Mars UK • United Kingdom

Data Scientist

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

It’s undeniable: Pets truly make the world a better place. That’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World For Pets™, a world where they’re healthy, happy and welcome. It's safe to say, at Mars Petcare, we're passionate about pets, and their health.

To deliver on this ambition of being Powered by Data strategy we need talent with expertise and experience of data science and advanced analytics to deliver multiple initiatives and join the change in data and pet- and pet-centric thinking across the entire Mars Petcare business.

The purpose of this role is to join and be an integral part of the expanding data science function and to deliver the Powered By Data project across Mars Petcare divisions using the ecosystem of data available.

This will involve building a clear understanding of the potential benefits that connected data and analytics can bring and supporting this vision with stakeholders. The role involves hands-on delivery of analytics and insight.

Collaboration with stakeholders will be important throughout to ensure the insights are actionable and that the business is ready to apply them to deliver the benefits. The role requires end-to-end expertise from data, analytics and insight delivery to stakeholder engagement and support of benefit realization.

What are we looking for?

  • Technical experience in delivering statistical analytics, data science and insight on large-scale data sets.
  • Experience of operational research and optimisation techniques to generate business value and change.
  • Knowledge of adaptations required to apply data science techniques to wide ranging data structures including pet health, operational and consumer goods data.
  • Good knowledge of Python is required; Familiarity with PySpark is also desirable
  • Excellent communication skills to interact effectively with all levels of internal business stakeholders.
  • Truly inspired by, and want to live, our purpose of creating a better world for pets.

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Application and maintenance of machine learning techniques with recommendations for optimising Petcare resources or processes
  • Implement data science use cases with scalable route to value for Petcare divisions
  • Deliver high impact visualizations & statistical analysis to Influence Petcare decisions to make a better world for pets.
  • Research opportunities for continuous improvement to our data led approach to delivering pet-centric product and service recommendations

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • Pet-friendly offices, where your pets enjoyment, is as high on our agenda as yours.
  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance.
  • The chance to take hold of your own career, and develop personally and professionally.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)

57:43

Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth
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