We Are Black Swan Data

This role is a freelance position, which will be required on an ad hoc basis.

Black Swan creates better outcomes through the power of prediction and technology. 

Our products transform the way brands create value from data, finding insights and solutions that create an advantage for their business.   We analyse consumer behaviour using public and private data, then build cutting edge technology based on predictive models to create better outcomes - we call this “Social Prediction”.

Bringing together a passionate and talented team, we thrive on change, innovating across social intelligence and big data. Launched in 2011, we today employ around 260 people across 3 continents and are set to grow even more throughout the years. 

Our long-term relationships and work with some of the world’s leading consumer-focused brands (e.g. Pepsico, Disney, Panasonic, Tesco, GSK) is getting us noticed – in 2017 - We were ranked #6 in the Financial Times FT1000 Fastest Growing Companies in Europe and placed in the Deloitte Top 50 Fastest Growing UK Tech companies. Black Swan have also been awarded the APEX Award for Best Inflight Entertainment Innovation 2017.

The Role

As an Insight Consultant, you will work flexibly with our I&I teams and allied functions to develop cutting edge social prediction projects using ground-breaking new methods to create actionable insights for our clients.

This role requires the ability to lead, manage others, adapt to changing technologies and learn fast.

Welcome to the Insights Team at Black Swan

For the right person, working as an Insight Consultant will provide a uniquely flexible and rewarding challenge.

Over time you will work on a mix of research projects and  alongside many Black Swan teams. In doing so you will utilise a range of skills drawn from consumer insight, data manipulation and statistical analysis as well as quantitative and qualitative research techniques.

We are looking for candidates able to pick up and run with projects, to actively manage the output and the teams working on them. Ultimately we want people capable of seeing a project through from inception to delivery.

An Insight Consultant will work on projects as the need arises, rather than in a full time or contract capacity, providing the flexibility to select work which suits your lifestyle and professional needs. We are looking to develop a long-term relationship with the right candidate, so as to develop the skills necessary to thrive within our business.

This is an opportunity to work across some really interesting client issues and expand your knowledge of how digital research and data science can be used to advance traditional research approaches. You will be part of an engaging, fast-paced environment, working with a young, dynamic and social team.

Social prediction is a new and evolving discipline and the skills required to succeed are diverse. Suitable candidates will be confident with data manipulation, able to derive clear consumer and product insight from complex data, able to shape findings into compelling, actionable stories and communicate their findings persuasively.

Key Accountabilities:

The project responsibilities of an Insight Consultant will include:

Driving forward the creation of Social Prediction reports.

  • Report Creation

Effective and Insightful reporting of data-led and qualitative analysis, creating compelling stories capable of adding real value.

- Contributing to, and leading a team creating social prediction reports.

  • Data Manipulation

Taxonomy builds

Building out inclusion lists around necessary categories, brands and themes.

Cluster Analysis

Using bespoke tools to discover, identify and manipulate naturally occurring clusters within conversation data

  • Analysis

Conversation Analysis

Conduct both data-led and qualitative analysis.

Work with and interpret large volumes of data both within excel and bespoke analysis tools

Statistical Analysis

Ability to work with large quantities of data within excel and other packages, to spot, understand and express trends within the data.

  • Admin and Logistics

Help define and manage projects.

Plan and Facilitate necessary workshops, meetings etc

Manage and support a project team

Your Candidate Profile: 

  • Relevant, senior experience (Ideally AD level and above) in a role working with qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Proven ability to manipulate and interpret data to create compelling stories.

Proven experience of using PowerPoint to create and present work to the highest standard, in a professional and visually compelling way.

  • Interest in product innovation and new technologies.
  • An interest in new emerging research techniques and the potential in data and technology.
  • Strong experience of internal and external presentation.

Experience of FMCG insight, innovation or marcoms (advantageous)

  • Ability to build relationships with internal teams, clients and external partners.
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively with other team members.
  • Bring energy and positivity, as well as compassion and empathy to every team interaction.

What makes a ‘Swan’?

We want people fanatical about creating innovative solutions inspired by data. We know Black Swan’s DNA is different, it’s what helps us find new perspectives on our clients’ problems. Working in a fast paced, energized environment, our bar is set high, and an ability to build long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is vital.
We have making a difference at our core and that is embedded in our values.
•  We believe in long-term partnerships through transparency and honesty
•  We believe in leaving the world in a better place than we found it
•  We believe anyone can achieve great things. We do not put people in boxes
•  We listen more than we talk
•  We think 10% crazy is just about right!
•  Most importantly, and because you spend 60% of your waking time at work, we believe you should enjoy it 

What We Offer

Exciting Clients and Projects - Working with Black Swan we promise to provide an exciting and ever-changing industry within Data Science and Predictive Analysis innovative and challenging projects with some of the leading Brands using the industries latest

Talented Teams We ensure we have the best talent in the market – We hire highly skilled and multi-disciplined teams over the world. We have 8 offices across 4 countries!

Career Development – Regardless of which area of the business you work in you can expect to collaborate on all aspects of Black Swan’s projects gaining the exposure you need to develop your expertise. No matter what stage you are in your career your development is our priority.

Working environment -  Because you spend 60% of your time at work, we try to make it enjoyable: Daily supply of the all the snacks you can eat in our all- day kitchens, Fridays Wobbly trolley - (check them out on our Instagram page!) , Monthly Breakfast courtesy of Black Swan.

We want to positively change the future through technology and the power of prediction. How about you?

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