VP-Data Management & Analytics Strategy

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: Analytics Job Number: 6856 Pay Rate: 215,000

Job Description:

This position will own overall strategy and vision for Data Management & Analytics.

This individual is responsible for managing all aspects of the Data Science and Analytics, Data Management and Business Intelligence and Reporting IT Enterprise Chapter.

This position provides leadership, planning and management for all areas of strategy, development, and implementation. This position is the technical owner for key enterprise-wide operational data, business intelligence and analytics. This role oversees and orchestrates the plan, definition, design and delivery of data management, analytics, data science, business intelligence and reporting capabilities.

Focus areas include:

  • Data Architecture

  • Data Analytics (Cloud based analytics capability)

  • Data Science

  • Data Governance & Compliance

  • Reporting

  • BI Tools

This job consists largely of four functions:

  • Chapter: This is the lead role for the Data Management & Analytics chapter that develops the roadmap for the establishment and the roll out of analytic solutions  to improve and optimize business performance and minimize risk. This individual will have responsibility for establishing the technical foundation for each of the key areas identified, allowing the business leaders to develop key insights to effectively manage the business today and in the future. This individual will lead strategy, architecture and the development of data, experimentation and analytics solutions. This role oversees and orchestrates the plan, definition, and design of   data management, analytics and data science capabilities. They will support the proper design and implementation of Enterprise Tools to ensure the integration, collection, processing and organization of business data required for management reporting, experimentation and analytics. You are focused on driving your chapter members to collaborate with other business leaders to drive decisions based on data, facts and analytical findings. As the Chapter lead, you maintain a strong focus on end-to-end talent management and strategic guidance of the chapter. You are responsible for evaluating, hiring, developing, coaching, performance management and managing talent, but without traditional oversight. This individual will also be responsible for defining the overall strategy for this chapter.

  • Enterprise support: You are responsible for making sure the workflow to and through your chapter is efficient and effective by deploying agile tools. Your role involves safeguarding, shaping, and servicing the broader organization, as well as ensuring the Digital Product Groups (DPG) and Scrum teams have the right infrastructure to support their work. You will interface with the operations, application, infrastructure and other teams to ensure processes support their needs and there is buy-in and adherence. You will collect real-time feedback on your Chapter members from the end users and leaders they support in the business and digital programs, to drive continuous improvements to increase productivity, optimize the customer experience, and reduce costs and risks through innovation, operational, and technological enhancement.

  • IT Leader: As a Chapter leader you are part of the IT leadership team, reporting to the CIO. You are continuously focused on ensuring that the Data Management & Analytics Chapter is and remains " high performing." Apart from the work in the teams, there are often overarching issues that need to be tackled, for example complex projects that surpass individual scrum teams, capacity levels or managing budgets. As part of the leadership team you take responsibility on one or more topics.

  • Scrum Team: Your organization will provide subject matter expertise support to Scrum teams, collaborating with other Chapters and the Digital Product Groups (DPG) to identify resource needs and provide skilled resources to deliver on key initiatives.

Key Challenges include letting go of day-to-day focus, shifting attention to building the right capabilities and helping match talent to the right roles and value-creation opportunities.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum 15 years leadership experience in data management and governance, business intelligence, reporting, data science, data architecture, data analytics and predictive analytics, support of information systems and information technology.

  • Expertise in defining an overall enterprise data management, analytics and data science, business intelligence and reporting strategy and delivering against that strategy.

  • Bachelor' s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics (advanced degree preferred).

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience with data platforms and services.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience leading data warehouse management; including data warehouse architectures, infrastructure components, ETL/ELT and reporting/analytics tools and environments.

  • 8-10 years of experience leading architecting, developing, internet scale production-grade Big Data solutions in virtualized environments.

  • 5-10 years of experience leading complex data science efforts.

  • Solid expertise working with big data, information retrieval, data mining and machine learning.

  • Strong knowledge of design, data structures and algorithms. Demonstrated knowledge of private and public cloud design considerations and limitations in the areas of virtualization, global infrastructure, distributed systems, load balancing, networking and massive data storage.

