Manager

TURKEY (REMOTE)

We are Invent Analytics.

Invent Analytics is one of the leading data analytics companies in Turkey, building cutting-edge data analytics tools for companies in retail, FMCG and other sectors. We provide software-as-a service
solutions and consulting services to major companies in Turkey and the U.S. We help our customers adopt a data-centered approach to their mission-critical operations and key business problems. Our solutions encapsulate intelligent business logic, utilizing optimization techniques, forecasting and decision-making algorithms.
For more information, visit www.inventanalytics.com

Role Summary

This role is to be the technical subject matter expert in data analytics for Invent Analytics clients. Reporting to the Head of Algorithm, the role supports and drives analytical outcomes for internal stakeholders and external clients. The key focus is to oversee the technical scoping, build and delivery of all analytics projects. This will require coaching, inspiring and developing technical analytics professionals to build high performing cross functional teams that deliver quality outcomes whilst managing complex projects. Success will see you partnering with internal clients as a trusted analytical advisor to deliver high quality and impactful solutions for external clients. Success will also be the improved technical capability of the analytics team to deliver technically excellent outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality technical solutions with high commercial client value to improve and reinforce external and internal client relationships
  • Oversee the delivery of analytical projects on time and on budget, from briefing and scoping through to methodology building and execution, ensuring adherence to Invent Analytics’ quality and privacy standards
  • Help building a high performing analytics team including supporting recruitment of new talent
  • Lead and drive improvements in the technical capability of the analytics team through clear communication and explanation of quality standards, training, coaching and overseeing on-the-job
  • Improve the commercial capabilities through overseeing project delivery to drive a focus on measurable commercial value for clients
  • Contribute to product development, internal knowledge sharing and general industry expertise through identification of emerging themes, problems and opportunities
  • Drive innovation through the identification, prioritization and implementation of opportunities
  • Build a strong and cordial working relationship with team members and provide a learning environment to bring out the best in them by clearly understanding their strengths and weaknesses

Key Activities

  • Lead and support all analytics team members to design and deliver quality analytical solutions across multiple projects within time and budget constraints
  • Guide, inspire and coach analysts
  • Quality review and correction of project deliverables
  • Oversight of project management activities to ensure projects are run according to quality, time and budget constraints
  • Work with peers and more senior team members to provide technical thought leadership on how to add value to internal and external clients
  • Improve the ability of Analysts so that they develop better analytics assets and methodologies, translating insights into meaningful, actionable advice
  • Engage with stakeholders across Product Development & Client Service Excellence to support the design, implementation and execution of product solutions we deliver
  • Apply judgement, commercial acumen, and intelligence to make considered decisions or come to practical conclusions where there is natural ambiguity
  • Provide expert knowledge to internal clients and stakeholders and make recommendations to create value and enhance the relationship with both internal and external clients
  • Oversee the preparation of presentations for senior stakeholders, including external clients, to communicate complex analytics and insights
  • Monitor employee performance, offering regular feedback and coaching, determining strategies to help improve performance and address issues promptly
  • Participate in the recruitment process for Analytics talent
  • Drive learning & development initiatives to help close capability gaps and to support the professional development of the team
  • Strive to leverage best practices, methodologies, technical solutions and frameworks from the broader teams within the company
  • People management including setting objectives and KPIs, performance reviews, feedback, career mentoring and career pathing for direct reports
  • Help the team solve complex problems using analytics techniques
  • Support implementation of the quality assurance framework, delivery framework, performance measurement metrics and customer surveys (internal and external) by working closely with the Head of Algorithm
  • Continue to research and learn new industry best practices on analytics and introduce them where that would improve the efficiency of delivery and quality of the solutions developed

Experience and Education Required

  • 7+ years’ experience in an analytics environment, leading data analytics or data science projects or supply chain/retail environment
  • Tertiary qualifications in management, engineering, mathematics, physics, or a related discipline
  • Experience working within one of Invent Analytics’ key industry verticals, either as an external or internal consultant desirable
  • Commercial acumen to understand business needs and be able to suggest the commercial impacts of different analytics solutions or approaches
  • Experience in project management and inspirational leadership, including effective delegation and management of multi-skilled team, to deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Experience in managing and coaching the performance and development of others by bringing out the best in them
  • Demonstrable ability to proactively identify, understand and translate strategic business needs into technical opportunities and solutions for new and existing clients to build lasting partnerships
  • Ability to translate complex analytics, insights and/or outcomes into presentations (written and verbal) to senior stakeholders (both internal and external) in simple terms demonstrating value to the business
  • Coding and analytics experience using SQL and at least one analytics-focused language such as R or Python is plus
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Track record of working collaboratively with clients
  • Collaborative and engaging style with an ability to understand what matters to stakeholders

