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Director of Data

  • Data Science
  • London
  • Permanent
  • £140,000
  • #45029
  • About the role

    Director of Data – Broadcast media – Remote/Hybrid (UK Based) £150,000

    Are you a Senior Data Science/Engineering leader with experience of coaching, developing and growing large teams of Data Scientists?

    Do you have experience of generating value from data?

    Are you a finisher that derives satisfaction from delivering on strategic plans?

    Well, I’m looking for a Director of Data for one of the UK’s best known broadcast media companies and this could be for you.

    Who are we?

    We’re currently a third of the way through our planned transformation and looking for the person to lead our innovation team into 2023.

    You’ll be one of 5 Directors reporting to the CDO and be responsible for leading a team of 70 Data Scientist, Machine Learning, Data, Platform and MLOps Engineers. Your decentralised team will be working on rapid prototyping and deployment of end to end models for things like, marketing, advertising and yield forecasting.

    Your role will be to work with the leadership team to determine value in projects, set out tech stack and enable your team to deliver in a solution focused way.


    What experience will I have?

    You’ll be leading a team of 70 with planned growth to 120 by the end of 2023, so will have experience in leading teams of a similar size before. We’re very focused on developing our people and looking for someone that has a coaching and nurturing style of leadership.

    You’ll be able to demonstrate your experience in identifying and generating value in business from data and working with other senior stakeholders to deliver business goals.

    You won’t be hands on but will have demonstrable experience applying end-to-end machine learning, from concept to productionization, with solid experience on applied engineering and deployment.

    We have a decentralised team, and a Data Mesh architecture and currently migrating from GCP to AWS, so you’ll be familiar with these as well as Databricks, which we’re using heavily.

    What’s on offer?

    This is a mostly remote position but would prefer someone that can attend weekly leadership meetings in our London or Manchester offices.

    We have a great package on offer, which includes a generous base salary of up to £150,000 plus: 20% bonus, pension, life assurance, income protection, private medical, health cash plan, car scheme and more

    I’m interested, what now?

    Great, find out more getting in touch by clicking the ‘apply now’ button or get in touch with me by the following:

    • Email me at
    • Call me on 02037736498