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Job description for Senior Analytics Manager

As part of the Information Management & Information Technology function (IMIT), your impact will be felt across the organisation, helping to embed new technology and tools, automate processes and improve data management. We’ll support you to innovate, as you bring positive change and fresh ideas to the team. Don’t settle for the status quo. Improve on what’s gone before – and drive for what’s next.

At Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), the Senior Analytics Manager role is focussed on delivery of DE&S MI Solution and/or developing Business Intelligence and Analysis products to inform decision-makers and will require close collaboration with product owners in the business, data, MI and architecture colleagues in DE&S Digital and stakeholders across DE&S and MOD.

This will include regular interaction with both internal and external stakeholders, involves advising customers on complex and contentious issues, introduction of Business Intelligence products (including dashboards and data science outputs) that support decision making across DE&S.

The role would suit a proactive person with a strong track record of managing complex and diverse data sets, whilst using tools and techniques to perform detailed, cross-cutting analysis to identify risks, opportunities and recommendations for senior leadership consideration.

Please note some attendance to the stated site may be required for this position.

Please note, due to the nature of work, this post is Non-Reserved and requires SC (Security Clearance).

Responsibilities for Senior Analytics Manager

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Interpret Management Information (MI), providing relevant business insights to Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) senior leadership to influence policy and develop solutions to fulfil the overall strategy.
  • Assimilate different types of raw data to draw concise meaningful conclusions from data and to present it in a clear, understandable way, appropriate for the audience.
  • Lead programming and data analysis or statistics, applying relevant languages.
  • Lead the manipulation and analysis of complex, high volume, and high dimensionality Data.
  • Influence the strategic direction of Management Information (MI) & Data Analytics employing innovation to push boundaries.
  • Deliver analytical innovation including methods, models, and techniques to improve Data Quality, Data Integrity, and the use of Big Data
  • Work collaboratively with Data Architects to ensure solutions are aligned with Data Architectural strategy and direction.

Person specification

To be successful with your application, you’ll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • Educated to Degree level in relevant field such as Statistics, Information Management, Computing, Engineering, Data Science, or able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge through work experience.
  • Demonstratable advanced analytical skills: you will need able to provide insight through data analysis and deliver impactful visualisations.
  • Experience of managing complex data sets

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competences and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

  • MI and Analytics Expert
  • Data Literacy Expert
  • Leadership CSBC 4
  • Communicating and Influencing CSBC 4


We’re pleased to offer a generous benefits package to support everything from your work-life balance to your bank balance, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday a year, plus 1 day a year up to 30 days, 8 bank holidays and a day off for the King’s birthday
  • A market-leading employer pension contribution of around 27 percent, an annual performance-based bonus, and recognition awards
  • Flexible and hybrid working wherever possible, to support your work-life balance (though some attendance to the stated site is required)
  • Access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, with plenty of opportunities and support for progression
  • A huge range of discounts including retail, sports, leisure, restaurants, gifts, days out, holidays, cinema, motoring, insurance, health care, gym memberships, and more
  • Up to six days of paid leave a year for volunteering
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave schemes, offering 100% pay for 26 weeks (after a qualifying period)
  • We champion a diverse and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and give their best. We believe that by harnessing the power of different ideas, experiences, and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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Job Details

Job title

Senior Analytics Manager


£55,500 – £70,000

Contract type


Business area

Information Management and IT

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



Number of posts


Recruitment contact

Ricky Brahmbhatt – DE&S Talent Acquisition Specialist –

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