Head of Data & Analytics

Are you a leader looking to make a positive impact on some of the most high-profile projects taking place across our target sectors?

Do you want to work for a dynamic company that really values inclusive leadership and provides significant opportunities for you to take your career even further?

Gemserv has experienced significant growth in recent years, winning new contracts and seeing our role on existing ones extended. We have ambitious plans and seeking a Head of Data & Analytics to lead our team.

Location
London Office (hybrid working)
Salary Range
£70,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits package
Employment Type
Permanent
Contract Basis
Full time (happy to consider flexible working)
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889

The Role

 

To lead and progress the development and growth of a Data & Analytics function created over the last 2 years and position services that combine with our existing core services (cyber security, privacy, digital transformation, programme management) to offer a solution led approach to our clients. Our target sectors are going through transformational change as technology, consumer behaviours and economics continue to shape the way businesses operate – and we believe data, and leveraging value from data, will play a key role in combination with our core services to support our clients and sectors.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

The key responsibilities of the role will be:

  • Lead on growing our data & analytics services by defining and executing go-to-market solutions that combine with our core services (cyber security, privacy, digital transformation, programme management).
  • Build a forward plan on data & analytics capability and roadmap for data strategy, governance, data management and analytics.
  • Deliver consultancy assignments in collaboration with our teams to deliver solutions to clients and solve their most critical business problems, drive commercialisation of ideas and develop both commercial plans to capitalise on new opportunities.
  • Lead on business development opportunities, seeking new opportunity and creating propositions and solutions to pitch into clients.
  • Seek and manage network of partners to compliment service capabilities gaps and manage partners in consultancy projects.
  • Build our thought leadership strategy and plan and work with the team and our marketing to deliver blogs, papers, speaking at events and chairing roundtables to enhance the brand and visibility of the service.
  • Engage with stakeholders in our Business Units, and BU BD Directors to identify cross-selling opportunities and lead on developing propositions to pitch into clients.
  • Have a good knowledge of data analytics, data warehouse platforms and technology. Be accountable for recommending and potentially implementing appropriate technology in line with the strategy and the development roadmap.
  • Be able to provide advisory and implementation capabilities such as data strategy, data governance (including data quality), data management and engineering as well as analytics.
  • Set and deliver short and long-term objectives for the function including business development targets, evolving the service and capabilities, and development of the team.
  • Support the growth and development of our people through team leadership, identifying skills gaps and training opportunities to enable team members to deliver exceptional service.

 

Requirements

We are looking for a professional who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrable relevant experience and/ or qualification in technical or analytical based subject (e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Statistics).
  • Demonstrable consulting experience. Delivering consulting-based data & analytics projects, value creation and expanding engagements into wider services.
  • Experience in go-to-market data & analytics solutions and delivering commercial value.
  • Deep experience in developing data strategies, governance frameworks, data integration and data architecture
  • Experience in data technology including common cloud platforms like Azure, AWS and GCP.
  • Experience in best practices involving ETL, data modelling, visualisation and analysis.
  • Knowledge of data centric regulatory regimes.
  • Creating thought leadership collateral i.e. blogs, articles, speaking at events, chairing roundtables to enhance service brand.

Successful candidates will also need:

  • Client-facing experiences and the ability to confidently win new business.
  • Proven experience in managing a team of direct reports and virtual/extended/matrix managed teams.
  • Delivery management supported by track-record of excellence and repeat business.
  • Strong problem-solving and scoping skills.
  • Data management/engineering skills
  • Working knowledge of one or more data visualisation tools.
  • Experience of working closely with a variety of stakeholders across organisational levels and business lines/units
  • Articulate communicator able to concisely explain findings and draw insights from reports and presentations
  • Good influencing, negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Ideally an understanding of one or more of the following industries; energy, low carbon/net zero, health or public sector

Desired, but not essential:

  • Change management
  • Project Management Experience - Prince2, Agile

Upon employment, employee should also have a sound awareness of the Company's Information, Quality, Environmental and Management Systems along with understanding of Gemserv compliance with GDPR and UK Data Protection Act 2018.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Profit related Bonus (discretionary)
  • Reward and recognition schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Private Bupa healthcare
  • Life Assurance (up to 4 times annual salary)
  • Matched pension contributions
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Buy and Sell annual leave
  • Reimbursement of eye test and up to £50 towards glasses or contacts
  • Corporate gym rates
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Summer and Christmas parties, along with monthly Gembar

 

THE COMPANY

We are an expert provider of professional services in a world driven by data and technology. We work across various sectors, from government bodies to global blue-chip organisations and small independent companies.

Due to the nature of what we do, we are a people business. The contribution from every member of the team expands our workforce’s diverse range of experience, skills and personalities – each individually valued.

Gemserv is an equal opportunities employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to create an inclusive environment for all employees.

We heavily invest in the learning and development opportunities, enabling our people to develop skills and gain experience, which will enhance career prospects for life. Many who started their careers with us have rapidly progressed into more senior positions.

At Gemserv no two days are the same, but we believe in a flexible approach to working which we know our employees’ value. That focus on encouraging a positive work/life balance extends to the many regular social events where employees get the opportunity to meet people from across the business and the wider industry in a more informal environment.

 

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TO APPLY

If you feel that you fit the above requirements and would like to hear more about being part of a growing organisation, then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and application letter to us by clicking ‘Apply now’

Happy to talk flexible working