Data Scientist

  • Travelodge Hotels
  • Thame, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Permanent
  • 6 days remaining

The job in a nutshell:

Travelodge is looking for a Data Scientist to join its Digital Team. You will be responsible for working with big data sets to deliver advanced and actionable customer insights to increase the efficiency of our customer proposition, drive customer lifetime value, and improve the customer experience.

The successful individual will be able to work with minimal instruction and oversight, conduct multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, maintain relationships with the senior leaders, and own deliverables end to end. Critical to the success of this role is your ability to work with big data, develop insightful analysis that drives action, and communicate findings and impact of actions in a clear and compelling way.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Proactively and in response to stakeholder requests build and report on data-fuelled products that helps our customer insight, experience and revenue opportunities.
  • Provide continuous insight into leading analytic practices, design and  development cycles, and establish new benchmarks upon how we utilise the data sets open to us. You will research, design, implement and validate cutting-edge algorithms to analyse diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes.
  • As our data scientist, you will provide expertise on mathematical concepts for the broader business for revenue optimisation and inspire the adoption of advanced analytics and data science across the entire breadth of our organisation.
  • Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed
  • and Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.

What we’ll expect from you:


  • Demonstrated experience of using Python, R, or similar tools for data analysis, structuring, transforming and visualising big data (strong SQL skills are a must)
  • Clear presentation of findings and guiding next steps at various points
  • Focus and ability to find solutions and work towards goals when setbacks/ hurdles occur
  • Ability to build statistical models (such as linear regression, logistic etc.) and customer segmentations
  • Willing to learn new frameworks and languages required for the task

Work Experience and Education Guidelines:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Data Science or similar and 3+ years working in an advanced analytics role OR a Master’s degree in one of these subjects and at least a year of work experience
  • Past experience in a role focused on customer insight, statistical modelling, data science or similar
  • Solid understanding of online marketing, preferably in a past or current role

At Travelodge, we believe that behaviours are just as important as the activities you carry out. The ones we look for in every colleague are:

I care about people

  • I treat everyone in a way I would like to be treated
  • I am easy to work with
  • I have a can do attitude
  • I care about the impact my work has on others

I pay attention to detail

  • I do the little things that make a difference to our customers
  • I work to brand standards
  • I treat Travelodge time, equipment and stock as if it were my own

I drive for results

  • I hit targets in my role and work at the right pace
  • I take ownership of problems and try to fix them fast
  • I look for ways to avoid future problems
  • I look for ways to promote Travelodge


At Travelodge, we are warm, straightforward and optimistic. We have a big footprint in the UK, but still a small company feel and you can expect quality and value to be built in to everything we do. You’ll have the support of a close network of colleagues and managers, and every day is different here! We want you to bring your personality to work and we love our diversity.

Reward and recognition

It’s not just our customers we want to wake up with a smile on their face. As well as a competitive salary, being part of our hotel support centre means great holiday entitlements, pension contribution deals, being part of our bonus scheme, and a Thanks Card giving generous room and food discounts as well as friends and family rates.

Career and development

We want you to develop further with us at Travelodge and we’ll provide you a development plan to help you reach your goals.   You can expect to have a full induction and training relevant to your role. We advertise all our vacancies


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