KPMG Director, Advanced Analytics Modeler in Chicago, Illinois

Director, Advanced Analytics Modeler

Chicago, Illinois

Requisition #: 33841

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX

Innovate. Collaborate. Shine. Lighthouse — KPMG's Center of Excellence for Advanced Analytics — has both applied data science, AI, and big data architecture capabilities. Here, you’ll work with a diverse team of sophisticated data and analytics professionals to explore the solutions for clients in a platform-diverse environment. This means your ability to find answers is limited only by your creativity in leveraging a vast array of techniques and tools. Be a part of a high-energy, diverse, fast-paced, and innovative culture that delivers with the agility of a tech startup and the backing of a leading global consulting firm. For you, that translates into the chance to work on a wide range of projects — covering technologies and solutions from AI to optimization — and the power to have a real impact in the business world. So, bring your creativity and pioneering spirit to KPMG Lighthouse.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director to join our- Center of Excellence for Advanced Analytics.

Responsibilities:

  • D&A Modelers help to bridge the gap between technical modeling needs (i.e., data science) and business issues skewing toward data science but also bring big data engineering capabilities playing an important “utility” role helping to manage overall solutioning

  • Assess, capture, and translate complex business issues and requirements into structured analytics use case, including rapid learning of industry/domain/client dynamics and development of effective work stream plans

  • Meet/exceed established revenue targets independently leading client interactions accurately estimate efforts, price and scope to set realistic expectations and facilitate the entire sales cycle

  • Research and communicate sector or process-specific data and D&A solution design requirements, including building such design requirements into targeted visualizations; Deliver client project modeling work stream through direct ownership of data integration, validation, mining, and modeling, as well as client communication deliverables

  • Proactively broaden and deepen client relationships by working with varying levels of client team members and Utilize a hypothesis-driven problem-solving approach to design and review with clients all aspects of an organization-specific D&A target operating model

  • Manage complex engagements, mentor others and support project leaders in tracking and communicating project risks, budget, rates, and launch/closeout activities, including the administration of work papers and collaboration sites

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten years of data analytics experience with a professional services firm, an internal strategy/analytics group, or similar environment with previous experience in strategy and/or analytics consulting highly regarded

  • Technical quantitative BS degree, combined with modelling work experience or training equivalent to an MS Analytics degree, with working knowledge of modelling (regression, machine learning, feature selection, dimension reduction, validation), data (extracting, preparing, munging, validating), and building analytics pipelines

  • Proficiency with sophisticated analytics tools and programming languages such as SAS, R, Python, Alteryx, SQL

  • Strong communication skills to explain technical concepts to business audiences, and to explain business concepts to technical resources

  • Knowledge of or strong aptitude for quick learning business operational, process, delivery, and revenue models

  • Ability to travel up to eighty percent of the time

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service or military status, genetic information, genetic disposition and or carrier status, domestic violence status, personal appearance, family responsibility, matriculation or political affiliation, status with regard to public assistance, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

Our Benefits

Health

KPMG offers a range of medical insurance options to meet your needs as well as prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending accounts, and dependent day care flexible spending accounts.

Personal Time Off (PTO)

Up to 30 PTO Days per year (depending on job classification/level/years of service).

Financial

  • 401(k) and Pension Plans

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Mortgage Assistance Program

  • HomeBenefits@Work Program

  • Hyatt Legal Plan

  • Benefits vary by employment status.