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Senior Director, Data Strategy

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.


NM is on a journey to revolutionize the way that data is used at the company.  This role will lead a team of data consultants who will shape and drive the enterprise data strategy across the various business domains at NM.  They will plan, coordinate and actively manage the delivery plans for complex, cross-functional technical solutions that generally span multiple, technical products. The team will ensure the end-to-end plans are inclusive of all of the changes needed to technical products in support of initiative outcomes.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Shape, evangelize, and drive the multi-year enterprise data strategy and influence senior leaders to gain buy-in

Lead the strategy and development of high impact data solutions for the enterprise

Tailor specifics of strategy to each domain’s individualized needs

Develop standards for monitoring and measuring the quality and execution of data transformation to ensure outcomes and results are achieved

Communicate overall progress to senior leadership

Takes initiative to anticipate opportunities, propose new initiatives, develop partner roadmaps, and strengthen partner relationships

Facilitate cross domain cooperation and consistency

Elevate common technical needs to CDA product team

Ensure domains understand CDA data product offerings and extend value into the domain

Manage relationships between organizational teams involving senior leaders

Responsible for a full range of manager responsibilities including communication, coaching and staff development, performance management, salary administration and staffing decisions. 

Leads the functional management to ensure optimum effectiveness and quality by managing adherence to strategies, goals, budgets, operating policies and procedures.


Master’s degree or equivalent experience in mathematics, business, statistics, economics, computer science or related fields
9-14 years of professional experience leading complex efforts and/or experience in the data/management consulting space
5+ years of experience building and managing teams
Lead and manage to key business deliverables
Drive out strategy and thought leadership jointly with the senior level business partners
Proven ability to build rapport, negotiate, gain the confidence and work successfully with business leaders across the company
Proven ability to lead decision making process through idea sharing and consensus building
Experience in coaching and mentoring staff members
Proven track record in meeting aggressive deadlines
Experience prioritizing tasks across multiple projects to select the highest value outcomes for the company
Proven management skills including negotiating, leadership, delegation, planning, and organization


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W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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