Data Science Manager

London / Hybrid
Competitive + benefits
09 Jun 2022
24 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
0-25% Travel

We are looking for a Data Science Manager to join our Marketing Data and Insights team.

This is a new permanent role and a chance to join a growing team looking to transform BSI into an insights-driven organisation where all decisions are underpinned with robust data analysis.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about unlocking value from data.

The position provides a unique chance to build and implement advanced analytical solutions from scratch. This will provide the global BSI marketing teams with insights and tools that have not been available historically, allowing a step chance in how the wider team can operate.

The successful jobholder will be reporting to the Director of Data & Insights and will be working from our West London office on a 2/3 day per week.

About the company

BSI is the UK’s National Standards Body, but we are much more than that. We are an international organisation that tackles the problems businesses have by leading the development and embedding of best practices. We help companies access new markets, accelerate innovation, become more resilient and sustainable, and build trusted customer relationships.

Standards protect and create trust, but they are only one aspect of our work. Ensuring conformity with standards and regulatory frameworks accelerates our clients’ ability to improve and grow. Our consulting expertise and insights create a rich environment for innovation. Our work across these interconnected areas unlocks value for clients that is not always apparent when we start.

Sustainability is becoming the galvanising force in the world, and the world of business. Using our unique position to help organisations become more sustainable and resilient is at the heart of our strategy, alongside the pressing need our clients must create trust in a digital world. Innovation, acceleration and assurance are how we help our clients prosper and benefit society.

Our profits are reinvested in the work we do and the difference we make. Our unique history, presence and ways of working have earned us a reputation as a trusted catalyst of change: in business, society and for the world.

This is an exciting time to join the business as it starts to implement its new strategy. It will be a chance to contribute to new ways of working and drive significant improvements through the use of data.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the data science team within the Marketing Data and Insights team Manage, coach and mentor more junior members of the team
  • Assist the Director of Data & Insights with the recruitment and retention of top talent into the team
  • Create a roadmap and objectives for the team aligned to BSI’s strategy and business priorities
  • Represent the marketing team in wider BSI data and analytics improvements projects
  • To ‘evangelise’ the use of data science to drive business improvements
  • To help to build a data science community across the organisation
  • Proactively engage key functional stakeholders in establishing the business requirements and opportunities for data science studies
  • Act as a senior technical lead in the team – help the team to solve technical problems, be happy with ‘rolling up sleeves’ to assist the team on project delivery

What we are looking for:


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • A degree in a numeric discipline (for example, maths, computer science, engineering) (Desirable)

Knowledge & Experience

  • A highly numerate and analytical individual with substantial experience of embedding data-driven insight into a business
  • Excellent knowledge of the creation, assessment, and implementation of Machine Learning models
  • Demonstrable experience in leading a small team of data scientists/analysts
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering results of analysis in formats that are engaging to the wider business through visualisation and storytelling
  • Experience of digital marketing data analysis including data collection, analysis and measurement (Desirable)
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft Azure analytics stack including Azure Data Lake and Databricks (Desirable)
  • A high degree of proficiency in Python to wrangle data from multiple, disparate sources
  • Proficiency in visualisation tools such as Power BI, Tableau, d3.js
  • Demonstrable experience of using Natural Language Processing to solve business problems (Desirable)
  • Experience of building data driven apps / products as part of the delivery of machine learning models (Desirable)
  • A highly motivated individual with experience of delivery in  complex, global, matrix structured organisation

What we offer!

We offer a highly competitive starting salary with 27 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, company-paid private medical insurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle. Plus, as we’re situated just above Gunnersbury Tube station it makes for an easy commute, or you can use the free on-site parking if you’d prefer to drive.

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