Data Analytics Manager Job Description and Profile

Data Analytics Managers are experienced data scientists, data architects, data engineers, or statisticians who can apply their skills at the executive manager level to improve business outcomes and align data findings with enterprise strategy, all to create leverage over competitors and improve services to users or customers.

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This mix of supervisory experience and boot camp data analysis creates the perfect data analytics manager: a leadership figure who can understand and present business-critical information derived from often complex and fast-moving data to help meet short- and long-term goals.

Here are some of the primary job responsibilities of a Data Analytics Manager

Cross-Functional Management

Data Analysts must be fastidious communicators who can operate in the middle of the data scrum while still providing clear instructions to stakeholders, broader management figures and the rest of the enterprise.

Using data modelling and analysis, you will discover new business-worthy insights to help guide business outcomes.

In larger companies, you will also need to manage your own department of data analysts, which means significant parts of the role will be personnel management, iterative learning practices, L&D and staff training, and setting goals and feedback for team members.

Obsession With Optimisation

Data analysis managers need to be hyper-focused on optimisation: this is done through business analysis and assessment, determining the accuracy of data, comprehensive reporting and visualisation, and monitoring how the reporting and understanding of data work towards improving processes.


Data management serves a purpose: anticipating future demands on solutions garnered from data and the processes which built them, including HR and workforce, tools, data engineering, and budgetary pressures.

The result is the successful completion of data insight initiatives and the improvement of company services or user products. This also has to embody holistic management strategies, ensuring any data analyst team underneath you is engaged and effective with and in their labour, where they understand the necessity of their skill set and how their hard work impacts the team. See also Business Analyst Qualifications, Skills & Requirements here.

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