Data Scientist

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Guildford, United Kingdom

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GBP56,285 rising to £73,330

Our Finance and Administration Teams take a closer look at how Aldi is performing and shares best practice knowledge with our international business.

What they say and do makes a real difference to the future of Aldi, so it's important we have good financial and business insights. As a Data Scientist, you will support the development of value-adding strategies and data-driven decision making. You will possess exceptional statistical, mathematical and data mining skills, and be an expert in your field.

Role: Data Scientist

Salary: £56,285 rising to £73,330

40 Hours per week 8.00am - 4.30pm

Contract: 12 Month FTC / Secondment Opportunity

Role Overview:

As a Data Scientist, working within the National Finance and Administration team, you will support the development of value-adding strategies and data-driven decision making. You will possess exceptional statistical, mathematical and data mining skills, and be an expert in your field.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Integrates qualitative and quantitative information from a wide range of sources to address core business demands, identify opportunities and deliver critical insights
  • Manipulates and analyses large and complex data sets to detect patterns and correlations
  • Designs and builds predictive analytical models to identify interdependencies between business performance and underlying drivers
  • Automates and/or integrates analytical models into operational processes
  • Builds, develops and maintains mathematical decision models on strategic and operational level, in close collaboration with internal and external experts
  • Develops simulation scenarios to help provide optimisation recommendations
  • Develops and maintains models through benchmarking and process analyses, ensuring harmonised guidelines & methodologies for conducting different analysis
  • Clarifies, visualises and helps to interpret results of implemented analytical models
  • Identifies opportunities regarding systematic data collection
  • Ensures development output is documented and maintained in national/international report catalogue
  • Ensures the transfer of Analytics insights at a global level
  • Validates new data integrations of data engineers and front end developers (quality gate)

Skills and Qualifications


  • Knowledge of R(-Studio), Python, VBA, SQL and / or similar data related scripting languages
  • Excellent Communication skills, including English
  • Experience with modern tools and big data technology
  • Exceptional statistical, mathematical and data mining skills
  • Excellent command of Excel and PowerPoint
  • SAP/BI and ERP skills
  • Excellent Communication skills, including English
  • Expertise in Statistics / Economics / Computer Science
  • Statistical thinker
  • Excellent technical acumen
  • Effectively applies maths and statistics knowledge to data
  • Proficient use of machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Critical thinking and communication, promoting a self-serve culture


  • Experience in Retail / FMCG or function / domain knowledge is an advantage
  • Knowledge of controlling processes and tools is an advantage


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