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Lead Consultant

Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer Including Disability/Veterans Job Number: 185928 London, United Kingdom


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Data Scientist to join our team at Experian pH based in London.
Who are Experian pH?
Experian pH is a data-driven B2B marketing, risk and analytics consultancy. We work with FTSE 100 companies transforming how they approach problems using techniques and models developed over 25 years. At Experian pH you can expect to work on projects to improve our analytics, data processing, supporting projects for large and widely known businesses from sectors including banking, utilities and telecommunications. Ultimately you will be helping to provide those businesses with a better understanding of their customers and the people behind them, giving them the better and faster tools to add new customers, automate decision making and guard against fraud and failure. Our people are self-motivated with a flair for problem solving and a proactive attitude to their own professional development. We aim to hire people with a desire to learn and a genuine interest in both analytics and data – they’re our lifeblood.
What is the Lead Data Scientist responsible for?
This role is responsible for managing analytical projects for our clients of significant cost and/or complexity. The role would also be responsible for developing new, market leading analytical capabilities and being an active, driving influence in the company analytical community. Analytics is a growth area for the Experian group and the role would need to build up cross-functional relationships, use Experian group tools and align to the long-term group business plan.
Key Responsibilities
  • Being the layer between the client and the analytical delivery team. You are the day to day contact with senior stakeholders at the client side understanding their needs and addressing them.
  • Keeping in touch with the Experian account managers and attending service meetings between the client and product owners.
  • Responsible for spotting new opportunities and help them materialise. You will have analysts and developers who will deliver the projects for you
  • Delivery of analytical projects per agreed criteria
  • Defining, sourcing and managing the necessary resources to complete these projects, making timely changes where necessary to achieve project objectives
  • Effectively controlling the issues, risk, dependencies and changes in scope, ensuring timely intervention and communication to stakeholders
  • Conducting regular reviews of analytical outcomes, both internally with project team and with clients during and after the delivery has been completed
  • Developing communication disciplines as appropriate for the project
  • Ensuring stakeholders are provided with appropriate timely advice during and after project delivery
  • Effectively and accurately escalating and communicating issues as appropriate
  • Managing a project team to maximise quality and high performance outcomes
  • Providing technical and managerial leadership, mentoring, coaching and performance management of staff to ensure continual improvement in the skills necessary to manage projects

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

What are we looking for?
We're looking for:
  • Proven working experience in B2B or B2C analytics/data engineering
  • Knowledge of the development, use and application of a range of analytical methodologies
  • Working knowledge of R and Python
  • Exposure to ML, AI and Regression scoring
  • Knowledge of Neural nets and random forests
  • Extensive experience in managing analytical teams, running multiple parallel projects
  • Experience of training analysts
  • Previous experience of working within a regulated environment
  • Knowledge of analytical productionisation
  • Experience of model monitoring
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills used to influence internal and client stakeholders
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Well-developed leadership and communication skills to drive high performance
  • Extensive commercial awareness
  • Degree or equivalent standard, with a high mathematical content e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research (O.R), Economics, Physical Sciences

Here at Experian, we believe that great work deserves great rewards. In return for your ideas, commitment and ambition, we'll give you a very competitive base salary and a range of benefits as soon as you join.
On top of your base salary, we offer:
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • 25 days' annual leave (plus the ability to purchase 5 additional days)
  • Generous contributory pension
  • Opportunity to buy shares with the company share-save scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Medical and Dental cover
  • Retail discount schemes
  • 3 Community involvement days per annum

We also work with our colleagues to understand their long term career aspirations to ensure they have the career development and growth they need to achieve these goals. Through personalised career objectives and performance plans, we open up conversations on progression whether this is achieved through mentoring and coaching or classroom learning environments, we offer rewarding ways in which to learn.