Data Science Manager


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive plus benefits

Closing Date

28/01/2022 12:00

About The Role

The use of data has leveraged so much within Matalan in the last few years, we're on an exciting journey to drive a insight/data lead culture using connected and trusted data to unlock new opportunities and efficiencies. 

Working as part of our marketing team but also focussing and partnering with the entire business; we're looking for a Data Scientist Manager to manage the Data Science team.

You'll design and deliver insightful and commercially astute analytics projects that support strategic decision-making, designing and driving a Data Science roadmap to improve the level of analytics capability across the business.

This is great time to be joining the data & insight function at Matalan as there is a lot of focus on driving value from our data and influencing key decisions. Their is a real appetite for this skill set and ultisation of data within the business. 

  • Leading a team of data scientists to deliver a range of projects across the whole of Matalan, covering marketing, Ecomm, trading teams, stock planning and more. 

  • Driving innovation around the business with a strong focus on delivering business value. 

  • Working within the insight leadership, setting strategy and direction for the growth of data science within Matalan. 

  • Cultivating relationships with stakeholders across Matalan including developing credibility with senior leadership. 

About You

  • Degree in a numerate subject with work experience delivering data science solutions. 
  • Significant experience of applying a range of data science and machine learning techniques to deliver business value 
  • Ability to benchmark and prioritise the possible impact of data science projects, drawing on a wide range of previous experience to give a sense of the potential. 
  • Advanced proficiency in at least two of SQL/R/Python/similar programming languages 
  • Experience using BI Tools such as Power BI to set up dashboards with an emphasis on providing value to the business 
  • Experience of leading a team of data scientists, with the ability to develop both the technical capabilities and softer skills of an individual 
  • Experience managing the data science project lifecycle 
  • Credibility with stakeholders at all levels of the business, able to expertly convert complex data and analysis into concise and easy to understand presentations and insights. 
  • Commercially astute analytics projects that support strategic decision-making 


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working, 3 days in the office, 2 days at home 
  • 20% discount in-store and online 
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Group Life Assurance 
  • Early Finish Friday (3 pm)
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Training, development, and support tools through a variety of channels thanks to our Talent Development team - including managerial masterclass to achieve your team goals and objectives 
  • Onboarding scheme 

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.
Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.