We are looking for a (Senior)Manager, Data Strategy
This role reports to the VP Marketing Operations and is responsible for defining and owning Basware’s Sales and Marketing Global data strategy.
You will have several years of relevant experience, be familiar with the data landscape and be able to drive and optimise a data-first approach across different stakeholder groups in the organisation as well as having both a global and local overview of sources of data and how to combine for best effect.
We seek a passionate, inquisitive, and hands-on person who is interested in not only being at the forefront of data strategies in the B2B marketing world but working cross-functionally to implement them; an expert to lead our thinking and shape best practices to help us maintain a market-leading position and grow the business with a continuous data-led approach.
Work with multiple stakeholder groups to understand the role of data (prospect and customer) in their part of the organisation working collaboratively to understand requirements, design tailored data strategies and implement them into Sales and Marketing platforms
Translate the data strategy into a realistic and agile implementation roadmap to bring it to life and deliver value, quickly – addressing prospect acquisition and customer retention and expansion.
Support day-to-day data governance to ensure quality and efficient use of data in the Marketing and Sales funnel.
Take ownership of a global data acquisition strategy and future roadmap; reviewing sources of data, how these fit together and how to deliver.
Play a lead role in establishing and developing best practices including internal capability development and promote a data-enabled culture in the client organisation.
Conduct rigorous evaluation of solutions, vendors, and opportunities to adopt and leverage data across the business
Create a global and local data provider architecture and integration roadmap
Be able to ensure the data strategy can be integrated with our technical solutions and platforms, and how this can work practically and effectively
Understand how the data strategy, and the output of this strategy, plays a key role in the sales and marketing function of a global B2B organisation
Define operational requirements and processes that put data and performance and the core of Demand Generation, Lead progression and Customer retention.
Skills & Requirements
Experience and essential core attributes
5-10 years experience in a similar role, or working with large volumes of Enterprise data from multiple sources in a B2B context
Experience and expert knowledge of global legislation (ie: GDPR) and impact on GTM strategies and solutions
Ability to manage and forecast significant budgets
Project management experience and presentation of complex roadmaps to Senior levels of the organisation.
Work well independently as well as part of a team, with proven ability to lead virtual globally distributed teams
Ability to manage multiple deliverables in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Can explain data challenges, strategies, and plans to a non-data literate audience
Prior experience of working with marketing automation and CRM platforms
Negotiation and influencing skills.
People management experience beneficial
Marketing business function is responsible for guiding prospects & customers throughout their journey with Basware. Through providing thought leading insights, practical advice and a roadmap for automation, in partnership with our Sales function, we enable organizations to simplify operations, spend smarter and drive the transformation of their Finance & Procurement functions. Leveraging industry leading marketing platforms including Hubspot, LeadForensics and many more, we activate multi-channel marketing programs to help prospects get informed, build their business case, select the right-fit solutions, and ensure our customers get the most value from their Basware solutions
About the company
Basware is the global leader in providing networked purchase-to-pay solutions and innovative financing services. Basware’s commerce and financing network connects businesses in over 100 countries and territories around the globe. As the largest open business network in the world, Basware provides scale and reach for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to grow their business and unlock value across their operations by simplifying and streamlining financial processes. Small and large companies around the world achieve significant cost savings, more flexible payment terms, greater efficiencies and closer relationships with their suppliers.
Joining Basware means you’ll join a team filled with innovators, passionate about their work and enthusiastic about the purchase-to-pay industry we’ve pioneered. You’ll work alongside highly motivated, capable, and friendly individuals who collaborate to deliver world class solutions and services to hundreds of companies worldwide. A critical part of our culture is the high amount of trust we put into our employees—we want you to make a difference. So, we offer flexibility in how you work, giving you the freedom and support to deliver your best results. We truly live our values where our employees strive for excellence, put our customers first, lead the way, and inspire one another to build a winning team.