Data Science Manager

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

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At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Our clients tell us they want to be told something about their business they don’t already know, they want insights they aren’t getting from their systems and people. A role in Assurance Data & Analytics gives you great access to a vast array of clients and their Data, with your findings backed by the powerful EY brand.

Our clients range from household names, through to small businesses you simply wouldn’t think exist.

The opportunity

A typical day probably doesn’t exist, but if it did, it would involve talking to stakeholders to define the scope of an analysis, agreeing with a client’s IT team how you’ll receive the data, data wrangling and cleansing, followed by an analysis phase which could last minutes or weeks.

Your key responsibilities

After induction and onboarding you’ll be assigned a portfolio of engagements to manage. You will then be responsible for:

  • Owning & overseeing deliverables through their lifecycle, with a mix of new and recurring work:
    • Work with stakeholders to agree and deliver Digital plans that are tailored and commercially sound.
    • Share knowledge of our team deliverables (both internally & externally).
    • Timely planning and agreeing scope of work and dates.
    • Oversee the running of data capture and extraction from client systems.
    • Directing the delivery of EY Helix Analyzers and coordinating the support of junior team members.
    • Proactively intervene on scope, timeline, quality risks or issues to influence outcomes.
    • Fulfil reviewer role in more than one area and support & coach others seeking reviewer accreditation.
    • Act as a role model for consistently delivering high quality work.
    • Demonstrating excellent practice with data security and archiving in line with applicable policies.
  • Identifying opportunities to make our work, more efficient or effective:
    • Ensuring appropriate parts of Digital plans are delivered using our EY delivery centres.
    • Contributing to the adoption of new technology or assets by leading projects and sharing knowledge with team members.
    • Communicating effectively and timely with managers and stakeholders to handle issues, communicating bugs and improvements.
    • Driving adoption of improving workflow and data integration steps to achieve improved quality and efficiency.
    • Participating in our Quality Monitoring process and responding to improvement points.
    • Monitoring KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to drive the delivery of a successful support service outcome.
  • Helping support and nurture the next generation of digital talent:
    • Developing material, delivering and/or coordinating the delivery of impactful training in response to learner needs.
    • Coaching others in developing Digital plans and using EY Helix Analyzers to deliver insights.
    • Providing quality coaching for EY Helix Analyzer delivery and related processes.
    • Developing the careers, skills, and experience of teams through the EY counselling role.
    • Providing effective coaching for more junior members of the team, including Digital Apprentices.

Skills and attributes for success

  • A willingness to learn, to work outside your comfort zone, achieving a common goal, supported by a team with diverse backgrounds across a range of geographies.
  • Experience owning deliverables and performing detailed self-review of work.
  • Proven ability using technology and analytics to solve business problems, deliver insights, or create recommendations.
  • Great written and verbal communication, presentation and client service.
  • Strong team player with a solution focused attitude.
  • Ability to juggle multiple conflicting deadlines which typically occur during our busy period (Oct-April).
  • Able to build and maintain good relationship with our clients and audit teams.
  • Flexibility to work virtually, face to face or in a hybrid way.
  • Ability to solve problems by coming up with innovative solutions.
  • Ability to explain technical problem to non-technical stakeholders internally and externally.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Evidence of a logical and detailed oriented mind, able to support our quality agenda and compliance requirements.
  • Considered a master user of Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint.
  • Experience writing code in languages like SQL, Python, R, .NET, Java, VB, ACL, IDEA etc…
  • Experience with data transformation and wrangling tools ranging from SSIS, through to Talend and Alteryx.
  • Designing and/or building visualizations in tools like Power BI, Spotfire, Tableau

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience working with complex financial or transactional data.
  • Expertise in an industry or ERP system.
  • Awareness of techniques for handling large data sets, ~1bn records in a single table.
  • Experience demonstrating or presenting software/tools to internal or external stakeholders.
  • Basic knowledge or experience of accounting and auditing.

What we look for

  • People who demonstrate integrity, respect, and teaming.
  • People with energy, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead.
  • People who build relationships based on doing the right thing.

What we offer

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


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