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Consultant - Senior Data Scientist

Leading Global FMCG Firm

 Mumbai / Navi Mumbai, Delhi / NCR, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad

Posted on:  16/02/2022

Cinque Terre

Starts on:  28/02/2022


Information Technology


Software Development - web technologies, DBA/datawarehousing, Business Analysis, Project/Program Management, Technology Operations and Support, Technology Management, Software Development - Python, Software Development - PHP, Data Science,


IT Services & Consulting

Company Details


Assignment Details

Our client, a leading global FMCG organisation, is looking to engage with a Senior Data Science Consultant for a project opportunity.

Key accountabilities:
•Interact with relevant teams to identify business challengeswhere data science can help
•Apply comprehensive data science knowledge toproposeoptimaltechniques for key business challenges
•Create detailed data science proposals and project plans, flagging any limitations of proposed solution
•Design and prototype experimental solutions, particularly machine learning models
•Design scaled solutions and ensure high quality and timely delivery
•Facilitate industrialization and ongoing operation of solutions through well organised code, clear documentation and collaboration with ML Ops resources
•Govern the work of 3rd party vendors where needed to support delivery, while maximising creation of Unilever IP
•Represent Data Science in cross-functional governance of projects, engaging with stakeholders up to VP level
•Highlight recent developments in data science capability which could solve additional challenges, and recommend strategic areas of new capability to develop
•Lead a team of up to 10 Data Scientists and Senior Data Scientists, providingcareer mentorship and line management
•Provide technical guidance to data scientists across Data and Analytics Team, particularly on the projects you lead
•Support the growth of Data and Analytics Team data science capability by leading activities such as tool and vendor selection, best practice definition, recruitment, and creation of training materials
•Build the reputation of Data and Analytics Team data science capabilitywithin Unilever and externally, through activities such as presenting up to exec level, community engagement (e.g. Yammer), publications, blogs,speaking at conferences and participating in industry steering groups.
•Provide ad-hoc & immediate support to the business when needed (for example Covid-19 crisis support)

Depending on the specific project, the Lead Data Scientist can expect 40-60% of their work to be hands-on prototyping solutions, with the remainder spent planning and designing, overseeing and reviewing work of project staff, interfacing with stakeholders and managing team members.

Please note - The consultant will have to be present at the client side (Bangalore) for the project duration.

Skills Required

•Minimum of B.S. in a relevant technical field (e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Operations Research);preferably a postgraduate (Masters or Doctorate) degree
•10 years experience building data science solutions to solve business problems, preferably in the CPG industry (or 7-8 years for those with a PhD)
•Experience with open source languages (eg. Python) and equivalent tools for distributed computing (PySpark)
•Experience deploying solutions in a modern cloud-based architecture
•Experience managing the work of team members and 3rd party resource vendors
•Experience presenting insights and influencing decisions of senior non-technical stakeholders
•Machine learning
•Statistical modelling
•Optimisation techniques and tools
•Python coding
•Data science platform tools e.g. MS Azure, Data bricks
•Deep learning (and applications to NLP & Computer Vision) Fully Operational
•Collaborative development using Git repos
•Automated Machine Learning platforms

Assignment Duration

6 month(s)

Capacity Required

Full Time

No. of Positions


Nature of Work

Both (On-site & Remote)

Profile Requirements

Experience: 10+ years

Qualification : Post Graduate or Higher

fleXpertise required

Machine learning Data bricks MS AzureData science Python codingpysparkRStatistical modelling


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