Chief Data Officer Job Description

Chief Data Officer Job Description

July 22nd, 2018

A Chief Data Officer oversees the collection, management, and storage of data across an organization. They are responsible for analyzing and deriving insights from data to inform business strategy and value. Chief Data Officers form part of a company's executive team.

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Chief Data Officer Job Description Template

We are seeking a Chief Data Officer to be responsible for developing and governing our data and information strategy in order to drive business decisions and growth. You will develop data procedures and policies, and work closely with various departments to collect, prepare, organize, protect and analyze data assets while ensuring that the company meets industry best practices. Other duties will include leading inter-disciplinary teams, improving and streamlining data systems within the company, and driving innovation.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in data management, leadership and information technology systems and tools. A strong background in IT, business and mathematics is advantageous.

Chief Data Officer Responsibilities:

  • Thorough understanding of the business and data strategy.
  • Designing and implementing data strategies and systems.
  • Lead, motivate and manage large technical teams.
  • Overseeing the collection, storage, management, quality and protection of data.
  • Implementing data privacy policies and complying with data protection regulations.
  • Determine where to cut costs and increase revenue based on insights derived from data.
  • Effectively communicate the status, value, and importance of data collection to executive members and staff.
  • Knowledge of relevant applications, big data solutions, and tools.

Chief Data Officer Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field.
  • Master's Degree preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years' experience in a senior-level data management role.
  • Management experience.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Analytically minded.
  • Professionalism and ethical behavior.

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