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Head of Enterprise Data Strategy


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Equifax is a trusted global leader in data, advanced analytics, and technology. We help businesses provide a seamless and positive experience during life’s pivotal moments — like applying for a job or mortgage, financing an education, or buying a car. Our differentiated data, analytics, and technology lets us create the insights that power decisions to move people forward. Data is at our core. The Head of Enterprise Data Strategy is responsible for working with Equifax’s global business units to develop, maintain, and drive execution of the Equifax data strategy, aligning it with enterprise business strategies and our technology architecture. 

What you’ll do

  • The Head of Enterprise Data Strategy will report to the Global Enterprise Data Officer and lead global teams through our center of excellence structure.  

  • Develop and maintain understanding of the data needs inherent in the business strategies of our global businesses: what data we have, what data we need, how we need to manage our data to maximize its value and reliability over time, and how we can (and cannot) use it to generate value and competitive advantage

  • Work with global business units to develop a cohesive enterprise data strategy from the federated strategies of our global businesses, coupled with enterprise-level objectives such as leveraging our cloud native data fabric, expanding our differentiated data assets, and accelerating incorporation of AI/ML into our products

  • Help business units develop long-term strategic plays for data, particularly opportunities for re-use across business units and domains

  • Engage in the evaluation and integration of data from enterprise M&A we pursue to strengthen our company and drive future growth 

  • Drive ongoing planning and execution of the data strategy, including valuation of our data

  • Evangelize the enterprise data strategy and embed it in our culture – educating and helping all team members and stakeholders see how our data matters, how our businesses benefit from it, and how it helps consumers and businesses be their financial best

What experience you need

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in STEM field of study; advanced degree in STEM or business (preferred)

  • 10+ years experience using data and / or analytics to deliver business results, including experience working with cloud and big data technologies

  • 10+ years of business experience in strategic planning, product management, consulting, and / or business strategy for data & analytics

  • 10+ years experience leading teams across locations and units (directly and indirectly)

  • Experience employing different ways of working (agile, lean, design thinking, waterfall, etc.) based on the team, objective, and situation

  • Demonstrated success designing, implementing, and managing measures that drive performance

  • Ability to influence through a variety of verbal and written channels, tuning content and messaging to the audience

What could set you apart

  • Experience in a financial data services company, or other company whose business is based on data & analytic content

  • Strength in quickly understanding objectives, both “what” and “why”, and connecting those across different teams and areas to create a compelling and actionable vision

  • Strength in translating thoughts into action, and mobilizing teams to continuously achieve small wins that collectively advance towards larger strategic goals

  • Willingness to work in a non-hierarchical, dynamic, hybrid, and IT-oriented environment

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Working at Equifax

We believe in a growth mindset. At Equifax, this includes providing our employees opportunities to perform at their best and learn new skills along the way to inspire and build fulfilling careers. Watch our video to learn more about how you can power your possible! 

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