Head of Data Science

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Date Posted
11th July 2017
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An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.


In order to meet Jaguar Land Rover’s ambitious global growth plans, tackle the ever-increasing challenges being faced by our business and elevate transformation to the levels required to deliver a sustainable industry-leading organisation, Jaguar Land Rover is embarking on a journey to accelerate the size, breadth and capability of its central transformation team.    

The Analytics Centre of Excellence is a newly formed team with a vision to create competitive advantage for Jaguar Land Rover through being the world leader in automotive analytics. The Data Science team is responsible for developing and delivering our data science strategy, coordinating data programmes across the organisation and solving our most complex data science problems.  To do this we are assembling an expert multi-disciplinary team of analytics and data science professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. 

Examples of potential projects include providing new insight to improve sales and to change business behaviours reinventing business processes through automation of data processes.

Very rarely is data analytics found at this scale within an organisation of this size and at this pace. The analytics/transformation team has experienced very rapid growth but this is an ideal time to join as the function is still in its infancy and the possibilities of shaping and moulding the future of Data Science within Jaguar Land Rover globally is unparalleled. We have very close links to the universities, and this role will work on maintaining close links to academia and beyond.

You'll have responsibility to influence the data science strategy and direction of the Centre of Excellence and Jaguar Land Rover as a whole. This means staying in touch with developments in applied analytics and constantly pushing the Centre of Excellence to update its approaches and Jaguar Land Rover to embed data science into our processes with a strict focus on maximising long term return on investment. 

The Head of Data Science will lead the Centre of Excellence Data Science strategy and be the main advisor to the Analytics Federation on applied Data Science. They will also ensure that the training and governance is in place to develop Data Scientists (in and out of the Centre of Excellence).



You’ll display excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to work effectively with all organisational levels and be comfortable working with senior stakeholders. Experience leading a data science team is key and so is a postgraduate qualification in mathematics, data science, operational research etc.

You’ll have extensive experience in industrialising and scaling data science solutions – e.g. embedding a predictive analytics algorithm into a stock management system. Another prerequisite for being successful in this role is a deep experience in coding, and governing code in multiple languages and/or environments.


Demonstrated process improvement experience and accomplishments. Experience with influencing and leading organisational change to implement the process and experience in a manufacturing/automotive environment would be highly beneficial.

Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you will find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team. As well as the impressive benefits that all our employees receive (including a privilege car purchase scheme, competitive pension scheme and 26 days holiday entitlement), there are some additional benefits open to our Managers. This includes access to our highly competitive Employee Car Ownership (ECO) scheme which provides a Jaguar, Land Rover or Ford brand car at extremely favourable cost compared to traditional company car lease schemes. In addition to the car scheme we provide private health cover (which includes travel insurance) and performance-related bonus schemes. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.
Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


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