Director of Data Science & Analytics
2d ago
  • this role is open to remote working within the UK. Successful candidates will be required to travel to their closest UNiDAYS campus (London or Nottingham) on occasion.
  • The role in a nutshell

    This role is to lead the growing Data Science & Analytics team, as UNiDAYS continues its investment and transformation of its data capabilities.

    The current team is well established and integral to UNiDAYS so this is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, performance-driven leader to take the team onto the next phase, as we look to invest more in advanced analytics and data products to suit our evolving strategy.

    Leading the Data Science, Insight Analytics and Digital Analytics teams, this role will shape how we drive value from our data across the organisation.

    Day to day responsibilities

  • Own the Data Science and Analytics Strategy for the team, ensuring alignment with the wider Data & Insight / UNiDAYS ’ strategy
  • Establish team structure, processes and a vision that ensures your team is set up to deliver value across the organisation
  • Own the development, buy-in and communication of the Data Science & Analytics Roadmap
  • Work with stakeholders at all levels to understand business questions and identify how insight / and or data science products can answer these questions
  • In collaboration with business teams, turn insights into measurable, valuable, data-driven solutions
  • Work with leaders across the business to put data and insight at the centre of our value proposition to our member, partners and our core business operations
  • Work with your Lead Data Scientist, the Data, Product & Engineering teams to determine and develop the appropriate Data Science and Analytics tech stack
  • Drive a culture of product analytics; determining how to make our member journey measurable and using this data to drive insights into improving this experience for members
  • Take a lead role in developing our analytical solutions and data products we can provide our partners
  • Help drive a culture of test and learn at UNiDAYS; develop frameworks that encourage multivariate testing across our platforms, teams and processes
  • Work alongside the Data team to define data requirements and ensure our data is fit for purpose to drive the business insight needs
  • Manage projects with complex requirements across multiple stakeholder groups to a successful conclusion
  • Taking steering from other business leaders, effectively prioritise projects to ensure the team are spending their time on the most valuable work
  • Line manage the Data Science, Insight Analytics and Digital Analytics team; taking responsibility for the career development of individuals within your team
  • Own the process of research, business case development, selection and deployment of market leading analysis and data processing tools
  • Lead the team through the use of data science technicals, statistical modelling and analytics tools such as R, Python, GA etc to deliver measurable outcomes
  • Lead the team through use of AWS Sagemaker as Data Science Platform
  • Lead your team through the use of data visualisation tools and storytelling with data
  • Work with leads within the Data & Insight team to improve internal ways of working
  • Develop, alongside your team, and champion best practice in data science & analytics techniques
  • Uphold GDPR and internal UNiDAYS data governance and policies
  • Continually stay ahead of industry developments in data science, data architecture and technology
  • Champion the work of UNiDAYS externally
  • Champion the Data Strategy, through the business and within the Data & Insight Team
  • What we need from you

  • You will have extensive experience in senior analytics or consultancy roles , including experience leading teams in these areas, preferably with digital, retail, financial, commercial or marketing background.
  • Developing data science & analytics strategies to set direction for the team
  • Working with stakeholders at all levels to understand business questions, gather and scope requirements and provide recommendations to meet the needs of the business and the wider data strategy
  • Managing projects with complex requirements with multiple stakeholders to a successful conclusion
  • Influencing strategic decisions through insight and / or deployment of data products
  • Research, selection and deployment of market leading analytics, data science and digital analytics tools
  • Using data to help sculpt value propositions for customers and / or equivalent consumers
  • Line management and leading a team of data scientists, insight analysts & digital analytics; including career development of technical analysts
  • Leading testing and optimisation workstreams across the business
  • Building out growing teams; determining the structure, hiring plans and recruitment process
  • Creating and directing measuring frameworks and tagging strategies
  • Developing best practice and processes for managing data science and analytics projects
  • Project management experience in developing data science and analytics roadmaps
  • Hands-on experience in managing the technical development of members of the team
  • Hands-on experience in using and managing teams using AWS or Google data solutions;
  • Hands-on experience in using and managing teams using statistical / machine learning techniques
  • Experience with reporting tools Tableau, Power BI
  • Experience with statistical modelling and analytics tools such as R and Python
  • Experience with using third party analytical tools / solutions ie. Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Segment, Optimizely
  • Experience in developing frameworks and methods to ensure your team adheres to GDPR and internal data governance and policies
  • Perks

    We've accomplished a lot since we started in 2011, but in many ways, this is just the beginning. This is the chance for you to get in on ground zero.

    An opportunity to make a difference within the business with global reach. We are the world’s largest Student Affinity Network, with over 22 million verified members in 115 markets including the US, UK, Germany, India, Canada and Australia.

    We work with 800 of the world’s biggest brands globally, taking their products and services into the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s professionals, delivering engagement, building affinity and sales.

    You’ll also be working for a Great Place to Work CertifiedTM company who have been recognised on the UK’s Best WorkplacesTM for Wellbeing 2022 list.

    To find out more about our workplace initiatives, see our UK exclusive case study with Great Place to Work and be sure to visit our profile for more information.

    We offer a fast paced, fun & social working environment where you can truly make an impact. We believe that work should enhance and complement your life which is why we leave it up to you to decide where you work.

    You can choose to work from your assigned campus (either Nottingham or London) or from home, whatever works best for your individual needs.

    Your manager may request you attend team meet ups at your campus but other than that it is up to you! We work hard at UNiDAYS , but we also believe in fair compensation for hard work.

    That's why we're pleased to offer all employees full access to our comprehensive benefits package.

    Our perks include :

  • 25 days holiday per year increasing with length of service, plus flexible bank holidays
  • Competitive salaries
  • 4pm finishes every Friday
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company share option scheme
  • Private health insurance (Vitality)
  • Income protection policy
  • Life assurance policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Enhanced parental leave pay
  • Core hours with flexibility around how / when you manage your time
  • Regular team building activities
  • The latest tech and hardware will be supplied from day one
  • Good Vibes Program : we know we’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working and UNiDAYS has always taken pride in the community we’ve created in the office but we’re just as committed to creating an innovative approach to fostering connections and improving engagement outside of the office! We want to boost your remote working experience so think virtual parties, pottery classes, wellness classes and guest speakers just to name a few!
  • Support for home working for all new team members. We will help assess your home set up and you can expense £150 towards any additional furniture you may need to be safe and comfortable when working from home
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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