Consulting - Technology, Data & Analytics - Senior Consultant

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dubai, UAE

Posted
Ref: HP639-1131

Job description / Role

Line of Service
Advisory

Industry/Sector
Technology

Specialism
Finance

Management Level
Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary
A career within General Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help clients seize essential advantages by working alongside business leaders to solve their toughest problems and capture their greatest opportunities. We work with some of the world's largest and most complex companies to understand their unique business issues and opportunities in an ever changing environment. We help create sustainable change by stimulating innovation, unlocking data possibilities, navigating risk and regulatory complexity, optimising deals, and aligning costs with business strategy to create a competitive advantage.

To really stand out and make us ?t for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to

- Consult & implement data science solutions to business problems at an expert level.
- Understand and recommends modeling techniques & analysis framework to junior data scientists
- Solve complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions.
- Present recommendations to senior staff and internal clients.
- Mentor more junior team members.
- Collaborate with business partners to understand their problems and goals, develop predictive modeling, statistical analysis, data reports and performance metrics.
- Consult on the creation of analytics solutions that effectively weigh business and technical tradeoffs using an intermediate understanding of business strategy as well as relevant big data environment topics.
- Act as an analytics product owner translating business needs into analytics projects and actions.
- Lead development of solutions with moderate complexity and risk.
- Develop innovative solutions using cutting edge technologies, structured and unstructured information.
- Support sales pitches to clients and ensure growth of the analytics platform in FS
- Work with Partners, Directors and Managers to support internal thought leadership development on industry specific offerings.
- Coach and mentor junior resources around industry business drivers and Analytics technical capabilities.
- Work with colleagues in all Middle Eastern offices on client work and internal initiatives as well as with international teams where appropriate.
- Keep up to date with current trends from the region and from across the world.
- Demonstrate teamwork and responsibility with the engagement team members; stay abreast of current business and economic developments relevant to the client's business; and use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of services provided.
- Whilst being an integral part of the Analytics team, you will develop your understanding of the key themes in the market and in the region.
- You will work collaboratively with other Financial Services experts to shape the future of our clients and to bring about positive change.
- You will have access to all of the latest training and development tools and the support of the wider PwC network.

Requirements

Requirements

- Education: Master's degree in Mathematics or Statistics is a must. 
- Preferable qualifications: PhD in a Mathematics related field is a plus. 
- Years of Experience: 4 - 6 years of experience in Analytics & Data mining in Financial Services field.
- Minimum 3 years of experience within a professional services environment.
- Previous experience within the Middle East is a plus.
- In depth understanding of machine learning & artificial intelligence applications
- Expert in mathematical modelling and using tools for data analytics and mining. Proven IT skills in analytical tools (Python, R, SAS, Hadoop, Relational Database, Reporting tools etc.) 
- Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to prioritise work load whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
- Language Skills: Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), particularly ability to articulate concepts and recommendations in written form (PowerPoint reports, data visualisation etc.).   
- The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East and worldwide where the project dictates.
- Strong ability to be flexible and adaptive on a daily basis. 
- Strong ability to work independently and as part of a team with a fast pace and a high energy that will translate into a high quality output. 
- Proven strong conceptualized thinking and analytical capabilities.

About the Company

PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value they're looking for.

We're a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.

In our 3 key areas of business or Lines of Service Assurance, Tax, and Advisory we work with our clients from business start ups to the worlds leading organizations to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.

PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the Central Cluster and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets - UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.

PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 4500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm.