Senior Manager, Data Science
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
12d ago
  • Job description
  • Senior Manager, Data Science Calgary Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

    Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions - underpinned by the world's largest delivery network -

    Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.

    With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

    Visit us at People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets.

    They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales. Analytics professionals create new insights from predictive statistical modeling activities that target and deliver value to our clients.

    The Senior Manager, Data Science works with clients to provide primary and secondary research within an industry or functional area.

    Assesses industry trends, create reports, prepare forecasts and develop industry / functional models. Uses advanced statistical techniques to find relationships between variables.

    Solves organizational problems for the client by analyzing requirements, providing valuable market research linked insights and developing tools and processes to aid decision making.

    Job Description Strategy professionals help clients develop corporate strategies, make strategic Mand A decisions, structure effective business and operating models, and transform their businesses all in an effort to grow their business while maintaining or reducing costs.

    A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities :

    Provides solutions to complex business problems for area(s) of responsibility where analysis of situations requires an in depth knowledge of organizational objectives.

    Involved in setting strategic direction to establish near term goals for area of responsibility.

    Interacts with senior management levels at a client and / or within Accenture, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters.

    Has latitude in decision-making and determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments .

    Decisions have a lasting impact on area of responsibility with the potential to impact outside area of responsibility.

    Manages large teams and / or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture. Summary of Opportunity (Big Data) Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) are booming and at Accenture we strongly believe that high performance is driven by the ability to gain insights from data to enable faster data-

    driven decisions and help our clients tackle more and more complex business issues. From strategy to execution, Accenture works with organizations to develop their Analytics, Digital and AI capabilities from accessing data onto predictive / prescriptive modelling, towards applying advanced techniques such as deep learning and taking the appropriate business actions to outperform the competition.

    In that context, Accenture has set up a leading edge and global Data Science team in Canada, fully integrated into a global group of analytics practitioners and innovation centres worldwide.

    This network works together with industry and domain experts to move our clients in Calgary and Western Canada from issue to outcome by leveraging the power of the data.

    Position Accountability As Senior Manager Data Science, you will be a leader and one of the pioneers of this global data science team, responsible for delivering value to our clients in Resources, which includes Energy, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Mining & Agriculture.

    You will provide overall leadership, steering & management of the Data Science team as well as become the business development lead in Calgary and Western Canada.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for building, steering, nurturing and maintaining a leading-edge data science team by providing guidance, vision & leadership, set team strategy and direction
  • Understand Accenture assets and philosophy around Analytics, Digital & AI and drive the business development agenda to provide relevant solutions to our clients
  • Connect to global analytics network and build your own Point of View
  • Build case for analytics through need analyses and business case (quantify likely benefits)
  • Create client value through Business Insight generation Turning insights to action
  • Act as a thought leader and trusted advisor in the analytics / data science / AI domain
  • Provide subject matter expertise, industry perspective and relevant point of view to drive customer value
  • Coordinate the delivery of multiple customer analytics assignments, agile sprint deliveries for Accenture clients including business interpretation to models and turning insights into actions
  • Provide strategic and tactical advice to clients by translating analytical solution into out-of-the-box execution recommendations addressing business objectives and impacting bottom line results
  • Data Modelling & Analyses
  • Steer and coach Accenture teams across the full data mining steps from data preparation, modelling & interpretation (econometric modeling, predictive analytics, machine learning and data visualization by using advanced tools)
  • Leverage Accenture’s international network and knowledge capital for Analytics by using proven assets and methodologies
  • Participate to analytics innovation and development of new assets
  • Primary Skills & Experience :

  • We’re seeking a senior individual (10+ years) with hands-on experience in the analytics domain while being able to provide sound business solutions and recommendations to our clients
  • Strong interest and proven experience in analytics-enabled digital transformations (e.g. multi-channel, segmentation, user experience, digital plant, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Resources, specifically Oil & Gas, Energy and / or Utilities
  • We’re looking for a bright and innovative individual with previous experience in consulting (must have), advising different types of clients, and showing great engagement skills
  • Excellent track record as people / team manager (preferably in analytics) able to inspire’ others with a clear point of view and vision
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills : able to explain Analytics in non-technical terms to business users (C-
  • level, line managers ) and other diverse audiences

  • Experience and excitement in coaching a team of data scientists working with main statistical software (R, SAS, SPSS, etc.
  • programming languages (C, VBA, Python, etc.), machine learning techniques (SVM, Random Forest, Kmeans, etc.) and visualization (SAS VA, Qlikview, D3, etc.)

  • Confirmed background in quantitative areas
  • It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.

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