Deloitte Consulting: Manager - Data Scientist

  • 5 Magwa Cres, Waterval City, Midrand, 2066, South Africa
  • Full-time

Company Description

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 312,000 people make an impact that matters at

About the Analytics & Cognitive Team
Deloitte Analytics is the practice of using data to drive business strategy and performance. It includes a range of approaches and solutions, from looking backward to evaluate what happened in the past to looking forward to do scenario planning and predictive modelling.

Deloitte Analytics spans all of the Deloitte functional businesses to address a continuum of opportunities in Information Management, Performance Optimisation and Analytic Insights. By understanding decision-makers’ roles to maximise analytics value, Deloitte turns everyday information into useful and actionable insights.
Our solutions include:
•    Advanced Analytics
•    Enterprise Data Management
•    ERP Analytics

At Deloitte, we collaborate with our industry clients on today’s most pressing, multi-dimensional challenges while uncovering new opportunities for tomorrow by translating deep industry experience into actionable insights and delivering results through innovative capabilities. We’re business integrators who meld strategy, analysis, operations, and technology. At Deloitte Consulting, our Systems Engineering specialists help clients manage the complexity inherent with technology change, from requirements planning to architecture, testing to deployment, and beyond, helping to link their IT programs to organizational goals. And we offer a complete range of industry-leading services, including systems development, solution and platform integration.

Job Description

What impact will you make?
Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you will find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realise your full potential.

Main Purpose of Job 

Practical Data Science (including MLOps, AI, machine learning, statistics) providing business value to our clients through advanced analytics. Responsible for algorithm and model development and deployment of models in business according to project delivery requirements

Strategic Impact 
•    Supports the Engagement Manager in delivery of engagement / project, in specific area of competency
•    Raises issues with manager as identified in area of focus that may affect the quality of delivery or timelines of the engagement  
•    Identifies opportunities for follow-on work and works with management to win the business 
•    Assists in development of client presentations / discussion documentation
•    Actively builds business relationships that generate leads
•    Gathers information to understand broader offerings of Deloitte and seeks opportunities for cross-selling 
•    Raises solutions to address issues in area of expertise that may enhance / renew service offerings to client

Client Impact: External / Internal
•    Communicates regularly with both Engagement Manager and client to meet deliverable expectations in specific area of expertise 
•    Develops productive working relationships with client staff

Operational Effectiveness:
•    Proactively identifies client needs and problems on technical issues that arise and propose resolutions to address these
•    Manages risk in area of engagement in alignment with Deloitte policies  
•    Consistently reviews and analyses accuracy and quality of own deliverables 
•    Maintains clear communication channels with engagement team members on work status

Development/Growth of Team
•    Shares expertise and knowledge with team members and assists where possible to ensure quality and timeous delivery of work
•    Mentors junior members of the team
•    Monitors resource requirements for engagement 
•    Maintains own development and knowledge in specialised area

•    Maintains quality and timeous delivery as per SLA

Differentiators for the Role
•    Technical expert with problem solving capabilities
•    Able to work independently in the application of Deloitte Methodologies and tools
•    Understanding of model development, general data analytics algorithms and data science concepts
•    Capture client requirements and analyse relevant information

Leadership capabilities 

•    Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make
•    Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
•    Performance drive - Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
•    Strategic direction - Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction
•    Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities

Professional Capabilities

•    Delivery Excellence - Ability to produce a high quality work product and collaborate with others to deliver a superior client experience
•    Knows the Business and Sector - Ability to understand how business functions operate and how sector trends impact a client’s business
•    Analytical Thinking & Problem Solving - Ability to select appropriate methods for collecting and analyzing data, and develop informed recommendations that shape or support the client’s business strategy
•    Financial Acumen - Ability to incorporate financial information when evaluating strategic options
•    Executive Presence - Ability to deliver key messages with clarity, confidence and poise to instill confidence in clients
•    Logical Structuring - Ability to organize insights and define a logical flow to tell a story when presenting recommendations
•    Global Mindset - Ability to apply a global and diverse perspective to problem solving
•    Business-Technology Acumen - Ability to address client business challenges in the intersection of process and technology

Strategy Specialized / Technical Capabilities

•    Advanced analytics and Model development
•    Implementing data science and analytics pipelines
•    Cloud exposure (Azure/AWS/GCP/Snowflake/Other)

Technical Competencies

•    Cloud experience (preferable) (Azure/AWS/GCP/Snowflake/Other)
•    Methodology experience (Agile, DataOps, MLOps, Other)
•    Data Science and advanced analytics experience
•    Consulting experience (preferable)
•    Experience in development using Python

Behavioural Competencies 

•    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Ability to develop & grow technical teams
•    Objective oriented with strong client delivery focus
•    Focus on quality and risk
•    Sound problem solving ability


Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required 

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science, Engineering or related Degree
•    4 years working experience

Additional Information

*Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.

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