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Data Analytics, Principal Consultant (A&M Momentum)

Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2024

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Data Analytics, Principal Consultant (A&M Momentum)


  • Role: Data Analytics, Principal Consultant  
  • Team: A&M Momentum (Alvarez & Marsal) 
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland 

About A&M DTS

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c. 8,000 staff and over 70 offices worldwide. We offer a broad range of professional services to Private Equity funds, Corporates and Financial Services clients across Europe.

A&M Digital EMEA is a dynamic and growing practice that provides a wide range of Digital advisory services (DTS). We have evolved digital into a unique proposition that is built on data and analytics, customer and workforce experience, sales and marketing, and new digital business models in a way that complements our existing service offerings and turnaround, results-driven heritage. We help transform the performance of companies facing, or at risk of, digital disruption and provide practical advice on how every aspect of a business can be digitally enabled sustainably, and at scale. 

We strive to build strong and lasting relationships with our clients by delivering value-driven services and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence that is unparalleled in the industry. This is the perfect place for those looking for a rewarding career in the professional services industry. 

About A&M Momentum

Momentum is the latest offering from A&M Digital and Technology Services (DTS) and provides cutting-edge digital services to clients. Momentum will work on client site as the digital & technology delivery arm of A&M to provide tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients. Momentum will be an integral part of A&M offering and is expected to be a catalyst for the further expansion of the Digital and Technology Service line.

The A&M Momentum data team will work with other A&M teams, developing prototypes that the clients can use on an ongoing basis, feeding data from source systems, and providing business intelligence and operational insight that they can use to deliver and sustain business value.

Our Data services include Data Driven Performance and operational improvement (Board reporting, management reporting, Operational reporting), Procurement analysis, working capital analysis, profitability analysis, P&L analysis, HR/Org analysis, Machine learning and generative AI.

Due to Momentum’s success and recent growth, we are looking for an experienced Data Analytics professional to lead in delivering large, complex, client engagements. This is a fantastic opportunity to manage an innovative team who are applying state-of-the-art analytics to real world business challenges.  The ideal candidate would possess a strong passion for Data and reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, outcome focused entrepreneur who is driven to making an impact, determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo.

This role will be based in Ireland (Dublin or Belfast) with hybrid working policies, and some ad-hoc requirements for client visits in the UK and continental Europe. In this role you will have the opportunity to work on many exciting European and Global projects enabling our clients to positively change their businesses and enhance their performance.

Key day to day responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will lead and manage a team of data analytics professionals, providing guidance, coaching, and mentorship, whilst ensuring high-quality client deliverables and deadlines are met.
  • This will be a key leadership role to support the build-out of the Momentum data team, where it will be required to build strong and effective relationships with internal business leaders. 
  • The Data Analytics Principal Consultant will oversee the team combining different tools and technologies to develop end-to-end analytical solutions that address our clients’ business challenges as well as helping shape and develop proof of concepts or accelerators which can be used to speed up time to insight on our client projects.
  • This role will provide oversight on the development and enhancement of A&M’s data accelerators.
  • To be successful in this role it is expected the candidate will have had previous experience in managing high performing teams, supported day-to-day performance optimisation, and delivered strategic initiatives.
  • The successful candidate will be an analytics visionary staying up to date with developments in the field of Data Analytics.

Must have (technical skills)

  • Experience developing and understanding complex data models, including source ERP data models across multiple ERPs.
  • Experience creating and supporting complex ETL/ELT processes
  • Experience in SQL Warehouses / Azure Synapse and T-SQL skills

Experience developing and maintaining Azure Data Factory and/or Synapse pipelines

Must have (soft skills)

  • A collaborative spirit and the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to business stakeholders.
  • Curiosity to understand business context and business issues.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines 
  • Experience in delivering data projects across multiple business disciplines and business types
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills when working with both business and technical teams.
  • Experience in leading project teams and executing project work plans

Nice to have

  • Azure DP900 or ideally Azure DP203 – and over 2 years hands-on experience in the areas covered in the certification
  • Strong academic record, with a degree in Engineering, Science or Data related topics.
  • Experience developing visualisations in PowerBI (leveraging a warehouse backend, not just as a desktop tool) 
  • Experience in MDM and Data Governance
  • Experience with data cataloging and linage tools.Experience in PowerBI and Microsoft PL300 certification
  • Experience working in a consulting environment
  • Strong Microsoft excel and Powerpoint skills
  • Financial experience and/or qualifications e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CFA
  • Experience with predictive modelling, machine learning and AI techniques 
  • Experience in Alteryx or other low code tools 
  • Experience with RPA, OCR and web scraping 
  • Experience with Machine Learning tools (e.g., Sagemaker, Azure Machine learning)  
  • Fluency in one or more European languages,
  • Programming skills in at least one of the following languages: R, Python (and PySpark)
  • Irish or dual UK–EU country nationality (or work permit) allowing work both in the UK and EU 

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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