Data Scientist



The role sits within the Data Science team, which provides a full range of advanced analytical, statistical modelling and machine learning services.

We play a central role within the business, with the data management, analytical, statistical and machine learning skills within the team used to support work across Edit. As our business and the marketplace in general increasingly centres around data driven statistical solutions to marketing needs, the role of analytics is becoming increasingly core to everything that we offer. This is why we have a Board member representing the Analytics / Data Science functionality.

Understanding data is critical to helping drive value for our clients. Everything we do – from analysis through to consultancy starts with the data and it is critical that we get it right. The role of Data Scientist is a key one that works closely with Edit clients ensuring that data and the insight their team develops plays a key role in influencing their marketing decisions.  

The Data Scientist will be responsible for providing analysis, statistical and machine learning solutions across a range of blue chip clients and sectors including charity, Travel and Leisure, Food and beverages, Retail, Finance and more. The role will also involve working on client projects using SAS, R and Python tec. It will involve developing machine learning knowledge and the knowledge of using new systems to ensure client outputs are developed in an accurate and speedy way.

The role will also involve elements of Data Visualisation and telling stories from the data to ensure client outputs are simple and easy to understand and are effective to deploy.

Developing a personal, team and EDIT profile, the Data Scientist role will be instrumental in continuing to gain the trust and credibility of data science within EDIT.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Analyse client data to produce outcomes to help clients improve their business performance 
• Identify, define, develop and deliver the right analytical and machine learning solutions for the clients
• Tell the story from the data and visualise the data in a way which is easier for clients to understand and action
• Quickly understand data science briefs and produce solutions which directly answer client’s briefs
• Spot data science opportunities for clients to ensure they are given the right solution 
• Think outside the box, be creative and think about new ways to tackle the analysis 
• Ability to produce real insight from the data and recommend actions on the back of them
• Ability to confidently playback the analysis to the clients 
• Good at understanding client’s business context to put things into perspective rather than just looking at the data in a silo
• Ability to Interpret analytical output and develop recommendations to feed back to the client
• Developing relationships internally and work to identify ideas and projects that could use ‘insight’ across our internal teams and our external client base
• Comply with Information Security requirements at all times
• Comply with Health and Safety requirements at all times
• Any other Ad Hoc duties as and when required


• Strong and demonstrable experience of working with R or Python
• Excellent knowledge of database structures and data manipulation software such as SQL
• Hands on experience and solid grounding in predictive modelling and segmentation (supervised and unsupervised learning) 
• Desire to learn and apply machine learning principles
• Open to using and learning new machine learning systems 
• Exposure to a diverse range of statistical techniques like linear and logistic regression, clustering, CHAID, factor analysis, time-series. 
• Good communication and teamwork
• Ability to ensure that analysis recommendations have implications wider than just the scope and can provide real benefit to the clients
• A practical approach – not too theoretical but able to apply creative thinking to deliver an actionable end product
• Strong attention to detail
• A willingness to work around problems / less than perfect data
• A focus on the end product – with responsibility for many of the deliverables to the client, you will need to be confident everything produced meets our strict quality standards
• Communication skills; face to face with clients, writing blogs and Case Studies
• Always willing develop their knowledge in the field learning from best practices 

Personal Skills
• Team player who can work as a fully contributing member of a team 
• Able to manage client relationships, internal company relationships and relationships with other sister companies 
• Communication skills: ability to interpret client needs and communicate it clearly. Ability to present solutions to the client in a simple and easily understandable manner 
• Ability to interact with Edit colleagues to learn more about the client’s business 
• Possess good problem solving skills 
• Confidence, enthusiasm and with the energy to make a significant contribution in an organisation

You will need to be able to work in a fast paced agency culture and be able to respond positively to change. Key attributes we look for are a passion for exceeding client expectations, a can-do attitude and a flair for finding creative solutions to complex problems. We look for self-motivated, hard-working ambitious individuals who are able to work both autonomously and as part of a friendly, but focused, team.

• Experience of working with databases and systems that handle large volumes of data (10’s of millions of records)
• Other data analysis or reporting software such as Tableau
• Experience of working in an ISO27001 environment
• Marketing background
• Degree in a numerate discipline

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