Data Scientist/ Statistician

Data Scientist/ Statistician

Job Title: Data Scientist/ Statistician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Santa Monica
Salary: US$130000.00 - US$160000.00 per annum + benefits
Reference: HQ00056773_1504613159
Contact Name: Emma Hage
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 05, 2017 13:05

Job Description

My client is a global and reputable travel and leisure company looking to build out their data science and analytics practice. The goal of this team is to develop a more advanced way of identifying who their customers are, how to best retain them, acquire new ones, and how to reduce the churn of lost customers. They are looking to achieve this through advanced and predictive analytics measures.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years commercial experience working hands-on either as a Data Scientist or in a role requiring strong statistical and predictive analytics. This person will be taking ownership for the voice of the customer and responsible for understanding and overhauling the database, measuring campaign effectiveness, loyalty program initiatives and driving pricing optimization measures.

You will be required to work in a hands-on capacity using SAS and any open source tool of your choosing (R or Python preferred), but act as a strategic and creative leader in driving new and successful projects across the entirety of the business.

Requires Skills & Experience
Commercial experience min. 4 years (ideally 5-7) within a data focused role.
Experience using SAS (this is the main tools the company use), with ideally a statistical/science tool (Python, R, Altryx etc)
Consumer analytics experience (understanding of working with customer focused data), ideally within travel, hotels, leisure industries
Excellent business acumen, able to pro-actively identify areas of improvement and drive new projects
Exceptional hands-on modeling and analytics skills
Strategic business problem solving skills and ability to work seamlessly across marketing, pricing and operations teams

The successful candidate will be able to work amongst industry experts and can develop a career within an established and highly successful firm. You will also be in a unique situation of being able to grow the analytics practice into an advanced and highly functioning business unit.

Unfortunately the client is unable to offer sponsorship and can only consider US Citizens or Green Card Holders at this time.

Relocation assistance can be provided for exceptional candidates.

Lawrence Harvey is acting as an employment agency in regards to this position.
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