Senior Consultant – Data Science

Tui Group

Luton

TUI Group sees the application of data and artificial intelligence as a core source of competitive advantage in the drive to deliver market leading personalised customer experiences which maximise the value captured from our extensive product range whilst operating at maximum efficiency. This is a great time to join the team which is extending the application of data and analytics across the TUI business, joining up the data and providing data science and analytics expertise across multiple business functions.

The Senior Consultant role will be part of our analytics and data science team and will work on key strategic projects touching many parts of the business. The role has accountability for the design and development of the analytical solutions using a variety of technologies, and techniques, and working alongside IT, the business and other data science colleagues. These projects may operate across different source markets, and so although the role is primarily UK based, some travel may be required.

As a Senior Consultant you will liaise with multiple stakeholders to define and obtain the buy-in for change, and you will support the definition of hypotheses, potential solution approaches and business benefits.Working as part of our agile team you will lead thinking to deliver innovative, algorithmic solutions to complex problems ensuring that solutions are rigorously tested and deliver business value. We expect solutions to make use of sophisticated algorithms whilst enabling high levels of decision-making transparency and user control. You will work at all stages of the development lifecycle from idea generation to testing and implementation support.

TUI and in particular the UK has always been a data driven business. The UK team has for example developed an in-house yield solution automating the management of 18 million prices on an hourly basis and now deployed across 4 markets in the group. TUI are significantly investing in the area of data science both from a technology and people perspective and have a number of tremendously exciting and ambitious projects in progress using leading edge technology across commercial, digital, airline and customer, all are key to TUI’s growth plans.

As the delivery of these projects move to the CLOUD we are looking for someone with a proven track record of delivering automated data science solutions in a CLOUD environment. This person will have a passion for data, relentless curiosity about the data and the business processes behind it, real analytic rigour and the ability to inspire both the analytics teams and the wider business so that TUI can move rapidly on the next phase of its analytical journey.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the team.

What We’re Looking for

  • Proven experience of delivering productionised data solutions at scale
  • Experience independently or leading a team to tackle complex problems using data science techniques such as statistics, machine learning, optimisation
  • Familiarity and experience with a wide range of technologies e.g. Spark, Python, R, Scala, SQL with significant expertise in at least one. Experience using AWS or other cloud technology is preferred
  • Organised, structured and logical thinker - with a methodical, clear approach to solving business problems, using data to deliver business benefit;
  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • Data knowledgeable and inquisitive – confident in explaining how specific data and sources can be used in support of solution delivery;
  • Customer and internal client centric – working in partnership with both internal “customers”, and external customers, balancing this with commercial and business drivers and goals;
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written, in English. Comfortable communicating high level concepts to senior stakeholders, whilst also being able to delve in to the detail of complex changes when required;
  • Strong interest in technology and committed to keeping up to date with industry and technical trends
  • Degree qualification (minimum 2:1) in a mathematics, statistics or data science related degree; associated post graduate or professional qualification preferred.

TUI Group is the leading tourism business with over 67,000 employees across the world. The Group includes our unique hotel portfolio, our cruise ships, our own aircraft, tour operators, travel agencies, and much more. At TUI we know it’s our people that make us number one so you can look forward to a competitive salary, pension scheme and further benefits such as generous holiday discounts, great rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers.


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