The Opportunity 

Our mission is to change the way the world works by democratizing AI for every business, and to build a great company – that everyone loves being a part of. These two goals haven’t changed since the days when Peak was little more than an idea forming in the heads of our founders Richard, Atul and Dave. 

It’s an incredibly exciting time at Peak; we’re growing rapidly off the back of our $75m Series C funding round (2021), led by SoftBank, and we have very ambitious plans for the future. 

We’ve launched a brand new software category, Decision Intelligence, which we want to spearhead and become the trusted, global voice of. 

We’re opening up the Peak platform to more organizations, empowering businesses to now build their own Decision Intelligence solutions and applications for the very first time. 

All of this means that we’re expanding our team rapidly, with huge growth plans in place. But we know that culture and success come hand in hand, so creating and protecting an amazing company culture that’s true to our values remains really important to Peak and our mission.

Purpose of the Role

To lead a team of Data Scientists, providing support and guidance to the team, and providing strategic Data Science expertise that ensures Peak can successfully deliver Decision Intelligence to our customers.

The Role

You’ll work within the Data Science team as a Data Science Team Leader, managing a team of Data Scientists, and providing expertise to the projects they are working on. As well as supporting your team, you will work closely with customers & other teams at Peak to define the theoretical and technical approach to projects to maximize the value of our solutions for our customers. The role provides you with the opportunity to drive the strategy of the Data Science team and turn this into a reality within your team by improving processes and best practices. You must have a track record of delivering high quality Data Science projects, a passion for developing and supporting a team to perform at its very best, and a strategic mindset to further improve the Data Science team going forwards.

Key responsibilities

  • Line management responsibility for a team of Data Scientists. Act as a mentor for the team, sharing expertise to support their development, and ensure all customers receive high quality Data Science work.
  • Work within Ops project delivery teams (with Data Scientists and Customer Success) to define the theoretical and technical approach to projects with the goal of maximizing value for our customers.
  • Ensure Data Science outputs within your team meet a high standard; this includes modelling approaches, robustness of solutions and communication with customers (e.g. presentations).
  • Identify, mitigate and escalate risks with customer projects when required & proactively work with others to resolve these issues
  • Support Sales to identify opportunities in Data Science for our prospects, using your expertise from the industry verticals and/or solution domains of projects you oversee.
  • Provide input to the Product and Engineering teams to support the build of our platform and generalization of our solutions.
  • Prioritise and allocate resource within your team of Data Scientists to ensure projects are delivered on time & work with other Team Leaders to resolve resource requests across the team.
  • Provide input into process and best practice improvements for the Data Science team & implement and encourage adoption of best practices within your team.
  • Help to build the Data Science team, finding exceptional talent and recruiting them to Peak.
  • Lead or contribute to strategic initiatives within the Data Science team that will enable the team to achieve our key results.
  • Actively contribute towards the Peak strategy, and ensure all team members are aware of, and working towards achieving the strategy.
  • Represent Peak at appropriate events, sharing Data Science expertise and the value of the Peak’s Data Science offering.

 

Personal skills

  • Open - Happy to discuss ideas, contribute to others’ work, take on board feedback, work well in a tight-knit and supportive team and be comfortable with change. Identifies areas Data Science skills can be applied to assist other teams, and is willing to help.  Communicates Data Science and other ideas clearly and effectively to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Driven - Determined to help Peak succeed as a fast growing scale up technology company, by driving improvements in Data Science work. Can work under own initiative.
  • Curious - Always working to better understand our customers, their world, and their challenges, and how we can better help them (and communicate that well). Keen to develop your knowledge of different businesses, what solutions are useful to them, and how to communicate with different types of stakeholders.
  • Smart - Always willing to be able to back up opinions with solid reasoning, research and data. Can make our customers feel like we know their business through their data better than they do themselves. Expert in Data Science methods used to solve projects within your team and can confidently adapt and innovate with these approaches to support Data Scientists to solve new problems.
  • Responsible - Takes ownership of a team, and responsibility for the tasks assigned to them. Supports their team, and wider Peak.

