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Platform Product Manager, Data & Analytics

Platform Product Manager, Data & Analytics

Tech Our Way


Primark Technology is about to embark on a transformation journey to support business strategy which includes modernising our operating model as well as technology architecture.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Leadership and accountability for agile multi-functional data platforms, including SDLC processes and coding standards
  • Administration of the data platforms (e.g. Terradata, Alteryx, Tableau) including controls, governance access mgmt., deployment schedules, etc.
  • Responsibility for maintaining the integrity of data, including meta and master data updates
  • Ownership of the data platform engineering support and small change/minor enhancement, including testing
  • Oversight and accountability for platform monitoring and issue management
  • Accountable for service performance and data quality
  • Establish and run the Data and Analytics CoE within Platforms, Engineering & Services – leading and developing a talented team of Data Platform Engineers
  • Provide the ownership and co-ordination for development & release activities, maintaining SDLC practices, leveraging a DevOps operating model, and implementing rigorous governance/data quality processes.
  • Lead a data platform engineering support and minor enhancements team through both day-to-day data management (BAU) activities and change projects; defining and orchestrating tasks and deliverables
  • Work in collaboration with Data platform engineers and Architects and act as a senior contributor on the design, build, and management of the Data Platform; taking direct ownership of controls and standards to ensure that all new data requirements are met using the most appropriate controls and engineering practices
  • Establish the necessary governance forums with programme stakeholders (both business and IT) to define and execute against a platform technology roadmap, business change, and data product build plan. Acting as the key co-ordinator of all third-party vendor development activities
  • Work closely with the Data & Analytics function to enable our Product Managers to utilise data for maximum impact with business stakeholders
Knowledge & Experience Required:
  • 8+ years experience as a data platform engineer
  • Proven track record in leading transformational / change management initiatives
  • Experience working with multiple executive level business stakeholders in a matrix environment
  • Experience in successfully building and managing a Centre of Excellence organisation
  • An appropriate degree, equivalent qualification or experience
  • Successful candidates will:
  • Be a passionate and visionary technologist able to inspire others to challenge and disrupt the current reality to co-create a compelling technology-orientated future business by
    1. being able to scan potential technologies (established, emerging and emergent)
    2. finding ways to translate that into business opportunities
    3. and most importantly of all, able to take people along with you, empowering new ways of working and successfully executing on those opportunities
  • Significant exposure to leading analytical technologies (e.g. Alteryx, Tableau, Snowflake, ThoughtSpot)
  • Strong leadership skills (people management, promote teamwork, building skills and capabilities, performance management, inspiration and engagement)
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to deal with ambiguity and high complexity, as well as problem solving skills
  • Strategic analytical skills with ability to see and tell stories of big picture in business
  • Ability to navigate through marketing, sales and financial data & insights – connecting data with real business applications and actionable recommendations
Why work with us?
At Primark, we know how hard everyone works to achieve our business goals. Having a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme is our way of acknowledging this. We'll also provide you with a progressive career path, because clear advancement is what we’re all about at Primark
Our flexible working benefit, Your Day Your Way, means you get to choose when to start and finish your workday. Choose to work remotely if you like, in a way that suits you but also helps us get the most out of your talents.
There’s a lively culture here, and it’s easy to get to know each other in a truly warm atmosphere.
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