AVP, Advanced Analytics

Interac - Toronto, ON (16 months ago)

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You'll be responsible for the Interac Advanced Analytics end-to-end. Beginning with the development of a Data Strategy, you'll also be tasked with making implementation data strategy recommendations all the way to developing sustainable solutions for data-driven decision making across the organization.

You'll lead a team focused on delivering existing advanced analytical practices and the development of new advanced analytics capabilities across all departments to help identify strategic and tactical business opportunities, develop solutions based on data insights, and resolve operational issues. You'll work closely with the business to understand the data needs of different lines of business and craft solutions to support information–based decisions.

Working with the team, you'll work to create prototypes of new reporting, business solutions and process improvements and will build and enhance descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive models to help drive product growth, reduce waste, improve customer experiences and do market opportunities assessment.

Together with the Chief Data Officer, you will co-lead the development and implementation of Interac Data Strategy, ensuring compliance with Interac MSA and USA requirements for data governance and use.

You're great at...

Co-leading the development and implementation of the Interac Data Strategy.
Ensuring effectiveness and development of enhancements for existing analytics programs and processes.
Developing new analytics programs and processes to help meet and exceed corporate objectives.
Working with key stakeholders to design and implement Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to help ensure effective product management and growth.
Ensuring timely calculation and delivery of product KPIs to all stakeholders.
Developing and implementing effective Data Governance practices at Interac.
Guiding analytical research and development to support corporate objectives.
Promoting the adoption of "Opportunity Management" framework within the organization.
Seeking innovative solutions for difficult problems and always striving to develop solutions that are sustainable and flexible.
Communicating and reinforcing company strategy, objectives and values to the team.
Adopting the Interac culture and being a culture promoter for the team and beyond.
Setting the team and personal Objectives and guiding the development of "key results" for direct employees.
Encouraging direct and indirect employees to establish personal development goals and creating plans to achieve them.
Developing and maintaining good relationships with analytics tools vendors and partners.
Maintaining current knowledge of data analytics trends and developments.
Maintaining expert knowledge and proficiency with modern analytical techniques, approaches, algorithms and tools.
Who are you?

You have a degree in Business, Mathematics, Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and industry experience.
You have minimum 5-7 years of experience in a similar role.
You have hands-on experience at a senior level in developing and maintaining effective data analytics practices.
You have experience in establishing and implementing Data Governance practices.
You have knowledge of Interac products; Data Mining, Databases, analytical tools (for example: SAS/SPSS). BI, Excel, SQL, Machine learning.
You have strong people management skills and experience (mentoring, motivating, coaching, etc.)
You can set and drive the "big picture" strategy while also having the capability to provide detailed technical and process guidance to the team.
You can create a strong culture of collaboration and partnership with cross-functional peers.
You have strong analytical acumen, strategic thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.
You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
How we work

We know that exceptional people have great ideas and are passionate about their work. Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:

Connection: You're surrounded by talented people every day who are driven by their passion of a common goal.

Core Values: They define us. Living them helps us be the best at what we do.

Compensation & Benefits: Pay is driven by individual and corporate performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks.

Education: To ensure you are the best at what you do we invest in you.

About Interac

Interac Corp. operates an economical, world-class debit payments system with broad-based acceptance, reliability, security, and efficiency. The organization is one of Canada's leading payments brands and is chosen an average of 16 million times daily to pay and exchange money. For more than 30 years, Interac Corp. and its predecessors, Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation, have facilitated secure financial transactions through the development of innovative and convenient debit and money transfer solutions. A leader in the prevention and detection of fraud, the organization has one of the lowest rates of fraud globally. Visit interac.ca or follow @INTERAC on Twitter. Interac Corp. has a diverse group of shareholders that includes banks, credit unions, caisses populaires, payment processors and merchants.

Interac Corp. believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Contact a member of the Human Resources department if you need accommodation at any point in the application process or want more information about our Accessibility Policy, which is also available online here.