Executive Manager, Product Analytics

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Full-time

For over 15 years Quantium have combined the best of human and artificial intelligence to power possibilities for individuals, organisations and society. Our solutions make sense of what has happened and what will, could or should be done to re-shape industries and societies around the needs of the people they serve.

Times and technology have changed, but this remains our goal. Instead of wrangling single, SQL-based databases, our Map Hadoop platform runs across 200 nodes with multiple clusters using the latest big data technology.

Reporting to the Executive, Product Analytics, this role will be responsible for the following key facets of leading the analytics capability of Quantium’s Product & Technology Business Unit:  

  • People and capability management including performance management of Analytics Leads, mentoring, participation in recruitment activities, and input into the strategic guidelines behind the objectives and KPIs that every member of Product Analytics works to deliver;  
  • Contribution to the Analytics Community, a program encompassing knowledge sharing, formal training, social events, systems and processes to increase satisfaction and retention among Quantium analytics staff; and 
  • Acting as an escalation point for Analytics Leads for questions of analytics design within Quantium products, in situations of technical or industry complexity. 
  • Performance manage the talent within the Product Analytics team and support activities to attract, retain and develop the talent we need both domestically and internationally; 
  • Develop and implement detailed plans to meet the needs of the business in analytics capability development; 
  • Act as the escalation point for complex technical issues arising within the products in scope of the Leads they manage, helping provide guidance in situations of analytics complexity where the Leads do not feel confident in making an autonomous decision;  
  • Fulfil resourcing requests from the Product BU, matching the right talent and skills to the analytical needs of each product; 
  • Lead the assessment of external tools to both understand the competitive landscape and identify opportunities for integration, including liaising with vendors and commercial negotiation; 
  • Take ownership of initiatives within the Analytics Community program, supporting the Executive Manager, Analytics Community, organising all facets of those initiatives (which could be related to training, analytics staff retention or cultural impact); and  
  • Be able to operate in a matrix structure and work at all levels including Executive and Group Executive level. 

Key activities 

Performance manage the talent within the Product Analytics team and support activities to attract and develop the talent we need both domestically and internationally 

  • Work with direct reports (Analytics Leads) to set objectives, KPIs and metrics which drive the Product Analytics function towards achieving its strategy; 
  • Solicit and collate feedback from those working with direct reports, and provide mentoring to assist their career development; 
  • Support the development and maintenance of role descriptions for roles needed in Product Analytics; and 
  • Work with the Recruitment area to help bring the best analytics talent into Quantium. 

Develop and implement detailed plans to meet the needs of the business in analytics capability development 

  • Support the People and Culture team to facilitate a formal mapping of existing capabilities of Product Analytics staff, identifying strengths and areas for development at an individual level;  
  • Discuss with individuals their career and development goals, recommending outcomes that drive career progression across both formal and informal training;  
  • Provide advice on the suitability of reports to project or product opportunities identified through Quantium’s resourcing process, matching the needs of the roles being put forward to the skills, experience and career development aspirations of individuals;  
  • Provide input into people strategy to ensure Quantium is well-positioned to offer market-leading L&D, and maintains its reputation as a prestigious place for analytics professionals to work;  
  • Be an approachable and dependable mentor for analytics staff across the Product area (not just within direct span of control); and 
  • Lead by example, being a role model of the Quantium DNA for the Product Analytics function. 

Lead the assessment of external tools to both understand the competitive landscape and identify opportunities for integration, including liaising with vendors and commercial negotiation 

  • Identify, research and assess tools in the fields of data interrogation, data visualisation, predictive modelling and other types of analytics;  
  • Provide recommendations on tools which would deliver value to Quantium by unlocking capability not previously available or making existing processes or tasks more efficient; and 
  • Collect information on the feature sets of external analytics tools and advise on where these overlap or complement tools that Quantium is developing, thus identifying areas of competition or opportunities for integration, respectively. 

Drive specific initiatives within the Analytics Community program, supporting the Executive Manager, Analytics Community. This entails organising all facets of those initiatives including liaising with internal stakeholders and any vendors, promoting the initiative internally, influencing Group Executive and Executive stakeholders to drive buy-in and accountability for the overall execution of the initiative 

  • Support the Executive Manager, Analytics Community to drive Analytics Community initiatives from idea to completion, including planning, promotion, influencing stakeholders at the Executive and Group Executive level to secure endorsement and execution 
  • Generate ideas on initiatives the Analytics Community should organise 

Experience and education required 

  • Qualifications tertiary degree in a technical discipline, e.g. computer science, engineering.  Additional business studies and/or a MBA highly desirable 
  • 10 years + work experience, with 6 years’ operating as a strong technical analytics expert, having multiple examples of being accountable for idea generation and design of complex analytics solutions 
  • Proven management track record in relationship and stakeholder management at Executive and senior levels 
  • Strong managerial experience having led projects and teams working in the delivery of analytics solutions  
  • Experience and proven track record of success managing a function with multiple levels (managing the managers) 
  • Able to oversee and provide leadership to multiple project streams ranging from quick wins to high complexity 
  • Motivational leader  
  • Comfortable and flexible to operate in a matrix structure 

People and leadership capabilities  

  • Self-aware and embraces diversity in others  
  • Demonstrates agility and innovation 
  • Committed to achieve and perform 
  • Builds Quantium’s brand and reputation  
  • Leads with purpose and aligns people to strategy and objectives 
  • Drives a culture of achievement 
  • Coaches to build capability and performance  

As one of the world’s fully diversified data science and AI leaders we operate across every sector of the economy and we’re growing fast - with growth comes opportunity! We’re passionate about building out our team of smart, fun, diverse and motivated people.

We combine a team of experts that spans data scientists, actuaries, statisticians, business analysts, strategy consultants, engineers, technologists, programmers, product developers, and futurists – all dedicated to harnessing the power of data to drive transformational outcomes for our clients.

 We actively foster a culture where our people can stretch themselves to reach their full potential. We also know that work has to work for you, and modern life is fast paced and balance can be tricky. You want to work where you are respected and valued as an individual, not a number. Quantium embraces a flexible and supportive environment dedicated to powering possibilities for our team members, clients and partners.

Quantium are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We are a multicultural team of various beliefs, sexual orientations and gender identities. We celebrate our diversity of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status and disability status.

 

Please note, this role is not suitable for Graduates. If you are a graduate and you’d like information about our Graduate Academy please visit https://au.gradconnection.com/employers/quantium/about-us/

 

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