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Head of Product Analytics & Innovation

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Equifax is where you can power your possible. If you want to achieve your true potential, chart new paths, develop new skills, collaborate with bright minds, and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.

Are you ready to take on the challenge of developing cutting-edge analytical products and solutions in the Strategy & Innovation CRA division of our UK business? As the leader of a team responsible for delivering game-changing solutions such as Navigator Scores, Affordability solutions, and Open Banking analytics, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to drive NPI success. Join us in working with the best minds in Product Development, Data & Analytics, Technology, Sales, PreSales, Compliance, and Marketing to revolutionise our industry.

What you’ll do

  • Develop innovative analytically focussed products and solutions that are ultimately commercially successful in the marketplace e.g. Risk scores, characteristics, affordability solutions, vulnerability indicators, fraud models, etc.

  • Manage, lead & develop analytical teams in the UK and internationally & create a high performing culture

  • Provide oversight to the output from those working with data and utilising analytics on a daily basis e.g. Data Scientists, Modellers, Analytical Consultants and Data Analysts

  • Interact with key internal stakeholders both in the UK and internationally, develop successful relationships & create win-win outcomes e.g. Product Directors & Managers, Model Risk Management, Technology, Sales, D&A, Pre-Sales, Consultancy, Marketing, US Labs, global product & analytical teams, etc.

  • Interact with key external stakeholders, develop successful relationships & create win-win outcomes e.g. 3rd party providers, clients, etc.

  • Manage multiple projects / initiatives, delivering within timescales & budgets

  • Develop statistical models using the latest analytical techniques e.g. regression, AI, ML, etc.

  • Utilise all available data sources to ensure solutions are optimised e.g. CRA data, transactional data, client data, data from partners, etc.

  • Adhere to and comply with relevant processes and governance in relation to Model Risk Management


What experience you need 

  • Extensive experience of working in a data and analytics environment developing statistical models and/or strategies e.g. credit risk, collections, fraud, etc.

  • Highly numerate with a relevant degree 2:1 or above or similar experience.

  • Extensive use of advanced modelling techniques & methods e.g. logistic and linear regression, machine learning, etc.

  • Experience of managing high performing analytical teams including goal setting, performance management, training, development  & appraisals

  • Extensive experience of using advanced analytical tooling e.g. SAS, Python, BigQuery, SQL, Jupyter Notebook, etc.

  • Day to day exposure to large/complex datasets, analytical tools, spreadsheets, analytical platforms, etc.

  • An innovative mindset, with experience identifying opportunities that deliver incremental business benefit through leveraging of data and analytics 

  • Experience of working in a credit reference agency and/or client environment e.g. Banking, Lending, Insurance, Public Sector, Utilities, etc.

  • Strong communication skills and experience of managing multiple stakeholders

  • Understanding of the regulatory landscape with respect to consumer credit and the potential impact to our clients (i.e. addressing the "why" behind our decision making)

What could set you apart

  • Day to day use of G-Suite tooling, GCP and VertexAI

  • Use of credit bureau and/or open banking data in statistical models

  • Development of models and strategies across the consumer lending cycle e.g. application scores/models, behavioural scores, collections & recoveries, fraud, etc.

  • Experience of working in a product development environment

  • Extensive experience of developing AI based solutions

  • Analytically strong and experience of managing analytical teams

  • Creative & innovation

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Proven record of delivery

The Perks of being a Equifax Employee?

We offer a wide range of company supported benefits including contributory pension, life cover, income protection, healthcare, enhanced maternity and sick pay, 26 days holiday and a day off for your birthday, with the ability to buy and sell and free credit checks. We also offer flexible benefits ranging from cycle to work, discounted travel options, gym membership, dining and leisure discounts, financial & savings plans, mobile discounts plus much more!

We also support personal development and have a range of learning options including our global online learning platform and allow you to bring your whole self to work supported by our Inclusion and Diversity, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement forums.

Are you ready to power your possible? Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Working at Equifax

We believe in a growth mindset. At Equifax, this includes providing our employees opportunities to perform at their best and learn new skills along the way to inspire and build fulfilling careers. Watch our video to learn more about how you can power your possible! 

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