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Head of Data Science - Commercial Analytics (FTSE100)

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Recruiter: Michael Page
Listed on: 16th September
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £90,000 - £120,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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This Market Leader and FTSE100 require a Head of Analytics & Data Science to join in a newly created role to support Group Finance in the enhancement of information, analytics and insight to achieve its strategic goals.

Client Details

Market Leader and FTSE100

Description

This Market Leader and FTSE100 require a Head of Analytics & Data Science to join in a newly created role to support Group Finance in the enhancement of information, analytics and insight to achieve its strategic goals. You will be instrumental in designing and driving an Analytics & Data Science strategy and roadmap to improve the level of analytics capability across Group Finance based on establishing the right data, tools, applications and skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership of the Analytics & Data Science team, growing and motivating the team, setting direction and pace, and establishing the standards and principles for engagement and delivery
  • Leading the design and implementation of an Analytics & Data Science strategy and roadmap that improves analytics capabilities across Finance, from supporting self-serve analytics to development of Machine Learning & AI opportunities
  • Delivery of well-designed, thorough, innovative and commercially focused Analytics & Data Science projects to support key strategic decision making
  • Implementing best in class data analytics practises, clear presentation of findings, and helping to establish a core set of analytics tools and data that delivers a clear return on investment
  • Being a vocal champion and advocate for Analytics & Data Science practises and demonstrating measurable value-add from these capabilities
  • Establishing an Analytics community of practise to help people across Finance who want to develop their own analytical skills and experience
  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of current performance trends across the Group in order to ensure relevant insights are delivered to support key commercial challenges
  • Development of front-end applications to enable non-technical end-users across Finance to perform self-serve analytics tasks
  • Working closely with Technology and Group Data to ensure development of appropriate data platforms and solutions to support the Analytics & Data Science delivery roadmap
  • Effectively manage stakeholder relationships across Finance, Technology and external suppliers to support Analytics & Data Science team objectives
  • Establish robust checking and validation processes for all analytical outputs, and a zero-tolerance approach to errors
  • Build a high-performing team culture focused on quality and pace of analytics delivery, recruiting top talent into open vacancies, and developing individual team members

Key Skills / Expertise required:

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills, able to act swiftly and decisively with confidence
  • Experience leading and growing an Analytics / Data Science function within a large organisation
  • Strong technical skills background to enable clear direction and effective evaluation of Analytics & Data Science projects (e.g. GCP, SAP, Python, SQL, Qlik Sense)
  • Expert understanding of analytics best practice and new/evolving analytics tools
  • Brilliant stakeholder management and relationship building skills. Adept at interacting with senior executives and adapting style to different audiences
  • Experienced in setting and driving Analytics/Data Science strategy from the short to long term, and selling this into key stakeholders to secure business case funding
  • Strong presentation skills, in particular the ability to interpret and summarise complex analytical findings for non-technical and senior executive audiences
  • Strong attention to detail with a zero-tolerance approach to analytical error
  • Solution driven, innovative, pace-setting and focused on commercial impact
  • Familiar with company financials and comfortable discussing how operational performance is impacting financial performance across the P&L

Profile

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills, able to act swiftly and decisively with confidence
  • Experience leading and growing an Analytics / Data Science function within a large organisation
  • Strong technical skills background to enable clear direction and effective evaluation of Analytics & Data Science projects (e.g. GCP, SAP, Python, SQL, Qlik Sense)
  • Expert understanding of analytics best practice and new/evolving analytics tools
  • Adept at interacting with senior executives and adapting style to different audiences
  • Experienced in setting and driving Analytics/Data Science strategy from the short to long term, and selling this into key stakeholders to secure business case funding
  • Strong presentation skills, in particular the ability to interpret and summarise complex analytical findings for non-technical and senior executive audiences
  • Familiar with company financials and comfortable discussing how operational performance is impacting financial performance across the P&L

Job Offer

Opportunity to build a new Data Analytics Capability

Opportunity to work for a market leading FTSE 100