Head of Data Science

Closing date
14 Jul 2022
Head of Data Science

Retail Giant

Up to £130,000 Salary - London, UK


A tech-driven insurance company is hiring for a Head of Data Science to drive their ongoing development of technical models and use of machine learning. Through cross-functional leadership as well as an effective team and project management, you will oversee the delivery of key initiatives. You will be responsible for the production of and acting upon value-creating models & analytical tools to drive the business forward. Your responsibilities as a head of data science will be the following;

  • Attract, retain, motivate, and manage a team of dedicated and highly qualified actuaries & data scientists who will execute the mandate of the group.
  • Work collaboratively across teams and the wider business to ensure that we achieve our business goals.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the controls such that all models are fit for purpose, meeting governance and regulatory standards, and these procedures are regularly reviewed and improved.
  • Create data & analytical tools to assist analysts in managing their risk portfolio
  • Serve as an organisational thought leader and strategist in the area of emerging trends within the market & wider machine learning field that could advance their technical pricing & commercial capabilities.
  • Manage the outstanding catalogue of technical pricing and data science opportunities, evaluating and executing them in a reasonable and agreed time frame.
  • Liaise with stakeholders across the rest of the organisation to assure that support required from Technical Pricing is prioritised and delivered


A successful Head Data Scientist will have the following:
  • Experience leading teams in a Pricing or Data Science environment.
  • A degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, or any other related quantitative field.
  • Demonstrated success leveraging strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Outcomes-focused, with specific measurable accomplishments.
  • Cross-functional experience working with senior management teams.


  • Salary of up to £125,000
  • Flexible Working
  • Bonus


Please register your interest by sending your CV to Mane Grigoryan via the Apply Link below.

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