Analytics Technology Lead - Retail Banking

Job Locations UK-Marlow
Requisition ID
20046545
Job Category
Sales/Pre-Sales
Travel Requirements
25%

Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”

 

If so, you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you are building a plan to help a bank improve online customer experience, showing them how to reduce their exposure to risk by using better models, or finding ways of managing costs through process automation.

 

What we do 

 

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.

 

What you’ll do

 

We are looking for a talented individual to join our Customer Advisory team within the Banking Business Unit. Our mission is to make banking simple, safe and rewarding for everyone.  The retail banking ecosystem is transforming, and intelligence is at the heart of succeeding in the new ecosystem.  We help our customers apply data and analytics in innovative ways so they can meet their customers’ needs as well as gain competitive advantage. The team brings together disciplines across data engineering, analytics, decision science and cloud computing. Working with some of SAS’ largest customers this is a high profile opportunity where you will be helping to shape the future of the SAS business. We are a team that is passionate about analytics and technology, but in a practical way that applies to real world business problems.

 

This role will allow you to combine technology skills with a consulting mindset and domain best practice to solve some of our customers’ most challenging problems. This is a highly customer facing role and you will build trusted relationships with customers and prospects, helping them understand how SAS will add value to their business and supporting the adoption of new technology.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Be an expert in your customers, understanding their business and the industry trends that affect them, be their trusted advisor for all things analytics.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of SAS technology and solutions.
  • Comfortably and confidently position (and demonstrate) SAS and its solutions to customers and prospects; scope and lead POC and POV activities.
  • Support account executives with account planning, opportunity qualification, workshops, solution design and positioning, crafting proposals and bid responses and taking ownership of technical elements.
  • Be an analytical or technology SME – develop thought leadership that helps build the SAS brand.
  • Nurture and maintain close working relationships across SAS and our partner network.

What we’re looking for

  • A passionate and driven individual with an analytical mind who enjoys challenges and strives for excellence. Able to work proactively both individually and within a team.
  • A curious mind with good probing and questioning skills to uncover customer challenges and understand business processes. The ability to articulate where and how technology solutions can address these.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills coupled with analytical and problem-solving abilities and comfortable working at both "C" level and with SAS users.

Some of the following …

  • Good understanding and experience of the retail banking sector
  • An understanding of the analytical process and techniques. Beneficial to have experience in SAS, SQL or analytics open source software (R, python, Spark).
  • Experience in leading / supporting technology solution design which results in new software, SaaS or cloud revenue.
  • Good understanding of the fundamentals of cloud computing and digital transformation.
  • Degree in a technical or numerate subject e.g. mathematics, statistics, sciences, engineering or computer science.
  • And finally …. a hunger to work hard, have fun and develop professionally.

Why SAS

  • We love living the #saslife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference.
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring

We like to keep an open mind at SAS, so if you think you could succeed in this role but you don’t quite have all the skills and experience necessary, we would still love to hear from you.

 

Additional Information:

SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. We know that the confidence gap can get in the way of excellent candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply even if you don’t think you have the necessary experience – we’d love to hear from you.

 

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

 

All valid SAS job openings are located on the Careers page at www.sas.com. SAS only sends emails from verified “sas.com” email addresses and never asks for sensitive, personal information or money. Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of any type of communication from, for, or on behalf of SAS, please contact us at Recruitingsupport@sas.com before taking any further action.

 

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