Data Science & Analytics Lead, LEGO® Ventures

  • Location
    • - Danmark, Billund, Syddanmark
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  • Category
    • - Digital Technology
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Are you great at connecting-the-dots, passionate about art and science, enjoy looking for patterns and interested in shaping the future of Digital Play & Education?

We’re looking for a Data Science & Analytics Lead to join our dynamic and global team at LEGO Ventures, the venture capital arm of the LEGO Group.

The role

As the Data Science & Analytics Lead you will play an instrumental role in the success of LEGO Ventures by capturing insights and identifying trends that directly shape the strategy of our business.
As Data Science & Analytics Lead, you will be joining an ambitious team who is responsible for both informing LEGO Ventures’ strategic direction and making those plans a reality. This is a newly-established function within the LEGO Ventures team and will therefore require an entrepreneurial approach and results-oriented attitude.

As Data Science & Analytics Lead, your main area of responsibility will be to lead the establishment of the needed infrastructure as well as identifying, analyzing, and making sense of relevant datasets to inform the outlook and strategy within our investment and incubation verticals. This includes:

Building an outstanding data-driven culture, infrastructure, and backbone in the newly established Data & Insights team
Mapping our data needs, acquiring, and building proprietary datasets and models for our industry and verticals to inform our outlook and strategy
Creating a strong data-driven understanding of investment and startup activities in our industry and verticals by integrating or synthesizing many different data sources
Collaborating with internal and external insights professionals and non-technical partners to gather and synthesize relevant data to drive our strategic decision making in the short- and long term
Supporting our management team with meaningful insights and datapoints that advise our current and future strategy
Supporting our Investment and Incubation team by providing insights to inform their daily work
Collaborating and integrating with other insights functions (such as design research, behavioral and human-centered research) to build the most robust insights
This position will be reporting into the Chief Operating Officer based in Billund, Denmark and while it is a global role, we expect the Data Science & Analytics Lead to be based in either London or preferably Billund.

What we will be looking for

To match our culture, we are looking for an outstanding new colleague who:

has a genuine interest in the startup space – always eager to learn more about new trends, sectors, technologies, and innovations;
is passionate about all types of data and creatively can combine a multitude of data to create future scenarios and insights for our industry and verticals;
is able to communicate insights clearly and thrive presenting them;
has excellent stakeholder management and confident interacting with senior management;
is a self-starter and is comfortable working with little direction or oversight – thus, the ability to prioritize their own workload and responsibilities;
is empathic and treats everyone equally and embraces diversity by being attentive other points of view, backgrounds, and cultures; and
is comfortable to work in fast-paced tempo and adaptive to changing entrepreneurial environment
Moreover, we imagine that you have all or some of the following experience:

worked in a similar job in Management Consulting, Venture Capital firm, Venture Studio, Scale-up or Innovation Agency or;
hands-on created infrastructure and integrated data-driven frameworks and models for strategic decision-making;
built own and proprietary datasets for strategic decision making as core input to how the company shaped its investment, product, marketing, content, and corporate strategy;
developed thorough sector deep-dives and market mapping based on publicly available and proprietary datasets; and
previous experience with P&L, financial modelling as well as relevant industry knowledge around gaming and/or education would be advantageous.

About LEGO Ventures

LEGO Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of the LEGO Group, investing in the future of Education and Digital Play beyond the brick. Alongside the other LEGO Entities, our shared mission is 'to Inspire and Develop the Builders of Tomorrow'. We work with entrepreneurs, ideas, and startups creating innovations in learning through play.

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