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Director of Data Strategy

Ref #: Orbition- Director of Data Strategy
Nathan Steels 28/10/2021
Location: London Not Disclosed London
Salary: 95000 £
Type: Permanent
Seniority: Director
Specialisms: Data Strategy, client management, using data to tell a story, bridging the gap between clients and the data
Date: 28/10/2021
Director of Data Strategy


Orbition is working under an executive mandate with a pioneering, fast-growing and privately-owned data agency, situated at the heart of London’s Tech City.

This award-winning company currently sits at 60 people and has been operating for over 15 years. By providing innovative solutions, they help grow their clients’ businesses and monetise data through the use of data science, data engineering, business intelligence and multi-channel marketing.

Working with small niche businesses, through to large multi-national such as HSBC, M&S Direct, COTY Kingfisher, Merchant wines and Screwfix, they offer insights tailored to each companies needs and goals.

Having successfully launched a pioneering and specialist Data Ethics Advisory Board, focused on addressing some of the industries most challenging ethical issues, they aim to launch an innovative, Data ethics proposition in 2022, which, collaborates with the most prominent and prestigious industry leaders within the data space.

And if this is not a big enough project, they are also looking to launch a Data Academy capable of producing the next generation of data users with the skills businesses need.

In line with this, and due to a fantastic period of growth, they are looking to secure a Director of Data Strategy, reporting directly to the CSO.

You will work with a broad spectrum of clients, providing innovative solutions to build, implement, review and refresh data strategies to help monetise on their actionable insights.

You will combine strong business acumen with solid analytical skills. Problem-solving will be a key focus of the role. You will have a background in a data consultancy, ideally within consulting, media agencies or ad tech companies, be passionate about improving organisations by harnessing the power of data and have a natural curiosity for the data space.

You must have strong client services skills and a strong understanding of projects focused on the Data sector

Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong experience in delivering data and analytics initiatives.
  • Experience in a similar consulting or strategy role.
  • A good understanding of data and analytics tools and techniques to be productive in high-level analysis tasks - specifically Python and R would be useful.
  • Demonstrable hands-on technical experience with one or more of the following:
  • Data management and governance frameworks used in the industry.
  • Data modelling techniques and tools.
  • Data science and machine learning techniques and frameworks.
  • Cloud and big data technologies and initiatives.
  • Experience in managing teams is desirable.

Essential Skills

  • Strong analytical skills contributing to a deep understanding of data science and big data to build credibility with internal teams and external clients.
  • A demonstrable core strategic consulting skillset – you are solution-led, with the ability to act in a trusted advisor capacity and the ability to build strong relationships and rapport with clients to deliver concrete results.
  • Stellar written and verbal communications skills: you can explain very complex problems simply and effectively to those who are not experts in the subject.
  • Strong commercial acumen: you can spot and develop commercial opportunities.
  • A lateral thinker, able to juggle multiple projects, bids, and team responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • An eye for detail and the big picture.
  • Confident presenting to clients and senior stakeholders.


  • Competitive salary (including London living wage)
  • Unlimited paid annual leave …. (That’s right, UNLIMITED)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Flexible, Agile and remote working available
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including cycle and childcare

If you'd like to learn more contact Nathan Steels or hit apply and we’ll be in touch.

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