• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • M&G Prudential
  • 2019-05-25

Senior Data Analyst

  • Full time
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • 25 May 19

Senior Data Analyst

Senior Data Analyst

Working with M&G Prudential as a Senior Data Analyst means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to become the best loved and most successful savings & investments business.
The forthcoming planned de-merger of M&G Prudential from the Prudential Group PLC provides a terrific opportunity to create a truly international and integrated savings and investments firm. A firm built on a rich and long history and with a commitment to an innovative future centred on the needs of customers and clients. There is a genuine opportunity to drive competitive advantage with value creation through the formation of this new organisation.
If you're inspired to join us, and have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.

Background and Purpose:
· Internal Audit's mission is to provide independent, reliable and objective assurance to the Board, Executive Committee and Audit Committee on the overall effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes across the organisation; and provide robust challenge to help CEO deliver the company's strategy effectively.
· Over the past 6 years, Internal Audit has created a market-leading data analytics capability that supports Internal Audit by identifying unique data-driven insights through the analysis of complex internal and external datasets. In addition, the team acts as the preeminent source of expertise in the field of data analytics and is regularly called upon by the Business to provide expert guidance and consultancy on the application of data analytics and data science to solve business problems.
· Having firmly established and embedded the capability, the team is improving the sophistication of the analytical techniques and tools it uses. We use wide range of technologies including Microsoft Azure Databricks, SQL 2017, Python, R and Power BI. The team consists of data scientists, database specialists, BI and data analysts.
· We are seeking a talented data analyst with the skills to play a pivotal role in this exciting stage of the teams development.

Technical Skills and Core Competencies Required:
· Hands-on technical experience analysing large and complex datasets using databases and analytic software.
· Working experience in business environment of 3 years and above. Experience in insurance/asset management/financial services is preferred.
· Degree and/or relevant professional qualification e.g. data analytics, business analytics, computer science, engineering, etc.
· A strong working knowledge of SQL. Strong programming mindsets. Experience with Python or R is a plus but not essential.
· Experience of data analysis and data visualisation using market visualisation tools e.g. Power BI.
· Strong Excel skills. VBA is a plus.
· Experience of data modelling techniques e.g. clustering, regression, machine learning, text analytics, predictive modelling is a plus.
· Experience of Databricks and Microsoft Azure is a plus.
· A genuine passion for working with data to solve business problems.
· Understanding of audit process and appreciation of risks/controls is a plus.

Interpersonal Skills:
As this role will face off to a wide variety of Stakeholders including Senior Executives, a professional demeanour and excellent communication skills are essential. Ability to explain highly technical subjects to non-technical audience is a must.
Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities is essential in the fast-paced environment.
Excellent sense of organisation, initiative and prioritisation of objectives, with the ability to balance multiple projects and other responsibilities.

People who work at M&G Prudential agree that ours is a great place to work with a brilliant team spirit. It's also an innovative, high-performing, commercial environment that's totally focused on customers. As an M&G Prudential colleague you'll get all the support you'd expect, including full training and professional development. You'll receive a competitive salary and reward package. And in a fast-changing world, you'll join an organisation that's leading the way in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals.
M&G Prudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.
We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.

Recruiter: Tom Hunt
Location: London
Closing Date: 31/05/2019