Waitrose Recruitment – Data Scientist

Website Waitrose & Partners

Job Description:

We are reinventing our business for the modern retail world. Our Strategy area for the Partnership will ensure that all of our customer data and insights are used to define where we’ll play, how we’ll win and what we prioritise to ensure that the strategic direction of our business is clear and unambiguous. We are looking for a Data Scientist who can work across teams, is self motivated and strives for continuous improvement.

The core of this role is to help the Partnership make insight-driven, better informed, customer-centric decisions. In order to do this, you will need to work closely with teams across the Partnership, getting close to their world; hearing their problems and spotting the opportunities to improve things. You will use your analytical mindset and knowledge of the customer to improve the speed and quality of decision making.

In light of the current situation, this role will temporarily involve a mixture of working from home as well as in the office environment. Therefore it’s key that you have access to a suitable working environment if at home, away from any distractions and your own secure wifi connection.

Job Requirements:

Within our Insight profession you will look at data in an effective way, including a broad range of approaches including AI. You will generate value for the business through the delivery of innovative and robust statistical algorithms and tools across the Partnership. You will deliver complex data modelling in order to deliver true actionable insight and results for the business and use your deep expertise in optimisation to bring new ideas to life.

  • A BSc in Mathematics, Statistics, or related subject with a significant statistical content
  • Good experience with applied statistics and machine learning techniques (supervised and unsupervised learning, natural language processing, neural networks, Bayesian statistics, time-series forecasting)
  • Experienced user of Python (preferred) or R alongside relevant packages and libraries
  • Good SQL & Excel skills
  • Experience with command-line terminals (Bash / Linux OS)
  • Literate in the use of Git version control
  • Highly analytical mindset with problem solving attitude
  • Strong experience with data visualisation and the graphical presentation of key messages and concepts
  • Experience with Cloud technologies (GCP, AWS Azure); GCP preferred
  • Experience using multiple data sources (databases, APIs, web scraping), and data types
  • Experience in retail, marketing and e-commerce
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Experience with the implementation of end-to-end Machine Learning solutions, cookie cutter best practices, and Machine Learning Operations (MLOps)
  • Excellent communication skills, with proven ability to work across functional teams to translate business issues into potential analytics solutions
  • Experience with NLP techniques and libraries
  • Experience deploying reinforcement learning applications

Job Details:

Company: Waitrose

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Nottingham, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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