Head of Data

Recruiter
Harnham
Location
London, South East England
Salary
£140,000 per annum
Posted
16 Apr 2019
Closes
16 Apr 2019
Ref
1119841798
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
Head of Data

Central London

£130,000-£180,000 + bonus/benefits

A FTSE 100 retail company are undergoing a data transformation and are looking to hire a Head of Data to pioneer this transition.

The Company

This company are one of the leading retailers in the UK and are a household name. They have typically had an IT function in which a big data infrastructure has been built using a Hadoop and Azure based tech stack. They have recently hired a new CDO who is looking to create a centralised Big Data and Data Science function within the business, which can serve the needs for all business areas.

The Role

As the Head of Data, you will:
  • Report into the CDO to develop a full, end to end data strategy for the company.
  • Work with key business stakeholders across different areas of the business, the pioneer a cultural change as to how the company uses data.
  • Take ownership over Data Engineering, Data Governance and Data Strategy.
  • Work alongside a Head of Data Science to complete the technical and cultural transition to a new big data function for the whole business.
  • Complete the company's transition to a fully cloud based infrastructure.

Require Skills & Experience

As the Head of Data, you will:
  • Have extensive and recognised experience implementing an enterprise wide data strategy across multiple business areas.
  • Have experience transforming the culture of a company to make data driven business decisions.
  • Have previous experience of being hands on with large scale data, and using data specifically for data science.
  • Have experience working in a cloud environment, ideally Azure but also AWS/GCP.

Benefits
  • A salary of over £150,000 + benefits
  • Lead the data function for a rapidly growing business.

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