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Data Scientist
  • Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Excel
  • Data Mining
WM Morrisons Supermarkets
West Yorkshire
132 days ago

We have an opportunity for an experienced Data Scientist to work within our newly created Data Science team. This is a unique opportunity for a Data Scientist, with proven “hands on” experience in building algorithms that generate demonstrable ROI, to take their career to the next level by leading people and projects.

The Morrisons Data Science group is responsible for building bespoke mathematical models and algorithms to provide valuable insight and predictive analytics to our senior stakeholder group. The work focuses on business performance, bringing insights to drive efficiencies and improve profitability.

The Senior Manager: Insight & Performance will champion the use of data science for decision making and ensure we are truly engaged with our stakeholders. The role will be supported by our Head of Data Science to further develop your skills as a Data Scientist whilst helping us to scale production ready data science that delivers significant ROI for a FTSE 100 company.

What this role will be doing…

In our Data Science role, you will lead a small team of Data Scientists and will be responsible for the effective delivery of specific projects to optimise business performance.. You will have the communication ability to present complex information to technical and non-technical audiences in an accessible and concise way, providing clear recommendations that will optimise performance. You will also have a clear understanding of how a retail business operates and the opportunities to influence growth and drive efficiency. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Working as a team to find patterns in large data sets, including the build of bespoke models which answer specific questions posed by stakeholders

  • Lead the development of production ready Python code that enables us to deploy algorithms for use by colleagues and other Morrisons systems

  • Mentor junior members of the team, both in terms of technical development and their softer business skills

  • Work closely with data analysts in our reporting teams, to ensure they have the access to the right “models” to answer their questions and support and guidance on when models should be used

  • Engaging with cross-functional teams to understand key business requirements

  • Meeting with a variety of stakeholders to discuss data project requirements and taking action from these conversations

  • Being an advocate and champion for data science, talking about the tools we have available

  • Creating actionable recommendations from findings and communicating this in a compelling way that is customer-friendly and easy to follow.

About You

About you…

So that you are set for success, we are looking for an ambitious individual with excellent communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels. You will work as part of a versatile team who are committed to providing an outstanding service so it's important that you lead by example. You will be a hands-on Data Scientist, looking for further management responsibility, committed to building the function's capacity for the future. You will also have:

  • Extensive data science experience using Python or R; however, be aware that we use Python day to day and this is our language of choice

  • Working understanding of Devops and/or Data Engineering principles

  • Statistical modelling, data mining hands-on experience, including the ability to explain how methods work to a range of stakeholders

  • Knowledge of Machine Learning Techniques and evidence of amending existing frameworks to suit the exact nature of the task at hand

  • Proven track record in data science with evident experience in a commercial environment (within retail, digital, marketing or e-commerce)

  • Demonstrable experience of utilising data science techniques / predictive analytics to drive better decisions within a large business that contribute to sustainable growth

  • A passion for data and the impact it can have

  • A desire to become a “hands on” leader in Data Science - taking responsibility for managing people and projects

  • An excellent and engaging communicator at all levels

About The Company

Proud of our roots, we are a leading Yorkshire food retailer, serving 11 million customers across our 500 stores a week. We’re also the UK’s second largest food manufacturer. Together, we make millions of products a year in our 18 manufacturing sites, allowing us to focus on what our customers want: good quality, fresh food and great value.

With our heritage being retail, we are commercially minded and fast-paced by nature. We strive to simplify and speed up, building a high performance culture based on teamwork with a clear and consistent way of working. We are cost conscious and constantly challenge ourselves to create a leaner business that's always responsive to our customers.

Our Head Office is based in Thornbury, on the outskirts of Bradford. Buzzing with activity, this is where decisions are made and we grow our business. Hilmore House is home to many of our support teams from trading, marketing and finance to tech, HR and property.

Why you should join us...

Our people Make Morrisons. We are passionate about recognising diverse talent and building careers for our people. We are forward-thinking and stay one step ahead in an ever-evolving industry, giving us exposure to creative initiatives which improves the offering to our customers.

In return for looking after our customers, we look after our people with great perks, lots of career opportunities and the training and support everyone needs to be the best they can be.

We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive business and are committed to making Morrisons a brilliant place to work, harbouring an environment where our people can thrive.

Treating all colleagues with respect and dignity is the Morrisons way - we celebrate individuality and love different perspectives. It’s what you bring to the table that matters.

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