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Data Strategy Consultant

Middle East
Data

Data Strategy Consultant

Joining Capco means joining an organization that is committed to an inclusive working environment where you’re encouraged to #BeYourselfAtWork. We celebrate individuality and recognize that diversity and inclusion, in all forms, is critical to success. It’s important to us that we recruit and develop as diverse a range of talent as we can and we believe that everyone brings something different to the table – so we’d love to know what makes you different. Such differences may mean we need to make changes to our process to allow you the best possible platform to succeed, and we are happy to cater to any reasonable adjustments you may require. You will find the section to let us know of these at the bottom of your application form or you can mention it directly to your recruiter at any stage and they will be happy to help. 

ABOUT US

Capco is global technology and business consultancy with a focus on the financial services sector. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed in an ever-changing industry, combining innovative thinking with unique expert know-how. The solutions we offer our customers every day are as diverse as our employees.

We are/have:

  • Experts across the Capital Markets, Insurance, Payments, Retail Banking and Wealth & Asset Management domains.
  • Deep knowledge in various financial services offerings including Finance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Crime, Core Banking etc.
  • Committed to growing our business and hiring the best talent to help us get there
  • Focused on maintaining our nimble, agile and entrepreneurial culture

Your Role

You’ll be joining Middle East Capco’s Data Strategy & Advisory team as a Data Strategy Consultant. You will use your deep data expertise to pioneer the formulation of focused, actionable and effective data strategies to sustainably deliver business outcomes for our clients.

Our projects vary in their nature, and your responsibilities will differ based on client requirements, but could include:

  • Scoping, mobilizing, and running the delivery of client data strategy and operating model projects, managing and coaching mixed Capco / client teams
  • Definition of the client’s data strategy, including its vision, objectives, and key results (OKRs)
  • Managing the definition and mobilization of client data literacy and culture programmes
  • Heading up data maturity / capability assessments to provide a clear and objective assessment of client data capability levels
  • Overseeing the definition of the client’s data Target Operating Model (TOM), including design of processes, roles & responsibilities, and governance to sustain the data strategy in BAU
  • Directing the definition of data policies, standards and guidelines
  • Steering the development of the data strategy business case, and shaping strategic roadmaps
  • Running, structuring, and facilitating interviews and workshops to identify client pain points and their root causes, and linking these to data capabilities (e.g. Data Governance, Data Quality, Data Architecture)
  • Reviewing existing client data processes, tooling, and governance, and providing recommendations to improve their effectiveness
  • Being the key advisor of data management solutions as part of data architecture reviews

You will also play a key role in developing the Data Strategy & Advisory capability within Capco, which may include:

  • Managing and running capability offerings or operational areas, in partnership with the Capability, Data Practice and Domain Leads
  • Developing and sustaining excellent internal and external client and vendor partnerships
  • Identifying and researching business development opportunities on new or existing clients and directing the development of client proposals and bids
  • Defining internal / external-facing thought leadership
  • Developing data methodologies and accelerators to enhance Capco’s delivery capability
  • Developing and delivering training for Capco and client resources in data methodologies

Your Skills and Experience

Most importantly, you’ll have a passion for data. You will bring your track-record in driving data change to enable clients to achieve their business outcomes.

To qualify for the role, you will have most of the following:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Data Strategy and / or Data Management
  • Deep and extensive understanding of Data Strategy, Data Management, and Data Analytics principles, and one or more of several common Data Management methodologies and capability models (e.g. DAMA DMBOK, DCAM, CDMC) and toolsets
  • Experience structuring and running maturity assessments, eliciting & understanding client strategic aims, pain points, and requirements, and providing actionable recommendations
  • Extensive experience in documenting current-state processes, roles & responsibilities and governance structures, and designing their target-state
  • Experience supporting the definition of data strategies, business cases and roadmaps
  • Proven experience running delivery teams, with an ability to create and sustain a positive and inclusive team environment, even when under pressure and in ambiguous circumstances
  • Solid experience in project scoping and management
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with solid experience and comfort working autonomously and in team environments
  • Extensive experience in simplifying complex concepts, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, including in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel

Ideally, you will also bring:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ consulting experience at a top-tier consultancy, or a similar internal data strategy role within a Financial Services organization
  • A background in Financial Services (e.g. banking, insurance, investment management)
  • Hands-on experience in data management tooling (e.g. Collibra, Solidatus, Talend, Ataccama) and data analytics implementation (e.g. Power BI, Tableau, QlikView or Sense)
  • A deep understanding of the challenges, opportunities and regulations (e.g. ESG, LIBOR, BCBS-239, CCAR, GDPR, Consumer Duty) facing the Financial Services industry
  • Up-to-date knowledge of industry best-practices within data management and analytics
  • Formal certification in data management methodologies or capability model

 

Data at Capco

Capco’s global Data Practice of 800+ practitioners are an established team of data strategists, analysts, scientists, architects, and engineers who help client teams harness the power of data to drive insight, optimize performance, and commercialize data opportunities.  We enable financial institutions to become data-driven by helping transform their understanding, and use of data to derive value. We translate strategy into action – designing, implementing, and mobilizing innovative data capabilities with a focus on efficiency and scalability, and partnering with leading vendors and industry bodies.

Collaboration, enthusiasm, and encouragement are key in ensuring we maintain our culture through working in an environment where clients become colleagues. We are looking for a candidate who will empower the team, drive high standards, grow the capability, and deliver customer focused outcomes.

Our clients and peers have voted us as the A-Team Best Consultancy in Data Management in consecutive years, valuing our ability to identify and develop top data talent. In addition to this, we have proudly won both the Best Consultancy (2022) in the British Banking Awards and the Best ESG Data & Technology Consultancy as part of the annual ESG Insight Awards.

WHY JOIN CAPCO? 

You will work on engaging projects with some of the largest banks in the world, on projects that will transform the financial services industry. 

We offer: 

  • A work culture focused on innovation and creating lasting value for our clients and employees 
  • Ongoing learning opportunities to help you acquire new skills or deepen existing expertise 
  • A flat, non-hierarchical structure that will enable you to work with senior partners and directly with clients 
  • A diverse, inclusive, meritocratic culture
  • Enhanced and competitive family friendly benefits, including maternity / adoption / shared parental leave and paid leave for sickness, pregnancy loss, fertility treatment, menopause and bereavement.

 

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