Location

London

Experience

Data science/analytics-focused experience in consulting or similar, STEM degree

Skills

Core data analytics and strategy consulting skills



Hg

Hg is a leading global software and services investor. Based in London, Munich and New York, Hg has funds under management of c.US$40bn, a value that has grown by over 400% in the last 3 years. Our combined portfolio represents a combined enterprise value of >$90bn and represents the fastest growing and 2nd largest tech firm in Europe. For further details, please see www.hgcapital.com.

Hg has a unique approach and strategy, with a focus on achieving scale in tightly defined clusters of expertise. As a result, we have assembled a large portfolio of companies that share similar characteristics. This creates a natural environment for knowledge sharing, creating a network effect to drive best practices and value creation initiatives – ‘the power of the portfolio’

The data opportunity

The Hg portfolio of software and services businesses is particularly ‘data rich’. Each produces a stream of information from their usage of software, service calls, marketing engagement and operational activities. These businesses have the potential to become uniquely data driven – therefore achieving higher growth and becoming more valuable – by offering a better proposition to customers, or by delivering more efficient marketing, sales, retention, and operations.

Data Analytics team

Hg’s dedicated Value Creation Team of >40 experienced operators provides practical support and deep expertise to management teams to help them realise their growth ambitions. The Data Analytics capability within our Value Creation Team consists of commercially minded data analytics specialists who deliver sustainable, data-driven change across the portfolio.

The team works across a range of topics, including:

  • Shaping the data value creation strategy for our portfolio companies
  • Building futureproof data infrastructure to underpin sustainable data exploitation
  • Operationalising best practice recurring revenue reporting by integrating key financial, commercial, operational datasets to form an end-to-end business view
  • Deploying ML/AI driven commercial projects to help drive value creation, e.g. churn prediction, cross-sell propensity modelling
  • Driving the monetisation of underlying data assets, either by strengthening existing product propositions, or building and launching new ones
  • Helping to develop a sustainable data operating model (infrastructure, team, and processes) within portfolio companies
  • Develop cross-portfolio data tools and assets to create repeatable value at scale
  • Supporting investment sourcing, diligence and conversion through advanced analytics and alternative data, including for portfolio company bolt-ons

The role

We are looking for a Data Analytics specialist to join the Data & Analytics team in our London office. The ideal candidate will have mastered core data analytics and strategy consulting skills and will be able to:

  • Feel confident scoping and shaping projects with guidance and support from senior members of the Value Creation team
  • Drive these forwards with management teams through application of technical expertise and commercial problem-solving
  • Be able to take ownership of internal initiatives such as developing internal IP, building value-adding analytical solutions to support key investment and value creation processes
  • Build effective relationships and work closely with our Investment and Value Creation colleagues on diligence and value creation projects
  • Build productive relationships with executives from portfolio companies that inspire trust and enable the candidate to be effective in their role
  • Manage and direct contractor resources during projects, with support from senior team members

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Experience

  • Excellent quantitative academic credentials in a STEM degree
  • Strong relevant experience in a data science or analytics-focused role at a top-tier consulting firm or equivalent environment
  • Experience of working and excelling in a high performance, high pace culture and with a hunger to continue working in this environment
  • Able to add value immediately on projects requiring strong analytical skills and commercial acumen

Required skills

  • Proficiency in one or more of data science / data engineering tools or programming languages (e.g. Python, SQL, dbt)
  • Intermediate knowledge of databases and data engineering
  • Proficiency in one or more visualisation tools (e.g Tableau, Looker, Power BI)
  • Ability to prioritise and organise multiple parallel workstreams
  • Attention to detail and drive to produce consistent, high-quality outputs
  • Ability to 80/20, to work independently and interact confidently with Hg and portfolio company executives
  • Highly proactive – able to lead by example in meeting deadlines, communicating effectively and ensuring processes are adhered to
  • Strong interpersonal and both written and verbal communication skills

Send your application to CVs@hgcapital.com