VP Data Science (Remote - anywhere in Europe)

VP Data Science (Remote – anywhere in Europe)

About the Company

Our client is an award-winning, new breed Data Science Solutions Company focused on powering exceptional results to their Fortune 500 clients.

They are a growing company—born at the intersection of advanced analytics, data and technology. 

About the Role

The Head of Delivery is responsible for managing the delivery of all their client’s solutions in EMEA.

The individual is expected to manage different client delivery programs across each line of business, e.g.

Data Science Solutions, Digital Marketing Technology Solutions.

The candidate will be based out of EU with a preference for the UK or Benelux.

Key Functional Areas: 

Communication Skills: 


  • Drive business and technical delivery discussions
  • Is clear and concise in both verbal and written communication (e.g., functional/technical specifications, client status reports, narratives, budgets, etc.)
  • Trusted to present design and delivery program decisions
  • Ability to communicate across an increasing diversity of areas (e.g., legal, finance, HR, data science, engineering, BI and external local contractors)

People Skills & Ability to influence


  • Influences internal teams to dedicate resources and leads the project delivery effort (or finds appropriate owner)
  • Aligns teams towards simple, coherent approaches
  • Actively mentors, performs team performance and individual assessments
  • Drives project scope & delivery team structure changes to enable teams to work independently and/or achieve a significant efficiency improvement

Strong Technical Skills


  • Drives project efforts that solve significantly complex client problems
  • Identifies risks/opportunities in delivery strategies, architecture(s) and/or in data science, BI & engineering

Impact Assessment


  • Ability to determine impact on business areas (metrics, dollars, client), technology strategy, or on team(s)/organization(s)

Process driven


  • Decomposes complex processes into simple, straight-forward solutions
  • Catalyst to faster business delivery
  • Simplify/improve controls and accuracy 
  • Eliminates unnecessary process and establishes standards

Execution


  • Effective end-to-end program management – as evidenced by a solid understanding of business requirements, timeliness, quality, and delivery of the right technical solution for the client and is proactive
  • Makes sure the right connections are made and actions taken and mitigates risk effectively
  • Ability to identify gaps/opportunities within or between regions, technical capabilities, and delivery teams (e.g., services, workflows, tooling) to satisfy the needs of clients

Business Judgement


  • Consistently brings strong, data-driven business and technical judgment to decisions
  • Recognizes when designs/solutions require additional technical guidance (e.g., from senior engineers or subject matter experts)
  • Balances short-term decisions with long-term consequences

Required Experience:


  • Understands the data science and engineering domain and applies program management best practices
  • Over 10 years of experience in developing and managing projects in data science, business intelligence & engineering 
  • Strategic thinking around developing programs and ideas to help onboard and optimize talent
  • Experience in working with agencies and suppliers
  • Strong organization and execution skills
  • Passion around people and talent development

How to Apply


If this role is of interest and you would like to learn more, please attach your CV to the link provided and the Hiring Company will be in direct contact.





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