• Director of Data Analytics

    ID
    2018-3372
    Job Location : Location
    US-MA-Boston
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category/Department
    Data Analytics
  • Overview

    Our Data Analytics group is seeking an experienced Director of Data Analytics to join our team. The ideal candidate will be experienced in leading and managing enterprise data initiatives as well as leading analyses to drive continuous improvement in our operations. Initiatives will change as we progress on our data analytics journey but will share the common objective of transforming Suffolk into a leader in data analytics within the construction industry. The ideal candidate would be excited to work in a dynamic environment and grow in the role as Suffolk continues its “Build Smart” journey. This is the perfect opportunity to become a part of an innovative and energetic team that will help Suffolk transform construction through sophisticated application of data analytics.

    Responsibilities

    Data governance:

    • Creating and enforcing policies for effective data management, including governance
    • Formulating management techniques for data collection (profiling / cleansing)
    • Establish rules and procedures for data & analytics sharing, including self service capability to support end-user business needs
    • Support others in the daily use of data systems and ensure adherence to legal and company standards

    Data management systems:

    • Lead implementation of enterprise data management systems in collaboration with IT
    • Defining business-oriented goals for the initiative and explaining the initiative to business managers
    • Gathers business requirements from business users and translates into technical requirements for IT
    • Developing a long-term plan for the initiative, each phase of which will build on the capabilities implemented in preceding phases
    • Measuring the progress of the initiative (for example, advances in maturity), overcoming road blocks and marketing successes to the organization

    Data Analytics:

    • Structure, design and conduct analyses to understand drivers of business performance and solve business problems
    • Train and manage more junior analysts as needed on data analytics tools and processes to enable data discovery and self-service analytics
    • Prepare and present reports to business stakeholders as required
    • Assist with reports and data extraction when needed

    Qualifications

    •  4-year college degree in computer science or related quantitative field; advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) preferred
    • Construction experience preferred
    • Excellence in analytical problem definition and structuring
    • Relentless focus on data precision and vigilance around appropriate conclusions
    • Proven experience as Data & Analytics Director/Manager (3+ years preferred), with proven track record of developing analysts and data stewards
    • Excellent understanding of data administration and management functions (collection, analysis, distribution etc.)
    • Familiarity with modern database and information system technologies
    • Understanding of AI/ML and advanced analytics preferred
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, PowerBI and Microsoft Office Suite generally, with an aptitude to learn new programs; experience with SQL preferred
    • Experience with advanced simulation languages (e.g., Matlab, Mathematica) or data science languages (e.g., R, Python) preferred
    • Experience with NoSQL databases, ETL efforts and data governance efforts preferred
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to synthesize implications from analytics
    • Strong people skills, with a focus on client service and team work

    Necessary Attributes:

    • Demonstrates Suffolk’s Core Values of hard work, professionalism, integrity, passion and caring
    • Positive Attitude with a strong willingness to learn
    • Sound business acumen
    • Curious and tenacious
    • Strong drive to insight

     

    Working Conditions

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

    EEO Statement

    Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law.  This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk

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