• Manager of Data Strategy

    Job Locations US-FL-Deerfield Beach
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Family
    Data Analytics
  • Overview

    JM&A Group is one of the largest independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry. For nearly 40 years, the company has helped automobile dealers achieve unsurpassed levels of performance. JM&A Group provides more than 3,800 dealerships with a variety of products and services, such as new and used vehicle protection plans, pre-paid maintenance plans and GAP protection programs. Among JM&A Group’s competitive advantages is its robust training and consulting services for F&I professionals, and the company is actively evolving to meet consumer preferences to remain a market leader and a partner of choice.

    Job Description

    The Manager of Data Strategy has overall accountability for defining and driving the evolution of the Data Competency within JM&A. Responsibilities include:

    • Creation, delivery and maintenance of JM&A’s overall Data Strategy
    • Working with leadership across the organization to inject ideas and opportunities, and help to define department objectives aligning with the strategic direction
    • Driving change management, skills and process evolution across the organization
    • Championing innovation, leveraging our data assets and pursuing differentiating offerings

      Responsibilities & Deliverables:


    75% Strategic

    • Data visionary for the organization: understand the business opportunities and define a future vision to leverage data as an asset in supporting growth, enhanced intelligence and efficiency opportunities
    • Data evangelist: be the go-to-person, consulting various departments in understanding and envisioning the possibilities of data enablement
    • Develop, define and streamline a data management process and standard for the business
    • Define objectives, opportunities and pragmatic growth plans for data technology investments, people skill, capability and capacity evolutions
    • Create a career track and implementation plans for data analysis practice
    • Provide leadership with all data roles throughout numerous departments. Engage in associate mentoring and development
    • Own the definition, implementation and management of necessary process and governance models
    • Align with industry data standards and progressive trends and opportunities. Maintain expertise in current and serve as the champion for future trends in the data space
    • Responsible for ownership of data technology roadmap and alignment with business investment opportunities
    • Champion of change: effectively manage the implementation of new ideas, including leadership engagement, organizational communication and stakeholder buy-in


    25% Technical

    • Possess and maintain necessary data acumen, including trends, platforms and evolving technologies
    • Have a strong understanding of internal and external sources of data in order to identify effective ways to apply insights to business opportunities
    • Must be a strong communicator, clearly translating between data technology and business needs. Will serve as a liaison between business and IT delivery channels
    • While not directly responsible for the technical execution, strong collaboration skills and ability to influence will be critical in engaging the dependent technology teams
    • In pursuing innovation, drive close alignment with R&D. Identify opportunities, provide oversight and thought leadership, and evaluate business value in the exploration of data driven prospects
    • Manage report writing, business intelligence, analytics and data science competency evolution and needs of the organization

    Job Requirements

    • Five plus years leading data strategy and data management initiatives
    • Proven record of leading a management team and organization through technical and organizational evolution in support of data maturity
    • Experience driving Data Governance models
    • Strong communicator, both technically and with business stakeholders at various levels
    • Highly developed skills in priority setting and alignment of project priorities with business strategy
    • High level strategy experience working with clients, presenting and interacting with senior client executives
    • Technical background in a data analytics and technology delivery or equivalent
    • Experience with modern data analysis, reporting tools (e.g., Tableau) and processes
    • Experience with Data Warehousing, ETL, Business Intelligence business process(s), associated systems, and technology
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, data science, information science or related field required


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