Data Strategy Consultant

The role

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

We do this, as part of inclusive, agile, multi-discipline teams of specialists – designers, engineers, and all manner of technical subject matter experts (cybercrime, circular economy, manufacturing automation, cryptocurrency, food science, etc…) – to transform our client’s businesses at internet scale.

We practice and advocate for modern working techniques - Human-Centred Design, agile product culture, minimum viable bureaucracy, Cloud-native, data-fuelled, etc. etc. – for modern digital business.

Become part of the team

With our broad, international and many years of expertise, we advise our customers in a wide range of sectors, including Manufacturing, Consumer, Financial Services, Energy, Transport and Public Sector.

 

Data Science – providing clients with insight based on data analysis

PA's Digital Team helps its customers to provide valuable insights based on complex quantitative and qualitative data, and to understand and shape their most important (business) priorities. Using advanced modelling and analytics, we support the (senior) management of our customers in answering difficult (management) issues and provide them with a substantiated and visualized diagnosis to gain insight and offer a solution direction. We design an approach to improving the performance of the organization through an integrated use of analytics, and develop advanced business intelligence tools and dashboards that give customers a continuous and substantiated insight into their performance.

What we're looking for:

The main goal of the role is to understand strategic and operational customer questions through the use of advanced (data) analysis and to (help) translate them into practically feasible organizational improvements. As a member of mixed PA – customer teams and in collaboration with key stakeholders within the customer organization you help to carry out complex and challenging projects and programmes. You support sales / business development activities by participating in propositions, quotations and tenders, and contribute to the PA Thought Leadership.

Experience in the following:

·       Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, proven by a university educational background. A Master's degree obtained or a clear science profile is clearly an advantage.

·       Proven interest and experience in predictive modelling, simulation, simulation, simulation and data visualization techniques.

·       Proven interest and experience in translating detailed data analysis into practical performance improvement opportunities for customers.

·       Extensive knowledge of statistical and machine learning techniques, no fear in programming and development in R, Python, SQL, Pig Latin, Java, JavaScript

·       Strong intellectual and analytical skills, based on an academic background, but with well-developed planning and realization skills and the ability to switch between hands-on and hands-off – depending on the situation

·       Strong communication skills and ability to influence  

·       Strong customer focus, ambitious, enterprising and collegial, a motivating personal and authentic style, team player

•   Initiative, energy, drive and tenacity with which "delivery" is guaranteed

•   Willingness to also work internationally

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we’re big on flexible working. Whatever the situation at the time, we’ll have an open discussion about what works for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for what really matters.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to feed and grow your career ambitions.

Planning for the future

Don't worry, we offer all the sensible stuff, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether just starting out, or a practised hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone get the support they need.

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Going further afield

With offices in countries across the globe, as a firm, we’re able to relocate folks who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off.

Location

The base office for this role is Victoria, London. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Address

10 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London SW1E 5DN

Transport links

Our office is a short walk from Victoria station. Victoria is on the National Rail as well as Circle & District and Victoria Underground lines.

Victoria – 2 minutes walk
Charing Cross – 15 minutes by tube
Waterloo – 15 minutes by tube

Our offices

Additional Information

Benefits at PA:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

PA is committed to building an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all of our people can excel. We believe that greater diversity stimulates innovation, enabling us to fulfil our purpose of ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life’, supporting the growth of our people, and delivering more enduring results for our clients.

We only recruit, promote and reward our people based on their contribution, without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.