Modeller and Data Scientist

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey
  • Posted: 4 months ago


Hyundai Capital UK Ltd (HCUK) is a joint venture company established by Santander Consumer UK and Hyundai Capital Services Korea in 2012. It operates under the Hyundai Finance, Kia Finance and Genesis Finance brands, providing funding solutions for both Retailers and Consumers.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Modelling and Data Science Manager, the key purpose of the role is to analyse, develop, monitor and report on macroeconomic and other statistical models and other datasets while supporting our commercial growth.

Key Accountabilities

1. General strategic

Analyse, develop, monitor and report on HCUK’s risk profile:

  • Contribute to risk projects from a statistical / macroeconomic perspective
  • Prepare analysis of new commercial opportunities and of proposed amendments to existing products
  • Develop knowledge and support workstreams relating to Credit and Residual Value Risk management
  • Develop and maintain risk data procedures, controls and reporting
  • Carry out data quality checks on new data sets
  • Comply with existing policies and procedures and contribute actively to HCUK’s conduct risk and customer focused culture

2. Technical knowledge

  • Act as a statistical modeller / Data scientist subject matter expert within the organisation.
  • Maintain up-to-date awareness of all relevant risk, credit, compliance and regulatory requirements, and market performance and best practice.

3. Communication and Reporting

  • Develop, present and justify your analysis and recommendations to Committees.
  • Establish and maintain effective communications internally and externally, in particular with risk and operations departments in Santander Consumer UK and Hyundai Capital Services Korea.
  • Working under the guidance of line management, develop, produce and maintain a high-quality Management Information reporting suite.

4. Stakeholder engagement

Develop close, effective working relationships with our outsourced service providers to enhance risk analysis and operational implementations

5. Outsourced Oversight

Ensure timely and correct operational implementation of risk decisions by our service providers.

6. Insight and continuous improvement

Adhere and develop controls and Quality Assurance checks to demonstrate compliance with policies.

7. Risk and Compliance

In line with the company’s risk and compliance statement of responsibility and objectives, identify risks, incidents and breaches, in accordance with company policies and department procedures.

8. Other

Carry out any other tasks from time to time as may reasonably be requested.

Key Competencies

- Planning

Must be capable of developing coherent role related operational plans as well as detailed project level plans.

- Communication

Must possess good written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with and present to both internal and external stakeholders across all business levels.

- Teamwork

Must be an excellent team player, able to establish strong working relationships with stakeholders, colleagues and business partners.

- Time Management

Must display sound independent time management skills by delivering activity within prescribed timeframes through the effective prioritisation of actions across multiple operations, projects and on-going programmes.

Required Experience

Given the scope of this position it is essential that the job holder has the following experience:

  • Experience working in a modeller / data scientist role
  • Strong and relevant exposure to build, implement and test statistical models and / or macroeconomic models.
  • Database management and SQL coding experience
  • Accreditation and / or relevant experience in terms of using Matlab/JMP/SAS/SPSS or R/Python with relevant packages or similar software, standard PC software skills to produce high quality, accurate working documentation and presentations, including business case proposals and requirements, briefs and presentations.

In addition to the above it is expected that any candidate can exhibit sound business acumen, has excellent interpersonal skills and is comfortable and confident when dealing with Senior/Board-level management.


  • Has the appropriate level of education and a degree in Economics / Statistics / Mathematics / Data Analytics / Sociology

Other Information

  • HCUK employees are currently hybrid working [mixture of home/ office]. HCUK’s head office is in Reigate, Surrey. Two office days a month is compulsory.
  • Some international, as well as domestic travel, may be necessary from time to time.

Remuneration Package

  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience
  • Eligible for annual bonus, up to 15%.
  • 27 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays, and option to take part in flexible holiday scheme
  • Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from HCUK, depending on your own contribution and based on your service
  • Eligible for a voluntary benefits allowance of £500 per annum payable as cash or otherwise used as a benefit available on the benefit suite
  • Benefits supporting you and the family, such as death in service benefit, income protection
  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for family, dental insurance, health care cash plan and health assessments
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Flexible working opportunities

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