Role: Data Scientist
Location: Office in West London / Middlesex – hybrid working, twice a week in office
Remuneration: £52-57k base + 15% bonus, + travel concessions post 1 year service worth tens of thousands as well as further benefits

Couple of headlines about the role before getting into the meat of things:
1. It’s a commercially aligned data science position. Applying ML and advanced analytics techniques to solve both commercial business and customer related challenges (purchase, upsell, value growth, demand, pricing etc.).
2. Python and SQL coding skills are standard. But there’s also some dashboarding work so the outputs are fit for business consumption (i.e. non-technical audiences). This is with Tableau.
3. It’s a business facing position, engaging with product, pricing, commercial, operations, marketing, finance teams. Gathering requirements, understanding their challenges. Translating these into data briefs which you’ll be delivering to.

That’s just to give you a heads-up on the basic outliers.

What makes this opportunity more unique:

One of the most common reasons for looking to change jobs is due to lack of opportunities and challenge.

Opportunities to learn new things. To grow your career upwards. To not feel stagnant, like you’re churning the same handle on a yearly basis, with repetitive operational cycles and very similar business challenges to overcome.

This company’s recognised that, especially within their Data Science community, and made growth through learning and clear upward opportunities a key feature of choosing a career with them.

That’s why their average tenure is incredibly high, at over 14 years!

But it’s not just this. They also happen to have a reward package which is really hard for other businesses to replicate, and difficult for people to walk away from.

Plus they have a really aspirant working environment, coupled with iconic employer brand to boot.

Then there’s the rather large team (around 200) who you’ll find are really supportive and collaborative. With a rotational programme which gives people the chance to change jobs every 12-18 months if they’d want to. If that’s to learn something new, or try their hand at a series of different business challenges to keep things fresh and interesting.

About the Role

This is an advanced analytics position, applying a mix of technical data, storytelling insight and commercial skills together.

You will own the relationships within a project area of the business. Managing the needs of those stakeholders, getting under the skin of their issues and challenges. Helping to unlock potential with creative, data led solutions.

It’s set up as an Agile data science team who plug into project teams to provide data expertise in creative and inventive ways to support the business in tackling and unblock issues. Creating commercial value and opportunity. Principally through the application of ML and advanced statistical modelling solutions.

The main function will be part of the commercial and customer workstream, who also plug into the marketing and product workstreams too. So projects will have a bit of variety to them.

Outside of this, what you can expect in terms of documented responsibilities aligns similar to most others you’ve seen online. With all the same buzzwords and terms. So I won’t bore you with the basics.

So if you’re looking for something that bit more special and interesting, apply to this and find out more.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Good advanced analytics and data science skills with expertise in ML.
  • Commercial and business minded – you understand how to look at a company’s data assets and spot opportunities where creative use of them can be combined to create commercial and competitive advantage
  • SQL and Python coding skills
  • Knowledge of dashboarding with some Tableau experience
  • Good communication and data story telling skills. Comfortable speaking up in meetings to provide ideas and solutions to business problems by leveraging data
  • Knowledge with forecasting techniques, able to think through the variables which could impact positively and negatively and prove robust logic
  • Naturally curious mindset
  • Collaborative nature, inclusive character
  • Creative thinker who’s able to work through a business problem and come up with robust ideas and solutions

 Want to Apply? Here’s how:

You can share your Linkedin profile or email me a CV – it doesn’t have to be up to date, we can work on that once you decide you want to take this forward.

Or, for a chat and more information please contact me on:

Colin Doree
Head of Recruitment, Data
Blue Pelican
01892 507122

To learn more about this role, please apply or contact Colin directly on

How to apply

If this position is of interest please send us your CV here, or you can call Colin Doree direct on to discuss this and other vacancies that may suit.

Colin Doree