Returning Candidate?

Data Scientist (3 month contract)

Data Scientist (3 month contract)

Job ID 
Position Type 
Permanent Full-Time
UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
Digital & Ecommerce
Pentland Brands

More information about this job


Pentland_Brands_Recruitment_Banner - icims


Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation


Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.


For further information, please visit


As the Data Science contractor you will sit in the Pentland Digital Team to support on key projects for a period of 3 months, using online data to create actionable insights and robust recommendations across digital communication channels.



  • To conduct an in-depth “deep dive” analysis of all social and email channels across Pentland Brands, in order to deliver strategic and tactical recommendations to help drive the channels forward
  • Uses data and insight to deliver optimisation opportunities across social and email channels
  • Ensures an industry best-practice and comprehensive use of quantitative analytics, in conjunction with qualitative insights, as appropriate, across all email and social channels to support future recommendations
  • Full review of all digital KPI’s and dashboard reporting metrics, providing clear recommendations for future reporting output recommendations
  • Support with bottom-up funnel modelling and forecasting for FY2018
  • Analysis of consumer behaviour and creation of recency, frequency, value segments across all our brands



What you need to have


  • Proven experience as a data analyst (minimum five years’ experience)
  • Background in mathematics, statistics or other numerical field
  • Demonstrable passion for data, meticulous attention to detail with the ability to recognise data patterns and analyse trends to support recommendations
  • Demonstrable experience of building digital forecasting models and econometric models
  • In-depth experience of analysing behavioural data, cohort analysis, segmentation etc
  • Demonstrable experience of establishing a quality approach to reporting
  • Fluency and experience of acquisition channels and the influence/impact associated
  • Ability to operate various analytics tools e.g. Google Analytics, SQL, Native social platforms, Salesforce, SAP BW
  • Data visualisation skills delivering meaningful and compelling insights and actions  
  • Experience at presenting to senior and stakeholder teams – both in informing future thinking and reviewing previous activity to ensure discipline in learnings Track record of setting and delivering operational KPIs across paid, owned, earned digital platforms with a clear understanding of how to optimise the relationships between them.






What we need to see in you


  • An engaging and fluent communicator - who switches between specialist knowledge/subject matter expert and team player who can bring non-analysts on the journey to understanding and appreciating data.
  • Confident to challenge work in situ and intervene to prevent wastage or non-value adding activity – thereby driving change and challenging the status quo.







 This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.