Senior Data Scientist

Job description

We’re the world’s leading data, insights, and consulting company; we shape the brands of tomorrow by better understanding people everywhere.

Worldpanel provides brands and retailers with a unique, 360-degree understanding of consumer behaviour across the globe. We are shopper-centric, continuously monitoring the purchase and usage behaviour through the largest omnipanel in the world. With unparalleled datasets, pioneering technology and expert analysts, we partner with brands and retailers of all sizes, empowering them to reimagine what’s possible, and change the landscape to create a better, healthier, more sustainable and inclusive world.

Job Details

We are looking to hire a Senior Data Scientist following significant investments being made into our products and technology - including a newly designated growth platform for Kantar.

Worldpanel by Kantar is the global authority in shopper behaviour, offering continuous monitoring, advanced analytics, and tailored solutions to encourage successful decisions by leading organisations worldwide. Worldpanel turns purchase behaviour into competitive advantage across a diverse range of markets including consumer goods, retail, tech, fashion, and telecoms. The successful candidate will work autonomously on custom projects for the world’s leading FMCG brands and retailers, helping to tackle complex, tangible business problems with analytics-based solutions.

The role will involve direct contact with client collaborators and ownership of project delivery end-to-end, alongside the opportunity to help develop and inspire a wider team of analysts and data scientists. With the developments being made to our technology, the Senior Data Scientist will also play a role in internally focused work, helping to blend multiple consumer panels and data types into a single, integrated solution that will keep Kantar at the forefront of the industry.

Key Outcomes

  • Lead in the delivery of advanced analytics projects, consulting with client partners and solving their most critical business questions using the wealth of data at Kantar’s disposal.
  • Support with Worldpanel’s innovation through developing new analytical techniques or approaches, as well as integrating data from a multitude of large consumer panels for our new MyWorldPanel tool.
  • Lead in the scoping of analytics projects, taking briefs and liaising with internal and external clients.
  • Help develop the skills and capabilities of the wider analytics team, primarily from a technical perspective, but also in other contexts such as client and project management; be a mentor.
  • Support directors and Worldpanel’s leadership team in business development initiatives, being the expert in the room for all things analytics and data science.


  • University degree or equivalent experience in a mathematical/scientific field, preferably with a statistics element.
  • A Masters-level degree in a closely related field (statistics, data science, etc.) and/or professional experience in analytics and modelling.
  • Extensive hands-on R and version control experience.
  • Extensive experience in manipulating large datasets, performing statistical analysis, running machine learning models, and visualising results using the R ecosystem.
  • Confidence in extracting practical insights from large data sets against a broad range of business questions.
  • Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to convey complex statistical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Curiosity about analysing human and consumer behaviour, or in brands and how they can grow.
  • Proven experience managing a project workload effectively and delivering work to deadlines.
  • Whilst not a requirement, prior experience working with panel or survey data would be considered an advantage.

Kantar Benefits

  • 25 days holidays plus your birthday off!
  • Option of flexible hybrid working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Private Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Life Assurance & Income Protection
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

About Kantar

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 encourage 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 encouraging working environment where people feel included, accepted, and are allowed to thrive in a space where their mental health and well-being is taken into consideration. We want to build a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.

Privacy and Legal Statement

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation


United Kingdom

Why join Kantar?

We shape the brands of tomorrow by better understanding people everywhere. By understanding people, we can understand what drives their decisions, actions, and aspirations on a global scale. And by amplifying our in-depth expertise of human understanding alongside ground-breaking technology, we can help brands find concrete insights that will help them succeed in our fast-paced, ever shifting world.

And because we know people, we like to make sure our own people are being looked after as well. Equality of opportunity for everyone is our highest priority and we support our colleagues to work in a way that supports their health and wellbeing. While we encourage teams to spend part of their working week in the office, we understand no one size fits all; our approach is flexible to ensure everybody feels included, accepted, and that we can win together. We’re dedicated to creating an inclusive culture and value the diversity of our people, clients, suppliers and communities, and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and sections of society. Even if you feel like you’re not an exact match, we’d love to receive your application and talk to you about this job or others at Kantar.

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