Analytics Specialist

Management Consulting Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Position Summary:

Based within our Management Consulting business line, Analytics Specialists work with consultants on client engagements to perform analyses that extract business-driven insights from vast and complex datasets and deliver client value. Candidates would frequently need to be at client site and interact with client counterparts to deliver project assignments

Responsibilities: An Analytics Specialist should be the intellectual engine for projects in which data analytics capabilities are required. The following are the skillsets that we are looking for in a candidate

Problem solving 

    • Structure and design data requests and data quality checks without supervision and be able to understand the data landscape (Data sources, EDW, Data Lake etc.) of the client
    • Support the set-up of development environment required to execute and deploy data pipelines and analytics models
    • Support the development of data and modelling pipelines across all the development lifecycle
    • Support the deployment of data and analytics artifacts into client production, working alongside client technical teams
    • Familiarity with a broad base of analytics tools (one or more of the following):
      • Data management: e.g. SQL, PostGRESql, Hadoop/Hive, Spark 
      • Analytics platforms: e.g. Python, R, SAS
      • Data visualization: e.g. Tableau, PowerBI
      • GIS - QGIS, PostgresSQL (PostGIS)
      • DevOps tools-Git, DVC, RestApi, Flask
    • Experience in core analytics methods (one or more of the following):
      • Statistics (t-tests, ANOVA), variable reduction (FA, PCA)
      • Segmentation/clustering techniques – K-means, Hierarchical clustering, Geographic cluster recognition and manipulation techniques
      • Predictive modeling: e.g. logistic regression, linear regression 
      • Machine learning: e.g. LCA, Random Forest, neural networks
      • Partner with Advisory consultants to produce clean, well-structured, error-free and conceptually sound outputs to project analyses
  • Client management  
    • Ability to understand key industry concepts and interpret model results in business language through stories and narratives in power-point
    • Partner with mid-level Analytics counterparts from the client to drive data request, KPI dictionary, data-mart robustness and interpret model results 
  • Personal and Team management 
    • Contribute to internal IP development efforts
    • Support senior team members of the Analytics practice in investigating analytics opportunities in TMT industry and developing PoCs

Experience and Skills:

  • Quantitative degree from a top school or previous relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and Spanish (written and spoken)
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience with similar responsibilities
  • Previous experience in management consulting or in the telecommunications industry
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications: Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Basic knowledge and interest in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) industry

Personal Attributes:

  • Highly organised and structured
  • Logical and lateral thinker
  • Strongly motivated to perform, learn and improve
  • Flexibility to accommodate frequent travel
  • Proactively takes the initiative beyond the tasks assigned and is resourceful
  • Team player, open-minded, possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and add value
  • Smart appearance, well-presented and professional at all times
  • Mature demeanor and positive attitude, as well as discretion and sensitivity when dealing with clients