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Data Scientist - Sales Forecasting

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Data and Analytics

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Job functions:

    Data Scientist

  • Salary:

    £550 - £650 per day + OUTSIDE IR35

  • Contact:

    Liam Grier

  • Contact email:

    liam.grier@lafosse.com

  • Job ref:

    LFA - 71245_1641407384

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2022-02-16

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Data Scientist - Sales Forecasting

A data scientist with sales forecasting experience, is required for an initial 3 month contract, with likely extensions. The immediate focus will be to test a forecast theory through a proof of concept, making changes and improvements as needed. Previous retail, consumer goods or sales forecasting experience is vital for this role.

Key accountabilities:

  • Collating and cleaning data from various entities
  • Selecting and employing advanced statistical procedures to obtain actionable insights
  • Cross-validating models to ensure their generalizability
  • Producing and disseminating non-technical reports that detail the successes and limitations of each project
  • Suggesting ways in which insights obtained might be used to inform business strategies

Key skills & experience:

  • Experience of sales forecasting for consumer goods
  • Experience of applied data science
  • Use of scientific python libraries for data manipulation and modelling: numpy, pandas, scikit-learn, matplotlib, etc.
  • Using Kubernetes, docker, Jenkins and Git in an Azure environment.

Please apply for more info.