Senior Risk Data Scientist


London, UK


Before you apply - don't miss out!

Subscribe to our weekly job alert

By registering you agree to our terms & conditions and privacy policy.

You can unsubscribe anytime using the link in the bottom of the email.

You will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription

Here at GSK, it is critical that Global Finance has the capability to build confidence, both internally and externally, to ensure that risks are managed effectively and holistically. The Senior Risk Data Scientist plays a key role within the Finance Risk Management & Controls team to help drive this agenda.

This role supports the Finance Risk Data Analytics lead to provide Global Finance and Global Process Owners support in assessing risks and identifying gaps in controls. In this role you will utilise exploratory analytics, SQL database and machine learning, to create opportunities for process and control simplification to optimise risk exposure and costs (Operational and External Audit). This role assesses the Global Finance risk environment and hones-in on key areas to support and promote the creation of action plans from the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be the go-to person to provide ERP functional advice to the FRMC team to accelerate project deliverables. Develop and own the relationship with GSK ERP teams to ensure successful and operational data mining /analytics and Machine Learning activities.
  • Business partnering role with Process Operations teams and Global Process Owners to understand stakeholder needs, accelerate project deliverables, identify trends, process gaps and risks. Centralize control risk assessment and drive simplification and efficiency across processes by identifying opportunities to leverage technology and analytics.
  • Support and advise FRMC Directors to utilize and build out the use of data analytics skills. Be responsible to promote and train FRMC members to use self-service data analytics capabilities and sample extraction tools e.g. CELONIS, SAP and BW/ BI.
  • Lead the design and development of analytical solutions to understand risks across key business processes (P2P/ O2C/ R2R). Ensure the creation and maintenance of documentation, data dictionaries and perform peer review of analytic modelling output.
  • Be an advisor on various special projects requiring emerging technology advice (BOTs, Machine Learning, AI), ERP functional knowledge, data analytics and risk assessment skills.
  • Lead and support the delivery of cost effective, high-quality continuous control performance reports timely through risk use cases analysis contributing to proactive risk assessment. Provide clear, insightful interpretation of analysis to enable decision making.
  • Act as a back up to leader and mentor to junior members of the team. Be informed and up to date with Emerging Tech advancements especially in the Risk space, educate and advise FRMC team members on new technologies.
  • Be comfortable with audit concepts and be a team player supporting junior members in developing KPIs and visual controls related to key processes optimizing cost for control testing and performance.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor's Degree - Mathematics & Statistics, Engineering, Information Systems, Finance, or other applicable degree & further education qualification in IT/Data analytics or Finance (CA, ACCA, CIMA..)
  • Data Analytics; Data Science, SAP ERP functional knowledge.
  • Statistical and Data manipulation scripting languages e.g. R, SQL Python.
  • SQL expert - proven experience in using SQL for analysis is required as the main tool out team is using is MS Azure SQL database.
  • Risk assessment across business processes using a mix of risk management & controls theory, business process experience and good stakeholder management
  • Ability to define process and procedure related to use and integration of technology.
  • Experience delivering data analysis in other data science roles, utilising diverse and complex data sources.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • MSc Degree in Mathematics and Statistics, Management Science, Operational research, Financial Mathematics.
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical environment.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

We’re open to all talent – whatever your gender, disability, marital status, religion or belief, age, race, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin.

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities. You can either call us on 0808 234 4391, or send an email

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies

GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK’s compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK’s Transparency Reporting For the Record site.


Before you apply - don't miss out!

Subscribe to our weekly job alert

By registering you agree to our terms & conditions and privacy policy.

You can unsubscribe anytime using the link in the bottom of the email.

You will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription

Not what you're looking for?

Use our search to find your ideal career opportunity

Search term is required
No jobs were found
Total of [[ totalJobs ]] jobs were found

[[ ]]

[[ jobs.location ]]
[[ jobs.salary_min|decimals ]] - [[ jobs.salary_max|decimals ]]
[[ jobs.posted_time_friendly ]]

Featured Jobs


Darmstadt, Germany

January 27, 2020


Leicester, UK

February 19, 2020

Home Office

London, UK

January 26, 2020

Bank of Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

February 20, 2020

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool, UK

February 13, 2020

Kew Gardens

Wakehurst, West Sussex

February 03, 2020

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Southampton, UK

January 27, 2020

Kew Gardens, Richmond

January 26, 2020

Our Partners

Logo for Dstl
Logo for Prifysgol
Logo for Bank Of England
Logo for Cma
Logo for Frontier
Logo for Logo
Logo for Mit Logo

Like what you see?

Post a job