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Posting Date: 2019-12-11
The Nielsen Company (Hong Kong) Ltd
The Nielsen Company (Hong Kong) Ltd

Nielsen is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what's happening now, what's happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.

For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation, continually developing new ways to answer the most important questions facing the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries. An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world's population.

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Junior Data Scientist

About Data Science

As the world's largest research organization, Nielsen is powered by talented creative scientists. Our Data Scientist Business Leaders come from diverse disciplines such as statistics, research methodology, mathematics, psychology, business, engineering, physics and demography. These professionals drive innovation, new product ideation, develops complex analysis and delivery of data insights to measure what consumers buy. 

About the Role

The Junior Data Scientist will be the face of Data Science for the commercial teams and all Nielsen clients. This role provides support and technical expertise to internal and external clients on existing methods and products as well as business problems faced by the client. The Junior Data Scientist will be involved in automation initiatives, creating new solutions and innovating new products by leveraging diverse data sets and using python.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Own Data Science solutions for client request and provide initial recommendation for complex client raised issues. 
  • Support internal and external clients with the understanding of Data Science design and methodology.
  • Accompany senior leaders to meet with clients to understand business needs and help offer innovative solutions.
  • Work on creating new solutions use cases, proof of concept and prototypes by exploring diverse data sets using tools such as Python/R.
  • Understand Nielsen products and services to suggest new solutions for client challenges.
  • Collaborate with other Data Science team units.
  •  Automate and develop solutions for existing processes.
  •  Innovate and create out of the box solutions by leveraging large and diverse data sets and state of the art technologies.


  •  0-3 years of experience in market research or relevant field.
  • Professionals with degrees in Maths, Data Science, Statistics, or related fields involving statistical analysis of large data sets.


Analytical and Technical skills such as:

  • Solid understanding of Statistics.
  • Good aptitude for data analysis.
  • Critical/ logic thinking.
  • Familiar with programming language such as Python/R. 
  • Familiar with contemporary database systems.

Soft skills such as: 

  • Passionate about innovation and technology
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Ability to effectively convey complex concepts to non-experts
  • Intellectual curiosity and persistence to find answers to questions
  • Eager to continuously learn and adapt to changing technologies and tools.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels. (Preferred)
  • Entrepreneur mindset (Preferred)

Preferred Qualifications, but not a must

  • Working knowledge with data visualization tools (e.g. Spotfire, Tableau, etc) and mapping tools
  • Working knowledge with collaboration tools such as \Google Suite (Googlesite, Google Data Studio), Atlassian, Git, \Bitbucket and Confluence. Familiar with Machine Learning  
  • Familiarity with marketing analytics, including designing experiments and consumer behavior analysis.

What makes this role interesting?

This role provides a balance between stakeholder management, dealing with clients, as well as using large data sets and tools. It has exposure to both the commercial and data science world within Nielsen.

Why work in this team?

This role provides the Junior Data Scientist the opportunity to work with Nielsen’s senior leadership on the commercial side as well interact with the internal Data Science team. As well as being involved with the in-country team, the global nature of the team lets you interact and work on some projects across regions.

What will you learn in this role?

This role will enhance stakeholder management skills and how to deal with senior people in Nielsen and at the client. It will provide the opportunity to work on various large data sets, use tools to provide new solutions to solve client problems enhancing analytical and problem-solving skills. This is a chance to enhance communication and interpersonal skills from interactions with various teams and clients.


To find out more about what it's like to work with Nielsen and how we can help you fulfill your career aspirations, please visit our website and send your resume to

Consultancy / Professional Service 
Job Position Level:
Employment Term:
Full Time / Permanent 
Min. Edu. Level Req:
Total Working Exp:
0 - 3 
-- (Monthly)
Eastern District / Quarry Bay
  • Dental Insurance
  • Five-Day Work
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Promotion
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