Director of Data and Automation

Ref: ZR_8431_JOB  ·  Posted on 12 April 2024


If seeing the power that data can unleash to give deep insights is what keeps you interested each day, this role is for you! You’ll be using a wide range of technologies to delivering data science and analytics as commercial projects over multiple domains.

I am working with my highly prestigious consultancy client to source them a strong leader wo can direct on data automation requirements for its customers. The solutions that the consultancy firm provide are complex so they need someone who’s comfortable at problem solving.

You’ll be able to be based from either London, Bristol, Glasgow or Manchester as this client has customers near to these base locations. Working Patterns: 2-3 days per week onsite with clients or at Head Office. 

Our client is passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for their clients, helping their people to realise their potential, and doing their part to create a prosperous society.

Due to growing demand for Infrastructure Digital our client is seeking to recruit a Director to drive data excellence with their team and clients. They are looking for a commercially and technically minded manager with a track record of delivering successful client engagements. An ability to manage relationships and give technical guidance across a multi-disciplinary team of data visualisation, automation, infrastructure and data science experts.  

Key responsibilities
  • Have a very strong technical background interfacing with clients and technical teams
  • Lead client engagements, delivery strategy and provide technical delivery and assurance of projects
  • Design, develop and deliver data-driven solutions in collaboration with clients and other business units to drive insights and performance
  • Produce design documents and technical specifications, including functional and non-functional requirements and end-to-end data processes
  • Lead and contribute to business development activities and proposal writing
  • Identify and establish new relationships, whilst maintaining and developing existing relationships
  • Support the build and deployment of data systems and their data pipelines whilst being able to analyse and resolve data quality issues
  • Provide support and collaboration in multidisciplinary delivery environments
  • Produce high-quality communications, documentation, and presentations
  • Be a champion for innovation and growth actively mentoring and demonstrating an inclusive culture
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of documentation and processes taking knowledge or experience and translate into new ideas or solutions



Skills & experience
  • You must have either previous consultancy experience or have worked in a large company who have been through a Data transformation projects so you have experienced the change first hand.
  • Proven track record of implementing data reporting and dashboarding solutions
  • Experience in Agile delivery methodology
  • Hands on experience designing or implementing data architecture with understanding of the Azure data stack
  • Hands on Experience working with analytics languages such as SQL or Python
  • Strong experience in data automation
  • Working knowledge of CI/CD and Version Control
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal – able to translate complex technical subject matter into easily understood presentations and written documentation for mixed technical audiences.

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Experience in unit testing, integration testing, system testing and user acceptance testing
  • Some Experience of Data Science approach and best practice
  • Experience translating designs of Azure data solutions into action
  • Analysis/requirements gathering, solution design, and implementation of data platform and Azure technologies
  • Experience in collaborating in multi-disciplinary teams, including software engineers, DevOps and infrastructure teams, data scientists etc.
  • Experience in Digital Twin and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions
Additional benefits
  • Car allowance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Personal Accident Cover
  • 27 days holiday (+ x8 public holidays)
  • Option to buy and sell 5 days holiday

APPLY today, the client is hosting interviews through March 2024 to find the right person for the job!

Company Cultures: Driven, Innovative, Passionate

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

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