Job summary

Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time
Market Related incl Med Aid, Pension + incentives

Head: Data Office (Ref 117)

About this job


The primary purpose of your role will be to lead the Company’s entire Data Strategy in support of its overall strategic objectives. You will focus on driving the provision and optimal utilisation of data whilst ensuring data integrity.

Reporting directly to the Chief Risk Officer, your direct reports will be the BI Manager and Data Quality Specialists (and indirectly, the BI Team together with all Data Projects)

Qualifications and Competencies

·         A relevant and applicable Bachelors’ Degree or higher

·         10 years’ experience in a senior position within Financial Services/ Retail Environment

·         Experience in Programme Management

·         Expert understanding of the Financial Services industry

·         Experience in developing and operationalising strategies

·         Business acumen

·         Strong leader

·         Expert numeric and analytical skills

·         Systems thinking

·         Innovation and solutions focus

·         Clarity and simplicity of communication

·         Strong presentation skills (written, verbal and presentation-related)

·         Articulate, rational, coherent and persuasive

·         Disciplined, business focused delivery and impact-astute

·         Effective relationship management and collaboration skills




 Key Responsibilities

·         Custodian of the data strategy across the Company to ensure that it meets its strategic objectives

·         Proactively champion and drive data as a strategic Company asset

·         Drive the expansion of data utilisation and innovation, including the increased utilisation of data self-service capabilities

·         Partner with the business and ensure easy access to accurate data to enable their respective reporting and analytical requirements

·         Define, manage and govern data and underlying technology policies/programs and operations to guarantee data integrity and to create efficiencies

·         Manage internal and external stakeholder to ensure a shared vision and priority for the data related technologies

·         Constantly monitor the data landscape to identify new sources of Data and recommend best practices

·         Drive and deliver key enterprise data related projects

·         Ensure compliance with legislation and shareholder requirements

·         Lead direct reports and their teams to ensure optimal performance, engagement and succession


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