Data Scientist

CGA Group - Stockport

Full-time (Permanent)
competitive, depending on experience
Published on
7 January 2021
12 February 2021

Salary:  Competitive Salary, depending on experience

Bonus: up to £1,000 per year (based on performance)

Plus: Generous Holiday Allowance, NEST Pension, Holiday Buyback Scheme, flexible working hours, reduced summer hours, employee benefit portal offering you savings on high street stores and wellbeing packages.

About CGA

At CGA we work with the world’s most renowned drink manufacturers, and some of the world’s most iconic brands, to help them benchmark and understand the drivers of their sales performance. As the definitive source of integrated market measurement and consumer insights for the GB, US and French out of home markets (think bars, restaurants, nightclubs, stadiums, festivals and more) we inform a multitude of strategies to support our client’s growth.

With offices in the UK and the USA, and big growth planned in the US and beyond, it is our vision to be the world’s leading business intelligence and strategic consultancy provider for the out of home leisure market. At CGA our mission is clear: To use our phenomenal data and unrivalled industry knowledge to help our clients to be successful in the market that we love.

The Role

We are looking for bright and capable individuals who will leverage their ambition and enthusiasm to make an immediate impact on our business.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in data science and become a creative data leader. CGA holds the largest data set of on-trade data globally and is looking to set new high standards in how that data is utilised. In this context, you will play a pivotal role in developing new services and products, helping to shape the next stage of growth for the business.

Working in this role involves working and learning from other world-class Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Programmers as well as collaborating closely with client facing teams – in a culture that celebrates the exchange of ideas and encourages innovation, as we look to put theory into practice to deliver insights to meet our clients’ business needs.

Main Responsibilities

  • Establish strong working relationships with the team and across the business to develop an in-depth understanding of business prioritises and client needs
  • Develop a robust understanding of relevant CGA data sources, their provenance, quality and structure
  • Design, implement and validate new algorithms to create new products and services
  • Research cutting-edge methodologies and technology innovation
  • Create innovative solutions and maintain ongoing data exploratory analyses against internal and client-provided data to derive insights for custom projects, working closely with business stakeholders.
  • Represent CGA with external technical partners
  • Attend conferences, seminars and other events to ensure we’re keeping up to date with the industry leading techniques
  • Conduct studies tests and use advanced data mining and modelling techniques to build solutions that optimize the quality and performance of the company’s data.
  • Ensure the completeness and accuracy of the work and meet deadlines effectively.

Job Requirements

  • Strong academic background, (PhD, MSc, BSc) in Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics or another similar discipline
  • Passion for solving challenging problems with large data sets, taking initiative individually as well as in the production of collaborative work.
  • Sounds understanding of a wide range of statistical techniques
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Machine Learning, AI, statistical modelling, natural language processing
  • Experience in programming is essential, preferably Python or R
  • Strong presentation skills, with the ability to tell a story with Data
  • A great team player enjoys working as part of a multidisciplined project team


CGA values

Our core values are important to everyday life at CGA and successful candidates will be:

  • BOLD – Brave with an opinion
  • INNOVATIVE – Fresh & creative
  • TRUSTWORTHY – Dependable & credible
  • EXPERT – Knowledgeable & geeky
  • SPIRITED – Passionate & obsessive

If you think you have what it takes to be a part of our future, we would love to hear from you. To be considered for an initial telephone interview please apply sending your CV and cover letter via our ATS.

CGA is an equal opportunities employer.

Candidates must, by the start of employment, be eligible to work in the UK.

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