Managing Director, Data Science (UK & Ireland)

Industry: Professional Services

Job Family: Project & Program Management

21 Jan, 2023


Full Time

United Kingdom

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Sia Partners


Company description Sia Partners is a specialist Management Consulting firm which was initially established in Paris, France in 1999 and has grown into a global firm with over 2,300 employees and annual revenue exceeding $300m. Our culture is strongly orientated towards high-quality expertise and delivering excellent results and outcomes for our clients, which include a wide range of multinational companies. Testament to its success, Sia Partners has shown double-digit growth every year since inception.

Sia Partners is a pioneer of Consulting 4.0, putting us at the forefront of the technology revolution, deploying augmented Consultants capable of leveraging emerging digital technology to enhance and improve their cognitive reasoning, analysis and planning. Supported by Augmented & Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Data Science we empower our clients to make the right decisions at the right time for the right reasons.

With our consultants representing 41 different nationalities, we are a highly diverse team spread across 30 offices in 18 countries. However, using innovative technologies such as our own in-house apps, social networks, and digital tools, we provide a truly integrated global service.

Sia Partners is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity, inclusion and employee well-being. Our diversity and inclusion networks {local and global) contribute to a pipeline of initiatives to enhance employee quality of life and foster a caring environment to work in.

Employees are encouraged to contribute to these initiatives and drive positive change in the organisation across 5 pillars: Women@Sia, LGBTQ+, Multi-Ethnic, Well-being and Environment.

Job description AI, Data & Quantitative Business Line Description

Our AI, Data & Quantitative Business Line operates globally, worldwide and seamlessly through 6 Centers of Excellence based in the US, Canada, France, UK / Ireland, Netherlands / Belgium, Dubai and Hong Kong, to make AI valuable and accessible for our clients and for Sia Partners management consultants. Our team of 250 Data experts (80% data scientists, actuaries and ML Ops, 15% Data Engineers and DevOps Engineers) develop new AI algorithms to support our clients in their technological transformation to forecast needs, optimize productivity, improve data quality, assist in decision-making, and improve customer knowledge.

We help our clients get the most value out of their data, on their own platform, using best-in class AI techniques. We deliver services from strategy, AI roadmap definition, organization set up, proof of concept realization, to product industrialization. We increase our value-added and accelerate delivery with our pre-built packages from our R&D Labs.

We developed heka.core, a proprietary DevSecOps platform that hosts our solutions, enabling code best practices and the security of our applications. Depending on the use case, our clients can use heka.core directly or make it interop with their own platform.

We build AI-powered SaaS solutions to cover different use cases, for which AI provides an answer to our client’s needs.


As a Managing Director, you will support Sia Partners growth by building new business and/or expanding current business development, sales, account management and providing Data Science expertise.You will be working together with a highly motivated team of Directors and Partners all over the world as well as consultants across the UK&I.

Develop the UK&I Data Science Center of Excellence with a focus on sales and people management

Lead sales at existing clients but also develop sales with new clients Lead Commercial proposals Lead business delivery and team management at new and existing clients Attain both sales and delivery targets Provide technical leadership to a team of data science, data engineers and data strategists Provide industry guidance, strategies and implementation of best practices Recruit new talents with the support of Talent Acquisition and develop our Center of Excellence’s team to reach the expectations of a rapidly growing Business Line Build and lead our team on missions but also in commercial endeavors Contribute to support or lead internal projects, our accelerator for Data Science projects


Master’s Degree or PhD required. Degree should be in applicable field: computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, machine learning At least 10 years experience within a consultancy company Relevant experience providing data science and advanced analytics solutions Proven track record in selling data science solutions to various industries Ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment and to mentor team members Excellent communication and presentation skills Dynamic and able to achieve results with an entrepreneurial mindset Additional information


This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing team that serves some of the most exciting and highly respected companies in the world. You will have the opportunity to provide clients with original thinking and customized solutions and you’ll often have the satisfaction of seeing the impact of your work on their business. We are committed to a healthy

Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, remuneration, or discipline, are based solely on performance, competence, conduct, or business needs.

Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, remuneration, or discipline, are based solely on performance, competence, conduct, or business needs.