Required experience

2 of the following points are essential:

  • A passion for and experience in mentoring/leading/supporting other members in a team.
  • Experience in planning data science projects from initial scoping to deployment, preferably in a commercial setting.
  • Experience working in a data, analytics, or strategic role in the retail, manufacturing, or CPG industries

As well as:

  • Prior experience in some of - statistical modelling, machine learning, data mining, unstructured data analytics, natural language processing.
  • Programming skills/concepts and the ability to pick up new technology with ease.
  • Prior experience in R, Python, SQL and/or other statistical tools/languages are a plus.  
  • The ability to understand and present findings to a non-technical audience. 
  • Prior experience in communicating and collaborating with external stakeholders.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions and influence Peak’s early success in entering the global market.
  • Share options / Equity in Peak - Peak is our company, Peak is your company.
  • Flexible culture - Hybrid working model (Clubhouse/Home) and flexible hours with work life balance in mind.
  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, rising with each year of service up to 38 days. 
  • Family leave benefits, including a world class maternity pay policy (more details here).
  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, autonomous high performance culture and a truly collaborative style.
  • Opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for 1 month of the year, after one years service.
  • Mental and physical health support through a variety of channels, e.g., Headspace and Spill app subscriptions, online yoga/boxing/HIIT classes, regular team days and social activities.
  • Cycle to work initiative and public transport season ticket loans.
  • Working with cutting edge tech - you will develop skills and experience essential in the modern economy.
  • Learn from like minded & talented team members across multiple disciplines.
  • Opportunity to develop in various areas that you may take an interest in as part of your personal development. 

About Peak

Peak was founded in Manchester (UK) in 2015 by Richard Potter, Atul Sharma, and David Leitch. We’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Our Decision Intelligence platform provides businesses all over the world with AI-powered solutions that drive game-changing commercial outcomes. 

The Peak platform connects data sets from across an organization to provide predictive insight and drive fast and effective decision making. We’re proud to call some of the world's leading companies such as Nike, PepsiCo, JSW, KFC, Molson Coors, Sika and PrettyLittleThing our customers.

In August 2021, we announced a $75m Series C funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund II. We’ve grown rapidly in the last three years and now have over 300+ Peakers globally. In 2021, we proudly received our Best Companies 3-star accreditation, which recognizes extraordinary levels of employee engagement. The Sunday Times also ranked us as one of the Best 100 Companies to Work For in 2020 and 2021.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our mission at Peak is to help businesses do great things with AI - we are the innovators, the disruptors and the gamechangers.  Diverse and inclusive companies will drive the fourth industrial revolution - and we will lead from the front. Over the next 5 years, we need more than words to create a stronger company and a fairer society, which is why Peak are committed to not only creating an amazing place to work, but a diverse and inclusive one too.

We want to create awesome teams and leadership, where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their ideas to solve the complex problems for the companies and the communities we serve.

We believe diversity is key to making our business unique. As an accessible employer, we recognise and embrace the diversity on offer throughout our teams, providing a platform for all employees, and ultimately the business, to reach its full potential.  The benefits of diversity and equality cannot be fully achieved without creating an inclusive environment. This includes colleagues who are disabled.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer meaning we have been certified by the government as actively taking steps to attract, recruit and retain disabled workers. We understand that some disabled colleagues will need adjustments to help them perform to the best of their ability so if you do need any reasonable adjustments then please let us know.

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Our mission at Peak is to help businesses do great things with AI - we are the innovators, the disruptors and the game changers. Diverse and inclusive companies will drive the fourth industrial revolution - and we will lead from the front. 

Over the next 5 years, we need more than words to create a stronger company and a fairer society, which is why Peak is committed to not only creating an amazing place to work, but a diverse and inclusive one too.

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