Director, Data Analytics

Company: EDGE
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
CLOSES ON: 2020-07-11

Education and Qualifications

  • Master’s or PHD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in data management and data analytics
  • Experience in UAE or Middle East is desirable
  • Minimum of 3 years experience heading a data and analytics for a large corporate

Key Accountabilities

  • Design and implement EDGE Data Strategy
  • Fully design and own the Data Management and Analytics platforms (data and model platforms) as well as the applications, including their development, governance, and marketing
  • Create and maintain a smart and scalable Data Catalogue
  • Develop and maintain Data Flow Architecture and customization in context of the Data Strategy and create analytical business insights
  • Explore and exploit new data flow design and data opportunities to advance data practice and to provide data insights with business value and the opportunity to create new business models
  • Pro actively dissolve content silos between data streams
  • Maintain and further develop the role of application owner and user check processes for owned applications
  • Create a data driven culture and new data driven business models
  • Pro actively foster data ownership
  • Experience in leading transformation projects in complex multinational/ holding company organization settings
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to build and develop diverse and high performance teams and to motivate individuals and teams
  • Deeply understands content details and is still capable of making holistic tradeoffs
  • Experience with organizational and process related change projects as well as steering transformation processes
  • Ability to convincingly manage conflicting stakeholder requirements & cross functional overlaps
  • Takes end to end ownership, also beyond what can be directly controlled
  • Clear and confident communicator with the ability to secure buy-in at all levels across a wide range of stakeholders both internally and externally

Key Skills

  • Oracle or SAP, Microsoft Master Data Management and Analytics
  • Knowledge and experience in statistical and data mining techniques
  • Knowledge and experience creating and using advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics: regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modelling, clustering, decision trees, neural networks
  • Proficiency in the English language, Arabic is a plus