Data Manager Job Description
The job description of a data manager calls for an individual who is highly detail oriented in order for a company to obtain the right information to assist in building and maintaining a strong customer base. The data manager must coordinate the collection and analysis of data with the company’s management strategy and policies.
A data manager uses the information that has been compiled and analyzed to assist a company in implementing its strategic business plan and ensures that all employees know how to access and use the collected data as it is intended.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Data Manager
•Determines data that needs to be collected and resources to be used.
•Organizes, implements and enforces correct data collection policies and procedures.
•Trains employees on proper data collection methods, tools and equipment.
•Establishes data collection quality standards and ensures they are met.
•Manages contracts with all software vendors associated with data collection and management.
•Ensures that software functions properly at all times and data management system is operating correctly.
•Troubleshoots for solutions in all data-related problem areas.
•Makes sure all software updates are installed and implemented and staff is trained on proper application.
•Documents procedures for data management processes.
•Develops methodologies for data collection and evaluation relevant to each project.
•Performs analysis to determine adequacy of data collection and evaluation processes.
•Ensures data management system is compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.
•Evaluates data management system to improve operational procedures.
•Prepares regular reports to be distributed throughout various departments in the company.
•Develops special reports upon request.
•Performs presentations at meetings and conferences.
•Participates in regional, state and national meetings related to data management.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Demonstrates exceptional technological skills and research abilities.
•Has extensive knowledge of data management software.
•Possesses excellent mathematical abilities and organizational skills.
•Displays strong management and leadership skills.
•Exhibits superior presentation skills and ability to explain complex processes to others.
•Demonstrates excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and pays close attention to detail.
•Has knowledge of terminology relevant to the industry.
•Possesses strong interpersonal skills and well as superior written and verbal communication skills.
•Shows a working knowledge of standard business practices commonly accepted in the industry.
•Demonstrates the ability to be self-motivated and accomplish job tasks with little to no supervision.
•Displays superior customer service skills.
Education and Experience
•Associate’s degree in business.
•Bachelor’s degree in data analysis or management.
•Master’s degree in business management or statistics.
•Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) designation earned through the Data Management International program.
•Works regular hours of 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday and works longer hours to meet project deadlines.
•Spends hours looking at computer screens, keyboarding and manipulating computer mouse.
•Reviews pages of analytical reports on a regular basis.
•Participates in meetings to explain data to management and employees in various departments.
•The salary of a data manager ranges from $40,000 to $120,000 depending on the size of the company, the manager’s level of education and experience and the complexity of the job responsibilities.