Our client, a leading investment management firm is seeking to appoint a Data Analytics & Technology Manager to join their Edinburgh based team.
About The Role
The company believe everyone should have a future to look forward to, and that means looking after customers, shareholders and everyone at the firm.
They aim to employees grow and progress by acknowledging talent, and rewarding well. In return, you’ll give energy, enthusiasm and the drive to deliver results.
The firm is looking for people to help ensure the company meets its regulatory, reputational and commercial requirements. As one of the world’s largest financial services companies, their mission is to maximise sustainable, high quality returns for shareholders and customers – and build a more prosperous world.
As the Data Analytics & Technology Manager in Group Internal Audit (GIA) you will lead a team of data scientists, data analysts and auditors to provide advanced analytics and reporting solutions across GIA. You will drive the strategic development of a world class capability within GIA across data analytics, technology, reporting and continuous assurance. In addition, in support of specific audits across the business you will review controls, processes and structures to identify risks and offer innovative insight and solutions to mitigate those risks to business.
You will be:
Responsible for developing GIA’s strategic programme of technology enablement, data analytic, reporting and continuous assurance.
Responsible for leading GIA’s relationship with systems and suppliers.
Responsible for Data Analytics and Data Management input to the scoping, planning & conduct of all audits and of data related audits in particular.
Responsible for GIA’s input, engagement & influence of wider corporate data strategies and capabilities – collaborating on shared capabilities, sharing expertise and insight and building an awareness of future assurance needs in system and solution design.
Performance manage aligned staff, ensuring quality conversations are held to set objectives and provide honest feedback to drive performance and develop talent.
In conjunction with Heads of Audit, direct, develop, coach and motivate wider team members to enable their professional and career development.
Responsible for role modelling Group Internal Audit’s vision, culture, strategy and plan and bringing them to life for both GIA & business stakeholders.
Responsible for the design and delivery of high quality MI within GIA on workload, tasks and performance.
Champion and support strategic change by embracing initiatives and leading specific workstreams within GIA’s Transformation programme.
Maintain independence and resilience under challenge communicating succinctly and persuasively resolving issues drawing on knowledge, expertise and new innovative ideas to deliver results.
Responsible for GIA's compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines, legislation and procedures.
Maintain GIA’s independence and confidentiality.
Skills & Experience
Experience of leading and delivering advanced capability in data analytics, data management, reporting and visualisation.
Credentials in data and analytics working within large organisations and an ability to demonstrate knowledge and insight into data management
Proven technical and non-technical project management skills and experience
Proven relationship management skills, with a track record of engaging and influencing key stakeholders
Experience of leading, managing and developing skilled individuals and teams
An understanding of risk management, processes and controls within an asset management or wider financial services context
Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills in 1:1 and group environment
Educated to degree level with a relevant professional qualification or experience (e.g. data science, data management, data governance, advanced analytics and visualisation)
Linking the long term vision of the company to daily work. Considering what needs to be done in the future to make the organisation fit to deliver results for the customers and stakeholders. It is also about considering how external circumstances impact on the strategic direction of the sector and organisation.
Use of a variety of diagnostic techniques to understand a situation/ issue/problem by breaking it down and tracing the root cause/underlying implications in a methodical, step-by-step way.
Clearly and effectively communicates information, ideas, plans, requests and opinions to internal and external stakeholders through a range of channels, including written and oral. Ensures alignment with communication guidelines and policies
Courageous Decision Making
The ability to make decisions at pace and in ambiguous or conflicting situations. Taking ownership of the process and outcome. It is also focused on the pace of decision making, with a motivation to avoid unnecessary escalation or procrastination.
Laws, regulations and standards
Knowledge of specific regulations, legislation, governance and compliance requirements that impact a role, business area or the company as a whole.
Identify, assess, control and monitor risks. Make the right things happen first time, identify when things have not gone right and understand why, and recover the position.
Impact & Influence
Influencing others to achieve a positive impact. This includes communicating Influencing others to achieve a positive impact. This includes communicating clearly, building support for ideas and having an impact on other people. Impact and influence is linked to understanding others, as it is based on the desire to have an effect on others in order to bring about a specific course of action.
Interprets and influences both the external and internal environments by creating positive relationships with stakeholders through the appropriate management of their expectations and agreed objectives.
Plans, initiates, executes, controls and closes projects/programmes/portfolios of work in a disciplined manner. Tracks and manages resources, timelines, costs, deliverables and performance.