Private Equity Data Analyst

YSC Consulting

YSC Consulting is the world’s premier independent provider of leadership strategy services. Leadership strategy is the intentional design of the individual leadership styles, the team dynamics and interactions, and the workplace culture that are most likely to enable successful achievement of an organization’s desired future state. We help organizations understand if they have the leadership they need for success, and we work with them to get there.

Our People

YSC is an eclectic group of professionals grounded in the rigor of the behavioural sciences and practical realities of commercial and organizational demands. Our consultants help organizations connect the dots between business strategy and leadership. We create a consistent experience for individuals and organizations globally, but with careful attention to the needs of the local markets and cultures where they operate.

  • We are more than 225 employees in 20 offices across 15 countries around the world.
  • Our consultants have varied professional backgrounds and hold advanced degrees and industry credentials in psychology, organizational behaviour, management, adult learning and leadership, and related fields.

What We Do

In the 30 years YSC has been practicing in the leadership development space, we have partnered with more than 50% of the FTSE 100, and nearly 20% of the global Fortune 500 to help those leaders achieve their future business strategies. Our services include:

  • CEO succession planning and board development
  • Executive assessment and development for individual leaders
  • High-performing team development
  • Inclusive leadership and diversity services
  • Services for private equity firms and portfolio companies (pre-deal, due diligence, post-deal integration and firmed-focus capability transfer)

Our Approach

YSC’s approach to leadership strategy helps organizations understand their current leadership against what they need in order to achieve their desired future state. We largely focus on the top five to ten percent of leaders within the organizations that we partner with globally. We bring a collaborative spirit to our work—everything that we do is done with our clients, rather than done to them. This allows for trusting relationships that go deep and effect meaningful change in the way leaders conduct themselves and evolve their organizations. Through this approach, we uncover insights that will help answer these critical questions:

  • Do you have the leadership to achieve your future business strategy?
  • If not, how can you build the leadership, interactions and culture to drive change for the future?
  • And if you can’t, what leadership and cultural transformations will make your strategy possible?

Private Equity Data Analyst

The Analyst role works with client-focused consulting teams where they are responsible for leading on data consulting in a variety of client projects. They also support the teams with analysis and reporting more generally. The role is supported by the Innovation team who provide best practice guidance on our approach to analytical work.

Core Accountabilities

We are recruiting for an Data Analyst for the Private Equity team, based in the London or New York Office. The nature of the work varies depending on client demand and business priority. However, examples of typical responsibilities are given below:

  • Partnering with client teams to solve organizations’ talent and business issues using data and analytics e.g., do our leaders have what it takes to deliver our business strategy? Is our organization truly diverse and inclusive? What can we do to accelerate the development of high potential people? Which factors are driving performance in our organization?
  • Guiding clients on how best to capture, quality control and structure their own data around talent while linking it to data collected by YSC to deliver powerful insight.
  • Demonstrating and quantifying ROI for every engagement, including challenging colleagues and clients appropriately to ensure projects are set up for success from a data analytics perspective.
  • Bringing data to life and telling the story behind the analysis.
  • Gathering data on organizations and industry trends to assist with new business development.
  • Contributing to proposal writing and project design for new work.
  • Partnering with the IP team to keep client teams up to date with the latest thinking, products and services.

Core Skills

  • Ability to tell a story with data, translating complex analytical outputs into clear, compelling, and practical recommendations for action, within a commercial setting.
  • An interest and working knowledge in occupational psychology, talent management and / or assessment.
  • Advanced Excel skills (vlookup, nested functions, pivot tables). Familiarity with SPSS (or similar) including syntax writing.
  • Highly motivated by understanding how to enable business success through people.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven track record of building productive and influential working relationships. Credible and persuasive in front of clients.
  • Able to take the initiative and make practical decisions at pace.
  • Comfort working in a dynamic and ambiguous environment.
  • Understanding of HR Tech industry, HRIS, ATS etc. is desirable.

Experience

Demonstrable applied analytical background in a commercial setting. Additional academic background is ideal but not critical if you can demonstrate detailed and practical knowledge of data and analytic techniques, quantitative and qualitative analytics techniques, alongside research project experience and knowledge of research methodologies.

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    The YSC Team

    Our best in class consultants are highly characterful, representing a range of backgrounds in the behavioral sciences and business, coming from different markets around the world and representing a wide range of social identities.

    About Us

    YSC Consulting partners with organizations around the world to identify and develop the leadership styles, interpersonal and team dynamics, and total cultures that are most likely to enable successful, sustained delivery of commercial and organizational performance.