Mars UK • United Kingdom

Data Scientist - ODDA Global Digital RTM

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The Role

We’re looking for an experienced data scientist to join the Route to Market function within ODDA. This role will work in close partnership with Product Leads, Data Engineers, and platform teams to scope, design, and build data science solutions for Route to Market which improve business performance and decision making.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the data science best practices for business problems across sales and Route to Market projects, focussing on developing analytical solutions such as route optimisation, sales forecasting, clustering, and attribution. Modelling will use a combination of first-, second- and third-party data from different sources.
  • For such models, you will be responsible for the full Data Science lifecycle from conception to prototyping, testing, developing, deploying, maintaining model health, and measuring the overall business value of the models.
  • Establish strong working relationship at all organizational levels across different functional teams.
  • Deliver keeping an optimal balance of time to deliver and level of detail/accuracy given data availability and/or imperfections.
  • Ability to lead complex analytical exercises/projects delivering actionable insights and work closely with the product owners to embed the capability within business routines.
  • Provide expertise on statistical and mathematical concepts and inspire the adoption of advanced analytics and data science with users from our business segments and markets around the world.

What are we looking for?

  • 5+ years professional experience within data science. Retail and CPG experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of, and experience using first-, second- and third-party data sources, such as EPOS, retail execution, Perfect Store, promotion, demographics, Nielsen, Kantar etc.
  • Understanding of different statistical techniques and their appropriate application.
  • Advanced hands-on experience with Python and experience with relational databases (e.g. SQL). Knowledge of the Microsoft Azure architecture is an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to turn insights into action through tailored, compelling stories for business stakeholders.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus and excellent pension
  • The chance to take hold of your own career to 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
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

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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