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Lead Data Scientist

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    Data and Analytics

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    Data Scientist

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    £90000 - £105000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jemma Challenger

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

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La Fosse Associates are currently working with the UK's leading recipe box delivery company who are looking to take on a Lead Data Scientist.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to drive cross functional working, manage a growing team of great data scientists and ensure Data Science is having a huge impact across all of Supply.

As a Lead Data Scientist you will be experienced driving successful data science projects and team delivery, and you will be a natural team leader. You will support and develop people at all levels and will be passionate about continued development within Data Science.

You'll enjoy collaborating with fellow Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Software Engineers and Product Managers, translating data science into robust and scalable data products as the business continues to grow massively.


  • Understanding of machine learning techniques and optimisation algorithms, whether through academic or industry experience.

  • Comfortable using SQL

  • Strong knowledge of measuring and managing data product performance

  • Great leader always looking to get the best out of your team

  • Great communication skills - being able to explain your work and the impact on the business to all types of business partners

  • High-energy self-starter with a passion for data, attention to detail, and a positive attitude


  • Experience in developing algorithms that optimise processes in supply and logistics

  • Experience in operations research and optimisation algorithms

  • Experience in deploying machine learning algorithms into production environments (AWS)

  • Strong business acumen

Person specification:

  • An adventurer in data science - As a leader in the data science team, you will be using advanced machine learning and optimisation techniques to build tools that will improve the business and make our service highly personalised. You will unlock new step changes in performance for our existing data products, introduce new theories and technologies to the team and leverage data science in new areas of the business.

  • An end-to-end owner of supply chain data products - From optimising flows in the company's warehouse to forecasting how popular new recipes might be, data scientists take ownership over the entire process from ideation to deployment, as well as automation and maintenance.

  • Someone passionate about impact - You will be a creative thinker to help drive the business and disrupt the online grocery market by leveraging machine learning and optimisation. You will work with amazing colleagues and look forward to solving stimulating problems that will have significant impact on the product and customers. You'll recognise when to meet complex problems with advanced solutions or when a simple approach cuts through all complexity.

  • Someone relentlessly raising the bar - One of the most important things for the Lead Data Scientist is to educate the more junior members of the team. You will bring new and innovative engineering practices into the team, help educate, and help to improve what the company does on a daily basis. As a senior member of the team, you're always on the lookout for opportunities to help the team fulfil their potential.

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