Research & Data Management·Haddenham·
Head of Data
At Defaqto, we are on a mission to empower everyone to make smarter financial decisions, and we want you to be a part of our exciting journey to become the #1 provider in the UK. We are committed to excellence, not only in our people but also across our diverse portfolio of products:
Expert Ratings for Consumers: We empower consumers by providing expert financial guidance at a glance.
Innovative Financial Planning Software: We develop solutions that simplify complex financial planning for millions.
Mission-Critical Technology: Behind the scenes, our technology is transforming the way product manufacturers optimise financial products for the market.
So, why join Defaqto?
Impactful Work: Every year, we support over 50 million financial decisions with a combined value exceeding £80 billion. Your contributions will directly influence and shape the financial landscape.
Exciting Growth Opportunities: Our recent acquisition by Fintel PLC and ambitious growth plans mean Defaqto is set to double in size over the next 3-4 years, meaning more opportunity for you to grow and develop.
Collaborative Culture: Collaboration is not just encouraged, but celebrated. We believe in a supportive environment where ideas are valued, and skills are recognised.
To support our ambitious growth plans we are now seeking a Head Of Data to be responsible for developing our data strategy and optimising the collection, management, production, quality and commercial value of all our data assets. This is a key new role within Defaqto and will suit an individual with the right balance of data, analytics and business acumen to ensure we continue to lead the market in using data to help everyone make smarter financial decisions.
This role involves building strong relationships with teams in Product, Insight, Research, and Technology, and creating a comprehensive plan for data governance, standards, integration, and quality to enhance customer experience. You'll analyse existing data sources and processes, developing strategies for continuous optimization, and collaborate with Product and Insights teams to identify and implement new, valuable data sources.
The role also requires building relationships with key external data suppliers, setting quality standards and SLAs, and ensuring they're met. You'll lead a team of data management professionals while ensuring the business stays abreast of market trends, evaluating new data sources, and optimizing data sets, taking into account factors like growth opportunities and brand value.
What you’ll need to succeed
Demonstrable experience of developing and executing on data strategies that have driven real value in the organisations they serve.
Highly analytical with a passion for drawing insight and opportunity from data.
Experience working with and managing third party data providers.
Strong communication skills and a solid track record of working across functions and managing wide stakeholder groups.
Fintel plc and all the businesses within it adopt a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination on any of the protected grounds in the Equality Act 2010.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all current and prospective employees regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse workforce because, in our view, diversity enables better business outcomes. We also believe that a more inclusive workplace, where people of different backgrounds work together, ensures better outcomes for all staff. From application to interview, we place inclusion at the heart of all we do.
For these reasons we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.
Research & Data Management
Why work with us?
Happy to talk flexible working
A comprehensive package of insurances bringing peace of mind for you and your loved ones 💕
Life assurance, critical illness, private medical and dental insurance
With up to 10% Defaqto contribution
25 days holiday per year 🏝️
With the option to purchase up to an additional week
Medical Cash Plan
With the ability to flex up or down
Defaqto FitPlan 💪
A contribution to gym or sports club membership fees or fitness equipment
Access to a wide range of wellbeing support including EAP, mindful meditation sessions and on-site massages
A range of ‘flexible’ benefits which can be selected via our benefits platform
Including Cycle to Work 🚲
Supportive financial advice regarding your retirement planning
Regular social, sports and charity events throughout the year
Part of Fintel plc, Defaqto is one of the UK’s most trusted sources of financial product and market intelligence, supporting financial institutions, intermediaries and consumers to make smarter financial decisions.
Research & Data Management·Haddenham·
Head of Data
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