Nectar is a loyalty card scheme in the United Kingdom, run by Nectar Loyalty Ltd. The scheme is the largest in the United Kingdom, and comprises a number of partner companies including Sainsbury's, BP and eBay. It launched in 2002 with initially four partner companies, and by 2010 had grown to include over 14 companies and over 400 online retailers. Participating companies cover sectors including travel, retail, finance and newspapers.

Nectar Loyalty London, UK
22/10/2018
Full time
At Nectar, we’re busy building the best loyalty programme we can and getting to know our customers better than anyone else. With over 20 million Nectar users and over 5 billion Nectar points shared, we’re the market leader in delivering superior data analytics.  Although we’re a front runner, you won’t find the typical stuffy corporate culture here. We pride ourselves on encouraging innovation, autonomy and future thinking. All the things that ensure we continue to be ahead of the curve in a competitive environment.  Based on The Strand, we’ve ensured that our team are in the thick of it. In our hub you’ll find a fast paced, exciting, game-changing environment, basically all the great things you would expect to find in a start-up agency, but with the richest commercial data on the market at your fingertips. If you’re looking for an energetic environment where your talent can grow, we are actively recruiting for a Lead Data Scientist to join our Nectar family. You will: Play a critical role in the development of Nectar’s data science capabilities and the integration of this capability into the day to day operation of the business. Setting objevtices objectives and strategy for the Data Science team Be creative and apply your experience of data science to solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions across the Nectar business. This will include 1) the enrichment of our data asset; 2) improvements in the effieciency and effectiveness of our Nectar products and propositions 3) the application of data science to bespoke Nectar Partner and i2c clients challanges  Be autonomous in the hands-on delivery of advanced analytical projects including using all types of data sources (structured/unstructured) Distil these approaches and learnings into coherent user stories and present back to the relevant stakeholders across the business to identify commercial opportunities and maximise impact Provide hands-on technical advice and coaching to the wider team of data scientists, analysts and engineers on the application of data science techniques and spot opportunities to apply new techniques to improve exisitng approaches to problems You’ll need: Significant experience using and deploying Data Science An awareness  of how data science is being used in the broader market and opportunities to bring these techniques to bare in Nectar Loyalty A university degree (2:1 or higher) in a numerate discipline, a research degree in natural sciences, maths or computing is desirable. We mainly develop in python however, knowledge of any other programming languages (R, C++, Scala) applied to data analytics will also be considered Experience with Big Data technology, e.g. AWS, Hadoop, Spark, etc.  Experience with analytical and statistical modelling tools. Experience of using data to drive commercial and actionable insights for businesses  Proven success of collaborating with internal stakeholders and clients, supported by examples of driving projects forward and delivering to plan. Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate technology and analytics concepts coherently and meaningfully to a non-technical audience. Comfortable working in a sometimes ambiguous environment with the ability to think innovatively and a passion for solving problems  Experience with SQL based databases (e.g. Oracle, MS SQL Server) 
Nectar Loyalty London, UK
22/10/2018
Full time
At Nectar, we’re busy building the best loyalty programme we can and getting to know our customers better than anyone else. With over 20 million Nectar users and over 5 billion Nectar points shared, we’re the market leader in delivering superior data analytics.  Although we’re a front runner, you won’t find the typical stuffy corporate culture here. We pride ourselves on encouraging innovation, autonomy and future thinking. All the things that ensure we continue to be ahead of the curve in a competitive environment.  Based on The Strand, we’ve ensured that our team are in the thick of it. In our hub you’ll find a fast paced, exciting, game-changing environment, basically all the great things you would expect to find in a start-up agency, but with the richest commercial data on the market at your fingertips. If you’re looking for an energetic environment where your talent can grow, we are actively recruiting for a Senior Full Stack Developer to join our Nectar family.   You will: You will engage with teams across Nectar, i2c and with Partners and clients to identify and spot opportunities to develop products and applications which improve efficiency, provide new capability and/or generate revenue You will work with the Tools & Data Science team and wider Nectar Loyalty Analytics team to transform complex data and analytics into compelling and intuitive products and tools You will maintain quality and ensure robustness and responsiveness of your products and applications You will maintain code integrity and organisation You will own your own projects, by providing input to scope, planning the development and presenting the solutions with recommendations within agreed timelines You will have opportunity to lead by example - defining best practice solutions, driving improvements in existing reporting/analytical processes and visualisations  You’ll need: A university degree (2:1 or higher) in an IT, analytical or programming discipline. Great communication skills Strong background manipulating, visualising and drawing insight from large consumer databases A keen eye for detail and aesthetic qualities beyond basic functionality Previous experience of working with customer data is essential and marketing data is desirable.  Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, D3 JavaScript frameworks AngularJS, React highly desirable Server-side languages like PHP, Python, Ruby, Java  Ability to develop cross-browser / platform compatible solutions for web and mobile advantageous Knowledge of databases and SQL tools and an understanding of 'Back-End' integration and service design Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or MS Azure desirable Knowledge of code versioning tools such as GitHub Strong background manipulating, visualising and drawing insight from large consumer databases  You are an innovative thinker with a passion for delivering pragmatic solutions that make a difference in the ‘real world’ You will be a motivated and dedicated team-player able to work in small agile teams and also have the drive to work independently You will show a flair for developing creative, visual and innovative solutions for both internal stakeholders or external Nectar partners and i2c clients You will also have strong communication skills and be comfortable working directly with internal and external stakeholders You are able to relate and talk knowledgably about core techniques and develop outputs suitable for audiences ranging from data analyst and campaign manager to senior management You have strong attention to detail combined with an organised working approach