GVC Holdings PLC (LSE:GVC) is a multinational sports betting and gaming group operating through online and retail channels.
Through a combination of organic growth and M&A, the Group has expanded rapidly in recent years to become one of the world’s largest listed sports betting and gaming groups. On 28 March 2018 GVC completed the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC, the Group’s first move into retail operations. This came two years after the acquisition of the international online operator, bwin.party digital entertainment plc, in 2016.
The Group owns some of the gaming industry’s leading brands including sports betting-led brands Ladbrokes, bwin, Coral and Sportingbet as well as games-led brands such as Gala, partypoker, PartyCasino and Foxy Bingo. In addition the Group provides online gaming services on a B2B basis to a number of third-party operators such as MGM in the US, PMU in France and Danske Spil in Denmark.
The enlarged GVC Group, generates revenues of over £3 billion annually with a workforce of c.28,000 employees and contractors, in offices and betting outlets across five continents. The Group is focused on regulated markets, with over 90% of revenues now derived from regulated and/or taxed markets and holds licences in more than 20 jurisdictions.
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As an Econometrician for Ladbrokes Coral you will work for the dedicated marketing analytics team that will support all brands and products within our portfolio.
You will be responsible for the delivery of insights, analytical tools and presentations to organisational stakeholders and to business leaders focused on the business domain areas to which you are assigned.
A key part to the role is to prepare and transform data, run descriptive analysis, and in particular apply econometric techniques to answer current business questions.
You will prepare and present your ideas and analysis to key stakeholders and be able to persuade them of the use of the data and analytical tools.
Reporting to the Head of Marketing Analytics, you are expected to proactively work with the rest of the BI team to support and enable them to meet their KPIs and new propositions.
You will be managing 2 junior econometricians.
The role is based full time in Gibraltar.
Answer business questions using data and analytic techniques, such as econometrics, providing fact based responses.
Transform business questions into an analytical plan, select the right analytical technique and tools to deliver an answer that satisfies the person(s) who asked the questions.
Data preparation including defining, transforming and structuring data so that the data is ready for econometric and other forms of analysis.
Structure data to be able to deliver business insight on the performance through the application of econometric modelling and other forms of analysis.
Understand relationships between data as part of exploratory data analysis to pre-determine if hypothesised relationships will exist.
Carry out descriptive analysis to a level where you can demonstrate you understand the problem area.
Develop econometric models from single standalone models to pooled models.
Support the running of marketing mix optimisation using the econometric models.
Deployment and roll out of econometric solutions developed with the Marketing Analytics BI team.
Use control groups, hold out samples and confidence testing to deliver new cause and effect insights from historical marketing campaigns.
Develop prototype reports based upon the econometric modelling.
Work effectively with business counterparts to conceive, specify, pilot and implement analytical applications and tools.
Use abstract thinking and problem solving skills to identify business opportunities and pinpoint problems.
Manage and develop 2 junior econometricians.
Specialist skills and experience required
An undergraduate degree that has a strong analytical bias.
Experienced analyst with excellent skills in Excel.
Experience working with data cubes and also be able to use tools such as SQL or other languages to get access to data.
Experience working from a data warehouse environment. We currently use Microsoft SSAS (cubes, Power pivot, Power view, Excel) SQL and Knime as our main analytical tools.
Previous experience of applying econometric models in a marketing context.
A thorough understanding of the statistical tests used when judging the robustness of an econometric model.
Articulate and confident when presenting the output of your work.
What we offer
A fun and vibrant working environment in an incredible location.
The opportunity to learn new skills and interact with like-minded individuals in a highly data-driven analytical business at the forefront of the gaming sector.
A generous salary, benefits package and bonus scheme.
Financial and practical support with relocation.
Base salary up to £60k (depending on experience/quality).
Relocation allowance of £500 to spend as you wish + flights to Gibraltar for you.
Rental assistance for 3 months on arrival
- Up to £1,500 per month if based in Gibraltar
- Up to €600 per month if based in Spain
Bonus up to 27.5% based on company performance.
Pension – you contribute 3%, company contribute 6%.
Private medical cover for you.
Holidays – 22 days + 12 bank holidays (same as UK plus 3 others: Commonwealth Day, Queen’s Birthday and National Day).
Free fresh fruit in the office delivered twice a week.
Free Friday breakfast once a month.
Other things to consider
Extra 4% basic points on currency exchange at Western Union.
Company Summer and Christmas party with all expenses paid for.
Departmental day for “team bonding” with all expenses paid for.
Impromptu events (c. 2-3 per year) to celebrate success with all expenses paid for.
Societies across most sports.
No commuting costs if you live in Gibraltar.
Low tax rate if you live in Gibraltar.
Crime rate in Gibraltar is incredibly low.
Flights back to the UK can be very cheap if bought in advance.
The weather is great!