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EY Data and Analytics, Assistant Director in Houston, Texas

EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

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Strategic Pricing & Insights (SPI) group: Data and Analytics Assistant Director

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself and a better working world for all.

Our Markets and Business Development function brings together business, sector, and account knowledge along with EY competencies and solutions to meet unique client needs. The Markets and Business Development organization shapes and drives an integrated growth strategy across EY’s largest accounts, industry sectors, solutions and services, while demonstrating and achieving market leadership through a client centric culture.

The Opportunity

As a Data and Analytics Assistant Director within the Strategic Pricing & Insights (SPI) group and the broader Pursuits & Commercial Excellence function, you will play a pivotal role in maximizing profitability through the development and enhancement of pricing, pursuit and related analytics used by our global team of Commercial Architects, Industry and Sector Leaders, Service Line Leaders, and Business Development colleagues by optimizing the monetization of EY’s portfolio of solutions and services through rigorous data science and analysis. You will assist in designing, developing and maintaining a suite of Excel-, SQL- Web- and Power App/Platform-based assets and tools supporting market and competitive intelligence, client segmentation, pricing recommendations, solution optimizations and ongoing financial performance. You will execute the SPI analytics program with a keen focus on understanding discount and incentive model optimization, account-type and sector price segmentation models, uncovering client’s willingness to pay and elevating insights from our win-loss program while collaborating with members of the SPI Competitive Intelligence and SPI Commercial Architect teams in support of profitable growth.

Your key responsibilities

As a Data and Analytics Assistant Director, you will assist in leading and contributing to the analytics function with a focus on:

  • Executing the data engineering strategy to allow for a scalable and reliable data architecture supporting multiple platforms considering data ingestion, transformation, and storage; supported with detailed documentation and maintenance of processes, methods and procedures including Python and SQL codes

  • Enhancing data handling, data hygiene, data cleaning and data modeling methods to connect structured and unstructured data using Python, R, Power Platform, SharePoint and Excel to uncover market performance improvement opportunities

  • Integrating innovative approaches to individual and team work products such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data mining, predictive modeling, neural networks and simulation to mitigate price/value leakage across the pursuit and delivery phases of an engagement

  • Improving platform architectures, data models, recommendation engines, and user experience to accelerate adoption and enhance business outcomes

  • Designing and developing reporting dashboards to deliver ongoing and ad-hoc communications for a diverse set of stakeholders in a clear, compelling and actionable way

  • Collaborating with markets, sales and strategic pursuits leaders, pricing and commercial leaders and other key internal stakeholders to understand business challenges, market and commercial opportunities and develop innovative insights and solutions to meet or exceed objectives

  • Mentor and support a diverse virtual global team of business intelligence and data analytics professionals in support of consistently delivering innovative and timely insights that integrate storytelling to influence without authority

Skills and attributes for success

  • Embrace solving challenging problems in an innovative, unique manner that unlocks new ways of working to advance the firm’s pursuit, pricing, solution, commercial capabilities

  • Lead with curiosity and embrace a quantitative-led, hypothesis-driven approach to understanding and synthesizing disparate and/or ambiguous data/intelligence/observations in developing the recommended sales/price/solution insight and recommendation

  • Collaborate effectively across a matrix organization showcasing business acumen, an ability to build trust-based relationships, and an agility in navigating conflicting interests to deliver high quality work products

  • Experience in mathematics (statistics, linear algebra, differential calculus); data visualization (Tableau, Power BI, Qlikview); programming (SQL, Python, R, Java); data analysis (feature engineering, data wrangling, EDA) and machine learning (classification, regression, reinforcement learning, deep learning, clustering, dimensionality reduction)

  • Knowledge of a broad spectrum of pricing strategies applicable to professional services including cost-, competitor-, value-, and client willingness-to-pay-driven

  • Provide exceptional client service (internal/external) across multiple projects by consistently demonstrating the ability to prioritize critical activities to meet business needs under limited, often demanding, timelines

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To qualify for the role, you must have

  • 6+ years of experience in analytics, data science, and development of complex pricing models

  • High proficiency in MS-Excel, MS-Power App/Platform, SQL, Python and R

  • Track record designing, developing and maintaining analytic dashboards, data visualizations, reports and recommendation engines

  • Strong proficiency in project management, executive presence and influencing skills

  • Effective oral (virtual/in-person) and written communications

  • High proficiency at collaborating, managing conflicting interests and dealing with ambiguity

  • A University/Bachelor’s Degree, STEM, Economics, Data Science or Analytics preferred

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • An advanced degree or MBA

  • Flexibility to travel on occasion

What we look for

A successful Data and Analytics Assistant Director delivers exceptional client service by building insights ahead of the market, creating innovative, compelling and differentiated perspectives, positioning EY to win more, win bigger, win better. Additionally, an entrepreneurial mindset combined with a knowledge of professional services pursuits will position the successful candidate to drive positive, lasting change across the broader organization.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off with additional time based on your level and years of service plus 12 observed holidays, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and consulting services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $113,200 to $205,500. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $135,800 to $233,500. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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