Data Science Team Lead

Rudheath, England, United Kingdom · Technology


The Hut Group aims to be the World’s leading Online Health & Beauty Destination. We are currently the UK’s leading multi-website online retailer with rapidly growing global operations and a unique proprietary technology platform. With over 16 million customers worldwide and 400 million visits to our sites annually, we understand the importance of reliable technology and a data-driven expertise.

Our software is the core of our business and enables the company to continue to grow and thrive. The Group’s industry leading and proprietary technology platform powers its own consumer sites plus global media partners and brand owners, including: Unilever, Nintendo and the Daily Mail Group. We develop all of our own applications in-house with our Development Delivery Teams. In order to enable our Delivery Teams to continue to achieve, we are always looking for bright and intellectual people who are happy to push boundaries and really challenge the status quo.

Led by world-class technologists with a diverse range of backgrounds ranging from Silicon Valley tech giants (Google, Amazon) through to Hedge funds and Algorithmic Trading Firms. You will be surrounded by highly intellectual and passionate colleagues, all with the common goal to help us grow this business globally, fast.

The Data Science team is at the forefront of driving business growth at THG. The work we do and optimisations we make have a direct impact on business success, and customer experience. Our new warehouse, Omega, has been custom built to help the business continue on its amazing growth trajectory and achieve our target of £1bn revenue.

We are looking for a Team Lead to manage a team of high performing individuals in our Data Science team for our Data Science Warehouse and HQ teams. The role of the Warehouse team is to make the warehouse even more efficient, ask/answer questions using large data sets, spot areas for improvement, reduce errors and create a platform that will scale with the warehouse at pace. The role of the HQ team is to optimise our websites and customer conversion rates, identify areas for data integration and data science (e.g. CRM, Fraud, Marketing).

The right candidate will have a proven record in building and maintaining a high performing, engaged team, experience in using mathematical and/or statistical data analysis to solve complex analytical problems. You are an expert in analysing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets with a variety of tools.

Automation of recurring tasks is a must and we are looking for someone who gets bored with doing manual tasks quickly! Site uptime and availability is a critical deliverable, alongside robust and accurate development outcomes. The business depends on the data we provide them, so we have to be confident in our answers to their complex questions.

We are looking for new ideas to simplify and automate our estate, with the end goal self-service to our customers and users so the team can focus on the new and interesting technologies we can use to further drive business growth.

We need someone with proven management and practical experience. The role is managing the team on a day to day basis, but also getting involved in the details to capture requirements for delivering quality outcomes, solution design, and being able to practically deliver technical solutions alongside the team. You will have a large set of informed and demanding stakeholders who appreciate the value of data to enhance the way we work.






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