Data Scientist - strategy consulting

CIL Management Consultants

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: London or Frome (near Bath)
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 7th Oct 2021 BST

Job Description

We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our Advanced Analytics team. Reporting into the Advanced Analytics Senior Manager, this is an exciting opportunity to undertake analytics-led consulting work, help support CIL new product development and deliver value for our clients.

Your responsibilities will be varied, and you will have the opportunity to:

  • Join project teams as the expert in undertaking complex analysis. You will provide guidance on the art of the possible, help to identify best approaches, and perform analysis using techniques that our core consulting team don’t have

  • Get in front of clients and help present our findings. We firmly believe that early client exposure is a great way to learn & develop

  • Have a role in developing new products & tools that can make our work more efficient, higher quality and more valuable for our clients

  • Work with the Advanced Analytics manager to coach senior colleagues on how to up-sell data science techniques. You’ll have the opportunity to input into sales activities, including helping to pitch and secure new work

  • Provide training to other members of the Advanced Analytics team as you learn new things, and help deliver training to the wider consulting team as we identify skills to roll-out more widely

The role

This role would suit someone who is:

  • Passionate about continuous learning, and has the drive to find new solutions to tricky problems.

  • Interested in using analytical tools beyond Excel (e.g. Python, Alteryx, PowerQuery)

  • Curious about data, and enjoys building compelling data visualisations that clearly articulate the salient points coming out of the data (e,g. Powerpoint, Tableau, PowerBI)

  • Excited by ‘big’ datasets, and interested in applying techniques that weren’t previously possible (e.g. SQL, machine learning)

  • Able to understand statistical concepts, and how these apply to business problems (e.g. basic statistics, regressions, predictive modelling)

  • University educated, with an outstanding academic record from a top university


In return for your hard work, we have a generous benefits package. We are committed to being the best consultancy to work for in our field. As well as the benefits below, we pride ourselves on being flexible to the needs and personal circumstances of every single employee. The main benefits we offer include:

  • Competitive remuneration, and participation in our generous company bonus scheme

  • On-going training, delivered within a supportive learning environment

  • Option to join company private healthcare scheme through Vitality

  • Matched pension contributions

  • Generous holiday entitlement (25 days) with option to purchase five additional days each year

  • Flexible working options, with little travel and the potential to work from home

  • Initiatives to limit weekend working and to give time back in lieu of long hours worked

  • Regular company events & socials

  • An incredible company culture, with encouragement to pursue activities & interests outside of work

About the Advanced Analytics team

The analytics team is a centre for excellence for novel and complex analysis at CIL. We support clients directly through analytics-led projects, to help shape client business strategy and gain competitive edge. We also supplement the core consulting team on engagements where data science techniques can further the value of our work for our clients. We work across CIL sectors, and you will be an integral part of our consulting team.

About CIL

CIL is a consulting firm with a market-leading position within our niche. Most of our engagements involve an M&A element, primarily to advise private equity firms who are looking to invest in high growth businesses in the UK, Europe and the US. We also provide strategy consulting to a variety of companies, from global blue chips to some of the most successful smaller businesses. We work across a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, IT, financial services, energy, manufacturing, leisure, business services and many others.

Although we work in structured project teams, we are socially very equal, lively and inclusive. There are no corner offices, no cliques – we work in open-plan offices and are not political. We think ‘a culture’ is something larger firms have to invent. Ours is the product of the people we employ.

We have UK offices in London and Frome (near Bath) and are open to the successful candidate being based in either office.

Who works at CIL?

We have a team of over 130 highly qualified, highly skilled people across our four offices. Successful CIL people share some key attributes:

  • Strong academic background from a world class university

  • Intellectual horsepower and curiosity for solving business problems

  • Motivation and ambition, able to stand on their own two feet

  • Strong team working and people skills

  • Outstanding numeracy, written and verbal communication skills

  • Humility and quiet self-confidence – we are not an ‘alpha’ environment

  • A keen sense of humour and broad shoulders

We also encourage our people to pursue activities outside of work and keep their hobbies & interests from university going.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 7th Oct 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application