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Data Strategy Lead

The Data Strategy Lead will lead the development and execution of a third-party data strategy leveraging the firm’s and their parent companies current and future third-party data relationships. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated consistent success developing and delivering data-driven strategies in dynamic, cross-functional environments; have an affinity for analytics; and be a team player.

What you’ll be doing (duties of this position):

  • Owning and refining third-party data acquisition strategy, which includes optimizing our current data for strategic and financial value across the enterprise and in partnership with our parent companies, to help our businesses achieve overall goals
  • Leading the implementation of this strategy, defining key opportunities for increasing value and reducing cost of our spend in partnership with businesses, technology and operations
  • Working with cross-functional teams, lead the analysis of new and substitute business opportunities, such as framework design, key assessment criteria (timeliness, quality, coverage, etc.), sourcing and testing for new and substitute data to meet stakeholder needs
  • Understanding how data is used across the enterprise (including business intelligence, data architecture and technology implications) and continuously seeking to improve / innovating to increase impact and make more efficient, for example through analytical insights, greater decision-support, rationalization and automation
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with third-party vendors, including traditional data providers, new entrants and potentially innovative new sources
  • Developing and monitoring key metrics for analyzing third-party service levels, data integrity, timeliness and quality; impact/value; utilization and spending against target objectives / requirements
  • Contributing to the development of a data governance framework across VRU to ensure that data assets are managed appropriately across the organization. Working closely with VRU’s accounting and compliance teams to ensure key regulatory and third-party contract requirements are appropriately managed and met
  • Assisting with special projects as needed

What you’ll need to be considered (requirements):

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; MBA or equivalent masters a plus
  • 3-5 years of work experience demonstrating strong analytical skills, business acumen / a commercial mindset, ability to create a business case and value strategic investments that support data management
  • Proven ability to lead and work within cross-functional teams
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills; comfortable working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional working with third-party data providers and/or with data products a plus
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High levels of computer literacy, proficiency in Excel

 What they provide (benefits, etc.):

  • 401k Match
  • 3-4 weeks of PTO
  • Paid Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance

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