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Lead Data Scientist (Consumer Competitions)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Bauer Media is investing in data to realise a truly ambitious future vision we are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to take our newly formed team forward.

Reporting to the Head of Business Intelligence, the Lead Data Scientist, this position will be responsible for leading the analytical capability that drives our future strategies through the provision of customer segmentation and predictive data modelling.

Role Responsibility

  • A detailed segmentation of our customers that will enable us to understand and tailor our portfolio of products, price points and help drive our future strategy.
  • To develop and deliver a number of predictive and propensity models to optimize acquisition and margin, cross sell and reduce churn.
  • Liaise with the wider business and commercial analysts to produce roadmaps for analytics and test and learn opportunities
  • Engage with the BI Reporting Team to enrich all aspects of our dashboards through the visualisation of models and analytical deliverables
  • Work alongside key departments including IT, Marketing, Sales etc. to champion the use of data driven decision making through forthcoming projects and technology developments

The Ideal Candidate

  • A proven track record in developing and deploying a series of models within a commercial environment
  • Experience of having established (and measured) a successful test and learn programme across multiple business units (i.e. Marketing, Sales, Operations)
  • Modelling experience and a can-do attitude to see things through from inception, to delivery and final review
  • A self starter with an appetite to learn and develop
  • An organised team player who can communicate and collaborate across departments and varying levels of the business
  • Attention to detail and effective time management skills
  • Strong SQL and R or Python skills
  • WFH, occasional travel to our Manchester and European offices

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Discounted high street vouchers
  • Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development (Bauer Media Group - Academy: Posts | LinkedIn)
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension 
  • Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance
  • Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%)
  • Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer
  • Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives

About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

Bauer Media Audio is Europe’s leading digital commercial broadcaster and audio operator. Experts in the power of sound, the company reaches over twenty-five million listeners daily through its market-leading broadcast radio, online services, and podcasts. Spanning 9 countries - the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia - BM Audio owns leading brands including KISS, Mix Megapol, Absolute Radio, Radio Norge, Radio Expres, Radio Nova, Radio 100 and RMF.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

We are PASSIONATE WITH PURPOSE, creative and commercial…

We know why we are here, and we LOVE what we do!

Our CREATIVE AMBITION and AGILITY takes us further, faster…

You can be as BIG as the space YOU want to fill.


To each other, to our audiences, to our advertisers.


And all ideas are welcome.


We raise it, own it, sort it.

We CARE that everyone feels VALUED and SUPPORTED…

A place where we can all do our best work.


We always have each others back.


For more information about Bauer Media UK please check out our Website https://www.bauermedia.co.uk/

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