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Head of Innovation and Capabilities (Data Modeling & AI)

$200k – $250k • No equity
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The role’s purpose is to be an innovative leader managing a data team in a large scale environment who architects the deployment of new generation analytic tools and techniques by using traditional and new sources of data, particularly in the digital channel.
Responsibilities
Deployment of digital analytics required
Responsible for leading an analytics organization in a large scale environment who architects the deployment of new generation analytic tools and techniques, particularly in the digital channel
Use analytics as a source of competitive differentiation, improving business decision making, and customer experience
Use a variety of legacy and emerging analytic techniques incorporating supervised and unsupervised machine-learning methods to be deployed in business decisions (Marketing, Risk, Fraud, Pricing, and Operations)
Work closely with clients from the organization to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to solve key use cases
Act as a creative thinker to the organization and propose new ways to look at problems by using data and available information (e.g. with predictive modeling, machine learning, etc.) presenting back their findings to the business by sharing their assumptions and validation work in a pragmatic / simple ways that can be easily understood by their business non-analytics counterparts.
Hire, nurture, and grow talent within the data team
Oversee a team that builds, tests, and analyzes data models, artificial intelligence, and machine learning tools, to enhance user experience, customer service, and product innovation.

Qualifications

Knowledge/Experience/Technical skills
Education: Requires quantitative undergraduate degree with Masters in Business or Doctorate degree
15-20 years of experience in relevant quantitative and qualitative research and analytics.
Should be familiar with a variety of legacy and emerging analytic techniques incorporating supervised and unsupervised machine-learning methods.
Strong business acumen and analytic ability with capability of identifying business trends and opportunities and problem solving skills
Demonstrated growth in leading analytics organization ideally in Consumer Finance and Banking, but would consider candidates from Insurance/Healthcare/e-Commerce.
Familiar with regulatory standards for model development deployment
Excellent understanding and mastery of regulated customer data from the credit bureaus, rent utility and telecom data, as well as other unstructured internal and external data used in decision-making
Demonstrated responsibilities in hiring, nurturing, developing talent for use and growth of data teams; evidence should be the person currently managing data teams in large scale environment
Ability to come up with solutions to loosely defined business problems and identify unseen opportunities by leveraging data over potentially large datasets.

Personal Skills
Excellent written and communication skills to report back finding in a structured, clear, simple way.
Experience in leading analytics organizations ideally in Consumer Finance / Banking
This person should be an innovative leader and not maintainer of status quo.
Passionate about analytics as a source of competitive differentiation, improving business decision making, and customer experience
Energized by asking “what if”, “why not”, and “what would happen to us if” questions; e.g. how will this will affect the business, industry, or market.
Able to connect seemingly unrelated questions, problems, or ideas from different industries or fields to deliberately assemble new perspectives or realign those of others and the organization.
Ability to manage analytic/technical professionals successfully and communicate analytic results to non-technical partners.
Able to be independent and a self-starter, comfortable in a fast-paced matrixed environment.
Strong execution skills and results oriented approach.
Act with curiosity and takes the initiative to identify problems, offer creative solutions and resolve issues.

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