Cambridge or London (Hybrid), UK

Head of Analytics EMEA

The Opportunity

In your role as Head of Analytics EMEA, you will be accountable for the output of the Analytics team in EMEA and will have line management responsibilities for a team of Data Scientists and Analytics Consultants. You’ll get stuck into managing and coaching the team to have a culture of high performance and constant and consistent experimentation to drive improvement.

You’ll be in charge of creating a regional team structure with good processes for all the major team functions, where appropriate collaborating within Analytics to establish these. These include; recruitment, on-boarding, equipment requisition, learning and development, prioritisation, knowledge sharing.

Providing the team a broader view of the business than just Analytics, you’ll understand the perspective of customers and other departments and will be able to influence external organisations.

This role can be based in either our Cambridge or London UK offices. This is a hybrid role so you will ideally be comfortable coming into the office at least once a week. If you’re interested in the role but require more flexibility, please speak to us!

Day to Day

  • Output – the Head of Analytics, EMEA is ultimately accountable for the delivery and support of all analytics produced for Featurespace customers in the region
  • People management – the goal is to have an engaged, happy, and productive team where high performance, a focus on delivering value effectively, and a drive for continuous improvement are rewarded
  • Practice management – the aim is to create a regional team structure with good processes for all the major team functions with appropriate collaboration within Analytics to establish these: recruitment, on-boarding, equipment requisition, learning and development, prioritisation, knowledge sharing
  • Broad leadership – the vision is to have someone who has a broader view of the business than just Analytics, understands the perspective of customers and other departments, and can influence external organisations
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About you

Must haves

  • Leadership of a talented and high-performing Analytics or Data Science team
  • Willingness to share expertise to help grow the people the people around you
  • Deep subject matter expertise in the banking and payments industry
  • Experience leading the deployment of machine learning models into high throughput, real-time prediction contexts
  • Ability to lead system architecture/design discussions from an analytical and business impact perspective
  • Extensive commercial experience implementing statistical models and analytical algorithms in software
  • Experience of the modern software dev lifecycle: version control, unit testing, CI/CD
  • Passion and commitment to satisfying customer’s requirements by producing class leading analytics
  • Ability to understand complex systems quickly and explain them simply to other people
  • Strong problem-solving skills (especially in data-centric applications)
  • Strong, clear, concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise personal workload

Great to haves

  • Ph.D. or other postgraduate level qualification with good mathematical background and knowledge of statistics
  • A track record in developing future leaders from within your organisation
  • Experience managing geographically disperse or remote teams
  • Experience in model governance, fair credit and fair lending compliance

Equal Opportunities

Here at Featurespace we are committed to being a place of equality, inclusion and respect to provide a safe environment for you to bring your authentic self to work. We know that we gain as much strength from our differences as we do our similarities. We value diversity and are dedicated to listening and learning from each other to build and maintain a positive and productive culture. We appreciate this will be an ever-evolving focus for the business to ensure everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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