Principal, Data Management

Chicago, IL

Post Date: 12/13/2017 Job ID: 9799 Category: Data


This position will lead a team responsible for the collection and integrity of corporate and financial  data  required for the firm’ s investment process, daily operations and research and analytics projects. The person in this role will work closely with Information Technology, Finance, Analytics and Reporting teams to understand current and future  data  needs, map  data  flows, and drive strategic initiatives to develop  data  management  solutions. In addition, this position will be responsible for all aspects of vendor  datamanagement   including initiation of contracts, ensuring that contracts are in compliance, and monitoring of licensing and cancellation agreements.

 
  • Manage internal and external  data  collection teams
  • Lead strategic efforts to find effective avenues to collect, maintain and distribute  data  throughout the organization
  • Work effectively with departments across the organization to understand the distinctive  data  needs and use cases from team to team
  • Suggest process improvement in our  data  management  and utilization practices
  • Work closely with IT and  data  consumers to develop systems that make it easy to maintain and deliver reliable  data  in a timely fashion
  • Explore new  data  sources and vendors on a continuous basis
  • Act as a liaison between  data  vendors and IT to identify upcoming changes and remediate issues
  • Manage all aspects of  data  vendor contracts including tracking of contract terms and leading negotiations in procurement of new  data  vendors
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  • Requirements:
    • A minimum if 5+ years in the Financial Services Industry sourcing and working with market  data
    • Extensive knowledge of complex fund structures and workflows in an alternative asset  management  environment
    • Some experience working with market and fundamental company  data
    • Critical and analytical thinker capable of understanding the usage and full lifecycle of corporate and investment  data  in a financial services firm
    • Experience partnering with IT organizations to deliver solutions for the maintenance and consumption of financial  data
    • Strong leadership and relationship  management  skills
    • Basic accounting knowledge a strong plus
    • Proficiency in Excel
A minimum if 5+ years in the Financial Services Industry sourcing and working with market data Extensive knowledge of complex fund structures and workflows in an alternative asset management environment

Kelly Hallgren


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