Data strategists are responsible for identifying and actioning ways to address business and organisational problems through the use of quantitative data. You’ll use data to create change – understanding large datasets, enabling data creation, driving engagement, managing products, and designing more equitable and ethical data models.
Role type: Permanent / Freelance
Level: Senior / Lead
Salary range: ¥7-11m
Location: Tokyo, Japan / Hybrid
About the role
The skills we look for in Data Strategists include:
Data strategy: Shaping data strategies and influencing stakeholders and colleagues to understand how they can effectively use data. You identify data opportunities and ensure these are part of the strategic conversation.
Data creation: Identifying data available in an organisation and how we can augment this with additional datasets, outlining a vision for how this can support our work. You’re able to assess data from varying sources, evaluate fidelity, and optimise for modelling.
Data ethics: Recognising the inherent biases and inequities in datasets and ourselves that have led to an unsustainable world. You are passionate about using data to drive organisational change and identify ways to action this.
Data science: Demonstrating an awareness of statistical analysis, machine learning, regression, clustering, and other data science methods.
Research and synthesis: Planning and conducting qualitative and quantitative research with customers and employees, identifying appropriate methods based on the context required. You’re able to synthesise research into insights and recommendations that are impactful for clients.
Quantitative analysis: Identifying patterns and trends in large, messy datasets and interpreting results, significance, and implications. You deliver relevant and usable insights that can be used to make further informed decisions on client programs.
Information design: Making complex data easy to understand through infographics, visualisations, and reports. You collaborate with data, content, and visual roles, understanding the role this plays in influencing stakeholders.
Product management: Taking ownership of data-driven products and leading their growth and development, including our quantitative study SCOUT. You’re able to identify and create internal capabilities that are aligned to new business needs.
We also have a set of shared people skills that we practice across the team. These are drawn from our values and reflect the global, cross-cultural context we work in, including: Problem solving, Collaboration, Open Communication, Growth Mindset, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Coaching, Stakeholder Engagement, and Organisation.
Who we’re looking for
We’re ideally looking for the following experience, but know everybody has a different career path, and encourage you to apply even if you only fit some of these criteria:
Bilingual English and Japanese, or fluent in one with some proficiency in the other.
Located in Tokyo, or able to work remotely from a similar time zone and would consider relocating in future.
At least 3 years of experience, ideally in consulting or startup environments.
Comfortable working with remote, interdisciplinary teams across languages and cultural backgrounds.
An entrepreneurial, self-starter mindset with exceptional business acumen.
Nice to haves
Undergraduate or Masters degree in Business, Strategy, Data Science, or a related discipline.
Experience using R, Exploratory, and/or related languages and tools.
Familiarity or experience with RDBMS/SQL.
Additional expertise or interest in Strategic Design, Sustainability, and Engagement.
What we provide
Shaping a positive employee experience is part of our culture, and we work to ensure our environment is welcoming and inclusive for everyone.
We purposefully look for people from across different cultural backgrounds, identities, languages, and skills – creating interdisciplinary teams that are able to approach business problems from multiple perspectives.
As part of this we provide all employees with:
Flexible work arrangements with remote work options.
Collaborative workspace in Nakameguro, Tokyo.
Transparent career progression and salary levels.
Internal coaching and skill development programs.
Annual training budget that can be used flexibly.
Starting 17 days of leave per year, including 5 days of wellbeing leave.
Apple devices and cloud-based collaboration tools.
Access to our global network through MullenLowe Group and IPG.
A startup environment where you can directly influence the future of the company.
Let’s catch up!
Send your Resume, LinkedIn, and/or Folio to email@example.com and one of our practice leads will get back to you. We’re happy to have a coffee near our studio in Nakameguro or catch up online.