Head of Data Science

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London - Bedford Avenue

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Head of Data Science


Taking the customer experience to the next level.


We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and visionary data science expert to join us at an exciting time in our digital transformation, as we build a new Smart Data Platform on Snowflake / AWS and develop models in Databricks and Python.


About us

With over 16,000 people worldwide, we make a huge investment in everyone, offering great career development opportunities. Our people are at the heart of everything we do and we offer a fast-paced environment where we have fun, celebrate success and give you all the tools you’ll need to be your best self. It’s not just our colleagues we look after – we’ve got a responsibility to our customers too and we work hard on our ambition that nobody is harmed by gambling.

Your role in the team


This is a strategic role which would suit a strong and people focused leader who can manage a team of Data Modellers and the development of cross-functional data science products, with the objective of demonstrating return on investment and a world class user experience.


Reporting to our Global Director of Data and Analytics and based in London, you will provide operational and strategic direction and management to the Data Science and Analytics Team. You'll translate business requirements into data science and analytical problems, and prioritise and lead across multiple locations to deliver market leading products.


Working collaboratively is key. You'll develop strong relationships with our wider teams to understand what drives performance, capture demand for analytics and proactively develop new ideas and concepts with your team. You will take your internal customers with you on the transformation journey with a clear vision and strong communication skills.


Experienced in agile delivery and with a sound technical background, you will manage our transition into cross-functional “Squads” and deploy tools to enable the team to experiment, build and measure performance effectively.


Passionate about Data Science, you will have the opportunity to share our data science ideas, beliefs and achievements, representing William Hill in internal and external forums. As we grow and innovate, you will develop the Data Science and Analytics teams' capabilities and expertise and strengthen the team by hiring talented candidates.


Skills needed


You will be an experienced leader who is used to being accountable and having authority over a company's data science resources. Able to demonstrate a track record in project and people management, you will have experience of leading, guiding and developing ambitious and highly skilled teams to achieve success and innovation. We’re ambitious and progressive here at William Hill and we’re looking for you to demonstrate a track record of success and the positive impact and return on investment you have delivered.


Our Head of Data Science will be a strategic thinker and have exceptional communication skills with the ability to identify and understand stakeholder requirements. You will be able to collaborate and forge strong relationships with all stakeholders to create synergies and gain support for projects.


Ideally, you will have advanced knowledge of mathematical and statistical concepts and tools and will demonstrate you are up to speed on the latest advancements in analytical trends, techniques, and tools. Knowledge or experience of Snowflake would be great.


What we offer

We’ll welcome you on-board with a generous car allowance (or company car), 25 days holiday (not to mention 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday), healthcare (or a cash alternative), an attractive pension package, income protection and life assurance. As an added incentive, we offer a rewarding bonus scheme too. And if you’re a fan of saving money and keeping fit, our handsomely discounted Zone 1-6 Oyster card and healthy gym discounts will be welcome news indeed.


William Hill in London

We couldn’t be closer to the action in our London office. A 2-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station, round the corner from Soho and Oxford Street means you’ll never be short of anywhere to go for a lunchtime stroll or a post-work drink. There’s plenty of green space too with Regent’s Park and Hyde Park not far away at all. Working in our London office you’ll also benefit from a heavily discounted Zone 1 – 6 travel card so you’ll be whizzing around London in no time.

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