Hudson

Head of Data Science

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Location
England, London
Salary
£100000 - £120000 per annum
Posted
02 Aug 2017
Closes
30 Aug 2017
Ref
UK757696
Marketing Disciplines
Analysis
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Manager
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role
Account Director
Head of Data Science is a global role that is primarily responsible for operationalizing the vision of data-driven decision-making within the marketing and growth teams. This will involve applying advanced analytics to optimise the activities across the customer journey and new product development; in addition to introducing wide ranging improvements to data policy and processes; data technology and tools; retraining and recruitment of data roles.

The Head of Data Science is a leadership role that will require good gravitas coupled with the ability to work effectively in cross functional teams to deliver a rapid ROI from analytical projects. This role will also provide advisory support and help commission data science projects across the wider organisation.

Head of Data Science shall seek to:
* improve how the firm collects, manages, and utilises data to generate opportunities for growth and to optimize business performance;
* sponsor the development of advanced data science capability;
* When dealing with all customers, clients or colleagues ensure that we provide a clear, fair and consistent high quality service that presents a professional and positive image of the business
* Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality
* Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role

KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

* PhD or MSc in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) science
* Strong mathematical skills are essential
* Extensive experience of data mining/modelling experience in Financial services, or other data-driven organisations.
* Hands-on experience of using analytical languages e.g. Python, SQL, R.
* competence to commission, interrogate, deploy, and assure advanced predictive analytics and machine learning models, including SVM, convolutional neural networks, and reinforcement learning systems.
* strong leadership and communication skills;
* Lead, develop and motivate the team to attract, retain and develop suitable capability; building a team of world class data scientists.
* familiarity with data tools and technologies such as Postgres, Scikit Learn, NEO4J and Spark.
* drive scientifically rigorous experimentation
* implement processes, infrastructure, and resources needed to deliver agreed team plans and targets.
* use customer data and insight to enhance customer experiences
* develop and manage relationships with stakeholders on a day to day basis
* oversee the creation of a portfolio of data science projects to deliver business value
* install reporting processes to track progress and communicate results to stakeholders.
* Maintain personal/professional development to meet the changing demands of the role, including all relevant regulatory and legislative training

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