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Optimisation Manager - 90234980 at Barclays UK (London, UK)

Duration of contract: 6 months

The Optimisation Manager sits within the Barclays UK Decision Analytics team which shapes the Barclays UK strategy using data analytics as the key competitive tool. You will develop models to predict or classify customer’s borrowing, payments or investment needs and goals. You will define deployment strategy to maximise effective utility of these predictions. This would lay the foundations for optimisation of our marketing efforts to solve customer needs at their decision moments.

What will you be doing?
• Identifying customer’s evolving needs and plan and develop predictive models to enable positioning of our products at the right place and time to fulfil them
• Pro-actively focus on reducing customer’s fatigue with product marketing and find analytical ways to help customer’s move forward in their decision journeys
• Gaining an understanding of customer response to make effective marketing decisions’
• Exploring machine learning methods to uncover patterns in large scale data sets
• Ensuring effective validation & model governance of targeting assets
• Presenting and communicating results to influence senior stakeholders for efficient marketing decisions
• Influencing technological capability on utilisation of data assets and industrialisation of targeting assets
• Ensuring that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance

What we’re looking for:
• Strong knowledge of modelling methods on classification & regression modelling and recommendation systems
• Experience of application in mass consumer business environment
• Analytics experience in credit cards, retail banking or other consumer businesses to drive profit growth or manage risk/costs in the business
• Solid hands on programming experience with the following standard data analytics tools: SAS, SQL, Python

Skills that will help you in the role:
• The ability to consolidate and analyse complex information in order to identify creative new ways of working and innovative solutions to problems
• The ability to package ideas and results in a logical, understandable and compelling way for both technical and non-technical audiences
• Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative field (Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Machine Learning, Computer Science etc.)

Where will you be working?
In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.

Our Values
Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity
We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Our Benefits
Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. Where appropriate, and for UK based roles, we will consider requests that the role be based at alternative Barclays’ key UK location from that advertised.

We will consider applications from job share applicants.