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Data Scientist

Date: 14-Sep-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job title: Data Scientist

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 27th September 2021

Location: London


Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions, and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors.


To support this, we are always open to discussing flexible working arrangements and as we transition to hybrid working, we will discuss working patterns or locations that ensure you have the freedom to be your best. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.


We believe that being together some of the time will help our colleagues to feel truly connected to our Spirit of Royal London culture. Many of us value the passing conversations, social interactions and building relationships that comes from being together in the office.


Role Purpose

The responsibility of this role is to deliver business results in line with the Business plan, by application of data science for advising senior marketing managers on planning, execution, and evaluation of marketing campaigns to meet business targets in line with Royal London’s strategy.


Key Responsibilities

  • Produce answers to complex marketing questions by working with stakeholders and SMEs across all areas and levels of the consumer business.
  • Present findings to senior marketing decision makers both orally and using dashboards and/or visualisations to maximise ease of understanding and correct interpretation.
  • Nurture a more data driven approach to decision making by scoping and guiding the establishment of an advanced analytics capability and gradually integrate this within the current operational environment.
  • Build maintain & develop predictive analytical models to improve targeting and forecasting & when appropriate migrate any externally sourced capabilities in-house.
  • Perform analysis of the end-to-end customer journeys, attributing marketing efforts to user outcomes, providing actionable insight that helps drives change within the business. 


Essential Criteria

  • BSc level degree in numerate/scientific/computing discipline.
  • Experience of distilling data into insight and being able to present it to non-technical colleagues.
  • Experience of applying data analytics to solve business problems.
  • Understanding marketing channels and techniques for evaluating their effectiveness.
  • Strong communication skills and diplomatic approach to managing relationships with in-house and external partners.


Desirable Criteria

  • Experience with analytical software, e.g., SAS or R


What We Offer

  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing 
  • Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.
  • Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
  • Glassdoor have again ranked as among the best places to work in the UK 


We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.