Delivery Lead / Manager, Data Science & Analytics

The Analytics Lead role is technical leader within Mintel’s global data science and analytics team. As the Lead for the London office, you will be the senior most contributor to our custom data science and analytics solutions and primary partner on delivery projects directly supporting Mintel’s commercial teams and our clients.

This role will require a focus on communication and a passion for solving problems.

The ideal candidate for this role will have several years of experience within data analytics, data science, stakeholder management, and should have experience working in a client facing setting. 

  • Experience working in CPG, FMCG or market research is preferred. 
  • Proficient in using Python for data analysis
  • Excellent level SQL skills - ability to find insight in complex and/or imperfect data.  
  • Proficient in at least one BI tool; experience with Looker development a plus. 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and oral): ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical team members

Individuals in this role are expected to be available for client facing and global meetings. This role is expected to have a presence in our London office on a regular (2 times weekly basis). This role will report to a manager in the United States.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • You will own the successful planning and delivery of project-level work, including commercial pursuits. You will have close collaboration with Mintel’s consulting teams, actively working to help achieve shared team revenue goals through data science and analytics capabilities. 
  • The opportunity to grow and mentor a small team of technical analysts.
  • You will collaborate with data scientists, engineers, product development and researchers across DS&A in an effort to help advance the capabilities and bring innovative solutions to solving client problems with Mintel’s owned data and products.
  • You will manage several DS&A projects and initiatives concurrently requiring you to actively negotiate priorities with stakeholders, proactively seeking feedback and managing through change as needed.
  • You will develop a positive relationship with stakeholders and clients, ensuring successful scoping and delivery of projects.  You will assist in pipeline generating activity and in Mintel’s product development processes.
  • You will coach and mentor data analysts, data scientists and consultants within Mintel and foster a culture of collaboration. There is opportunity for future career growth and the potential to recruit and manage a small team of data analysts and data scientists in the future.
  • Assisting in driving the advanced analytics capabilities at an organization focused on gleaning insights from data. You will develop value-added data visualizations, dashboards, and apply data science models researched and supported by data scientists in DS&A to directly solve client problems. 
  • Collaborate with members of the Data Science and Analytics team globally to ensure a consistent approach to technical developments and that continued research and development work is aligned with the needs of our clients.  This includes partnering with data scientists to develop new capabilities based on the needs of the consulting teams and our clients while working with your manager to enhance DS&A client offerings and custom data solutions. 
  • Continually learning - as a part of a fluid, innovation focused team, you will stay current on emerging data science technologies and other quantitative techniques.

What We Are Looking For:

  • A Great Communicator: You are an effective communicator who can discuss difficult technologies while also focusing on the audience to tailor discussions. You are comfortable in a client facing role.
  • Commercially-Minded: You are dedicated to quality, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in your work to elevate our products.
  • Naturally Curious: You are naturally curious, looking for new opportunities or technologies that could elevate yours or others work.
  • Data-Driven: You understand the concepts of a data analytics lifecycle from requirements gathering through technical analysis to delivery and are able to rapidly organize information, draw conclusions, identify patterns, and succinctly communicate key points and translate your knowledge visually. 
  • Self-Directed: You take initiative to solve problems and uncover opportunities, and you are eager to take ownership and accountability for client deliverables.
  • Committed to Personal Growth: You are committed to continuous learning and growth, constantly pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone to develop your skill set.
  • Tech-Savvy: You are technically adept at using SQL, Python and BI platforms in order to find insight in complex and/or imperfect data.
  • Humble: You are humble, yet confident. You willingly admit when you need help, and you know how and when to utilize the resources and people around you. You are also willing to share your own knowledge for the benefit of the team.
  • A Collaborator: You bring an energy to the table that encourages and develops internal relationships. You seek out opportunities to collaborate with peers in your department and across the organization.


What you'll get in return: 

  • A culture that supports true collaboration whilst embracing remote working with a company wide hybrid working week.
  • Approach to personal development where we encourage individuals to grow and share what they’ve learned.
  • Social events, both within the department and across the company
  • Generous holiday allowance with the opportunity to buy back additional holiday.
  • A day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Giving back is part of our culture with this in mind Mintel gives each employee 2 days per year to give to a worthwhile cause.





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