Director - Analytics & AI (Defence Sector)

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Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini , a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2021 global revenues of €18 billion


Our brand promise “Get The Future You Want” reflects our passion for people and technology and highlights the company’s commitment to inclusion and sustainability.

An important aspect of ‘Get the Future You Want’ is to balance hybrid ways of working between your Capgemini office, home, and client location (where applicable).  We recognise that it is an imperative to create flexibility so you can enjoy an optimal work-life balance and feel empowered to achieve success.  When you come onboard, or before, please discuss this with your manager so you can agree the best ways of working for your role, team, and client.

In the Analytics and AI Capability Unit, we help our customers achieve their strategic goals through the smart use of data, AI and analytics. As an Analytics & AI Director, you will make an impact through creating compelling data and AI strategies, leading complex data programmes, and delivering business outcomes from applied AI and data innovation. This is an exciting time to join our growing team, as you will work at the intersection of industry problems.

An overview of the role:

As a Defence Director in our Analytics & AI practice you will be responsible for new business and selling consulting opportunities in excess of £2m per year across the defence industry (including private sector and public sector organisations). You will play a leadership role across our AI, data science and analytics capabilities; shaping our strategy, defining our ambition and developing junior members of the team.


Why this role?

As a Director in the business you’ll help set the direction, driving forward the business, model our values and behaviours, and coach and develop junior members of the team.  Key expectations from this role include:

  • Working as part of the Capgemini Invent A&AI leadership team to grow our practice, inspire our people and develop our offers
  • Inspiring our defence clients on exploiting the potential of AI, data science and analytics in their organisations
  • Helping defence clients to design their data strategies, embed data science solutions and use insight to optimise and intelligently automate business decision making
  • Selling, leading and managing large delivery programmes with data and analytics at the centre
  • Creating thought leadership and new propositions that reflect Capgemini Invent’s position as a leading AI, data science and analytics consultancy


We’d love to meet someone with:

You will already be a leader within the field of AI, data and analytics and you want to take your career to the next level. You will likely have experience within a large consultancy, and you will have relationships at senior levels in the defence industry.


  • Good existing relationships with Senior Executives in the defence industry in the UK, focussed on the areas responsible for AI, Data Science and Analytics
  • Experience of defining data strategies and shaping the AI or data science services and solutions that deliver the client’s vision, integrated across technology and business functions.
  • A deep understanding of trends in the AI, data science or analytics market and how these are changing
  • Experience in the application of analytical techniques, for example supply chain optimisation, business intelligence, intelligent automation or machine learning


  • Experience in visual analytics, storytelling and insight generation to inform and influence decision making across senior defence stakeholders
  • Clearance (at least SC level), UK nationality and experience of working at senior levels either in defence related organisations within UK Government, or from private sector defence firms
  • Experience of the latest trends and challenges facing organisations in the defence industry and the strategies being deployed to address them


As a Director you will be responsible for new business / sell-on consulting opportunities in the defence sector in excess of £2m per annum.

You will ideally have:

  • Strong management consulting experience with proven success in AI, Data Science or Analytics
  • A proven track record in new business development / account management in large defence clients across the full sales lifecycle; you will have a personal sales target of circa £2m per annum of consulting business.
  • Proven ability to be successful in a matrixed organisation and to enlist support and commitment from peers in selling and delivering consulting solutions.
  • Credibility and personal impact; you will be respected by colleagues and clients
  • Versatility and collaborative in style, empathetic in nature, confident in content and focussed on outcomes at all levels in the client organisation.
  • A passion to shape, motivate and deliver AI, Data Science and Analytics work

Why Capgemini is unique

At Capgemini we don’t just believe in Diversity & Inclusion, we actively go out to making it a working reality. Driven by our core values and Active Inclusion Campaign, we build environments where you can bring you whole self to work.

We aim to build an environment where employees can enjoy a positive work-life balance. Through our New Normal campaign, we are looking to embed hybrid working in all that we do and make flexible working arrangements the day-to-day reality for our people. All UK employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements.

Employee wellbeing is vitally important to us as an organisation. We see a healthy and happy workforce a critical component for us to achieve our organisational ambitions. To help support wellbeing we have trained ‘Mental Health Champions’ across each of our business areas. We have also invested in wellbeing apps such as Thrive and Peppy.

Whilst you will have London, Manchester or Glasgow as an office base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as these roles may involve periods of time away from home at short notice.


We offer a remuneration package which includes flexible benefits options for you to choose to suit your own personal circumstances and a variable element dependent grade and on company and personal performance.


In order to commence a role with Capgemini UK plc you will be required to provide documentary proof prior to joining the Company that you are entitled to live and work in the UK.


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Job information

Firm: Capgemini Invent

Location: London