Head of Data Science & Analytics

  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Slough, England
  • Permanent
  • 4 days remaining

Join Reckitt Benckiser and you’ll join a global consumer health powerhouse with strong portfolio of brands. We’ve built our success on a quick-thinking, fast-acting culture, so you can look forward to a role that will have real impact on a business that continues to outpace the global markets.

The Head of Data Science & Analytics plays a highly strategic role in supporting the growth of our global categories in Health BU through driving global strategy, data and insights leadership team within our CDO/headquarters organization and leading globally our data & analytics function reporting into the global director of strategy, data and insights.

This role’s responsibilities encompass a broad range of data insights, data analytics and data science elements. With 6 direct reports, it has a multifaceted role of a) supporting global leadership (ie. corporate & brand/category leaders) with market performance insights b) driving global transformational programs on data, data analytics and data sciences, c) being the global centre of excellence on this field & d) driving specific complex analytics efforts first hand.

Responsibilities of the teams within role include:

  • Data sciences and CRM analytics – this team will be driving analytics with the consumer level datasets to drive acquisition, retention and extension. This will include data science, segmentation, machine learning, A/B testing, etc
  • Global Predictive models CoE – team made of a data scientist and business transformation manager that drive our predictive modelling efforts globally. As many our categories are seasonal (cold&flu, summer, etc) finding the right predictive models and then predicting when the moments of high incidence / purchase of our categories will happen its key to drive efficiency of our marketing dollars
  • Global digital and Marketing Mix (MMX) analytics – Group of individuals with a dual role leading global transformational MMX program across the covering more than 25 categories & market combinations that account for more than 50% of our growth. This being digital analytics CoE. Working together with global media and insights teams as well as country leadership
  • Market performance insights team – Team accountable for global & regional business insights based on our market data (Nielsen, IRI, IQVIA, etc) working with global and regional RB leadership. This team is the main source of in-market performance data and insights for global and regional RB leadership working closely with the strategy team


  • Strong stakeholder management skills engaging with multiple stakeholders both from business and data & analytics point of view
  • Bias towards action and drive for results
  • Influencing skills & conformable with ambiguity
  • Bias towards business insights and implications and ability to work easily with data
  • Strong analytical mind, ease to work with numbers
  • Strong understanding of data & analytics fields: ideally with experience in the following: Machine Learning, Python/R/SAS, SQL, Syndicated data, consumer data, etc
  • Strong communication skills
  • Conformable leading various teams simultaneously

Previous relevant experience

  • Relevant leadership experience in data science and analytics in consumer goods, retail or consumer health environment
  • Strong background in digital performance marketing (DMP, etc) & eCommerce analytic & eCRM
  • Consumer goods analytics suite: MMX, pricing & promo, digital marketing, etc
  • Multi-national experience and experience leading global or complex regional programs

In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly Global organisation.

RB is different: ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough here.

RB is the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company, We work with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and keep giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, through our brands like Nurofen, Strepsils, Mucinex, Dettol, Lysol, Finish and Vanish.

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