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  • Type: Permanent
  • Salary: Circa £120,000 plus benefits
  • Job Reference: 1427
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ROLE –                  Director of Data Science – Marketing & Media Sciences
LOCATION -        Remote / Central London – typically 2-3 days in office per week.
SALARY -              Circa £120k plus benefits

Key features:

  • Be part of a data, research, insight and marketing sciences community of 65, who combine to create innovative data led solutions to client’s business problems
  • Directly lead a team of 15 Data Scientists
  • Deep list of prestigious and high-profile clients, all principally working on retainer
  • Creating new and innovative solutions to existing and emerging business challenges. Including examples like AI driven recommendation engines, application of ML in personalisation, tackling attribution in a cookie-less world.
  • Most projects involve multi-national scope and have demonstrable impact across a client’s business
  • The agency is sole agent for a number of global clients, handling design, media, digital and all e2e customer journeys across all channels.

About the role

If you want to get to grips with real data science, this is the place to be.

You’ll be calling the shots and setting the agenda. Defining what good looks like with your team. Ensuring that bigger picture view of what’s being created helps solve client problems.

Working with them to create scalable data centric solutions which are cutting edge and breaking new ground. Nurturing a ‘fail fast’ mentality where the team can learn from mistakes to push boundaries and help maintain their leading-edge reputation for data science in marketing and media innovation.

Your role will balance the team leadership side and the technical excellence required to be able to develop and grow an already talented team of data scientists with the ability to consult with clients on business issues and challenges.

You’ll be able to showcase your ability to translate the complicated technicalities in AI and ML models into simple to understand concepts and solutions a typical marketing team need to hear, understand and can get excited by.

You’ll be both leader and wicket keeper. Creating an environment of innovation which allows your team to push boundaries for clients. Whilst also ensuring what is created is fit for purpose, and the team can be proud of.

The roster of clients includes some of the biggest and most illustrious firms across the automotive, FMCG, technology, beauty, sports, ecommerce, digital media giants and so many more.

You’ll own the P&L. Ensuring clients are profitable and the value of each grows over time as your team helps solve more and more business challenges through the applications of data science in media innovation.

When you walk into the room to present, everyone pays attention. Clients respect you because you know your stuff and can stand toe-to-toe with the most seasoned of analysts.

Able to effectively pick apart problems and come up with solutions to solve challenges companies have with creating and utilising meaningful insight for things like advertising effectiveness, media strategies, marketing sizing, resource allocation optimisation, forecasting, pricing and promotional strategies and much more.

You’re great at pitching data centric ideas, strategies and innovation to firms, as you’re not only a recognised SME in this space, you’ve also got a really strong technical understanding of the solutions you’re presenting. No matter how complex or sophisticated a concept or idea might be.


You’re looking at one of the biggest names in the global media space. They’re a network agency whose name carries with it a lot of weight because of their reputation for excellence.

It’s why their client roster is so illustrious.

Because of this association, coupled with the ability to engage with C-suite within some of the coolest brands on the planet that you’d likely be excited by the prospect of joining them.


  • Educated to degree level in a numerate or marketing related subject
  • You have experience in data science within a media or marketing based environment
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to understand the big picture, develop new ideas around how to use data and analytics solutions in a marketing environment
  • You’ve experience from either agency of consulting environments in this kind of space
  • A real influencer, pitcher and presenter. You’re able to turn analytical concepts into compelling stories in pitches and make the complex simple for non-technical audiences
  • Able to support data scientists, critiquing their work, can spot mistakes in code and give them the bigger world picture so the solutions they create solve client problems
  • An inspiring leader with a thirst for innovation
  • You’ve led decent sized teams of 10+ analysts, and been able to help them achieve high performance status
  • Highly numerate, confident with statistics and statistical techniques as well as data visualisation
  • A real flair with translating complex analytics outputs into compelling stories for businesses


If you think you’ve got what it takes, 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:

Enrico Atkinson
Consultant – Data
Blue Pelican