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Head of Data Strategy

Head of Data Strategy

Job Location 
US-NY-New York
Regular Full-Time

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At ORC International, we believe the truth has the power to transform business. We combine real market evidence from multiple sources with industry expertise to uncover the truth about our clients’ businesses and fuel their most important decisions, from idea through to action, so they can optimize today, differentiate tomorrow and win in the future.


Our solutions and tools are designed for decision-making. Our smart, curious teams will work with you every step of the way, from uncovering the truth to recommending a course of action. A global top 20 firm, we’re large enough to solve big problems and small enough to work at the speed of business. We’re proud to be part of Engine Group, a network of the best content, production, media and performance marketing companies in the industry.


ORC’s work environment is supportive, enriching and fun. We offer competitive salaries and rich benefits including health, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, FTO, Paid Holidays, Community Volunteer days, seasonal outings and more.  ORC International is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/D/V.


The Head of Data Strategy provides the leadership to drive the Data Strategy for Engine Group. The Head of Data Strategy is a skilled technology and data science leader, able to provide the thought leadership and management to ensure that Engine continues to grow and develop its data science and advanced analytics and predictive modeling capabilities.



  • Provide vision and direction for Engine’s internal and external data strategy
  • Work with clients on data strategies
  • Set direction, lead and manage the research science / data science team
  • Provide expert support in data science and methodology
  • Guide clients on data driven decisions to drive positive change in their business
  • Provide direction for development and training needs
  • Recruit high quality candidates when necessary.
  • Provide hands-on leadership to the teams executing the vision.
  • Supply substantial understanding of the Insights or data functions, from either the supplier or client side



  • Mathematics / Statistics / Other highly numerate degree (Advanced preferred)
  • 10+ years industry experience, including leading technology or data teams
  • Senior Management experience
  • Possesses strong communication skills
  • Ability to translate complex technical areas into actionable direction.
  • Comfortable with working directly with clients to help them with their data strategy issues
  • Excellent managerial skills, able to set the vision and direction for the data science team.
  • Collaborative working style; able to work and negotiate with clients or client-facing colleagues, operations and the data engineering team.
  • Solid grounding in data sciences and technology background.
  • Familiarity with current technologies, including; Python, R, SQL and modern database technologies.
  • Solid understanding of modern AI and ML techniques and their applications.