Analytics Delivery Manager – Octave

John Keells Group

Analytics Delivery Manager – Octave: Data and Advanced Analytics Centre of Excellence

John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) is Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate in the Colombo Stock Exchange. From managing hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka and the Maldives to providing port, marine fuel and logistics services to IT solutions, manufacturing of food and beverages to running a chain of supermarkets, tea broking to stock broking, life insurance and banking to real estate, we have made our presence felt in virtually every major sphere of the economy.

The Analytics Delivery Manager will work under the leadership of Analytics Delivery Lead to support end-to-end data and analytics delivery to business units. They will be responsible for the day-to-day management and execution of analytics projects and delivery activities, particularly on pilot deployments and preparation for scale-upunder guidance of the delivery lead, interacting closely with business and technical teams. This person will role model and drive a data driven mindset in the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support delivery of analytical projects in partnership with business, IT and analytics teams
  • Support pilot deployments of analytics projects, including calculating business value and insights
  • Support delivery lead to develop and communicate delivery goals, project schedules, and key performance metrics to head of CoE and business stakeholders
  • Proactively manage project stakeholders from project inception through completion
  • Prepare presentations, analysis and findings
  • Co-present analysis and findings with the lead to business teams and leadership to drive action
  • Effectively manage resources with guidance from delivery leads
  • Identify strengths and opportunities in delivery team members and provide suggestions for improvements

Skills and Competencies

Business Leadership

  • 4-8 years of experience in business leadership or managerial roles, preferably in analytics or technology delivery roles
  • Bachelors qualifications in a quantitative field (business, math, economics, finance, statistics, science, engineering); post-graduate qualifications are desirable
  • Strong people leadership skills to drive cross-functional teams
  • Good project management skills to manage multiple projects in an ‘agile’ setting
  • Successful track record of solving complex problems including developing, testing and preparing to scale up solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to execute pilot project deployments
  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers and business stakeholders

Data Expertise

  • Strong understanding of business context and value chain
  • Good knowledge of at least 1 business vertical (Retail, Insurance, Beverages, Hotels and Technology) is highly desirable
  • Ability to rapidly gain understanding in 1-2 functional areas (operations, finance etc.) of a business
  • Ability to adhere and deliver to high quality standards
  • Analytical skills to calculate business impact and assess pilot outcome


  • Passionate about analytics with strong willingness to get upskilled in analytics methods and technologies
  • Prior experience with analytics or technology is highly desirable

John Keells Holdings PLC

John Keells Holdings PLC | Closing Date: 02/10/2022

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