Data Science Senior Manager
Bury, United Kingdom
1h ago

JD Group

Established in 1981 with a single store in the Northwest of England, JD Sports Fashion Plc is a leading international multichannel retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands.

The Group has over 2,400 stores across 19 territories, despite the challenges of 2020 global revenues increased by 30% to £6,110.8 million.

Over 56,000 people work within the Group all over the world. We attract the very best talent to our teams and acknowledge the continuation of this process as an important factor in the Group’s evolution.

The Group is home to premium brands such as JD Sports, Scotts, Size?, Tessuti, GO Outdoors, Blacks, Millets, Footpatrol, Sprinter, Activinstinct & many more.

Why JD Multichannel?

We are experiencing high growth here at JD Sports with a 64% YoY uplift in group revenue for H1 2021 in comparison to H1 last year, so it's a very exciting time to join us as we continue to expand globally.

In our online multichannel department in the UK alone, we've scaled up our headcount in the past year by 170 people and we are now looking to increase this by a further 120+ over the next 12 months to accommodate our growth.

Outside of the UK, we’ve also been accelerating our growth throughout Europe from our local offices in Amsterdam and Alicante.

As a leading retailer, we are preferred partners with the likes of Google, Facebook and TikTok due to our extensive presence within the market.

As such, they provide us with leading industry insights and training, and we are often chosen as the beta trialists for new cutting-edge features that they are planning to roll out.

This means we are always at the forefront when it comes to helping to shape the industry landscape and our team has early access to brand new features and training from the world's largest tech and social companies.

In our Multichannel department we cover everything in the online and digital space and run everything internally through our world-class inhouse functions spread across : Digital Marketing (Paid Media, SEO, CRM, Affiliates, Influencers, Social, Content), Ecommerce (Online Trading, Online Visual Merchandising), Tech (Software Development FE / BE Stacks, App Development, Data, Security, UI / UX), and Studios (Design, Artwork, Retouch, Photography, Videography, Styling).

Role Overview :

We are looking for a data science senior manager who will lead a team of data scientists that will help us discover the information hidden in our vast amounts of data, which will enable us to make smarter decisions.

You will have extensive experience in using a variety of data science techniques for developing and implementing ML models.

While keeping abreast of latest developments in data, programming software and technology.

Key Duties :

  • Drive the strategic direction for the data science team
  • Provide thought leadership in data science techniques within a big data environment and applying cutting-edge data mining techniques,
  • Drive business outcomes through expertise in data science as well as through strong relationships, management and cross functional influence
  • Defining and driving the full Data Science life cycle from conception to prototyping, testing, deploying, and measuring its overall business impact
  • Prioritise projects based on business value and technological readiness
  • Develop innovative data science solutions that utilize machine learning, Operations Research, statistical and quantitative modelling approaches
  • Be able to work with data engineers and key stakeholders to map, produce, transform and test data feeds that support the application of data science and machine learning solutions
  • Expand and evangelize best practices for scoping, building, validating, deploying, and monitoring data products
  • Apply data science methods (e.g., regression, survival analysis, segmentation, experimentation, machine learning and AI) to drive business decisions and profitability.
  • Identify business opportunities using data to propose solutions that will aid decision making.
  • Develop algorithms and design experiments to merge, manage, interrogate, and extract data to supply tailored information to colleagues or the wider organisation.
  • Implement machine learning or deep learning approaches to produce solutions to complex business challenges
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilise data to conclude actionable insights.
  • Strong communication and clear identification of possible actions based upon insight.
  • Skills / Experience / Knowledge needed :

  • Master’s degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or related field.
  • 5+ years of professional experience applying data science methods to real-world data problems.
  • 2+ years of experience managing Data Scientists or Analysts
  • Experience with applied statistics and quantitative modelling (e.g. regression, survival analysis, segmentation, experimentation, and machine learning & AI).
  • Commercial experience using Advance SQL is essential & proficient with one or more programming languages (Python, R, Java, C++ etc.)
  • Experience utilizing visualization tools to take advantage of the growing volume of available information e.g. Power Bi, Tableau, Looker
  • Experience with NoSQL databases e.g. MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase
  • Demonstrated ability to translate analytical insights into clear recommendations and effectively communicate them to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Have experience working in a fast paced, high growth, consumer facing business
  • Benefits :

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hours
  • Hybrid working
  • Free onsite parking at our head office
  • Staff discount across all our brands
  • Monthly staff sales
  • JD Gyms discount
  • Subsidised eatery at onsite staff canteen
  • Quarterly social events
  • Professional training and conferences
  • Relaxed & friendly working environment
  • Company laptop
  • Unfortunately, because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, we are sometimes unable to respond to every application.

    If you haven't heard from us within 14 days of applying, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

    Should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions within JD Sports Fashion plc please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further.

    JD Sports Fashion plc is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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