Head of Data Engineering, AI- ML

Head of Data Engineering, AI- ML

Company Name Confidential
15 - 25 Years
Not Specified

Job Description

Leadership & Change Management
  • Lead the process of Data Strategy review and development to identify the necessary processes and skills in data management which the organization requires to achieve its long-term objectives
  • Implement the Data Strategy by leading and supporting teams across the organization
  • Advise Senior Management on relevant Data issues & potential solutions
  • Provide business cases for any investments in data systems development and lead their implementation
Strategic Development

  • Develop a comprehensive and effective Data Strategy for the organization
  • Identify, in conjunction with the Data engineers & Data scientists (and any ongoing) changes needed to the database structure to support this strategy.
  • Ensure that the systems and processes comply with Data Protection and Privacy legislation and best practice
Process development

  • Identify changes/new processes for the use of data in alignment with Operations, & Products groups
  • Develop and oversee best practice guidelines for data acquisition – both in terms of opt-in/out and how this data is stored and used for marketing and reporting
  • Identify guidelines and training needed to ensure consistency in data management and use across the organization
  • To support the analysis, interpretation, reporting, and presentation of supporting data
  • Based on the Data Strategy, post-holder would review the long-term technology strategy for the database
  • Line manage Database Manager, set and review progress on objectives, hold regular one to one and annual reviews, identify training needs and provide management support
  • Lead the cross-organizational Data Working Group to ensure a coordinated approach to data management and timely response to issues and that the group works effectively to communicate and promote best practice
  • Manage budget and produce business cases for new investment in alignment with Product & Sales team objectives
  • Manage relationships with external suppliers and consultants
Other Responsibilities

  • Carry out other tasks that may be assigned by the COO.
Personal Specification
  • Excellent understanding of database technologies & Cloud service providers. Amazon Web Services specifically.
  • Experience of managing database (re)development projects from the briefing, scoping, testing to delivery.
  • Experience in managing projects leveraging AI/ML - from conceptualization to implementation.
  • Experience in the conceptualization & execution of a data strategy.
  • Experience in change management within an organization and able to articulate change tools and methodologies
  • Excellent communication and story-telling skills.
  • Excellent understanding of day to day operational activities in the Logistics & SCM domain
  • Excellent understanding of business drivers behind marketing and the impact on data processing
  • Excellent business proficiency in the e-commerce space. Proactive identification of opportunities to transform data into actionable business insights.
  • Knowledge of data protection (and privacy) legislation and best practice and an appreciation of the demands of the organization in handling such legislation
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage, develop, and motivate teams.

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