What does success look like? After 6 months in the role the incumbent will:

  •  Fully understand what the Invent Analytics’ standards of excellence are and is able to deliver analytics solutions to these standards on a small-medium scale
  • Be knowledgeable and able to speak confidently about Invent Analytics’ products and solutions
  • Be knowledgeable about assigned clients including knowledge of key internal and external stakeholders and how we drive commercial value to these clients
  • Be across all the processes required to deliver against the role
  • Start to manage the team autonomously
  • Be providing technical guidance to direct reports and analysts on the team to support delivery at Invent Analytics’ standards of technical excellence
  • Be knowledgeable of the overall business and objectives

After 12 months in the role the incumbent is expected to:

  • Oversee Analytics Leads on the delivery of all analytical projects with quality outcomes
  • Have developed and be implementing a program to improve excellence of analytics staff
  • Be regarded as an analytical subject matter expert within the company
  • Built up strong career development plans for Analytics teams beneath them
  • Work with the Algorithm Development Department to develop new initiatives
  • Drive innovation through Algorithm Development Department, supporting Invent Analytics’ long-term product pipeline
  • Develop additional analytical courses
  • Supporting R&D initiatives across both Algorithm and Product Development

Key business capabilities required

  1. Build Collaborative Partnerships: Can create a powerful team profile to ensure you are recognized and respected as a strong leader internally and with clients. Demonstrate a natural ability to build mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders at all levels, internally and externally.
  2. Client Service Centricity: Demonstrate through your actions that you position the client and their needs at the center of all business dealings including communication, lifecycle management, execution and/or delivery
  3. Consulting Advisory Services: Provide expert knowledge to clients. Make recommendations which create value for the client and enhances the relationship between the client and Invent Analytics
  4. Results Orientation: Display strong thought leadership across the whole team when it comes to exceeding budget objectives and client plans. Take full accountability for team/client performance, holding all stakeholders accountable as required to deliver results
  5. Anticipative Needs Analysis: Use expertise and knowledge to predict or anticipate client business issues or problems for which Invent Analytics can provide solutions, and identify and evaluate how to communicate that to the client in a way that enhances the relationship
  6. Build Talent: Lead by example to encourage a culture of continuous learning and growth across the team, developing opportunities for people to stretch their Invent Analytics careers

Key People and Leadership capabilities required

  1. Self-aware - you leverage diversity across people, tasks, client interactions and projects, taking responsibility for self and other
  2. Agile and innovative - you possess strong lateral thinking skills and actively develop these in others
  3. Achieve and perform - you have exceptional execution skills and are achievement focused
  4. Brand advocate - you anticipate and consider brand and cultural impact in decision making
  5. Purposeful and aligned - you are able to set clear, tangible objectives which deliver against our strategy
  6. Achievement oriented - you effectively facilitate challenging performance related conversations in a timely and appropriate manner
  7. Coach - you demonstrate the ability to coach, mentor, inspire and develop others while facilitating learning, growth and engagement

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Monthly internet and social media fun package
  • Educational and development opportunities
  • Remote working option

Life at Invent Analytics

  • Great colleagues: We consider ourselves anything but average. We are an amazing team of top- notch data scientists, software engineers, and research scientists
  • We love what we do: Our team has an exciting tech stack: Pyspark, Databricks, Python, and so on
  • Monthly team events: We don’t miss a single birthday! We celebrate special days; we regularly meet at lunch and dinner dates with the team and enjoy online Happy Friday gatherings
  • We get social: Did you know that we have a Film Club and a Book Club?
  • We care: We take care of ourselves, and we regularly take Pilates classes

Corporate Social Responsibility

We are incredibly proud of our contribution to our society. Working at Invent Analytics gives you an opportunity to really make a difference in people’s lives. Our Invent Social Responsibility Club:

  • Grants scholarships at four different education institutions
  • Donates for schools
  • Sponsors for young talents
  • Runs and raises money for underprivileged children

International Growth and Success

People are at the heart of our success.

  • Award-winning enterprise-AI SaaS solutions that serve a growing international business with customers across the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and East Asia
  • We won the RILA 2020 Startup Innovation Award for Supply Chain in the U.S. with the votes of the largest retailers in the world.

Diversity

Invent Analytics provides equal employment opportunities, and we strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace.

  • We are together without discrimination of nationality, gender, belief, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation.
  • For us, diversity means embracing all the features that make us unique.

Invent the Future with Us

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Read more about Invent Analytics here: www.inventanalytics.ai

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