Job Vacancy – Principal Econometrician in London

I am looking for a Principal Econometrician in London who can lead the delivery of econometrics projects end-to-end and manage up to 3 junior econometricians.

Principal Econometrician – Sky

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

As a member of the Econometrics team, you’ll help to drive efficiency of Sky’s marketing plans through the delivery of econometric insights.

What you’ll do:

Lead the delivery of econometric projects for Sky aligned to key business priorities
Convert model outputs into actionable insight to drive value for Sky
Engage with stakeholders to support the integration of findings in business decisions
Manage junior econometricians in the team, supporting their development and coaching them to be future experts in the field
Collaborate with wider consumer strategy colleagues to champion the reputation of the department across Sky
Lead the development of new techniques, tools and processes to improve the efficiency and scope of the team’s work, and incorporating the latest industry thinking to ensure the team remains cutting edge

What you’ll bring:

A numerate degree such as Economics, Econometrics, Maths or Statistics.
Experience of delivering Econometrics projects and a passion for using advanced statistical techniques to convert observable data into actionable recommendations
An understanding of media planning and buying and detailed knowledge of how optimisation techniques can be used to inform media planning.
Self-motivation, an enthusiastic attitude and the adaptability to work in a fast paced and dynamic commercial context
Experience mentoring junior econometricians, with a strong track record of successfully developing mentees into well rounded project contributors
Excellent communication and organisational skills – You’ll be an articulate, positive communicator as well as having the ability to multitask and prioritise workload.
Experience of developing and upskilling econometrics teams to ensure that they utilise the latest tools and techniques.

Consumer Strategy: We see the big picture across the Consumer Group; creating insight-led strategies which deliver great value for consumers and drive sustainable long-term growth for Sky

The Rewards:

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
A generous pension package
Private healthcare
Discounted mobile and broadband

Where you’ll work:


Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There’s also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

On campus you’ll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


Recognised as an ‘Inclusive Top 50 Employer’ and a ‘Times Top 50 Employer for Women’, we’re working hard to ensure we’re a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and the potential you’ll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, So we’re open to discussing where and when you do your job, as long as we can balance your needs with those of our customers.

And we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

We’re happy to talk about flexible working