Lead Analyst - FMCG

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Full-time

For over 16 years Quantium have combined the best of human and artificial intelligence to power possibilities for individuals, organisations and society. Our solutions make sense of what has happened and what will, could or should be done to re-shape industries and societies around the needs of the people they serve. 


For several years, Quantium has partnered with hundreds of your favourite FMCG brands, delivering cutting-edge analytical solutions through bespoke consulting briefs and our impressive suite of products. This is supported by our consulting and analytical smarts, as well as, un-paralleled data assets like Woolworths customer behaviour data from over 10 million Australian consumers. Among Quantium’s growing portfolio of clients include some impressive blue-chip brands like Coca Cola Amatil, Mondelez, Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever. 


The opportunity 


Innovation isn’t a new concept for us at Quantium and we are proud to have our 16 years of analytical capability to back ourselves in being Woolworths data agent, now leveraging both customer and scan data assets, meaning we are delivering brand new solutions and products to drive new possibilities in FMCG. 


This is an incredible opportunity for a motivated and intelligent analytics leader to join Australia’s leading data science and AI company. You will come in to lead technical analytical work, partnering with consultants and other analysts to transform client’s questions into analytical solutions, with a focus on driving innovation, automation and productisation. 


Some things you’ll be involved with include:   


  • Team management: leading a team of technical analysts (~3-5 direct reports) 
  • Member of Analytics Leadership Team tasked with setting the strategy, expectations and culture of the FMCG analytics team 
  • Accountable for developing the next generation of advanced analytics solutions that will transform the way our FMCG clients use data 
  • Accountable for the analytics quality and delivery of key FMCG projects (including descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics) 
  • Includes task management of project team and providing estimates of work effort, timeframes, costings and resourcing for analytical tasks 
  • Be accountable for solution design, analytical methodology / technique and quality assurance and be involved in delivery or build of analytical solutions 
  • Partnering with consultants to ensure projects are delivered successfully and ROI is maximised for clients 
  • Supporting consultants with client interaction as needed e.g. providing technical SME advice and project updates to clients over the phone or in face-to-face meetings 
  • Convert data into meaningful, actionable recommendations for Quantium's clients 
  • Support with business development and thought leadership for FMCG clients 


About you 


  • Strong coding experience in at least one of SQL / Python / R / Scala 
  • The desire and ability to quickly learn languages such as Python  
  • Approximately 7+ years’ experience in a highly technical analytics environment, carrying out data analytics 
  • Ideally, we are seeking experience in working with large customer and / or sales transactional datasets and solving commercial business problems 
  • Well-developed commercial acumen to understand business needs and be able suggest the commercial impacts of different analytics solutions or approaches 
  • Experience in supervising the work of others as a senior team member, project manager or direct manager 
  • Experience in managing a team of analysts 
  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering, mathematics, actuarial studies, statistics, physics, or a related discipline 
  • Working experience in advanced analytics disciplines e.g. predictive modelling and / or machine learning techniques (e.g. GLM, GBM, clustering techniques etc). Not every Lead Analyst will be conversant in every discipline, but should aim to have: 
  • Enough skills in several disciplines or techniques to autonomously apply without the need for material guidance or revision by others; and 
  • Experience in at least one discipline or technique to be an authoritative source of guidance and support for the team, and to be able to solve problems of a high technical complexity in this domain 
  • Strong innovative and creative mindset with a desire to automate solutions 


More about Quantium 


We are passionate about creating opportunities for ourselves and each other. You will have access to relevant, meaningful and actionable learning. We are growing our technical, professional and leadership capabilities through our robust internal learning curriculum, team knowledge-sharing sessions and our mentoring program. 


We also believe there is more to a successful career than just hard work and recognise the need to balance personal and family commitments with work. We enjoy weekly group fitness sessions, team sports and well-being advice. You'll also enjoy plenty of social events, including company overnight trips, and our world-class offices are fitted out with games and stocked with food and drink all year round. 


Quantium are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We are a multicultural team of various beliefs, sexual orientations and gender identities. We celebrate our diversity of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status and disability status.