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Senior Data Scientist

Data Science · Manchester, Manchester
Department Data Science
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Purpose of the Role

To bring your commercial and/or technical expertise to develop our AI solutions to customers. 

The Opportunity 

Artificial intelligence is what we do and data science is pivotal to our business.

If you have a passion for data science solutions and leading expertise in customer behaviour, demand forecasting or supply chain analytics, then this is a unique and exciting opportunity for you to be an integral part of a successful scale-up tech company.

Working with clients of all sizes, spanning various industries and sectors, you will gain exposure to a uniquely varied portfolio of data science problems in industry. We are looking for experts within the customer behaviour, demand forecasting or  supply chain space to help drive our AI capabilities within our 3 solutions - Customer AI, Demand AI and Supply AI; to power growth and efficiency across businesses. 

You will have the opportunity to work alongside data scientists with a range of technical expertise, working collaboratively to solve complex data science problems for our customers. With the aim of becoming a leading data science team, we provide extensive internal and external training courses to allow individuals to develop further and be the best in their field.

The Role

Using your domain knowledge in customer behaviour, demand forecasting or supply chain analytics; you will help to develop our innovative AI solutions for our customer to generate insights, make predictions, and optimize business processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Employ advanced machine learning techniques to solve real-life business problems using a variety of different data sources. 

  • Advise on what solutions are technically and theoretically possible to define new projects and research areas that can deliver business value. 

  • Provide support to the wider data science team through mentoring/coaching etc to develop their technical skills and successfully deliver AI solutions. 

  • Provide input into the Product and Engineering teams to support the overall development of the Peak AIS system. 

  • Report and present research findings and developments clearly and efficiently, both internally and externally, verbally and in writing.

  • Drive and engage in team collaborations to meet organisational goals.

  • Remain at the forefront of new and cutting-edge data science capabilities and identify opportunities for utilising them for the benefit of Peak and our clients.

  • Regular client visits to discuss progress of the project and clarify uncertainties.

    Personal Skills: 

We are building the fastest, smartest and most customer focused team in the enterprise AI space. You’ll align with our values and help promote the Peak culture:

  • Open - closely partner in a tight-knight and dynamic team of customer-centric teammates. 

  • Straightforward – customer centric and relationship oriented to the core. 

  • Driven – positive attitude and willingness to be hands on in a fast paced growing company. 

  • Curious - interested in technology, the AI space and how it supports organisations to grow. 

  • Smart – ability to solve problems and deliver results by collaborating with cross-functional teams. 

  • Responsible - effectively balance competing priorities and support decisions that best support the team & customer.

Essential Experience

  • A passion for remaining at the forefront of new and cutting-edge data science capabilities, and can identify opportunities for utilising them for the benefit of Peak and our customers.

  • Demonstrable experience in delivering data science solutions to model complex operational problems.

  • Proficient at communicating directly with customers to highlight insights drawn from their data.

  • A BSc or equivalent (Masters & PHD level also welcomed but not required) in Computer Science, Mathematics (Statistics and or Operational Research), Neuroscience, Physics, Engineering or other numerate subject. 

  • Mentoring, supporting and/or coaching other data scientists to deliver results. 

  • Demonstrable experience in delivering data science solutions to model complex business operations problems.

Desirable Experience

Customer Behaviour Analytics

  • Proven ability to lead successful marketing and business growth data science projects.

  • Knowledgeable within a specific area such as recommendation systems, omni-channel optimisation, B2C or PPC optimisation.

  • Experienced at applying machine learning techniques to model customer behaviour and preferences.

Demand Forecasting

  • Ability to deploy advanced forecasting and/or pricing optimisation techniques.

  • Experience of using forecasts in a business setting to solve specific problems.

  • Knowledge of merchandising and planning business processes.

Supply Chain Analytics

  • Proven ability to lead successful forecasting and optimisation projects.

  • Knowledgeable within a specific area, such as logistics, warehouse optimisation, price optimisation and demand forecasting.

Technical Skills

  • Competent with varied data sets, both structured and unstructured, and the ability to adjust between the two.

  • Experience in any of the following: statistical modelling, machine learning, data mining, unstructured data analytics or natural language processing.

  • Proficient in statistics and other tools & languages, specifically R and/or Python.

  • Familiar with relational databases and have an intermediate level knowledge of SQL.

  • Sound understanding of a wide range of statistical techniques and can understand and present findings to a non-technical audience.


  • Opportunity to help scale Peak and make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions.

  • Competitive compensation package, share options, pension and generous holiday entitlement. 

  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, flat hierarchy and a truly collaborative style.

  • Peak has a strong culture that we live by, based on shared values: we are open, straightforward, smart, responsible, curious and driven. 

  • Regular team days and social activities.

  • Cycle to work initiative and public transport season ticket loan.

  • Learn from like minded and talented individuals across multiple disciplines. 

About Peak

Founded in 2014, Peak has grown rapidly, in line with the world’s fastest growing SaaS companies, winning numerous awards and attracted significant funding to support the company’s ongoing investment in machine learning and AI technologies. This furthers our mission to become the world’s leading AI System business.

Headquartered in Manchester, Peak also has offices in London, Edinburgh, Jaipur and Brisbane. Our clients include established FTSE 250 retailers, manufacturers and well-known brands alongside highly innovative and tech-savvy businesses. 

Peak is an Advanced Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner and holds Machine Learning Competency status.

Find out a whole lot more on our website 

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  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Department
    Data Science
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience