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Kantar, backed by Bain Capital, is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar’s 30,000 people help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow.
Our insights colleagues are experts in human understanding. With expertise covering brand, innovation, creative, media, commerce and customer experience, they help clients define what brands should stand for, how to disrupt and renew their offer, how to connect with audiences and how to win with consumers and customers.
Kantar Analytics Practice is looking for a Data Scientist to join the global data science team. The team itself focuses on developing tools and approaches for understanding unstructured data (e.g. text, clickstream) and building them into products or directly on client projects. This is a critical role for the data science team and you’ll have a wide remit to help shape the future of work we do, push the boundaries of what’s possible and help to shape an excellent team of data scientists.
Key responsibilities
  • Working with product owners, engineers and developers, support the development of Kantar’s digital products through building in data science
  • Participate in analytics projects, working closely with analysts and consultants to deliver against the key business questions, including designing the analytical approach, crunching the data and applying machine learning techniques
  • Research the latest data science techniques and work with the wider data science community both internally and externally
  • Help to build and design the data science strategy for the Kantar Analytics Practice
Must have the following
  • Experience with python and modern coding practices
  • Knowledge of common statistical modelling technique and machine learning approaches
  • Good communication skills and ability to work within a cross functional team
Don’t need all of them (but a healthy combination of these would be ideal!)
  • Deep learning experience applied either to text or to image
  • Prior experience with Azure cloud technologies and/or Databricks
  • A commercial mindset with a practical approach to solving the business problem
  • Experience working in a project driven environment
  • Experience building data science into production in an online platform
  • A strategic mind for data science, helping a team with roadmapping in a product environment
  • Strong team organisational skills
  • Building open source packages or writing productionised code
  • Experience in sharing knowledge with others
At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.
We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us.
We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration.
We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.
Privacy and Legal Statement
PRIVACY DISCLOSURE: Please note that by applying to this opportunity you consent to the personal data you provide to us to be processed and retained by The Kantar Group Limited (“Kantar”). Your details will be kept on our Internal ATS (Applicant Tracking System) for as long as is necessary for the purposes of recruitment, which may include your details being shared with the hiring manager.
Location
London, More London PlaceUnited Kingdom
Kantar Rewards Statement
At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us.

We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration.

We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.
Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar’s 30,000 people help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow.

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