Data Scientist

  • ConvaTec
  • Reading, UK
  • 22/07/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

At ConvaTec, our vision is to develop pioneering trusted medical solutions to improve the lives we touch. We are a global medical technology business focused on serving people and care givers in the areas of advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence and critical care and infusion care. We devise, develop and manufacture innovative products and services that support people with deeply personal and challenging medical conditions, helping to improve care for them and giving them greater confidence, freedom and mobility.

We are guided by our five core values, that shape the way we work, every day: Improve Care, Deliver Results, Grow Together, Own It and Do What’s Right. We are a global Group, with over 9,000 employees and in 2019, our Group generated revenues of over $1.827 billion. To learn more about ConvaTec, please visit

Job Summary

The Data Scientist will be a key member of Convatec’s Transformation Office. The Transformation Office is responsible for orchestrating Convatec’s global corporate transformation and reports into the Chief Transformation Officer. The Data Scientist will report directly to the Vice President, Business Transformation.

You will leverage expertise in advanced statistical and modelling techniques to design and build next generation analytics engines, algorithms and models for the Transformation Office – with the goal of delivering more value in the Convatec Transformation.

Working closely with all members of the Transformation Office, you will be generating actionable business insights for our Transformation effort – leveraging a database that currently captures all of Convatec’s Transformation initiatives – including their plans, business cases, KPIs, headcount, project performance and pipelines of new projects and potential initiatives.

On top of this, you will be helping the Transformation Office to utilize data for smart decision-making.

Partnering with leaders across the Transformation (all business units, all regions and all functions), you will be developing action plans and “data science-based” interventions based on those business insights – that ultimately lead to significant business performance improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and owns a process that will manage all predictive analytics activities across the Transformation – from idea through to actual intervention in the business
  • Develops and owns a Transformation data science strategy and implementation “roadmap” that leads to new and improved statistical and predictive models and algorithms that will benefit the Transformation
  • Researches and benchmarks internal and external best practices with respect to applying data science to Transformation; then works with peers in the Transformation Office to convert these learnings into new programs and opportunities
  • The opportunity to lead the implementation of projects
  • Tests business hypotheses from leaders across the Transformation to assess whether those hypotheses can be converted into specific actions
  • Communicates complex technical concepts and analytical and statistical models and outputs to non-technical stakeholders across the business
  • Solves non-routine business problems by applying advanced methods – including AI, machine learning, advanced statistics, natural language processing, etc
  • Builds broader analytics and data science capabilities within Convatec’s Transformation “community”

We will be looking for the following in our successful candidate :

  • enjoy working in agile environments, in diverse teams and with multiple stakeholders
  • excel at problem solve complex problems and break them down into simpler parts
  • effectively communicate complex analytical and technical content to others
  • engage and build strong relationships across the team and wider business
  • leverage their strong entrepreneurial drive to test new “out of the box” techniques and approaches
  • be able to prioritise work and adopt an agile and iterative approach
  • use their experience in project management to deliver effectively


  • Equivalent of Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research or a related field AND 5+ years of experience
  • Preferred but not required: Masters Degree
  • Experience in relevant computing languages such as R, Python, Scala or C++
  • Experience of deep analytical problem solving in business environments
  • Practical experience in developing advanced statistical and machine learning models
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Although not essential, experience in the following would also be an added bonus:

  • Working within the medical technology industry
  • working with large database systems

Working Conditions

Office-based environment with some travel

ConvaTec provides equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. This policy means that no one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, genetic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.

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