suit a commercially minded recent maths or statistics graduate who is looking to use their knowledge and skills to have a high impact in a multi million pound trading environment

Key role responsibilities

  • Manipulation of very large data sets using advanced statistical techniques
  • Detailed analysis to the highest standards of accuracy
  • Harmonising and normalising data sets gathered from various sources
  • Presenting findings in an easily digestible format

Identifying actionable insight and making proposals about what we could be doing about the insight you find Ability to "sell" your story to the eCommerce team, getting buy-in for your findings and commitment to make changes to move the number

Essential skills and experience

  • Tenacity and resilience Outstanding Maths or Statistics degree or higher degree Proven ability to manipulate large volumes of data
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Commercially minded Great team working and influencing skills

About Future

Future plc is an international publishing and media group, and a leading digital business. Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have offices in London, Bath, Bournemouth, Bromsgrove, New York, San Francisco and Sydney. At Future we believe in teamwork that transcends location. Future is a global platform for specialist media with scalable, diversified brands. We strive to create fans of our brands by giving them a place where they want to spend their time, where they go to meet their needs; continuing to create loyal communities. We are expanding our global reach through organic growth, acquisitions and strategic partnerships while diversifying our monetisation models to create significant revenue streams.

Our focus is in the core areas of consumer technology, games & entertainment, music, knowledge & science, field sports, home interests and photography & design. At Future, we're constantly innovating and we are passionate about what we do! Behind our titles is a team of world-class editorial, creative and tech talent working together to connect, inspire and entertain our global audience. Sitting alongside are a team of business specialists, commercial and enabling functions who support every aspect of Future's operations. With superbrands such as PC Gamer, TechRadar, GamesRadar+, MusicRadar & TeamRock, Future's digital properties complement its print portfolio, reaching millions of unique visitors globally each month. We have successful and growing revenue streams in international licensing, contract publishing, eCommerce and a rich portfolio of events.

Department Summary Future's eCommerce department is at the forefront of technology and user experience improvements within the company. A team of audience champions we make it our business to deliver the most seamless and natural user journey for our audience ensuring that our content connects our audience with the right product for them. We constantly seek to evolve our proprietary eCommerce software Hawk, our eCommerce content and the relationships that we have with our retailers. We are a dynamic and data driven (some would say data obsessed) and are proud to be leading not just eCommerce within Future but setting the standard for the publishing industry.

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