Tesco Bank is looking for a chief data officer (CDO) to work in its Edinburgh office with a remit to see that the bank, which provides insurance, mortgages, credit cards, savings and loans, makes the best use of data to inform its operations.
The CDO position is new at Tesco Bank, as the company aims to place more emphasis on data.
The successful applicant will report to the chief customer officer, and work closely with the executive leadership team, the CIO, strategic partners and colleagues across the bank in a bid to improve the way data is collected, stored and used to drive better business outcomes.
The CDO will be the key "data strategist" and adviser to the business, and will improve data quality, encourage the reuse of data assets, improve the provision of data to Tesco Bank customers, colleagues and business processes, and develop new data products.
He or she will deliver data-as-a-service across the bank, including coordinating how the bank provides APIs. They will decrease the cost of managing data, while increasing the value of the data the bank processes.
The CDO will improve the way the bank collects, uses, manages and publishes data internally and externally, while ensuring that data is available, reliable, consistent, accessible, secure and timely in support of Tesco Bank and Tesco Group's overall objectives.
The applicant will have proven data experience at a senior level, along with a track record of successfully leading teams dealing with large, complex data landscapes with different reporting and analytics requirements.
The job ad states that a professional qualification, degree or post-graduate degree in IT or a data-related subject is an asset, while the ability to represent and understand the perspective of all internal and external stakeholders is a prerequisite.
A salary for the Tesco Bank CDO position has not been disclosed.
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