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Centrica • United Kingdom

Senior Strategy Data & AI Manager

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Senior Strategy Manager – Data & AI

At Centrica, our purpose is to energise a greener, fairer future. Achieving this is made possible through our family of trusted brands and businesses.

Across the Centrica group we have established a vast rudimentary data lake comprising of UK & Ireland wide customer and enterprise data for group and our trusted businesses (British Gas, Bord Gais Energy, Centrica Business Solutions, Centrica Energy and Upstream). This data source presents a huge opportunity to create significant value for our customers, for us to build innovative products, provide new services and improve the capabilities of our Centrica employees to drive our journey as we transition towards NetZero. This is where you come in.

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Senior Strategy Manager – Data & AI to shape and implement the company's AI strategy to drive business growth and operational efficiency. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify AI opportunities, define KPIs, develop strategic initiatives, and drive the adoption of AI frameworks across the organisation.

This role will allow you to contribute to the hugely exciting field of AI. Your skills and experience will make a direct impact on our business success and this role will give you the opportunity to be part of an innovative, collaborative and inclusive environment.

Location: You will be required to work out of our Windsor office approximately 1 or 2 days per week.

About the Role:

  • Work closely with senior leadership to develop and refine Centrica's AI/Analytic strategy in alignment with business objectives and market trends.

  • Identify and prioritize AI opportunities across different business units and functions, conducting a thorough analysis to assess feasibility and impact.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define AI use cases, develop business cases, and secure buy-in for AI initiatives.

  • Lead the planning and execution of AI projects, and workshops, coordinating with cross-functional teams to ensure successful delivery within scope, budget, and timeline.

  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of AI initiatives, tracking key metrics/assigned KPIs and providing regular updates to stakeholders.

  • Stay informed about the latest developments in AI technology, industry trends, and best practices, incorporating insights into Centrica's AI strategy and roadmap.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with external consultants, technology providers, universities, and research institutions to leverage expertise and drive innovation in AI.

  • Champion a culture of data-driven decision-making and continuous learning, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing across the organization.

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards in AI development and deployment.

About You:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Master's degree would be preferred.

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing AI/ML/Analytic strategies in a corporate setting, with a track record of driving successful outcomes.

  • Strong understanding of AI technologies, including machine learning, GenAI, computer vision, and their applications in business.

  • Excellent strategic thinking, analytical skills, and business acumen, with the ability to translate AI concepts into actionable strategies and initiatives.

  • Strong project management skills, with experience leading cross-functional teams and managing complex projects from inception to completion.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with a proactive and results-oriented approach to problem-solving.

  • Commitment to ethical AI principles and practices, with a focus on fairness, transparency, and accountability.

  • Continuous learner mindset, with a passion for staying abreast of the latest developments in AI technology and industry trends.

What’s in it for you:

If this sounds like a good match for your skills, experience and what you’re looking for as a next step, we’d love to hear from you! In return, we will offer you:

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential.

  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap.

  • Pension scheme.

  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan.

  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days.

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance.

  • Colleague-led networks which aim to empower & support colleagues from underrepresented groups.

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue to champion inclusivity, develop future skills and invest in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world, for everyone.


At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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