• Category:
  • Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £65,000 to £80,000 base, plus 15% bonus and one of the deepest benefits packages you'll ever see
  • Job Reference: 1845
  • Consultant: colin.doree@bluepelican.com
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Principal Data Scientist – People Analytics
Location – Middlesex, Hybrid working environment – twice a week in office.
Salary - £65,000 to £80,000
Benefits – One of the richest and deepest benefits packages you’re ever going to see which is unique to them as a business. Including 15% bonus, good pension, healthcare, life assurance.

You’re part of a business who’s got a deep, rich pool of data about their people. Diversity, pay-gap, performance, reward, sickness and attendance, attraction, engagement, retention, etc.

To date that data has been mined, modelled, analysed and visualised in various ways which you could consider ‘traditional’ for a business. But the aspiration is for this to change. To bring in more advanced thinking and techniques to improve the value of this data to the business.

To introduce elements of robotic automation through things like text analytics and NLP which could automate labour intensive processes, reducing time, freeing up resource for other projects and delivering better outcomes for the business and its people.

You’ll be taking on a management position, leading a team of 4. These will be both experienced hires and graduate data scientists. With your role being a mix of hands-on, problem solving, big picture thinking around the art of the possible.

In addition, as the principal you will be responsible for owning the relationship with business peers from outside the team who raise requests. Shaping and challenging those requests where necessary, managing expectations on the team’s ability to deliver, as well as presenting the findings and solutions the team create. Removing the complexity, telling the important stories identified within the data.

Alongside the exploratory stuff using Python will be the BAU stuff. There will be BAU aspects to this role which will require some dashboarding work, using Tableau and SQL.

But the exciting stuff will all centre around the modernisation of the company’s internal data with the application of advanced analytics techniques and data science methodologies to improve efficiencies through automation and provide new thinking in how the huge resource of data they hold could be used to help solve business problems.

About the company

The real cherry on top is the company you’ll be joining here. Their staff retention rate is incredible, at an average of 14+ years service.

They’re an incredibly prolific employer brand with an amazingly rich heritage. Topped off by a ‘one of a kind’ office campus and one of the deepest and rewarding benefits, training, career development plans you’re ever going to see.

You’ll be part of a team of over 200 data professionals which cover all aspects of this company. Including pricing, revenue, commercial, customer, business, HR and operations, finance, etc. etc. There’s lots of scope for progression and development, and this role will have a lot of headroom to make a mark and deliver some impressive business results.

What we’re looking for in you

  • SQL and Python coding skills
  • Knowledge of AI/robotic automation techniques including things like text analytics and NLP would be beneficial
  • Experience within HR/Operations/People analytics needed and the application of advanced analytics solutions
  • 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 business advantage
  • Experience in creating and proving business cases for solutions powered by data
  • 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
colin@bluepelican.com

To learn more about this role, please apply or contact Colin directly on colin.doree@bluepelican.com

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

Email: colin.doree@bluepelican.com