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Senior Manager - Data & AI Strategy - Data & AI Operating Model



Software Engineering, Data Science
United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024


At Capgemini Invent, we help our clients to embrace innovation and transformation to get the future they want.

By combining strategy, technology, data science, and creative design expertise with an inventive mindset, we partner with our clients to innovate and transform their business, helping them navigate today, while plotting a course for the future.

About Capgemini Invent:

As the digital innovation, design and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Invent enables CxOs to envision and shape the future of their businesses. Located in more than 36 offices and 37 creative studios around the world, it comprises a 10,000+ strong team of strategists, data scientists, product and experience designers, brand experts and technologists who develop new digital services, products, experiences and business models for sustainable growth.

Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2022 global revenues of €22 billion.

Our brand promise “Get The Future You Want” reflects our passion for people and technology and highlights the company’s commitment to inclusion and sustainability.
An important aspect of ‘Get the Future You Want’ is to balance hybrid ways of working between your Capgemini office, home, and client location (where applicable). We recognise that it is an imperative to create flexibility so you can enjoy an optimal work-life balance and feel empowered to achieve success. When you come onboard, or before, please discuss this with your manager so you can agree the best ways of working for your role, team, and client.

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An overview of the role:

You will be joining our rapidly growing Data & AI Strategy team within Capgemini Invent, where we are at the forefront of designing and building winning strategies and operating models to transform the way in which organisations across all industries and sectors leverage data & AI. We’re building a successful team of experts across the data & AI lifecycle, and we’re looking for talented people to strengthen our position as consulting leaders in data & AI strategy & operating model.

Our Managers and Senior Managers marry best-in-class delivery with thought leadership to become trusted advisors with senior clients. You will be leading teams of data & AI consultants and technical specialists from across Capgemini on the design and implementation of large and complex data & AI operating model work to transform of their data & AI capabilities.

We are looking for candidates with consulting experience in one or more of the following sectors: Transport, Energy, Utilities, Government, Defence, Consumer Products & Retail, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The work:

No matter the project or customer, your work will have a meaningful impact on society, businesses and lives. You’ll work on a huge variety of projects (some larger than others) and have the opportunity to gain experience across different capabilities and sectors, helping you to diversify your skillset. You’ll additionally have the opportunity to take on leadership roles within our practice, enabling you to gain experience and hone your skills before taking them onto clients.

Why this role?

As a Data & AI Operating Model Manager, you will play a leadership role in setting organisations up for the fourth industrial revolution, helping them to effectively leverage data and AI to drive business outcomes:

  • You will lead our Data & AI operating model projects, transforming data, analytics & AI capabilities for entire organisations from developing innovative designs through to tackling highly complex and challenging implementations for organisations and teams of different sizes and maturity.
  • You will work with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation to assess the maturity of existing data capabilities, identifying opportunities for re-use and corresponding gaps in capability. You will overlay these findings against the strategic objective analytics to develop blueprints for an organisations operating model.
  • You will build trusted relationships with our senior clients, enabling you to provide guidance and advisory services on a wide range of data & analytics capabilities at all points of the data & analytics value chain.
  • You will blend op model assessment and design with business change expertise, leading not only the design of operating models for our clients, but also the implementation into practice. This includes coaching senior clients to be excellent data leaders.
  • You will spearhead the integration of ethical, responsible, and sustainable data practices into operating models, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards.
  • You will contribute to the development of our practice by identifying new market opportunities, creating innovative offerings, and creating thought leadership content. Within our Data & AI Strategy team, you will take on a leadership role as we continue to scale and grow, playing a core role in developing our people and leading on the development of our market and capability expertise.
  • You will proactively identify opportunities for growth within our accounts, leading on the qualification of commercial opportunities, crafting responses and designing teams that meet the needs of our clients. You will work with stakeholders from across Invent and Capgemini Group to leverage the full scope of available services, building blended approaches that realise maximum value for our clients.

We’d love to meet someone with:

  • Organisational design experience: you can advise our clients on what makes data teams effective, from data product development teams all the way through to market-leading Chief Data Offices. You understand how to design and embed an effective reporting structure, delivery & deployment methodologies, the governance processes and the skills that make up modern data teams.
  • Knowledge of effective data & analytics delivery models: you have an expert knowledge of the different delivery and deployment methodologies for data teams, such as agile data product development, AI/ML Ops and Analytics Ops, adapting these methodologies to our clients’ objectives and organisational structure.
  • An understanding of business architecture: you understand and can articulate the importance of effective alignment of data & analytics teams with existing or to-be business architecture, designing data & analytical teams to integrate seamlessly with the rest of the organisation and any relevant third parties.
  • Knowledge of the data value chain: you have extensive experience working across the end-to-end data lifecycle from data acquisition / creation to exploitation / consumption, though to deletion / archival. You are able to identify where processes and workflows for data ingestion, transformation and enrichment are required, working with stakeholders and directing junior colleagues to define and implement these processes and workflows as required.
  • An understanding of data tooling: You will have a deep understanding of the different types and purposes of data & analytical tooling and platforms available. You will be able to identify which tools are required at which points of an organisations value chain and can advise clients on what is most suitable to their specfic requirements.
  • Excellent communication: You will have an excellent track record of communicating with stakeholders from across our client organisations, being comfortable presenting to and debating with C-suite, end-users, and technical stakeholders.
  • Strategy development and implementation: You can lead clients and colleagues to define strategic goals for data and analytical capabilities. You will use your experience and knowledge to continually assess the operating model strategies to ensure they are aligned to business objectives, and can adjust and adapt operating models in a flexible manner to meet the changing needs of our clients.
  • Knowledge of how to scale data capabilities: You know the importance of scaling data capabilities both up and down, and are able to guide clients on leveraging technology to enable teams to streamline and evolve with demand from within the organisation.

Why Capgemini is unique:

At Capgemini we don’t just believe in Diversity & Inclusion, we actively go out to making it a working reality. Driven by our core values and Active Inclusion Campaign, we build environments where you can bring you whole self to work.
We aim to build an environment where employees can enjoy a positive work-life balance. Through our New Normal campaign, we are looking to embed hybrid working in all that we do and make flexible working arrangements the day-to-day reality for our people. All UK employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements.
Employee wellbeing is vitally important to us as an organisation. We see a healthy and happy workforce a critical component for us to achieve our organisational ambitions. To help support wellbeing we have trained ‘Mental Health Champions’ across each of our business areas. We have also invested in wellbeing apps such as Thrive and Peppy.

Collaboration and Innovation:

We really believe in creating a partnership with our customers. Using our Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), you’ll get to know the customer’s needs and challenges, demo innovative solutions and quickly solve problems. It’ll help you discover unexpected answers together.

Learning and development:

There’s an endless amount to learn at Capgemini, and an endless number of ways to do so. So, you’ll also have unique training opportunities to take advantage of. Some of our consultants even have the chance to go to Les Fontaine (near Paris, France), where we host a conference. Outside of dedicated training, everyone makes time to help and support one another - collaboration is encouraged across all of our teams.


We’re also focused on using tech to have a positive social impact. We’re working to reduce our own carbon footprint and improve everyone’s access to a digital world. We’ve been named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 10th year.

Whilst you will have London, Manchester or Glasgow as an office base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as these roles may involve periods of time away from home at short notice.

We offer a remuneration package which includes flexible benefits options for you to choose to suit your own personal circumstances and a variable element dependent grade and on company and personal performance.

More information is at available at:

In order to commence a role with Capgemini UK plc you will be required to provide documentary proof prior to joining the Company that you are entitled to live and work in the UK.