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Head of Data Analytics - Global Banking Institution

Michael Page
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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A major, multi-national Banking institution is looking for a new Head of Data Analytics to join a newly formed Data team in London that is responsible for defining and implementing the new EMEA Data Strategy and building out its data management capabilities.

Client Details

Head of Data Analytics - Global Banking Institution

The client is a Global Banking Institution.


Head of Data Analytics - Global Banking Institution

Role Purpose

The Head of Analytics is a critical role as part of the organisation's overall Data Strategy. This individual will leverage their knowledge and expertise to drive the transformation of Analytics, Insight and Data Science across EMEA.

The role will require working with stakeholders across all functions to ensure fit-for-purpose analytics and insight generation is delivered across the organisation. This role will also lead the charge on new tools, a new data operating model and the use of data science techniques to improve processes and decision-making across all banking activities.

The role sits within a new team that is responsible for defining and implementing the new EMEA Data Strategy, building out its data management capabilities, and focusing on how the organisation exploits data more effectively.


Designing, leading, coaching & mentoring analysts across the bank and within the growing team
Identifying cross-functional use-cases where data science can be applied
Running proofs-of-concept to test feasibility and value, uncovering benefits for customers and the business
Architecting the future of data science at the Bank, driving improvements in data science ways-of-working and development cycle time
Sourcing and processing data, using domain-specific/agnostic techniques
Ensure model management is effective across the analytical products
Implementing models to realise value, and continually monitoring performance to ensure long-term accuracy
Working with teams and stakeholders across our business to balance ambition with what is achievable
Presenting and discussing interesting insights to the wider business, including showcasing others' experience
Collaborating with the wider data family, including analysts, engineers and product managers
Coordinate with business process stakeholders to ensure that the business context and impacts are consideredProfile

Head of Data Analytics - Global Banking Institution

Skills & Experience


Experience leading a team of analysts and data scientists
Experience setting up a new data analytics function and developing new data science delivery and operating models
Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams to identify, scope and develop data solutions
A creative approach to problem-solving and solution scoping
Strong knowledge of machine learning algorithms and data science techniques
Experience with Power BI and Tableau
Experience with R and Python
Ability to manage code using version control
Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to describe technical solutions to non-technical colleagues
A good understanding of, and experience applying, project management principles to data science work


Previous Financial Services experience
Knowledge of data related regulatory requirements
Knowledge of emerging trends and issues within the Data Analytics and Science landscapes
Experience working with cloud environments & components (Google Cloud Platform or equivalent)Job Offer

A basic salary of up to £120,000 (depending upon experience)

Annual Bonus & Excellent benefits

Hybrid working
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