Job specification

Data Scientist

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Data Scientist to report into our Head of Data & Analytics and will bring their knowledge and skills to bear in two main areas – building marketing mix models and other statistical engines to help our clients understand and optimise their marketing investment to best effect, and also to drive the exploitation of our data to bring additional services to life whether for internal TKF improvements or external services for our clients.

 Your role

The Data Scientist role will work closely with all teams across the agency to:

  • Help to define our Data Strategy by identifying opportunities for TKF and its clients
  • Manage the entire lifecycle of Data Science projects: discovery and research, evaluation, implementation, deployment, monitoring and iteration
  • Automating the collection of data through in-house tools, third party platforms and client databases. Grow our datasets and make sure we have the correct data feeds to steer our business actions
  • Design and build statistical models (including marketing mix models) and algorithms to help our clients optimize their marketing channel mix, identify true channel ROI and guide future marketing investments for our clients
  • Analyse vast amounts of data to derive insightful findings with clear visualisations and presentations that will assist the Senior Leadership team in making decisions about business strategy. Use machine learning and automation to build data products and services we can bring to market
  • Work side by side with the rest of the Data team to build and deliver high-impact data products

Skills and experience

The Must Haves Technical Skills

  • A degree in data science, statistics, computer science, or similar
  • Considerable experience (1-3 years) as a Data Scientist
  • Proficiency in R and/or Python
  • In-depth understanding of SQL
  • Digital media industry & platform experience (i.e. Google Ads, Bing, Meta, GA)
  • Experience with data visualisation & BI tools (i.e. Looker, Tableau, PowerBI)
  • Knowledge of machine learning principles and techniques
  • Demonstrated history of devising and overseeing data-centred projects

Key Soft Skills

  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • Ability to relay insights in layman’s terms to help inform business decisions
  • Experience communicating with senior clients
  • Supervision and mentorship abilities
  • Adaptable team player with a can do attitude
  • Ability to work well under pressure & multi-task

Our culture

We’re immensely proud of the culture at The Kite Factory. We run quarterly pulse surveys to create a feedback loop and constantly evolve the way we run the agency. All voices are heard and listened to, and we’ve worked hard to build and live by our values, which are: Think Freely, Aim Higher, Stay Smart, Get Involved and Win Together

Our biggest asset is our people and the rapport they build with each other. To cement those relationships and create a supportive and inclusive culture we have several committees anyone can join including Social, Diversity & Inclusion and Environmental Impact.

What’s in it for you

As well as working with some of the best people in the industry, we offer a competitive salary, a range of benefits, a huge focus on training and development with dedicated training time, partnerships with industry specialists, and the opportunity to progress and develop your career with the support of a fantastic team.

Inclusivity and belonging 

At The Kite Factory, we welcome applications from all walks of life including those who are under-represented in our industry. We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive place to work where everyone feels they can belong and celebrate each other’s differences. It’s so important to us that all voices are heard and listened to so that we can truly create an inclusive place to work where our teams can thrive.

Please get in touch with Rochelle, our People Assistant to apply.