  • Solid expertise and understanding of quantitative analytics including marketing analytics, statistical modeling, machine learning, digital attribution, forecasting, optimization and predictive analytics.

  • Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging information technologies and high scale data processing environments.

  • Solid understanding and proven track record leveraging Enterprise Data Management & Analytics methodologies and best practices.

  • Solid expertise and proven track record being proactive, forward thinking and future oriented.

  • You are a people-oriented coach who inspires people, helps them in their careers and grows in their current job.

  • Working agile is just right for you. You are flexible, not hierarchical and you are not afraid to roll up your sleeves.

  • You are a thought leader and have the ability to influence Leaders and set/implement Strategy.

Required Competencies

Leadership: You are a real strategist and functional expert; leading groups in the service of a specific functional mission excites you. You engage actively in mentoring, providing guidance, and coaching team members to build, develop, or enhance their management and leadership skills.

  • Sets stretch objectives

  • Brings out the best in people

  • Constructs compelling development plans and executes them

Strategic Innovation:  You create an environment that inspires the organization to generate novel solutions with measurable impact for customers.

  • Can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately

  • Can create competitive and breakthrough strategic plans

  • Is future oriented, proactive and forward thinking

Influencing & Negotiating: You are assertive and present your own ideas and persuade other key leaders, gaining support and commitment from others; mobilizing people to take action, using creative approaches to motivate others to meet business goals.

  • Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups

  • Can win concessions without damaging relationships

  • Influences across boundaries to gain support for ideas that impact a wide range of stakeholders with diverse priorities.

Communicating Effectively:  Clearly express and readily share information both verbally and in writing; actively listen to gain understanding.

  • Communicates proactively, visibly and consistently to organizational levels.

  • Relays important information regarding organizational and chapter strategy, direction and responsibility.

  • Inspires commitment and a drive for action for a variety of vehicles and approaches.

Patti Richards
Managing Director, Digital & eCommerce Recruiting

Patti started working with The Connors Group in 2007. Her outgoing personality, energy, and positive attitude helped quickly develop a broad and loyal base of candidates and clients. Patti believes an ideal client relationship is a true “partner” with the shared goal of quickly and successfully recruiting the right talent... relationships that are built on trust, communication, and attention to all the right details. She believes that investing time to understand the big picture… the business and goals… are imperative when taking on a new search. Equally important to the “job order” is identifying the fit, and her goal is to add value and become that trusted, go-to resource companies seek to get their positions filled!

Candidates want to establish relationships with recruiters who understand the industry, skills, career goals, and personalities of the people they recruit. Listening to what is important to the individual- besides the skills match- to better align qualities with opportunities is the goal. Communication as well. Honest and open communication are paramount. As a recruiter working with both passive and active candidates; Patti strives to understand “who they are,” “what are their career goals,” “what do they think is their most valuable trait.” Listening, establishing rapport, and keeping the line of communication open… providing career guidance, suggestions, and honest feedback is what she believes differentiates our team from other recruiters!

Helping to build the digital practice for The Connors Group, even riding the waves of an up and down economy, and witnessing early stages of the digital, eCommerce era... is something Patti is tremendously proud of. To be part of successful and consistent growth… understanding the trends / translatable skills, cultivating relationships with early pioneers who were just starting out… and seeing their progression- it is very rewarding to be part of that change! Similarly, earlier in her technical sales career, witnessing the transition from Mainframe, Data Center technology… to Personal Computing, Microcomputing, and ultimately partnering with an innovative group to target small- to medium- sized businesses to offer affordable, powerful computer solutions- it was incredible to see that trend explode and have a part in it!

She would have to say… over the course of a 30-year career in technology, that Patti has found it satisfying to have contributed to both sides; from the evolution of computing and putting technology in the hands of the people… to now putting people with the right hands on the technology! Her goal is to continue to build a reputation as a Subject Matter Expert in the digital talent space, working with new companies and staying abreast of emergent technologies so that she may continue to service new and existing clients; and be positioned as a trustworthy and valuable partner. Outside of work, she loves to travel... mostly off the beaten path, has a knack for party hosting and loves to dance!  

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