Lead Data Scientist

Ref: ZR_8292_JOB  ·  Posted on 06 December 2023


Our client is a leading Defence company who are supporting the MOD in their strategic analysis on a maritime programme.

The role is responsible for leading a team developing and operating business critical programme analytic capabilities and delivering analytic outputs for all levels of management.

This is a really exciting opportunity, working in a newly formed team which has been established to develop and operate these analytic concepts, techniques, and tools and to deliver analytic conclusion into the business!

The role will lead a team of 4 analytic staff so leadership experience is essential.

Working Pattern: 3 – 4 days per week on site.

Key responsibilities
  • Leadership of direct team and wider stakeholders to deliver analysis and conclusions.
  • The conceptual development of data management, analytics, and analytic outputs.
  • Proactive leadership of stakeholder engagement and facilitation across the business and client organisation to ensure organisation collaboration and agreement.
  • Develop analysis scenarios/options and business conclusions.
  • Accountable for gathering, establishing, and maintaining coherent and validated master data and information that underpins the analytic process.
  • Develop optimal concepts and solutions for reporting analytic outputs for all levels and types of stakeholders.
  • Support junior members of the team with professional development and career management.
Skills & experience
  • Experienced in complex modelling, data analysis and associated supporting tools/techniques.
  • A strong sense of ownership and responsibility for the timeliness, quality, and validity of outputs.
  • Experience management diverse direct or indirect teams to deliver outputs to senior stakeholders.
  • Relevant degree.
  • Excellent team working and willing to proactively engage the wider business to support outputs.
  • Experience and modelling software languages such as Python or R.
  • Skills in utilising the power of MS Excel with visual basic.
  • Some database and/ or software development and/ or software integration experience would be helpful.
  • Experience developing SQL and Power BI outputs is desirable.
Additional benefits
  • Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • The option of other flexible benefits: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
  • If you are a reservist in the armed forces, our client provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

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