Senior Data Scientist - MSE

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Date: 13-Jan-2021

Location: Selangor, MY

Company: British American Tobacco

Country: Malaysia

Location: Selangor 

Function: Information & Digital Technology 

Level: Experienced Professional 

Grade: G35 

Job Type: Permanent 

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Aspac Svc Centre S.B. (MY51) 

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!


SENIORITY LEVEL: Mid - Senior Level

FUNCTION: D&A | GBS | Finance

SALARY RANGE: (To Be Discussed) + excellent benefits + market leading bonus

LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



This role is part of DRA where the Data Scientist/ BI expert in D&A will lead & deliver projects of Data, Reporting, Visualization as assigned by the Team Manager. In addition, this role is expected to be an expert in delivering decision science solutions in domains like Pricing, Promotion, Assortment, and Shopper analytic solutions. The projects thus delivered is expected to help the business to take better decisions and create value for them.

Reports to: Head of DRA

Reporting Level: Head of DRA

Geographic Scope: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



  • Support 2 to 4 projects at a given time
  • Independently deliver end-to-end D&A solutions / outcomes as per specifications
  • Engage & manage global stakeholders with the acumen to translate business problems into D&A asks and D&A outcomes to business solutions
  • Deliver on assigned monetary value targets (Revenue / EBIDTA / Costs / Cash Flows) by driving implementation of D&A solutions in supported business
  • Expertise in RGM concepts like strategic pricing, optimisation, promotional effectiveness, Assortment planning and trade optimisation
  • Follow agreed processes to deliver outcomes efficiently & within agreed SLAs with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Embody the – D&A culture and ways of working and strive to constantly work towards creating a better D&A brand within the company
  • Coach junior team members to help them ramp-up into the organization



  • How many years of experience do you have of hands-on working experience in Dashboarding / Data Visualization / Advanced Analytics / Modelling?
  • How many years’ experience does you have in the domain of Sales & Marketing?
  • What has been the size of teams you have managed?
  • Do you have experience in Dash/Flask?
  • Do you have experience in Azure and Microsoft stack?
  • Do you have experience in Azure cloud and parallel processing?
  • Expertise in RGM concepts like strategic pricing, optimisation, promotional effectiveness, Assortment planning and trade optimisation



  • Educational qualifications: Graduate in Engineering / Statistics / Economics / Maths / Analytics
  • Minimum of 7 years of hands-on working experience in Dashboarding / Data Visualization / delivery out of which minimum of 3 yrs. in domain of Sales & Marketing.
  • Expert hands-on experience in anyone of the following areas:
  1. Fluency and expertise in Visualization tools like Qlik, Tableau, MicroStrategy, Power BI along with understanding of UI / UX tools
  2. Good Understanding modelling, AI, ML and other modern techniques will be a plus
  3. Experience in Dash/Flask will be preferred
  4. Experience in Azure and Microsoft stack
  5. Experience in Azure cloud, parallel processing will be preferred 
  6. Exposure to RDBMS tools like SQL, Oracle along with SAP will be an added advantage
  • Minimum experience of 2 years in managing & engaging global stakeholders independently is a must
  • Good communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas & solutions is must
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office would be necessary



  • Delivering in ambiguous & dynamic situations as a part of a global multi-functional team by building partnerships & working diplomatically
  • Drives innovation & knowledge sharing



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!


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Aspac Svc Centre S.B. (MY51)

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