Principal Consultant - Data and Insight

At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.

Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.

We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.

This role can be done in any of our clubs across Leeds, Manchester and Halifax.

As a Manager / Principal Consultant you will have recently operated at, or currently be at, Manager or Principal level within a recognised consultancy firm. As a result, you will need to be able to:

  • Design Insight, data and analytics strategies and plans for commerce and enterprise-based clients

  • Develop business cases to get a new data driven and insight focussed business model up and running

  • Provide recommendations on how to achieve the cultural shift required for data-focussed ways of working

  • Get ‘hands on’ with the work, developing understanding of large data sets, operating models, tool selection recommendations and data visualisations and producing related key deliverables to describe them

  • Support the growth of the Insight Practice as part of the AND Consulting team, helping to nurture a committed and inclusive team environment supported by artefacts that include white papers, internal training materials, reusable templates, case studies and speaking at AND client events

  • Collaborate with other practices (Product, Delivery, People and Technology)

  • Apply a commercial mindset throughout an engagement and owning (or supporting) account development plans. Responsible for identifying and developing further opportunities for AND Digital to support our clients, in order for them to be successful.

This role can be done in any of our clubs across Leeds, Manchester and Halifax.

  • A recent consulting background, with the ability to lead strategic data, analytics or optimisation work with a range of clients and organisations.

  • Skills such as being highly organised, excellent communication, with great interpersonal skills meaning you connect effectively with stakeholders and develop empathy with their needs so that you can influence and get buy in for new ideas at a senior level.

  • Experience in mentoring and developing a team of consultants to deliver high quality client work

  • The ability to move between various client assignments throughout your career within the AND Consulting team

  • The ability to spot and develop commercial opportunities for AND Digital either for yourself, AND Consulting or AND as a whole - ie building relationships, spotting and developing opportunities beyond Insight & Data

  • Experience in coaching junior team members and help them with their performance and progression

From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:

  • We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.

  • There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.

  • Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.