Head of Data Science

London, South East England
£175,000 per annum
23 Apr 2019
23 Apr 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type

Head of Data Science
FTSE 100 Retailer
£175,000 - £200,000

The Company 

The Harnham Data Science team have been exclusively retained by a well-known and loved UK brand to hire a senior data science leader into their organisation.

Your role will be to set the vision and strategy for data science across the entire business over the coming years.

The team you will build are to sit at the heart of the organisation with one clear goal: to introduce machine learning to several key areas, striving to automate and generate new revenue opportunities.

You will report directly to the board (CDO) and have significant resources to drive your initiative forward and grow the capability.

Key parts of your job will be to utilise cutting-edge data science and machine learning techniques to bring considerable value for the business.

The Role 

As the Head of Data Science you will be:

  • Building a world class data science team of 15-20 people
  • Utilising machine learning and advanced techniques to deliver valuable gains across several key areas
  • Working closely with board-level stakeholders on key business objectives
  • Setting an agenda for data science and designing a road-map
  • Introducing a strong culture of innovation within the organisation, contributing to the company's data-driven goals.

Skills and Expertise

To be considered for this position you must have the following:

  • A proven track record of building and leading high-performing teams of data scientists and researchers.
  • Experience of delivering successful and high-value data science initiatives within an organisation
  • PhD-level qualifications from a top university worldwide
  • Strong stakeholder management skills

How to Apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your details using the Apply button on this page, or contact Nick Mandella at Harnham.