Senior Machine Learning Analyst

Job Type IT
Marketing & Communications
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 23/5/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £56,700 - £76,300
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday
09:00 - 17:30

Internally this role is known as a Senior Modelling and Optimisation Analyst. This role can be based in either Bracknell or London depending on which projects you are working on. There will be travel required between the two locations.

Duties & Responsibilities

As a Senior Machine Learning Analyst you will build predictive models to enable delivery of effective and efficient campaigns that are personalised and sent to the right audience at the right time. The role includes all aspects of the model life cycle including stakeholder engagement, project scoping & planning, data gathering, model building, documentation, performance monitoring & diagnostic analysis and user support.

The Partnership's ultimate purpose is the happiness of all its members, through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business. Because the Partnership is owned in trust for its members, they share the responsibilities of ownership as well as its rewards - profit, knowledge and power. What other companies provide a share of profits to their workers? Becoming a Partner will open up a host of benefits including subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partner Hotels and so much more.

Job Requirements

Your responsibilities will include:

• Working with Campaign and CRM teams across the John Lewis Partnership to understand their business needs and what they like to achieve from trading and personalisation perspective
• Creating statistical models including predictive, descriptive and segmentation models for CRM strategies
• Engaging with stakeholders and model users to provide insight into model assumptions and performance
• Liaise with Campaign teams to ensure having right design for test and post campaign evaluation.
• Performance monitoring and diagnostic analysis including creation of reports and post model build diagnostics
• Worked with algorithms aimed to improve recommender systems
• Experimenting with ML & Deep Learning techniques
• Be passionate about customer analytics and modelling and be able to provide a thorough understanding of the Partnership's customers: their behaviours, characteristics and relationships with the organisation

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

• Degree in a numerate discipline (e.g. Maths/Statistics/Economics or similar) with a high degree of statistics.
• Proven experience in statistical analysis and modelling, preferably in the retail sector.
• Experience and strong understanding of statistical algorithms
• Worked with algorithms aimed to improve recommender systems
• Experienced user of SAS Base, SAS Enterprise Guide & Miner, SPSS or R
• Strong data manipulation skills
• Good SQL & Excel skills
• Strong presentation and communication skills and ability to engage non-technical audiences

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

• Programming languages R, Python
• On-line marketing experience
• E-Commerce experience
• Experience in the use of a Cloud platform

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