Director of Data Strategy, Appriss Insights
Posted on: June 9, 2021
The Director, Data Strategy will be an important strategic
member of our Product Management organization ensuring that our
existing and future data assets are being leveraged to help grow
our product portfolio successfully. In this role, you will be
responsible for finding the best ways to surface insights from the
data to address the needs of our target markets. Collaborating
within the product team and across the organization, you will use
your "full stack" data knowledge to provide technical
understanding, to document compliance-related constraints, to
present tradeoffs and to remove the friction wherever applicable to
help support the delivery of our product offerings.
As the Director, Data Strategy you will operate as a subject
matter expert of our data pipeline and work closely with our
engineering team to connect the dots between product needs and
technical feasibility. Using your knowledge of technology and our
business, you will identify the data assets crucial to our growth
while considering the cost-benefit analysis so as to prioritize
investments accordingly. In addition, you will work closely with
legal to safeguard compliance with relevant regulations.
As a leader on the product team, you will manage multiple
strategic cross-functional data initiatives that include providing
regular status reporting, product roadmap updates, supporting the
product lifecycle management process, assist with annual planning,
and other responsibilities as assigned. This position will include
interacting directly with Product Managers, Engineering, Marketing,
Sales, Operations & Support, Legal, and Appriss cross-functional
The ideal candidate has a passion for data and analytics along
with leadership and management qualities to work independently in a
fast-paced, ambiguous environment with limited supervision. He or
she must be a great collaborator, organizer and team player who can
quickly absorb the nuances of complex, varied data offerings.
Position will report directly into the VP of Products of Appriss
Translates strategic product vision to define our data product
strategy & roadmap for building, enhancing and expanding our data
product portfolio for the end-to-end data pipeline.
Assist in the definition, design and delivery of new
client-facing data products within the Appriss Insights Platform
and related applications to grow the business with our data
Work with product managers and engineers on design, definition,
documentation and implementation of features for new offerings,
data sources, data infrastructure, data security, data compliance
and data structure.
Document and enter epics and/or user stories to assist in
building the right things the right way.
Document, monitor and revise: product requirements, process
maps, use cases, user acceptance test plans, project plans, and
Collect and analyze data to determine product direction and
define business requirements.
Coordinate and participate in user acceptance testing of
Serve as the internal and external subject matter expert for
data product offerings, working to educate & support Sales/BD,
Product Marketing and Customer Support/Operations.
Serve as product owner in assisting engineering in the
resolution of issues and roadblocks hindering product delivery.
Assist in creating product training and documentation materials
in support of the implementation and launch of data products.
Assist in developing product pricing and positioning
Conduct research to identify customer needs and market gaps.
Define OKRs and track metrics in partnership with the product
- Keep informed and evaluate the latest industry news, trends,
products, services, competitors and relevant emerging technologies
and share perspectives & information across teams.
7+ years of experience working/managing in a data related field
(data engineering, data management, data solutions design,
analytics) with a minimum of 4 years in data product management &
5+ years of experience collaborating with cross-functional
teams, leading cross-functional coordination, and team
communications to deliver an array of data product offerings.
Demonstrated technical expert in "full stack" data pipeline
development including setting priorities with solid understanding
of business tradeoffs (i.e. cost-benefit analyses).
Solid understanding of data management techniques, methodologies
and best practices.
Strong data analytics or data science background with
proficiency in analytic tools & languages with an ability to
translate business needs into innovative and engaging output.
Working knowledge of business intelligence/reporting tools (e.g.
Power BI, Tableau, etc) with related experience analyzing data as
well as writing queries and reports.
Proficiency with software development methodologies such as
Strong organizational skills, detail oriented as well as the
ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Strong communication skills with translating technology to
Experience working within a data product portfolio with annual
revenues greater than $20mm.
Excellent collaborator; able to communicate with all levels of
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
Process obsessed with a bias toward action.
- Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Analytics,
Data Science or related; Advanced degree preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/V/H
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