Head Of Data

Posted 10 July by Chapman Tate Associates
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Head Of Data

Salary: Up to £85,000 dependant on experience


My client, an award-winning rapidly growing tech company are looking for a Head of Data to join their team. You will define and lead the execution of the data strategy, building a data team to meet the needs of the business and its future ambitions.


• Redefine and execute the data strategy, including data governance, data quality, and data management in addition to monetisation opportunities.

• Working with stakeholders to bring data theories to life in terms of their practical application to gain agreement/input and ensure there is clarity on business benefits and a path to assess benefits realisation, ensuring iterative learning occurs.

• Creation and leadership of a data function providing guidance, direction, and support for day-to-day activities including hands-on work, enabling the team to generate actionable insights that allow the business to improve customer and commercial outcomes

• Assess and adapt reporting/analysis suite making recommendations on improvements as appropriate to secure "buy in" to see these recommendations through to delivery.

• Responsible for provision of tools and SME guidance to generate accurate and timely reporting for internal and external stakeholders.

• Drive a culture of efficiency accessing data, through the retirement of legacy manual reporting processes and effective promotion and embedding of self-service.

• Promote data literacy alongside a culture that considers how we measure the impact of changes, embedding this ethos in development squads and product teams through promotion and provision of robust measurement methodologies.

Key skills required:

  • Programme leadership with a proven track record of delivery.
  • Experience leading a data team or function.
  • Significant professional experience in either data engineering or analysis, ideally within an insurance environment.
  • Knowledge of database technology such as Clickhouse, Postgres, MySQL, as well as Cloud Platforms such as AWS, Azure etc.
  • Experience with CI/CD, data architectures, pipelines, quality, and code management.
  • Experience with Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) processes.
  • Experience with common data languages (e.g. Python, Scala), SQL, and data warehouses (e.g. Clickhouse, Redshift, BigQuery, Snowflake, Databricks).
  • Experience defining and documenting complex data solutions and processing using JSON, XML (Python or R).
  • Experience integrating and working with data visualization tools like Tableau, Qlik, or Power BI.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Mathematics, Science or a related field (or equivalent work experience.

Please apply ASAP to be considered

Reference: 53059362

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