Head of Data Analytics & Data Engineering

M&G plc.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
14 Jan 2023
26 Jan 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

The Head of Data & Analytics is a data and business minded leader. You will be responsible for understanding the data needs across the Retail and Savings business as well as being responsible for developing and executing on your roadmap to maximize data capabilities and business value from data. The role is responsible for running the data function which has c.60 people globally and is made up of four core capabilities: Data and Analytics, Data Platform, Data Engineering and Digital Analytics.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Shape and drive the implementation of a Retail and Savings focussed data strategy and roadmap, clearly articulating where Retail and Savings data is going and how it will get there.
  • Be a well-respected and visible leader of the data function, influencing and building strong relationships with senior leaders and stakeholders across Retail and Savings and across the wider Technology function.
  • Act as a trusted advisor helping senior executives and business unit leaders to utilise data and grow and transform the R&S business.
  • Manage and as necessary refine the data operating model, including accountabilities, interlocks, governance, KPIs, 3rd party sourcing model, organisation design and skills and capabilities mix, to enable the delivery of the data strategy as well as support the business and key programmes.
  • Lead, inspire and manage the data teams.
  • Manage data teams to ensure data dependencies are delivered on time.

You should apply if you are a proven data leader and...

  • You have a track record of driving major data transformations and change:
  • You have led and evolved a data strategy and execution as part of an overall technology enabled business strategy.
  •  You have a Strategic mindset with demonstrated experience in implementing data frameworks and driving continuous improvement.
  • You have expert communication skills and ability to influence leadership.
  • You are an experienced manager with focus on coaching and mentoring cross functional team members.
  • You have knowledge of the savings and investment industry.
  • You have strong teamwork skills in order to collaborate and build strong relationships with co-workers and internal clients to support development and implementation of data solutions.
  • You have project management skills: you plan, organize, motivate, and control resources to achieve specified project goals and objectives while respecting defined constraints.
  • You are agile and resilient: you adapt approach to be appropriate for each situation, accept and adapt to new situations:
  • skilled at working in a metric environment where influence and collaboration are critical to success
  • Experience with the Microsoft Azure tech stack
  • Experience with the Adobe Analytics tech stack
  • Experience in migrating on-premise solutions to cloud
  • Experience working with CISO, DPO and Data Management functions

Recruiter : Martyn Jack
Location : Edinburgh / Kildean / London

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.
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