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Sr. Director, Data Analytics

Req id:  12427

Virtual, US



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 



The Opportunity: 

We are looking for a very experienced, quantitative, business savvy, articulate and creative Senior Director of Data and Business Analytics to lead, mentor, and grow a team of exceptional data scientists and analysts. Under your leadership, the team will be responsible for uncovering insights that explain business performance and/or drive the business forward, and influence internal stakeholders in Finance, Sales, Marketing, Product, and Engineering. The ideal candidate thrives on uncovering insights hidden in data, has a consultative mindset, and is used to partnering with teams across an organization. He/she must be a motivating leader that is able to select and focus on high-impact, complex data projects. The candidate will have extensive experience delivering complex, cross-departmental analytics projects on time, monitoring the accuracy of the data, and driving adoption and measuring impact to business in SaaS and recurring revenue businesses.



You Are Great At:

  • Utilize your expertise in providing hands-on people leadership for a global team of business analysts, data scientists, data engineers, software engineers, product managers, user researchers, and architects to identify and execute on high priority business opportunities
  • Lead the analysis of trends, model future behavior, and forecast business outcomes
  • Develop strategies and approaches to analyzing large data sources using analytical tools to develop predictive models, drillable dashboards, and conducting ad-hoc analyses
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to improve business performance using insights generated by the team
  • Regularly partner with the sales team to deliver actionable insights to improve partner performance, and co-develop key metrics against which the supply teams will be measured
  • Provide actionable intelligence on the competitive environment, marketplace dynamics, customers, and other external and internal forces that could impact our business
  • Lead growth initiatives to drive the business forward
  • Foster a culture of high-performance, with team members located across the globe
  • Perform deep-dive analysis of KPIs to identify key drivers that contribute to each KPI
  • Provide insights and models to sales management and finance teams in the forecasting & budgeting process
  • Empower departments across the company to leverage BI solutions and reporting in their workflows
  • Proactively provide recommendations on new data sources and metrics for future analysis
  • Train business users of various skill set to enable ‘self-self analytics; advocate for data-driven decision and frameworks via empowerment of data usage across the business 



What It Takes:

  • 8+ years of business intelligence, data analytics, and/or insights experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, finance, or related field; advanced degree a plus
  • Experience building, managing and growing an analytics team with strong functional expertise and influence while fostering a supportive learning environment
  • Experience and familiarity with databases, SQL, and python skills using large data sets are a plus
  • Extensive experience with business intelligence solutions (Alteryx, Tableau, etc)
  • Advanced Excel skills (macros, power query, pivots, etc.)
  • A proven track record of using quantitative analysis to impact key business or product decisions.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills: demonstrated ability to understand business challenges, structure complex problems, develop solutions.
  • Experience with e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, and SMB businesses
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in a simple way
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced, innovative organization
  • Proven business operator and strong leader
  • Ability to effectively liaise with multiple internal teams and senior leadership
  • BA/BS degree required, MBA a plus



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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