Travel Industry Senior Data Scientist

Addlestone, Surrey, England
Up to £40000 per annum + Plus bonus and company benefits package!
04 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
Helen Cassin
Full Time
Contract Type
I am currently recruiting for a very successful tour operator who are based in North Surrey, they are looking to expand their Revenue Management team and are currently looking to recruit a Senior Data Scientist to drive UK market growth, optimise APD's & drive on onboard revenue through optimal decision making driven by analysis & statistical modeling. This position will require both advanced data mining expertise (SQL) and the ability to manipulate data & clearly present findings. A total revenue management approach will be adopted to maximise all areas of the business. Predictive & proactive attributes and data management will prove fundamental when continuously improving the future of this company's analytics. The data scientist is responsible for ownership, distribution and development of the reporting & Insight suite. Quantitative & Qualitative information will be used to make decisions & recommend changes in business strategy, process & policies.

*Focuses on business performance monitoring and reporting by creating business intelligence reports to assess the current performance and to understand business risks in order to meet year-end forecasts.
*Designs and conducts quantitative analysis of revenue drivers, including the determination of appropriate methodology/statistical techniques.
*Leads the identification and validation of guest segments and develops strategies to drive on board spend, NPS, loyalty, improved retention and acquisition
*Continuously improves 'best in class' market and revenue insight tools through multiple mediums (PowerBI, Tableau) for the UK market with a view to roll out across International markets.
*Increasing on board revenue by turning data into meaningful insight and making recommendations for enhancements in business operations , promotions , policies & strategy
*Develops and communicates revenue strategies for onboard revenue to gain efficiencies, improve functional capabilities, and implement critical business initiatives which impact P&L performance.
*Drive price optimisation through ownership and development of automated competitor benchmarking suite
*Optimal booking curve development- Use statistical modelling to define optimal targets based on historic volume and rate performance, promotional & marketing activity and macro factors
*Launch & Lead regression modelling to understand the relationship between promotions
*Initiate and integrate a predictive & proactive approach when determining price, promotions & targets
*Develop market optimisation & forecasting tools in order to insure the best approach to achieving consistent market growth
*Manage databases (Sourcing , scheduling, cleansing & automation)
*Ownership, distribution, development & maintenance of the UK insight/reporting suite

*Understanding of statistics, such as statistical testing, regression, etc. preferred
*Demonstrated aptitude for problem solving and problem identification
*Ability to collect, analyze and interpret revenue performance data
*Ability to make strategic and tactical decisions with large financial impacts with minimal supervision
*Ability to structure logically quantitative analyses of complex issue
*Familiarity with business forecasting
*Proven track record in program and project management and implementation, metrics development and analytics.
*Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with all levels of management, guests and employees.
*Ability to effectively present information to senior leadership.
*Ability to work in fast paced environment with multiple projects and priorities.
*Proven track record of database management
*Belief and ability to maintain a continuous improvement working ethic

*Bachelor's degree with qualifications in a related background such as Operational Research, Business Information Technology , Statistics, Computer Science or Mathematics
*4+ years' experience and/or training in an analytic or quantitative discipline required; or equivalent combination of education and experience
*SQL programming language - Intermediate to Advanced
*Tableau or Power BI -Intermediate to Advanced
*Excel Skills - Advanced
*R/ Python desirable
*TOAD desirable
*Oracle experience desirable
*Power Point

This role comes with a fantastic starting salary in the region of £40000.00 plus there is also a corporate bonus scheme and this amazing company also offer employees a very generous benefits package.

If you would like to be considered for this exciting new position please send your CV by following the link and clicking "apply" send your CV to or call Helen Cassin on 01293 850647 for more information.

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