Head of Data Science & AI
Salt is currently representing one of our key clients, a leading Manufacturing Company in the MENA (Middle East, North Africa) region and they are looking to add several senior leaders to their team as they scale, including a Head of Data Science & AI.
This position is a permanent hire, full time and will require relocation to the UAE this organisation has relocated other technology specialists from all areas of the world.
We’re looking to identify a strategic and visionary Head of Data Science & Artificial Intelligence with around ten years of experience in a Data Science & Analytical field.
Preferably with a Manufacturing background and mindset, he / she will be responsible for shaping an implementing an ambitious vision for how data and analytics can advance the Company strategy and translate into exponential impact for the company.
He / she will partner with the business to drive impact, leading the analytics team (5+ Data Scientists and Data Engineers initially) and building the full stack of capabilities to support the data strategy.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
The Head of Data Science & AI position will include a competitive salary with a relocation assistance, the details of which you will be discussed during the process.
MS or PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics (Business education would be a plus)
Minimum Experience and Domain knowledge
10+ years of relevant experience in a statistical and data science role
7+ years of management experience leading teams of 5+ members
Demonstrated experience recruiting, building, structuring, leading technical organizations, including performance management, capability building and personal development
Stay abreast of developments at the intersection of data science, technology, and business relevant to the company and drive business innovation through Analytics
Strong understanding of statistics, structured and unstructured data analysis, predictive modelling techniques, and data visualisation, as well as good command of emerging methodologies like Artificial Intelligence
A recognised thought leader and innovator in the development of new tools, methodologies, and problem-solving approaches
Broad understanding of the latest Data Science, Analytics, and Technology trends and their impact on business strategies and operations
Experienced in MLOps to ensure proper deployment, pipelines, and productization of data science models
Should have Domain expertise and knowledge in Metal & Mining or Energy or a combination of both industries and can communicate the business benefit of data science products, championing and governing these across the organisation.
Communicates relevant, compelling stories in the most appropriate medium and ensures that data governance and data ethics are embedded in organisational strategy.
Expert in aligning data science priorities with wider organisational objectives for example, budget.
Agile / Digital Experience
Experience engaging cross-functional teams to build a strong data infrastructure
Knowledge leading the ideation & design of the analytics use cases and manages the KPIs and OKRs for end to end delivery
Expert written communication skills, self-directed with preparation of board ready document and presentation development
Articulate, persuasive, communicator. Handles executive audiences well. Skilled at defining, motivating and driving change at executive levels and across the broader community of stakeholders.
Leads with a member-first mindset, seeking to reimagine member and stakeholder experience
Mindset & Behaviours
Passionate about technology and excited about the impact of emerging / disruptive technologies
Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, safety, and trust
Not afraid to roll up the sleeves and seeks to go outside comfort zone to learn pushes teams to do the same.
If you are interested in discussing the opportunity, please send your CV updated.
Salt is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Job Reference : JO-2205-255440
Job Duration :
Job Start Date : 01 / 09 / 2022
Job Industries : Data Science & Analytics Jobs
Job Locations : UAE-Dubai
Job Types : Permanent