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Head of Data Management


GB GB Philadelphia, PA, US London, ENG, GB, N1C 4AG Austin, TX, US, 78731 Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location:  Working from home

Head of Data Management



Our FTSE100, Global organisation continues to grow, moving from strength to strength and as we work towards our Destination 2025 strategy, our journey in the data and insight space continues to be exciting!

This role will support that journey by creating, executing, and leading a compelling strategy for Data Management and by helping to shape our future in this space, leading by example, sharing the mission, and supporting the new culture. 


We are looking for a hands-on expert and leader accountable for a team of functional experts in Data Architecture, Data Engineering, Data Governance and Data Quality.  


About the role

  • ​​Responsible for planning, designing and implementing a comprehensive, customer centric strategy for Data Architecture, Data Engineering, Data Governance & Data Quality which focuses on value generation. 
  • Responsible for our data eco-system (Quantum), through the end-to-end data landscape from data source through to consumption layer, ensuring it is robust, scalable and cost effective.  
  • Responsible for ensuring information is accurate, complete, and consistent across multiple domains within the Group. 
  • Responsible for the models, policies, rules, and standards that govern the collection, storage, arrangement, integration, and use of data, ensuring its security and compliance. 


What we’re looking for

  • Involvement in or delivery of a successful multi regional data transformation. 
  • Extensive experience in technical framework development and a strong track record of enforcing best practice in line with such frameworks 
  • Experience and understanding of secure development frameworks, engineering operating models, and cloud engineering especially on Azure and AWS. 
  • Advocate and experience of data governance and/or data quality initiatives and experience in the wider risk management field is desirable. 
  • Understanding of processes, standards and policies related to data management, governance and/or data quality or strong understanding and experience in risk management and how this can be applied to data management. 
  • Extensive knowledge and experienced in multiple Agile approaches, ideally certified. 
  • Excellent business acumen and excellent people management experience.  
  • Extensive experience of standing up data analytics platforms. 

  • Proven experience leading geographically dispersed teams would be desirable. 
  •  Proven ability to understand and relay complex data-related issues in a simple and easy to understand manner; demonstrating expertise in big data technology infrastructure and environments coupled with business process architecture. 
  •  Proved ability to influence, winning hearts and minds to bring people on the data journey. 
  • Proven experience leading through others in geographically dispersed teams would be desirable. 


A bit about you

Nothing gets past you – You possess hawk-like attention to detail and you take immense pride in your work

You can Plan and React– You understand the importance of timing, when to move fast on a trending hot topic

You have Energy – You approach your work with enthusiasm, positivity, and willingness to deliver the best results, whatever the challenge. 


We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.


What we offer

You can take control of your future here at RS Group. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:


  • Car allowance/ Company car
  • Private medical cover for those unexpected moments
  • On top of your 27 days holiday, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus – upto 30%
  • Generous, market-leading pension; 10.5% RS contribution.



Are you ready to explore the possibilities?




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