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EY Operational Research / Analytics – Executive (Junior Manager) in London, United Kingdom

Operational Research / Analytics – Executive (Junior Manager)

Strategy and Transactions

Requisition # LON00JZW

Post Date Jun 28, 2021

Do you have an analytical mind-set? Within Decision Analytics and Modelling we have established a rapidly growing analytics offering and are currently looking for exceptional individuals. We are rapidly growing our Operational Research and Analytics specialism within the team, an area that that applies a wide range of data analytics and Operational Research techniques to solve clients’ physical and operational problems across all industry sectors.

The opportunity

We work with major corporate and private equity clients, government departments and other public sector bodies, advising them on complex strategic commercial, financial and operational decisions either as part of an organisational transformation or transaction.

Our projects often involve managing multiple stakeholders and high degrees of complexity and uncertainty. Decision making in this environment requires strong client management and communication skills, in addition to rigorous analytical techniques and excellent data handling skills.

Our work involves a varied portfolio of data analytics, Operational Research, transaction-related and performance improvement work, which would include complex data analytics for clients, database builds and management as well as bespoke model development to derive insight through data modelling and simulations, in a fast moving environment.

Although the team is largely London-based, we operate as a national team and many of our engagements involve multi-national clients. This role will most likely require some travel within the UK and could require overseas working from time to time.

Your key responsibilities

You will be actively be involved in the technical development of analytical models throughout the life-cycle of an assignment – requirements definition, specification, data collection, solution design, development, testing, documentation, implementation and user training. This a great opporuntity to develop this skill set. In addition, you will design and build complex models/algorithms and apply insightful visualisation to translate the solution into an easy to understand output. You’ll work directly with clients as well as collaborate with other EY specialist teams, managing clients’ expectations in relation to deliverables. You’ll also:

  • Identify risk on the assignment, involving Director / Partner appropriately in its resolution.

  • Take ownership of your tasks and work with junior team members and help develop their skills and technical expertise.

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A strong academic background, e.g. Degree in Operational Research or equivalent in a numerate or analytical subject is a must.

  • Having strong technical experience is key with demonstratable skills to build modelling solutions across a variety of techniques, e.g. simulation and/or optimisation.

  • Direct relevant experience of working within or providing specialist modelling/analytical support for operational performance improvement, or developing analysis underpinning strategic change.

  • Experience of employing visualisation tools such as Power BI, Tableau or Spotfire to display outputs in an easy to understand way.

  • Effective communication skills to be able to work collaboratively with a team, in a concerted effort towards delivering work products of the highest standard

  • Previous evidence of working with clients and model users to identify their particular needs, and evidence of problem-solving previous client problems.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Direct experience with Operational Research techniques such as discrete event simulation, mathematical programming or systems dynamics.

  • Experience in SQL Server, MS Excel and VBA. Experience of modelling languages such as R or Python and modelling/simulation software packages is a plus

  • Technical familiarity in one or more of the following areas:

  • Supply chain analytics

  • Network optimisation

  • Workforce planning and people analytics

  • Resource/asset management

  • Some experience in coaching more junior staff to maximise performance.

What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • 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.

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