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Director of Data Strategy, Appriss Insights

Company: Appriss
Location: Alabama
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

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 teams.

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 Insights.


  • 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 assets.

  • 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 go-to-market collateral.

  • Collect and analyze data to determine product direction and define business requirements.

  • Coordinate and participate in user acceptance testing of functional requirements.

  • 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 strategies.

  • Conduct research to identify customer needs and market gaps.

  • Define OKRs and track metrics in partnership with the product management team.

  • 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 & development.

  • 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 Kanban.

  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented as well as the ability to adapt to changing priorities.

  • Strong communication skills with translating technology to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Experience working within a data product portfolio with annual revenues greater than $20mm.

  • Excellent collaborator; able to communicate with all levels of the organization.

  • 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

Keywords: Appriss, Rochester , Director of Data Strategy, Appriss Insights, Other , Alabama, New York

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