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Senior Consultant Data & AI Strategy - Operating Model



Software Engineering, Data Science
United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Capgemini Invent

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, fuelled 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.

Get The Future You Want

Your wellbeing
You’d be joining an accredited Great Place to work for Wellbeing in 2023. 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, and we have invested in wellbeing apps such as Thrive and Peppy.

Shape your path
You will be empowered to explore, innovate, and progress. You will benefit from Capgemini’s ‘learning for life’ mindset, meaning you will have countless training and development opportunities from thinktanks to hackathons, and access to 250,000 courses with numerous external certifications from AWS, Microsoft, Harvard ManageMentor, Cybersecurity qualifications and much more.

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 grow our skillsets and diversity.

The work

No matter the project or customer, your work will have a meaningful impact on society, businesses and lives. It’s really rewarding. And it’s also really varied. You’ll potentially work on a huge variety of projects (some larger than others), so you could gain lots of experience in a short amount of time.

Why this role?

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

  • You will play a central role in the designing of effective data, analytics & AI operating models, covering all components required to deliver an effective data & AI capability. You will be work with our clients to define their strategic objectives, and then build a picture of the requisite data & analytical capabilities required to realise those strategic objectives.
  • You will provide guidance and advisory services to clients on a wide range of data & analytics capabilities at all points of the data & analytics value chain.
  • 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 work collaboratively with clients to overcome the barriers to success, utilising communication, training and persuasion to bring individuals on the journey and to equip them with the skills they need to be a part of its success. This covers the development of measures of success, driven by strategic objectives, and covers the implementation and monitoring of the new operating model
  • You will spearhead the integration of ethical and responsible data practices into operating models, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards. Implement mechanisms for transparent data governance, privacy protection, and ethical AI usage to foster trust and mitigate risks associated with data-driven initiatives.
  • You will contribute to the development of our practice by identifying new market opportunities, creating innovative offerings, and creating thought leadership content.

We’d love to meet someone with

  • Organisational design experience: you know what makes data teams effective, from data product development teams all the way through to market-leading Chief Data Offices. You understand what makes an effective reporting structure, the governance processes that manage effective teams and the skills that make up modern data teams.
  • Knowledge of effective data & analytics delivery models: you have a detailed knowledge of the different delivery and deployment methodologies for data teams, such as agile data product development, AI/MLOps and AnalyticsOps. You will be able to align these methodologies with our clients’ objectives and organisational structure, ensuring data teams can be as effective and cost efficient.
  • An understanding of business architecture: you understand 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. You have experience in the different types of operating models, understanding the respective benefits in terms of both business integration and technical & architectural alignment.
  • Knowledge of the data value chain: you will be able to define and adapt the end-to-end data lifecycle from data acquisition / creation to exploitation / consumption, though to deletion / archival. You will identify where processes and workflows for data ingestion, transformation and enrichment are required, working with stakeholders to define and implement these processes and workflows as required.
  • An understanding of data tooling: You will have a good 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 which tools and platforms are most suitable to their specific 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 have experience collaborating with clients and colleagues to define strategic goals for data and analytical capabilities. You will continually assess the operating model strategies to ensure they are aligned to business objectives and can adjust and adapt to the changing needs of our clients.
  • Understanding of scaling data analytics and AI: You will understand how data analytics operations are scaled within an organisation, from the design and build of small-scale proof of values transitioning to fully automated data analytics pipelines with advanced AI and ML use cases which serve thousands of customers

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 our teams.


We’re also focused on using tech to have a positive social impact. So, we’re working to reduce our own carbon footprint and improve everyone’s access to a digital world. It’s something we’re really serious about. In fact, we were even named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 10th year. When you join Capgemini, you’ll join a team that does the right thing.

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.