As Head of Data Science, you are responsible for growing and leading a team of data scientists focused on building and deploying scalable data products for improved decisioning, optimisation and automation at Gymshark. Sitting as a key senior leader within the wider data & insight team, this role is critical in delivering our data led vision.

In this role, you must act as a translator between data science and other business teams, ensuring all data science projects conducted are commercially focused, closely connected to the business context and have strong buy in from relevant business teams. You and your team will focus on delivering sophisticated data products which enable Gymshark to improve operational efficiency, enhance forecasting accuracy and deliver personalised experiences that are relevant and authentic.

This role must act as a subject-matter expert and champion for data science business wide, educating all areas of the business on how data science products & solutions can add value for them, identifying new opportunities to utilise data science to drive value, along with exploring and implementing new and innovative methods/tools within data science.

  • Lead, coach and inspire a fast-growing data science team
  • Own the development and execution of Gymshark’s data science strategy, focusing on delivering sophisticated data products which enable Gymshark to drive commercial value from our data assets
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business to understand their needs, challenges, and strategic direction
  • Support the Data Director with the development and execution of a world class data strategy by proving thought leadership and constructive challenge
  • Ensure your team have the tools and support they need from the wider data & tech teams to deliver world class data science initiatives, knocking down any barriers you face
  • Identify and explore new and existing platforms, ensuring we have the appropriate tech stack needed to deliver world class data science initiatives, working with the tech & wider data team to implement any new technologies required
  • Define and implement a best practice framework for delivering scalable, effective data products at Gymshark
  • Provide day to day support to your direct reports, giving them clear direction on their responsibilities, objectives and development plan, checking in regularly to ensure they are delivering against these areas.
  • Champion data science capability and initiatives across the business, raising the profile of the team and exciting the business about what can be achieved with AI & ML.
  • Be a visible and accessible data science leader, inspiring your team and the wider business in how we can capitalise on our data assets
  • Act as a thought leader in data science, creating a COE for data science which supports the development of all data science talent across the business
  • Own and maintain the data science roadmap, ensuring projects are prioritised effectively and provide deliverables that align with commercial goals across the wider business
  • Improve our foresight and forecasting capability through introducing effective ML solutions
  • Champion the trialing and adoption of new methodologies and tools, striving for world class initiatives and performance
  • Continuously assess our data science toolkit, ensuring it is not only fit for purpose but enables market leading and forward-thinking initiatives.

  • Extensive experience within a data science management role where you have delivered innovative and commercially valuable machine learning solutions across a range of functional areas
  • BSc/MSc in computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics or a related subject would be advantageous
  • Extensive line management experience, including developing and growing a high performing team
  • Proven ability to deploy effective data science models in production environments
  • Excellent influencing skills, with experience of influencing senior stakeholders, including C level executives
  • Exceptional people management skills with the ability to lead and inspire a team to success
  • An expert communicator and storyteller, able to explain complex solutions in a compelling and engaging way
  • A commercially minded individual with the ability to identify valuable opportunities for data science initiatives across all business functions
  • A strong mentor that can support and develop strong data scientists (particularly machine learning engineers)
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to understand the big picture
  • In-depth understanding of technical skills used across all applications of data science, with the ability to advise on and challenge chosen methodologies
  • A core understanding of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and relevant programming languages (Python, R, Java, C++ etc.)
  • Ability to ask the right questions and identify the most effective methods to solve business problems
  • Knowledge of go to market functions including Marketing, Trading, Product and Brand is preferable


Our Benefits

πŸ€‘ Competitive 'Win Together, Lose Together' Bonus
🩺 Full private medical insurance with no excess
πŸ– 25 days holidays + your birthday and all the bank Holidays which can be substituted and taken whenever you want.
πŸ’» A truly flexible working culture
πŸ‘₯ A collaborative, creative and inspiring working environment
πŸ’° Employer pension contributions up to 7%
🀩 Life Assurance at four times your basic salary
🦈 50% Gymshark Discount & Gymshark Gift Card for each year of service
πŸ₯‡ Financial, Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support
πŸ“š Great training and learning resources & 10% time for personal development
πŸ–₯ Choice of hardware and access to the best software
πŸ€’ Paid time off when you’re physically and mentally unwell
🧸 Very Generous Family Leave package – we support you extending your family

GS Campus Perks

🍎 Refuel - Healthy fresh food at GSHQ
πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Lifting Club (LC) Gym Membership
πŸ‘‰ Free monthly massages
πŸ’ˆ Beauty and Barber facilities
🚘 Free on-site parking