Senior Project Manager - Data

United Kingdom
13 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Grow, expand and try new things Specsavers remains the number one optical retailer in the UK and continues to grow each year but we dont like to rest on our laurels. In recent years, weve introduced and rapidly expanded our audiology services, opened hundreds of stores in new international territories and taken our services out to the homes of those unable to access our stores. We never sit still and our consistent growth means were always interested in taking on new, talented people. Theres never been a better time to join the Specsavers journey. Being such a large and ever changing business our data is all important and we are looking to add to our already experienced data team. We are recruiting for a Senior Project Manager who has demonstrable track record of successfully delivering data programmes. This role will provide direction and leadership to a team delivering the data programmes, aligned to key business programmes and the overall business goals. This role will work with stakeholders across the organisation to ensure ongoing buy-in and ownership to effective management of data and data security as outlined in the Commercial Group annual plan. While the role sits outside IT the candidate will need to work regularly with the IT team and needs to build relationships and collaborate with the function You will have ownership of the overall Data Strategy Team portfolio plan and delivery of the different data projects inflight and the future demand and planning accordingly. You will also lead the successful delivery of the data programmes working with closely with key stakeholders, in particular enterprise architects and line of business IT Directors. If you are the successful candidate you will lead the development of the overall roadmap to deliver the data programmes highlighting key dependencies of other programmes and business goals. You will provide subject matter expertise and forward looking views in relation to data management, data migration and data practices as well as act as a strong advocate for promoting data management/integrity with key stakeholders to ensure successful adoption of the new data activity and governance across all regions The individual Experienced in data management with a demonstrable track record of successfully delivering data programmes An excellent team leader and relationship builder at senior levels Proven senior IT Management experience within a corporate environment with a strong personal presence and delivery focus A confident and clear communicator at all levels of the organisation Able to influence and negotiate to achieve required outcomes Business and customer focussed and engaged Financially astute and profits / achievement driven with good planning and organisational skills. Demonstrate experience of building data capabilities in an organisation We would be particularly interested in candidates with knowledge of the following; MapR, Tableau, OCH, Apache Hadoop, Cloudera or Horton works Above all else you must have a passion and drive to successfully manage a wide range of data projects as you will play a pivotal role within Specsavers. This role can be based in our Southampton or Guernsey office with regular travel in the UK and internationally as required Please apply below or email for further details. Closing date Monday 20th November - provided by Dice APACHE, CLOUDERA, DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SECURITY, HADOOP, HORTON, MIGRATION