Director Data/AI/Analytics Advisory

Smith Arnold Partners

Exciting and unique opportunity to work as a Data and AI Strategy Director for an established, cutting edge, global advisory practice.

Title: Director Data, Analytics, AI Strategy
Salary: 175,000 – 195,000 +Bonus
Location: Remote

Employee Testimonials:
Very talented people, Large, successful company Competitive salary!
Many opportunities for growth within the company.
There is great potential for growth depending on performance, your work is always appreciated
Committed to creating a great experience for employees – supportive organization that promotes from within and looks for opportunities to help you grow your career. People are generally great – real team environment with colleagues who want the best for each other.

You are responsible for Supporting the delivery of a broad range of Data, Analytics, Advanced Analytics, Visualization, Data Science, RPA and AI related Strategy / Advisory engagements
This Data and AI Strategy Director will play a role in expanding a Data/AI/Analytics Advisory Practice!
You will support engagements advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical guidance on how technology enables a wide range of business outcomes. You must possess exception analytical, interpersonal and creative thinking capabilities. You will need to be entrepreneurial, enterprising and personable, possessing exceptional leadership qualities, that allows you to assume a critical role in the Advisory Practice with an ability to scale over time.? The deliverables in this role will be of a Strategic nature rather than a software or technology architecture deliverable.
You will target initiatives to specific industries domains and at driving business value now and solving our client’s challenges by virtue of intelligent AI and advanced analytics techniques to realize the promise of building an intelligent business eco-system.

Operating with senior client executives (C-levels, VPs, Directors), you will assist our clients in successfully defining their Data and Analytics/ Artificial Intelligence Strategy, Transformation Initiatives, Investments and Operating Models to support their business priorities

As a successful Director, you will:
Support the delivery of a broad range of Data, Analytics, Advanced Analytics, Visualization, Data Science, RPA and AI related Strategy / Advisory engagements
Possess deep understanding of trends and strategies for identifying and leveraging appropriate approaches and solutions to meet client business, financial and technical objectives
Conduct detailed analyses to understand and explain client problems and utilize standard consulting management skills such as facilitation, interviewing, gap analysis, etc.
Lead the design and delivery of Data/ Business Intelligence/ AI and automation solutions advisory engagements involving strategy, roadmap and longer-term COE models (Operating models)
Conduct quick value discovery engagements in Data & AI to identify applicable industry use-cases, help clients understand the effort, potential benefits, and develop an opportunity prioritization matrix?
Lead strategy engagements with clients to create clear and actionable strategic roadmaps and supporting business cases that both delineate a broader end-game, while also prioritizing quick wins with near-term measurable impact
Demonstrate thought leadership to advise clients on Data/Analytics, AI and automation strategy and detailed use cases development by industry

8+ years of Management Consulting experience from a top management or professional services firm
Demonstrated experience interfacing with executive level clients
Data, Analytics and AI Strategy, Maturity assessment & Roadmap (leveraging Microsoft technologies)
Sound knowledge in Strategy development involving areas such as Data Architecture, Data Hubbing / Integration, Data Modeling, Data Governance & Management, Data Quality, Data Security, Reporting & Analytics, BI Governance, BI Self-Service
RPA/ Automation Strategy & Roadmap
Cross-sector and functional experience highly desirable (Financial Services/ Healthcare/ Life Sciences/ Manufacturing/ Utilities/ Media/ Communications/Supply Chain/Business Applications
Willingness to travel 80% domestically (there is currently no travel required because of Covid)
Previous experience working on multiple Advisory / Strategy engagements in a highly matrixed external client facing environment, with Talent & Project & Budget Management responsibilities
Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills
Practical Business Architecture experience (business / operation models, personas, process modelling)
Understanding of the Data/ Analytics strategy and COE definition.
Understanding of the Artificial Intelligence space, and the ethical themes for AI such as usage and effectiveness, fairness, transparency, or privacy
Bachelor’s degree in related field, MBA preferred