• Director, Enterprise Data Management & BI Analytics

    Location US-IL-Lake Zurich
    # Positions
    ACCO Brands
    External Referral Bonus
    Not Eligible
  • Position Summary

    Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.


    Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.


    We are seeking a Director of Enterprise Data Management and Global BI Analytics to join our team in our team in Lake Zurich, IL. The Director of Enterprise Data Management and Global BI analytics will be a key thought leader driving all levels of strategy, vision and execution to deliver on the mission of a world-class data and analytics platform across ACCO Brands. This role will be responsible for establishing and leading an enterprise data management team. This will include a dedicated focus on the strategy, policies, quality, and ongoing governance processes for data, with an initial concentration specifically on master data 



    • Provide vision and leadership in cross-region collaboration, meeting regularly with development leadership to address data, MDM, analytic and informational needs. Develop collaboratively across the global regions enterprise standards for data management and maintenance.
    • Provide overall guidance and leadership in implementing information management and governance programs.
    • Develop and drive data governance, quality and analytics initiatives are executed successfully to provide appropriate data, information & analysis to various business functions/departments. Provide, review and approve revisions to policies, procedures and all other applicable documentation
    • Establishing a close working relationship with business to understand their business and need for MDM, data, analytics and reporting. 
    • Collaborate with executives and engage with leaders throughout the organization in a hands-on fashion to build quality, efficiency, effectiveness through global analytics and information management
    • Support senior management in the implementation of a comprehensive global data and report base, providing reports for regions and global consumption. Assist in the development and implementation of campaign progress reports.
    • Create and implement data strategies, standards, procedures and accountability policies.
    • In consultation with executive leadership, drive decisions on products and services and technical architectures that support data in the organization. Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation through continuous customer engagement to facilitate appropriate data technology and services.
    • Lead a team of at least four across multiple regions on the development of reporting, metrics, monitoring and communication of key measures of information governance, coding, and management including;
    • Translate business needs to technical specifications
    • Design, build and deploy BI solutions (e.g. reporting tools) 
    • Maintain and support data analytics platforms 
    • Develop and execute database queries and conduct analyses 
    • Financials and people management activities including budget, technology planning and sourcing, vendor management, recruiting, performance management and compensation.
    • Identification of areas for process improvements and/or value-added system functionality, evaluation of alternatives and presentation of options to senior management Provide leadership and ensure that effective and relevant training to various analytics and business team members across different functions.
    • Research and identify new methodologies to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of data management throughout the company. Evaluate and improve existing BI systems.  Analyze metrics in order to identify effect-cause relationships between financial outcomes and business actions. 

    Position Qualifications


    • Requires BS/BA in Computer Science or related field. MBA preferred.
    • 8+ years of information systems and management experience. 
    • Demonstrated ability to manage people and/or programs and develop strategies to achieve operating goals. 
    • Ability to extrapolate strategic goals from the organization’s vision statement. Strong understanding of how data supports business processes
    • Goal oriented and self-motivated individual who can demonstrate accountability, initiative, creativity and focus in a rapidly changing and intellectually stimulating environment. 
    • Demonstrated ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively; discretion and ability to manage sensitive information appropriately. 
    • Ability to manage complex issues creatively and effectively. Excellent aptitude to influence others and to resolve conflicts  
    • Track record of leading complex geographically distributed teams
    • Understanding of the role of data in ERP systems – preferably SAP

    About Us

    You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.


    If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of nearly $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth.  We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.


    Apply and build your future with ACCO Brands.


    More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at www.accobrands.com.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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