Consulting - Data & Analytics - BI Senior Manager
PwC helps a variety of organisations harness the value of their data. Using innovations in data analytics and human insights, we help clients collect data, analyse it and use it to understand potential futures, improving business performance and transforming the way they work.
As part of PwC’s strategy to embed data analytics in how we operate and the services we offer to our clients, the Consulting Practice (Technology Competency) is looking to recruit individuals with a proven track record in Data and Analytics Technologies (DAT), specifically Business Intelligence and Analytics] at the Senior Manager grade.
We support the wider Consulting firm in embedding Data & Analytics in everything we do for our clients, and often deliver DAT solutions as part of wider technology-enabled business transformation.
We are particularly focussed on:
Helping clients do much more with the volume of data they have available
Providing clients with solutions that are tailored to meet their specific business problems
Engaging with stakeholders across our clients’ businesses to deliver Data Analytics solutions
Design and implement effective Data Analytics capabilities focussed on delivering business value
We do this by:
Inspecting, cleansing, transforming, modelling and exploiting our clients’ data to support decision making, deliver business outcomes and adopt an insight to action management approach
Developing innovative solutions using cutting edge technologies, structured and unstructured information
Implementing governance strategies to ensure the security, integrity, and availability of information
Working with a range of global alliance partners from the largest (Microsoft, Oracle, Google) to SMEs specialising in specific technologies or industry verticals
A successful candidate must understand a client's business and be able to dive deeply into their issues and requirements. Assignments will vary and will involve managing small teams/work streams, providing expert consultancy, mentoring and acting as a "trusted advisor" to clients. Relationships will run from business and IT specialists to senior management.
The role, largely based at Client sites (~80%) will involve providing key technical advice to clients within the Business Intelligence & Analytics domain. It is essential that the candidate is capable of delivering high quality work for clients, demonstrate an understanding of both the client’s business and relevant professional standards. The candidate will be expected to develop and maintain respectful client relationships at a wide variety of levels.
Many of the tasks and assignments will involve working with teams that are drawn from a diverse cross section of the PwC Consultancy practice including other team members from the Information Management area. It is crucial that the candidate is able to take advantage of new opportunities for learning, sharing new knowledge, being intellectually agile and thinking creatively. The building of internal and external relationships and networks will be highly important as will the ability to consider the needs of others when designing a strategy and delivering a project or programme of work.
Essential Candidate Traits:
Demonstrated senior level client stakeholder management (C suite)
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong technical abilities combined with business acumen
Track record of working as part of a team
Ability to stay current with business and industry trends
Ability to deal with ambiguity
Ability to adapt quickly to diverse environments/challenges
Basic understanding of BI Architecture
Proficient in at least one BI vendor
Education to degree level or equivalent
BI work stream/project management
Implementation of BI architecture
Awareness of business issues for BI project delivery
Ability to develop new approaches and tools to solve client problems
Lead and mentor junior team members (from both client and PwC)
BI Project/Programme leadership and management
Design and roll out of BI solutions
Definition of KPI’s / metrics and reporting requirements
Can articulate business opportunities during BI projects
Understands BI project selling points
Has experience of working with and presenting to C-suite
Can develop propositions and take them to market
Establishes new contacts and leverages existing networks
Experience of design and implementation of Information Strategy and Information Architecture
Experience of designing operating models for BI and reporting
As a Senior Manager you will also be expected to design, manage and lead a service offering and take it to market. You will be expected to position PwC services with clients and sell engagements and be able to adopt a land & expand strategy with clients. At Senior Manager level we expect a very well rounded consultant.
You should have good delivery knowledge in at least one of the following vendors:
Analytics (SAS, SPSS)
Plus Advanced MS Excel/Access skills.
Be able to prove and demonstrate expertise in at least one BI vendor. Possibly certified.
Have a broader understanding of the BI market and be able to engage in conversations with the C-suite about market trends, lessons learnt, good practices and pros/cons of different vendors in the market.
As a Senior Consultant, also be able to deliver Information strategy engagements and lead larger BI implementation projects.
Programming experience (SQL, VBA, VB.net) or similar
Cloud Computing - Azure / GCP
Enterprise Content Management
Belfast, Manchester, Reading