Principal Data Scientist




Asia Pacific


Big data & advanced analytics


Technology industries

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Practice Area Profile

BCG GAMMA combines innovative skills in computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, and machine learning with deep industry expertise. The BCG GAMMA team is comprised of world-class data scientists and business consultants who specialize in the use of advanced analytics to get breakthrough business results. Our teams own the full analytics value-chain end to end: framing new business challenges, building fact-bases, designing innovative algorithms, creating scale through designing tools and apps, and training colleagues and clients in new solutions. Here at BCG GAMMA, you’ll have the chance to work with clients in every BCG region and every industry area. We are also a core member of a rapidly growing analytics enterprise at BCG - a constellation of teams focused on driving practical results for BCG clients by applying leading edge analytics approaches, data, and technology.

Role Profile

The Principal will bring significant expertise on the topic of Big Data Advanced Analytics enablement and continue to grow BCG's thought leadership and capabilities on the topic of enablement through the vehicle of Technology Advantage. He/ she would be instrumental in business development activities including but not limited to facilitating internal & external stakeholder discussions, building client relationships that are strong and lasting and delivering value on client engagements regionally.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Bringing expertise and best practices to a range of BCG projects and proposals
  • Leading the day-to-day execution of consulting projects and ensuring successful delivery of client requirements within the scope of the engagement; including:
           - Owning the project planning and process management, and communicating the  
             progress to clients and others in BCG leadership
           - Driving development of the content, either directly or by providing guidance to the  
             consulting team (for example, by sharing ideas, frameworks or experience)
           - Managing client relationship day-to-day
           - Managing project scope and pace

  • Actively managing multiple client and stakeholder relationships and networking within the
  • client organization in order to understand and influence
  • Leading senior client presentations and meetings
  • Contributing to the development of intellectually property, including improving
  • methodologies, tools, techniques and developing new ideas and approaches
  • Owning business development efforts, including preparation of proposal documents and
  • attending pitch presentations
  • Providing apprenticeship and coaching to junior consultants to help develop their consulting
  • skills, including sharing knowledge and experience, giving frequent feedback and creating
  • opportunities for team members to learn and grow
Big Data Advanced Analytics – Required Expertise:

  • Experience supporting clients to develop and describe their vision for value creation in data
  • and analytics
  • Ability to assess client data and analytics maturity and recommend improvements
  • appropriate for business needs
  • Help provide and develop ideas and use-cases with and for clients, and codify these for clients
  • and broader BCG use
  • Advise on issues of trust, privacy and security
  • Advise on analytics operating models, people and processes
  • Advise on data and analytics technology platforms, be familiar with relevant trends, best
  • practices and emerging technologies and approaches in the market
  • Identify and describe machine learning methods and the data requirements appropriate to
  • particular use-cases
  • Advise on enterprise information management and data governance
  • Advise on potential partners and partnering strategy on practical approaches to dataregulatory
  • issues
  • Be recognized in industry or marketplace as a thought leader and able to contribute to BCG
  • thought leadership globally
  • Preferred: exposure to and experience in several Asia Pacific countries

Your Qualifications

General Requirements:
  • Have prior experience in driving an intellectual agenda, identifying value-creating
  • opportunities and building strategy and execution of a data capability
  • Experience addressing business challenges with technology; background in analytics
  • consulting with a focus on scale-up or industrialization preferred
  • Good understanding of enterprise architecture principles
  • Excellent written and spoken English, other Asian languages a bonus
  • Be a strong manager with clear leadership/ management achievement
  • Preferred advanced degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering, Computer
  • Science, Telecommunications, Physics or Mathematics
  • Strong academics from top-tier institution/s (top 10% of class) 
Professional Skills:
  • Analytical and structured
  • Able to work creatively and analytically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients
  • Highly professional and rigorous
  • Able to think strategically/end-to-end
  • Good business sense
  • Results-oriented
  • Willing to travel extensively and to work on client sites

Personal Attributes:
  • Loyal and reliable
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas 
Some flexibility can be exercised in case of exceptional candidates. Some travel within the Asia Pacific region is expected.

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