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Head of Data Science

Total package up to £500,000
London (Hybrid)
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Are you a data science leader with a passion for economics? A leading economics consultancy is looking for a Head of Data Science to join its European-wide team and spearhead its capabilities in this space. You’ll have the opportunity to build a team and shape the company’s data science strategy as they incorporate complex machine learning, big data sets, and artificial intelligence to guide key economic decisions.


This leading economics consultancy helps clients in Europe make sense of their markets by offering clear, honest advice based on complex analysis and techniques. They’ve grown a lot since the company started and now have 450+ experts in 7 European offices.

Data is the new goldmine of opportunities, but it takes expertise to turn it into valuable insights. This data science team are experts at finding, managing, and analysing data to give the insights their clients need. With extensive experience in econometrics, statistics and machine learning, their multidisciplinary team navigates this sea of information and turns it into valuable insights.

Key Benefits of Senior Data Scientist

  • The total package is up to £500,000 depending on experience
  • The opportunity to take ownership of building the data science team and overall data science and analytics strategy
  • To join a leading economics consultancy with one of the best brands in this space

Role Requirements

This is a brand-new role, and this economics consultancy is excited to build its capabilities in the field of data science. We’re talking about complex machine learning, big data sets, and AI to guide economic decisions.

As the Head of Data Science, you’ll oversee setting up, growing, and managing their data science offering across Europe. With your extensive knowledge of data science and analytics, strategic vision, and can-do attitude, you’ll be key in driving the growth of this firm, promoting best practices, and delivering exceptional service for its clients. This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of a leading economics consultancy and make a real impact on the industry. So, if you’re up for a new challenge, and want to help take their data science game to the next level, let’s talk.

As the Head of Data Science, you will

  • Lead a team of data scientists and be responsible for building and managing the data science function
  • Develop and implement the company’s data science strategy, leveraging machine learning, big data, and AI to inform economic decisions
  • Collaborate with other departments to identify new opportunities and uses for data science
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in data science and AI to ensure the company is using the most effective techniques
  • Use your knowledge of econometrics and statistics to provide data-led insight to clients

The ideal candidate will have

  • A PhD or Master’s degree in a relevant field such as statistics, econometrics, mathematics, or computer science
  • A proven track record of leading data science teams in an economic consultancy or similar organisation
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, analytics, econometrics or machine learning
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

If you’re excited about the opportunity to lead the data science function at a leading economics consultancy and shape the direction of the company, we want to hear from you.

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