Data Insights Manager / Head of Data

Job Title: Data Insight Manager / Head of Data 

Location: Wilmslow

Hours of Work: Full Time

Salary: Competitive plus benefits 

We are Citation.  We offer colleagues and clients an opportunity they will not gain at many other businesses.  We are interested in growth, investment and service excellence, we have never and will never grow our business by cost cutting or tying people up in bureaucracy.  We don’t do politics – we want people focused upon actions and delivery.  We don’t do micro-management – we empower, support and innovate.  We are leaders, not empire builders and we love our business.

This is a really exciting to join us in this newly created role. Our business has grown rapidly and now has eight companies serving over 40,000 clients.

In this high-profile role, you will work with key stakeholders and teams right across the business. It is a wide and varied role with bags of opportunity and support from our business.  With double digit growth year on year for the past six years, our business thrives on people with vision, determination, agility, focus and brilliant people skills.

The role

With an analytical mindset and commercial approach, it’s a given that you love everything data and technology and you are never fazed by multiple data sources.

The data insights manager will head up a growing and ambitious team that provides data analytics and business intelligence, data warehousing, ETL, and data visualisation services to the wider group.

We have big ambitions and therefore we are not precious about our processes, you will take ownership and not be afraid to challenge if you think there is a better way to do something. We will celebrate in your successes but need you to be honest about your failures and how you are going to learn from them.

Your skillset

  • Must have line managed a small team with ability to put together improvement roadmaps, mentor team members and implement a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to the development of the overall business strategy through the identification of market trends and opportunities, and the translation of these into clear strategies that drive business growth and achieve competitive advantage
  • Significant analytical experience within several fast-moving Business Intelligence and data roles involving commercial externally facing stakeholders
  • Must have experience in identifying data quality and stewardship issues and implementing solutions, both process and technology, to rectify them.
  • Experience of implementing and improving ETL and Data Integration processes that integrate data from numerous enterprise sources
  • Strong analytical capabilities, allowing you to understand complex statistical, mathematical and financial concepts and turn them into easy to comprehend reports and visualisations using a variety of technologies.
  • Be comfortable working with a wide range of data including sales and operational and be able to easily understand the context and meaning of the data.
  • Experience in portfolio management of demand and be confident in managing a project end-to-end.

Desirable skills:

  • Ideally has experience with the tech stack (MySQL, Tableau, Alteryx)
  • Experience in coding solutions using Scripting languages such as R, Python
  • Experience in architecting Data lakes, data marts and warehouses to meet the requirements of complex client driven analytics reports while maintaining performance and data integrity.


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