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Data Squad Manager -

full-time KBC Bank Dublin
KBC Bank Ireland plc (‘KBC’) is 100% owned by KBC Bank and is one of the leading providers of Financial Services in Ireland. Established in 1973, KBC Bank is part of a major European Financial Services Group, the KBC Group which is headquartered in Brussels. KBC Bank provides a broad range of business and personal banking services and has built an enviable reputation.

The Role:
KBCI, being a digital Bank, sees data as a critical element in fulfilling its ambitious goals, and this in a broad spectrum: from delivering a great customer experience (in many ways) with automated back-end processes, driving commercial insights for the business and fulfilling demanding regulatory requirements as efficient and accurately as possible. The department supports operational requirements, as well as actively driving a large-scale ambitious Data Warehousing programme.

This candidate will lead a new team of 11 professionals, forming a Data Squad to provide agile deployment capability. Core elements of the role include strong people leadership and resource planning. It also involves working closely with Demand Management, Technical leads and Project Managers to successfully drive execution of the approved roadmap.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate:
is a people manager:
creates a high performance culture/team

strong (positive) motivator / leader with focus on coaching & mentoring

supports staff in improving their skills and competencies, facilitating re-training

empowers people in an agile environment (fail fast) – start up way of working

very amiable, approachable, open and respectful

brings the fun factor to the team

takes up a strong leadership role within the data domain from an execution perspective:

works closely and communicates well with colleagues within the department to influence roadmap and ways of working

strong track record in delivering to committed milestones

ability to manage and negotiate on multiple requirements from variety of stakeholders

positive, proactive ‘can do’ attitude

has management/project/process management expertise:
can manage workload and steer people very efficiently

is able to make plans and deliver according to them

good at demand/pipeline management, including prioritization

has ‘data’ expertise (or keenness to learn quickly) and understands very well what data can and cannot do in:

data warehousing / data platforms / data processing - and the linked IT processes and governance

data governance

regulatory and BI reporting

Essential Skills and Abilities:
Excellent leadership and communication skills

Very strong people manager

Resource planning

Structured way of working / thinking / communicating

Competent and experienced in project management, capacity management

Basic understanding of processes, architecture (IT and BUS)

Project Management Qualification (desirable) + MS Project + Excel

Leadership (with clear people management experience)

Track record of planning and delivering to high standard

Experience in the data and IT domain is desirable

Experience with projects / process improvement exercises desirable

Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Financial services experience

Please send your up to date CV and salary expectation details to recruitment@kbc.ie for review.

published: June 29, 2018

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