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Senior Manager, Data Analytics

South Pole Group


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join South Pole to lead the charge in sustainability through innovative technology and data solutions


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275 Grays Inn Rd

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South Pole, a dynamic global leader in sustainability solutions, is on a mission to create a positive impact on climate, ecosystems, and communities. With a team spread across every continent, South Pole provides an inspiring and unique opportunity to work at the forefront of environmental and social change.

Role Summary:

  • Direct leadership of the Data Team, overseeing data engineering, governance, and machine learning engineering.
  • Manage continuous improvement of the Data Platform to support all internal and external use cases.
  • Collaborate with various teams to align strategic data directions and support data reporting.
  • Oversee ERP migration from a data perspective and ensure successful data integration.

Role Requirements:

  • Degree in a relevant field.
  • Proven experience in building and delivering large-scale data solutions.
  • Expertise in data engineering, SQL databases, and analytics languages like Python and R.
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure and analytics tools like Tableau and PowerBI.
  • Experience managing global teams and developing analytics products from concept to automation.
  • Knowledge of Google Cloud Platform, Tableau, BigQuery, AirFlow, and AI solutions is highly beneficial.
  • Experience with tier 1 business applications such as ERPs and CRMs.

This role offers the chance to make a tangible difference in combating climate change while working with a passionate and diverse team. South Pole is committed to equal opportunity and values diversity in its workforce.

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all six continents, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Technology team is the ‚Äútechnology and digital enablement engine‚ÄĚ of South Pole. Behind the scenes, we provide the business with world-class solutions and best practices that sustain business growth and success. We cover key areas such as Infrastructure, Enterprise Technology, Digital Transformation and Data. If you are a smart,
ambitious and dynamic professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!

Job summary:

The purpose of this role is to lead our Data Team. As such the role is part of the Technology Team and reports directly to the Director of Enterprise Architecture. You will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the Data Platform and its application in South Pole. This means direct line management and responsibility for the following capabilities: data engineering within the Data Platform; data governance; ML engineering. You will also ensure the Data Platform supports all internal and external use cases in a secure and compliant manner with a concrete focus on improving data quality.

There is direct line management responsibility for Data Platform Data Engineers and Data Architecture (shared with the Director of Enterprise Architecture). Close liaison required with Data Insights team.

You will be responsible for leading the development of the Data Platform, our data products and its integration with wider analytics and digital solutions across South Pole. This includes leading the strategic direction of data in
South Pole, coordinating closely with the Analytics Centre of Excellence and the Performance lead to ensure these agendas are synced. You will enable data reporting within our business lines through the production of data marts and their associated documentation and use cases.

In addition, you will be responsible for the ERP migration programme from a data perspective where you will work with our partners and the rest of South Pole to ensure a successful data migration and new set-up in the system
for data reporting.

You come from a highly technical background with significant experience in building and delivering analytics at scale. You will have experience and good data modeling and lineage design and governance expertise. Experience implementing a GCP based Data Platform is highly desirable. You are an excellent communicator, both verbally and in written / diagrammatic form. You will be comfortable supporting multiple initiatives at once. A level of hands-on work is to be expected.

This exciting opportunity will suit an individual who has significant previous experience in building data solutions at scale. You are detailed orientated and happy to get stuck in and support the organisation as we grow and develop insight. You are enthused by the opportunity to be part of a global company in the sustainability sector.

Main tasks & responsibilities:

‚óŹ Lead our Data Team to scale data products and support our internal and external analytics and¬†digital solutions
‚óŹ Lead a team of Data Engineers to ensure our data is structured, documented and managed¬†appropriately
‚óŹ Lead a Data Platform team to ensure we have timely and secure access to internal and external (as¬†needed) data on our data infrastructure
‚óŹ Strategic lead for future of data infrastructure and collaborate with infrastructure and cyber¬†security to ensure it is secure from internal and external threats
‚óŹ Set up and lead a data management workgroup in collaboration with DPO, infrastructure and cyber¬†security and data infrastructure to manage MDM, legal compliance, GDPR compliance and work¬†towards high quality data
‚óŹ Be able to manage and communicate across multiple stakeholders across South Pole, including all¬†business lines and other technical departments
‚óŹ Lead the build and delivery of scalable solutions on our GCP Data Platform
‚óŹ Understand business needs and functions to answer key business questions
‚óŹ Support the analytics team to take solutions from MVP/POC stage into scalable, automated and¬†repeatable solutions
‚óŹ Communicate results and influence key business leaders
‚óŹ Explore and suggest new tools and methods to achieve maximal efficiency in data collection,¬†processing and analysis.


Essential -

‚óŹ Degree educated
‚óŹ Significant experience in building and delivering data solutions at scale
‚óŹ Strong data engineering skills and experience building scalable data pipelines
‚óŹ Good experience of SQL databases, both relational and non-relational
‚óŹ Knowledge and experience using common open-source languages for analytics, e.g. Python and R
‚óŹ Experience working with cloud infrastructure
‚óŹ Strong background working in Tableau/PowerBI
‚óŹ Experience with business requirements gathering and agile ways of working
‚óŹ Previous experience managing global teams
‚óŹ Proven experience in building and delivering analytics products from MVP/POC stage to fully¬†automated product delivery
‚óŹ Previous experience working on GCP with Python, Tableau, BigQuery, AirFlow and AI solutions
‚óŹ Previous experience working with tier 1 business applications like ERPs, CRMs etc

Desirable - 

‚óŹ Have experience working with Google Cloud infrastructure, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics (F&O,¬†Project Ops)
‚óŹ Experience setting up and implementing data and analytics platforms on Google Cloud
‚óŹ Data Analytics experience and knowledge of machine learning, forecasting and statistical¬†techniques

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make; South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


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