Head of Data, Associate Vice President

Title: Head of Data, Associate Vice President
Location: New York, US
Type: Hybrid

Job Description
Who We Are:
Fareportal is a travel technology company powering a next-generation travel concierge service. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated global contact centres, Fareportal has built strong industry partnerships providing customers access to over 500 airlines, a million lodgings, and hundreds of car rental companies around the globe. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal enables consumers to book-online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat. Fareportal provides its airline partners with access to a broad customer base that books high-yielding international travel and add-on ancillaries.
• Fareportal is the number 1 privately held online travel company in flight volume.
• Fareportal partners with over 500 airlines, 1 million lodgings, and hundreds of car rental companies worldwide.
• 2019 annual sales exceeded $5 billion.
• Fareportal sees over 150 million unique visitors annually to our desktop and mobile sites.
• Fareportal, with its global workforce of over 2,600 employees, is strategically positioned with 9 offices in 6 countries and headquartered in New York City.

Role Description
Fareportal is looking for a Head of Data, Associate Vice President to lead our newly restructured data organization responsible for the curation, quality and management of the firm’s business and research datasets, the creation of reusable data products and the evolution of Data Science (Machine Learning, AI, Statistical Research) etc. In partnership with the Head of Product, Head of Technology and Business Leaders this individual is responsible for leading the evolving Data strategy at the firm and managing the execution of the group to achieve the expected business outcomes. This role will place the individual at the very center of advanced Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in the travel industry.

Key Responsibilities
• Lead the evolution of Fareportal’s Data Organization including Data Governance, Data Platforms, Data Engineering, Data Visualization (i.e., Business Analytics and Insights) and Data Science (Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science).
• Manage a interdisciplinary group of Technologists, Data Engineers, Data Analysts and Data Scientists including career development and performance management.
• Create a data-centric culture across the entire organization where everyone aspires to become a great Data Citizen.
• Lead the conversation and set the strategy for Data Innovation in the travel industry partnering with Product Management and other Business Leaders to actively seek out new business opportunities through the application of amazing data science capabilities.
• Lead the transformation of the Data Organization to be a data driven, data product, data platform enabled to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and speed of innovation and delivery.
• Own the transformation of our Web Analytics/Clickstream architecture and the introduction of a new rules based interactional attribution model to enable next gen customer interaction analysis and machine learning.
• Partner with the Product and Engineering organization to ensure to maximize the value from our data through our client facing products and services.
Required Qualifications
• At least 10 years of experience leading data driven innovation:
• Amazing track record of inspiring organizations to innovate and turning imaginative ideas into reality.
• Ability to transcend levels and be a hands-on coach and manager with your own organization and an inspirational senior leader working with the rest of the firm.
• Ability to act as a bridge between business, product and finance leaders and be a champion of data across the organization and encourage embedding great data practices and capabilities in their strategies, roadmaps, and vision.
• Proven track record of delivering data services that materially change business outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience leading data driven innovation in a data science (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Quantitative-Statistics) environment.
• Experience leading data driven innovation within a travel-related or an online retail consumer environment.

Benefits & Perks
Fareportal offers our team members a wide range of market-leading benefits and other perks, including:
• Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
• Competitive Paid Time Off and Leave Policies
• Employee Friendly Technology and Gadget Policies

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Fareportal reserves the right to change the job duties, responsibilities, expectations or requirements posted here at any time at the Company’s sole discretion, with or without notice.

Fareportal is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a culture of diversity and inclusion for all our team members and are committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Unlawful discrimination based upon race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, genetic information, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status and all other characteristics prescribed by law is strictly prohibited.

Job Category: Data
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United States

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