BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

The role

  • As a Data Science Executive, you will be responsible for developing and deploying data-driven solutions to solve complex business problems. You will work closely with data scientists, engineers, and stakeholders to design, implement, and maintain data pipelines, models, and applications that enable actionable insights and decision-making.
  • You will both drive and support various projects, all seeking at enabling a performance-driven organization through the utilization of data and implementation of new systems and workstreams across the Western European Area.
  • As this position is based in the D&A Centre of Excellence, you should expect exposure across multiple markets, functions, and management levels.


We expect you to challenge the current state of mind, and to personalize, develop, and craft the role in a manner that improves the output and benefits for everyone.
We are looking for a colleague who is strong within translation of business language into BI solutions, and who can cover the followng tasks:

Business analyst mindset

  • Data Preparation: Collect, clean, and preprocess large volumes of structured and unstructured data from various sources, ensuring data quality and consistency.
  • Model Development: Collaborate with data scientists to design, develop, and implement machine learning models and algorithms to extract insights and predictions from data.
  • Software Development: Build scalable and efficient data pipelines, APIs, and applications using programming languages for Azure Service Fabric: SQL.
  • Testing and Validation: Conduct thorough testing and validation of data science solutions to ensure accuracy, reliability, and robustness, iterating as needed based on feedback and evaluation results.
  • Documentation: Document code, algorithms, and methodologies, as well as system architecture and design decisions, to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay abreast of the latest advancements in data science, machine learning, and software development technologies and methodologies, continuously improving your skills and expertise.

About you

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail, with the ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions.
  • Solid understanding of software development best practices, including version control (e.g., Git), testing, debugging, and agile methodologies.
  • Managing and engaging with external support teams.
  • Familiarity with data manipulation and analysis libraries and frameworks based on the Azure Services platform

Technical / Functional Skills Required

  • Understanding of database systems and proficiency in SQL for querying and manipulating data stored in relational databases.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts and findings to non-technical stakeholders, as well as collaborate with cross-functional teams including data scientists, engineers, and business analysts.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to identify and address challenges encountered during the data science lifecycle, from data collection to model deployment and monitoring
  • Willingness to stay updated with the latest developments and trends in data science, machine learning, and related technologies through self-learning, training programs, or participation in conferences and workshops

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • You finished your master’s degree in Business Administration, Data Science, Engineering, or similar in 2023, 2022 or 2021.
  • Excellent analytics and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Excellent story telling skills.
  • Experience with Python, SQL, Power Platform, Fabric, Snowflake, and/ or Azure is an advantage but not a requirement.


  • Basic understanding of database modeling is considered an advantage.
  • Experience with Power BI is a strong advantage.

We are bat

At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

Collaboration, diversity, and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!