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Director of Business Analytics

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007, USA
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Director of Business Analytics Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop les...

Job Description

Director of Business Analytics


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

TheDirector of Business Analyticsis responsible for establishing and executing an enterprise business intelligence and analytics strategy to enable and support line of business strategic initiatives and capabilities with a strong focus on marketing, recruitment and student advising operations for an online education service provider.

General Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with and support relationships with functional leaders and stakeholders across key functions including Marketing, Recruitment Services, Student Services and Account Management
  • Responsible for the ongoing identification of the organization’s information and analytics needs to deliver and expand capabilities across business intelligence, forecasting, predication and optimization that ultimately enhance the company’s financial performance
  • Develop a business intelligence strategy and roadmap through collaboration with key stakeholders to identify value add opportunities through the strategic use of company’s resources
  • Launch and oversee data governance framework to identify data needs and gaps that present organizational opportunities to achieve valuable business intelligence
  • Build and manage a team of analysts and data scientists to deliver and support business analytics capabilities across the assigned line of business
  • Advise senior functional leaders and stakeholders on strategic exploration supported by analytical insights and support them to define a strategic vision to realize potential value
  • Lead organizational change to incorporate a data driven, analytical foundation across operations
  • Innovate by bringing new approaches and ideas to test and drive performance improvement
  • Partner with strategic customers to identify, present and implement data driven business insights and performance improvement opportunities


General Qualifications

  • 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Data Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Data Science, Operational Analytics and Management or equivalent discipline OR appropriate combination of experience and education
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience leading enterprise technology development teams and/or business intelligence teams
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working with business stakeholders and senior leaders in understanding and delivering data analytics, information and technology needs
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing and leading a team of application developers, data scientists or data analysts with ownership of capturing, facilitating and evolving business requirements
  • Proven experience leading and implementing analytical solutions using commercial tools and platforms
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of a variety of analytical processes including but not limited to data governance, quality and measurement
  • Proficiency with consuming large data sets from multiple sources and implementing visualization capabilities leveraging mainstream, commercial software platforms

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises/leads a team of application developers, data scientists, and/or data analysts

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-IL-Elk Grove Village

Work Locations: US-IL-Elk Grove Village-50 Northwest 50 Northwest Point Rd Elk Grove Village 60007

Job: General Business Operations

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 8, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1800097