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Head of Data & Tech

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Our client is seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Data & Tech for their Workplace division. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the data and technology direction within a leading real estate company in Europe. The successful candidate will be responsible for guiding and delivering data and technology products, systems, and services, making investment plans, and driving the realisation of value. This role offers the chance to build long-term strategic relationships with senior stakeholders and ensure that technology-enabled change aligns with wider group strategy. * Opportunity to shape the data and technology direction within a leading real estate company * Responsibility for guiding and delivering data and technology products, systems, and services * Chance to build long-term strategic relationships with senior stakeholders

What you'll do:

As the Head of Data & Tech - Workplace, you will play a pivotal role in defining the technology strategy for this business area. You will work closely with various teams across the organisation to deliver data and technology solutions that align with the overall business strategy. Your responsibilities will also include managing technology vendors, ensuring secure design for new initiatives, and providing regular performance reports. This role requires a strong leader who can effectively collaborate with different teams to drive technological advancements within the organisation.

  • Define the Workplace technology strategy for this business area, in line with global technology strategy
  • Prepare and participate in business planning to agree annual budgets for Workplace D&T
  • Deliver data and technology solutions working collaboratively with the Group Enterprise Architecture function
  • Ensure secure by design for any new initiatives, supporting in-flight cyber programmes
  • Manage technology vendors for the software and hardware procured
  • Provide regular reporting on portfolio, support, vendor and financial/budget performance

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for the Head of Data & Tech - Workplace position brings a wealth of experience in delivering insight initiatives through various analytics approaches. You have familiarity with both waterfall and agile ways of working and has managed cross-functional teams. Your background includes delivering solutions across the real estate value chain and exposure to AI/GenAI/machine learning in delivering real estate tech solutions. You have excellent business acumen and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence change across business lines at a senior level. Your strong communication skills enable you to effectively drive business, culture, and technology change in a dynamic environment.

  • Proven experience in delivering insight initiatives through diagnostic, descriptive, predictive or prescriptive analytics approaches
  • Familiarity with waterfall and agile ways of working – scrum, kanban etc., managing cross functional teams
  • Experience in delivering solutions across the real estate value chain i.e., to support development, marketing, operate assets etc.
  • Exposure to AI / GenAI / machine learning in delivering real estate tech solutions
  • Excellent business acumen and interpersonal skills: Able to work across business lines at a senior level to influence and effect change
  • Strong communication skills: Ability to effectively drive business, culture and technology change in a dynamic environment

What sets this company apart:

Our client is one of the largest real estate companies in Europe, focused on creating sustainable places, connecting communities, and realising potential. They are committed to making a lasting positive contribution to communities and the planet by bringing people together and providing customers, partners, and employees with a platform to realise their full potential. Their business is centred around three key areas: Central London Offices; Major retail destinations; and mixed-use urban neighbourhoods.

What's next:

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Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: Data Analysis & Business Intelligence

Industry: Real Estate and Property

Salary: £135,000 - £150,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: London

Job Reference: O2L2N5-408A64DC

Date posted: 23 May 2024

Consultant: Joshka Van Der Walt

Phone number:

joshka.vanderwalt@robertwalters.com

Joshka Van Der Walt

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