A Global Large-Cap Private Equity fund have created an opportunity for an Interim Chief Data Officer from a Consulting/MBB background. You will be focused on developing an internal data team & improving the utilisation of data for operational purposes & value creation. You will be the first hire in this capacity & work with stakeholders internally to develop a roadmap leading to best-in-class analytics functionality competitive in the market.
Whilst this role will initially focus on the internal Fund data, overtime it could develop into portfolio support & advisory with repeated engagement. Moreover, there will be the opportunity for all expenses paid international travel when required.
Specialising across Technology/SaaS, Sports, Energy, E-commerce & logistics there is a wide range of data to work with.
Strategic Analysis & Leadership
Collaborate with Business Operations team leads to understand current processes, challenges, and needs.
Identify key areas of opportunity to standardise and industrialise business processes through data and technology solutions.
Prioritise opportunities based on potential impact, feasibility, and alignment with the Private Equity funds goals.
Help drive a strategic vision for leveraging data and technology to optimise business operations.
Define the scope, goals, and deliverables for each identified project or initiative.
Lead and manage cross-functional teams, ensuring tasks are on track, risks are mitigated, and objectives are met on time.
Ensure communication of project status to all relevant stakeholders throughout.
Business Case Development
Develop robust business cases for each opportunity, highlighting ROI, benefits, and potential risks.
Prepare and present materials that effectively communicate the value proposition of the initiatives to key decision-makers.
Stakeholder Engagement & Communication:
Develop strong relationships with Business Operations teams, ensuring alignment and smooth collaboration.
Engage Managing Partners and other stakeholders to ensure buy-in and support for projects.
Facilitate effective communication between technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Consultancy background such as McKinsey, Bain, BCG, OC&C, Oliver Wyman or L.E.K
Proven project leadership or management experience preferably on data and technology projects.
Strong understanding of business process optimisation and technological solutions.
Exceptional analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence at all levels.
A results-oriented mindset, with a focus on delivering value and tangible outcomes.
Proven experience as a Interim Project Lead / Chief Data Officer / Scoping Expert
Background in Management Consulting with a strategic mindset
Experience working within the private equity industry, understanding the unique challenges and dynamics of interim fund working as well as portfolio companies (preferred but not essential)
Strong leadership & communication capabilities
Demonstrated ability to translate data insights into strategic and commercial recommendations.
Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence and engage at all levels of the organization.
Adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting tight deadlines.