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Lead Data Scientist


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location: 

Location: Global (flexible location)


Our FTSE100, Global organisation continues to grow, moving from strength to strength and as we work towards our Destination 2025 strategy, our journey in the data and insight space continues to be exciting! 


This role will support that journey by working closely with the Head of AI/ML to create and execute a compelling strategy for Data Science and by helping to shape our future in this space, leading by example, sharing the mission and supporting the new culture. 


We are looking for a hands-on expert to build, automate and maintain end-to-end AI/ML solutions.


About the role

  • Responsible for working across the group, discovering solutions hidden in large data sets, delivering high-impact custom algorithms, and working with stakeholders to improve business decisions and outcomes.  
  • Responsible for championing, shaping and executing Data Science, AI and Intelligent Automation around the organisation. 
  •  Responsible for working as part of a high performing, collaborative team of data scientists, data engineers and Ai engineers to deliver value across the Group. 
  •  Responsible for model management, assessing the effectiveness and accuracy of models, new data sources and data gathering techniques as well as developing processes and tools to monitor and analyse model performance and data accuracy. 
  •  Responsible for being ethical and fair when it comes to building and maintaining algorithms and models. 


 What we’re looking for

  • Experience working on end-to-end Data science and machine learning solutions. 
  • Familiar with mathematical computing, including but not limited to statistical models, linear algebra, machine learning, and deep learning. 
  • Deep understanding of predictive modelling and machine-learning models such as clustering and NLP, classification techniques, and other algorithms. 
  • Extensive experience in end-to-end model creation from requirements, creating, testing, industrialisation, monitoring, explaining and storytelling to gain buy in/ 
  • Statistics – Good applied statistical skills, including knowledge of statistical tests, distributions, regression, maximum likelihood estimators, etc.  
  • Experience in deploying models to production, whilst we mature in this state. 
  • Extensive experience analysing raw data: assessing quality and structuring for downstream
  • Experience recommending system modifications and developing policies for data governance. 
  • Fluency in a programming language (R, Python & SQL). Awareness of other languages like C, C++, Java is a bonus. 
  • Data Wrangling – proficiency in handling imperfections in data is an important aspect of a data scientist job description.  


A bit about you

Nothing gets past you – You possess hawk-like attention to detail and you take immense pride in your work

You can Plan and React– You understand the importance of timing, when to move fast on a trending hot topic

You have Energy – You approach your work with enthusiasm, positivity, and willingness to deliver the best results, whatever the challenge. 


We are Electrocomponents Group

Since 1937, we have been a leading distributor of Electronic, Electrical & Industrial components and supported generations of engineers with products for all types of applications.


As a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, we have nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe. We operate in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide


Our vision is to become first choice. Not just for our customers and suppliers, but also for our people.


At Electrocomponents you’ll be encouraged to think differently and share your ideas, helping our customers to create, develop and discover. As we grow our business, we’ll help you grow – expanding your expertise and helping you become the best you can be. You’ll be proud of the impact you make on the world and appreciated for what you do.


What we offer

You can take control of your future here at Electrocomponents. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect.


Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?




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