Data Due Diligence Lead

Want to join a growing team?

The role of Data Due Diligence Lead offers the right individual an opportunity to lead high-profile data due diligence and diagnostics projects across our global client base, delivering insights and
value to our clients. 

LOCATION

Remote

EMPLOYMENY TYPE

Permanent

Purpose

DataDiligence is a boutique consultancy providing data due diligence & data delivery services into private equity, M&A and corporates. ​

We provide data validation, valuation & value creation across the investment cycle, resulting in: 

  • better investment decision making 

  • true insight & trends analysis 

  • identification of break-out opportunities 

  • improved returns 

At DataDiligence, we believe that data, as an ecosystem, represents intrinsic value and competitive advantage.  But data is rarely validated or valued with the same rigour as other key commercial assets.   

 

We aim to change this. 

Who You are

You are likely a commercial due diligence consultant, with 2-5 years’ experience, looking to deepen your understanding and insights into the fields of data and analytics, data monetisation, and the valuation of data, specifically. 

 

It’s highly likely that you have worked on projects where you have seen both the potential and commercial impact of data and analytics to business models, product development, and growth.  And in each of these instances, your curiosity and business acumen has wished you could dig deeper.

 

You will have developed a keen interest in the value derived from digital transformation across different sectors and have an ambition to build on traditional due diligence to validate and offer value creation recommendations across the data ecosystem.

 

You will draw on your demonstrable M&A experience to lead data due diligence projects (buy and sell), using your commercial acumen to build a bridge between the worlds of business and data.  Thereby, enabling our private equity and corporate clients to make better informed investment decisions – that balance defensive and offensive data strategies – to validate and realise their investment thesis.

What to Expect

DataDiligence, and data science more broadly, is highly collaborative.  We love to share ideas, insights, and methodologies.  You will be expected to share concepts and solutions with the team. 

 

Data science embraces ambiguity, iteration, and continuous improvement.  As a small business, we work on the same principles. 

 

Our clients are often businesses of size but, don’t necessarily have advanced data capacity in-house. So, we frequently play a role of educating people and teams to the benefits of big data and analytics, plus proactively transfer skills – thus working ourselves out of clients.   This also means that you should expect to be a data ‘cheerleader’ and economic-value advocate.

Qualifications you'll Need

You'll likely have a post-graduate degree in a business, economics, engineering, computer science, mathematical or science-based subject, plus hands-on due diligence experience derived while in a management consulting role.

 

Management and/or technology consulting experience is highly valued.

The Role you will be playing

As a Data Due Diligence Lead, you'll need to: 

  • lead due diligence assignments, working closely with clients and colleagues to validate, value, and make value-creation recommendations derived from the data ecosystem of the target

  • assess how effective is the target company at leveraging data & analytics to power its business and operational models

  • identify client issues and use data to propose solutions for effective decision making, automation, augmentation, etc. 

  • assess the functioning of algorithms to ascertain the quality, reliability, speed, and effectiveness of outputs, together with how proprietary the algorithmic solution is

  • evaluate the effectiveness of data sources, data infrastructure, and data-gathering techniques and recommend improved data collection and storage methods 

  • appraise data teams, processes, methodologies, data literacy and data culture for capability and capacity gaps, and make recommendations for sustained improvement

  • maintain clear and coherent communication, both verbal and written, to better understand data needs and report results 

  • listen hard

  • create clear, well-structured reports that articulate compelling stories about how clients work with data, using DataDiligence’s frameworks  

  • horizon scan to stay up to date with the latest technology, techniques and methods 

  • stay insanely curious and enthusiastic about using data and analytics to solve business problems and enthuse others to see the benefit of your work. 

  • identify, document, and communicate insights, some of which will also be used to create and maintain marketing plans and collateral - including web updates, social media campaigns, industry events, etc. 

 

In this leadership role, you will also need to: 

  • recruit, train and mentor data associates and other colleagues

  • show meticulous attention to detail; self-review and review the outputs of others

  • contribute to the organisation's overall strategy 

  • be adaptable, well-organised, and able to relate to and grow the team around you

  • establish new systems and processes and look for opportunities to improve the flow of data within DataDiligence 

  • evaluate new and emerging technologies 

  • represent the company at external events and conferences 

  • build and develop outstanding ‘client hands’ and relationship building skills

  • turn complex problems into simple stories and explanations with your excellent analytical and problem-solving skills