Advanced Analytics Manager

Recruiter
PWC 1
Location
Manchester
Posted
06 Oct 2017
Closes
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking to work with a diverse and exciting client group within one of the fastest growing teams in Assurance?

Within North Risk Assurance we've an exciting opportunity for a Manager to join the Data Assurance team to lead on the Advanced Analytics agenda. In joining us you'll be part of a unique client proposition, helping our clients understand and exploit their data assets to extract value from them to the benefit of the customer or the organisation.

To be successful, you'll need to have a track record of delivery in Advanced Analytics from solution outline through to promotion into a production environment with a range of industry toolsets from SAS to SPSS for predictive modelling. In addition you’ll need to have experience in a wide range of solutions including customer analytics, pricing optimisation, fraud and predictive maintenance.

We’re looking for someone to be a leader in Advanced Analytics that can advise on latest advancements in the analytics domain that can advise clients on technological and delivery options but also lead the delivery of engagements and develop the skills of the team.

We're expected to be capable of applying these skills in a variety of business situations to maximise the impact to our clients in Data Assurance opportunities.

Please note that we welcome applications from candidates based in either Manchester or Leeds for this position.About the role:We're a fast growing business unit with a unique assurance division offering a broad range of services, including Audit, Risk Assurance and Transaction Services (TS), which are tailored to assist mid-sized and entrepreneurial clients, grow and overcome the complex challenges they face. Our clients vary from FTSE listed, AIM listed, Private companies to Private Equity and Venture Capitalist backed companies.

We take pride in helping our clients to develop new strategies, simplify their data estate and to exploit data for their and their customers benefit. We provide knowledge and expertise, which extends to clients’ internal controls, technology selection, a variety of analytics soltuions across the business and regulatory compliance.Your role will involve the following:

Leading part of a team that performs Advanced Analytics services for our clients

Building client relationships through engagement delivery and targeted business development activity, identifying opportunities to help clients resolve their challenges, and leading the engagement sales process.

Working directly with a broad range of clients (audit and non-audit), across a number of different sectors to deliver both advisory and assurance engagements.

Leading project teams to deliver solutions including scoping, designing and implementing analytical solutions.

Exposure to current and future thinking in advanced analytics including machine learning..

Optionally acting as “People Manager” for more junior team members, managing their performance, well-being and providing career advice.


Essential skills and experience:

Experience of leading engagement teams and of developing junior members of staff to build a team.

Experience of engaging at a senior executive level with clients (both business and IT stakeholders) to build relationships, generate new business and communicate findings and recommendations with impact.

Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities.

Technically strong and numerate with a commercial focus on engagements.

Ability to understand client issues and translate these into a PwC engagement approach (including approach, budgeting and risk & quality management), drawing on the resources of the firm as required.

Ability to understand the market (including current and future trends) and lead the development of new service offerings in response to changes in demand (including sales materials and delivery toolsets).

Focused and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential) with an ability to build strong relationships with clients and with PwC teams.

Experience in responding to formal and informal client Requests for Proposal (for PwC services).

Track record in demonstrating a proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions whilst demonstrating integrity and courage to challenge the status quo.

Ability to follow formal methodologies, apply risk and quality standards and ensure the team’s compliance with these.

Well-developed listening and questioning techniques.

Strong desire for personal continuous improvement.

Excellent verbal skills and report writing capability.

Self-starter, able to work autonomously as well as lead engagement teams without the need for day to day direct management.

Proficient networker, relationship builder and team player.

Technical:

Experience in delivery of analytical solutions across a number of technical areas including predictive and financial modelling.

Experience in being able to estimate, size and solution an Analytics engagement which includes identifying the right roles and resources for the engagement.

Experience in evaluating current state processes, developing future state designs, and leading implementation of new ways of working within the Analytics domain.

Experience in market leading analytical toolsets including SAS, SPSS and R.

Desirable skills:

Knowledge or experience in Machine Learning and its application.

Knowledge or experience in AI technologies such as IBM Watson or Microsoft Cortana.


Location
Manchester


Assurance


Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It’s work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.


The skills we look for in future employees


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Diversity


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