Head of Data & Insights

Job type

Bonafide adoption of contemporary ways of working and people-led digital shift into new world of operation

Why you'd like it:

  • Large digital transformation in NZ

  • Automate seamless ops using robotics, data & digital

  • Experienced leadership in place to drive

Company profile:

You don a high-vis vest, a hard hat and maybe wipe sweat from your brow at day's end.  This may not be the type of business you expect to see break the status quo and embark upon a digital transformation, now, of all times.  But it's happening.  In Digital, you may not require the safety equipment, but this is what the business does: Supply chain, automation and soon enough, digital products.  

Why now:

One of NZ's largest industrial operators, embracing contemporary ways of working, use of digital innovation and leveraging partnerships to create alternative revenue streams and products.  Think, innovation, automation and productization combined to shift to apex-standard global business models of operation and commercial strategic positioning.  Among lofty goals, they will integrate customers, suppliers and partners in a marketplace setting, where ideas are born, shared and built upon to create real value and cohesion.  That's a lot of buzzwords, I know, but the support, talent and delivery capability will make it a reality.  Leadership in place has done it before.

Your role:

Overall leadership of the Data & Insights function as the organisation embarks upon its journey to become a best in class data-backed Digital business You will set up and own the Data Centre of Excellence and build out/leverage the existing team to meet the demands relating to data governance, data strategy creation and delivery of data solutions within the strategic framework.

Ultimately you will drive data driven thinking throughout the business to execute the vision of unlocking value of data, balancing focus on immediate returns with the development of long-term strategies and roadmaps.

It's no easy feat, but you will be tasked to get the business to think BIG when it comes to what data-driven can achieve.

The fit

Emerging from a background in leadership in a data or analytics function, you will understand how to get a business to think about data at every possible point.  You will have come up through the ranks of BI or Advanced Analytics and most recently have led a large organisation in executing its data strategy. An understanding of the do's and don'ts when it comes to building out a data centre of excellence is critical to the overall success of this operation, so bringing some war wounds with you is no shame. It goes without saying that people, process and change come as second nature to you. 

Lead the data vision, the data people and the delivery of "data change'.

For more information, please connect with guy@potentia.co.nz