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Head of Data Science

  • Job Ref: 8227
  • Dublin
  • IT

Our client a leading insurance provider currently have an opening for a Head of Data Science. The successful candidate will be part of the companies growth and transformation phase.

Responsibilities include:

  • Outline and deliver Data and Operational Analytics roadmap to define, capture and report on the end to end funnel of all lines of business
  • Elevate and promote the role data has in the future of the company
  • Direct and grow an Analytics team in the interrogation and modelling of the companies business funnels to develop insights into efficiencies and business opportunities
  • Introduce and manage gateways to deliver professional governance for all data and operational analytics
  • Introduce progressive change, delivered by insight driven and experimental evidence-based testing, to incentivize customer interaction and optimize conversion
  • Define roadmap for long-term strategy of leveraging data within the organisation towards an information driven and automated decision-making model in line with best in class business solutions
  • Lead a team in leveraging Data modelling to develop strategies to drive transformation and improve performance.

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Computer Applications or relevant field with an appropriate tertiary qualification as PhD/ Master’s in data related discipline.
  • 5 years of experience in the data space and operational analytics role.
  • Experience of managing data science or analytics teams.
  • Consulting experience with data/ strategy combination, and commercial understanding i.e. ROI.
  • Strong knowledge on programming languages as R, Python, SQL and SSIS.
  • Experience on visualisation tools.
  • Experience on data infrastructure, DWH design and architecture, Data capture..
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills, highly numerate with the ability to solve complex problems.
  • Experience on Agile development processes and best practices is desirable.
  • Experience with Statistical modelling techniques such as regression, prediction and forecasting is desirable.
  • Experience delivering complex technical outputs in an easily digestible format is desirable.
  • Management Consulting experience is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills along with ability to drive change amongst all levels of stakeholders.

Interesting in hearing more? Reach out and I can provide you with a more details spec.

Client Requirements: Candidates must be have previous experience working in Ireland and hold a stamp 4 or EU citizenship.