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Perm - VP Engineering - £100k + Package

Ashford, Kent


Placement Type:



£100k + Package

Start Date:


Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced and strategic leader to join our team as the Vice President of Engineering. This role will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of data management, analytics, and governance within the organization. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, deep technical expertise in data management and analytics, and a proven track record of implementing innovative data strategies to support business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Lead the development and execution of the organization’s data strategy, aligning it with business goals and objectives.
  • Provide strategic direction for the use of data to drive decision-making and improve operational efficiency.

Data Management:

  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of robust data management systems and processes, including data acquisition, storage, integration, quality assurance, and lifecycle management.

Data Analytics:

  • Drive the development and implementation of advanced analytics initiatives to extract insights from data, identify trends, and support predictive modeling and forecasting.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand their analytical needs and develop solutions to address them.

Data Governance:

  • Establish and enforce data governance policies, standards, and best practices to ensure the accuracy, consistency, security, and privacy of data across the organization.
  • Develop data quality metrics and monitor compliance with regulatory requirements.

Data Architecture:

  • Define and maintain the organization’s data architecture, including data models, schemas, and taxonomies.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate technologies and tools to support data management, analytics, and visualization requirements.

Team Leadership:

  • Build and lead a high-performing team of data professionals, including data engineers, analysts, scientists, and governance specialists.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities to foster a culture of continuous learning and growth.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate closely with other departments, including finance, marketing, and operations, to understand their data needs and priorities.
  • Partner with business leaders to develop data-driven solutions that drive value and competitive advantage.

Vendor Management:

  • Evaluate and manage relationships with third-party data vendors, software providers, and consultants to ensure the successful implementation of data-related projects and initiatives.
  • Negotiate contracts, oversee vendor performance, and assess emerging technologies and trends in the data management space.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or a related field; advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MS, or PhD) preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in data management, analytics, and business intelligence, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing data strategies that drive business growth and innovation.
  • Deep understanding of data governance principles, regulatory compliance requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Strong technical proficiency in data modeling, SQL, ETL tools, data visualization tools, and advanced analytics techniques (e.g., machine learning, predictive modeling).
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing cross-functional teams and driving cultural change towards a data-driven mindset.
  • Angular and Azure experience is key!


  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Stock options TBD
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment

If you are a strategic leader with a passion for data-driven decision-making and a track record of success in driving innovation, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining our team. We look forward to hearing from you!

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