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Director of Data & Analytics Bucharest, Romania

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Director of Data & Analytics Description

Job #: 93365
EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


Senior leader responsible for the delivery of the vision and strategy for data & analytics at a leading grocery retailer, including overall accountability for D&A standards and capability development. This role will be responsible for evangelising D&A at the senior-most levels of the business, generating buy in and sponsorship for D&A initiatives and for the new D&A operating model.

Our client is a leading grocery retailer based in Bucharest. EPAM carried out a consultancy engagement for the retailer at the end of 2023 in which, after a detailed assessment, we defined them new data & analytics strategy, operating model, and high-level roadmap. The initial step on the roadmap is to appoint a new Director of Data & Analytics to lead the implementation of our strategic recommendations. Our client has now asked EPAM to provide an experienced data consultant (who understands change management), to fill this role on an interim basis.


  • Providing thought leadership and acts as a subject matter expert in designing and recommending appropriate approaches for leveraging D&A to address key issues within the business
  • Working closely with business stakeholders up to C-level, addressing their challenges, generating buy-in and sponsorship for D&A initiatives and for the new D&A operating model
  • Translating the strategic D&A roadmap into a detailed and prioritized implementation roadmap and data onboarding plan, aligned with business needs and delivery capabilities
  • Overseeing the execution of the roadmap, including swim lanes for business analytics, dashboards & reporting, data engineering, data governance, data literacy, data product management
  • Working in close collaboration with business stakeholders and technology experts to facilitate D&A roadmap execution
  • Identifying quick-win business outcomes (for example new dashboards); overseeing requirements capture and delivery of these
  • Leading a culture change to create a data-driven organization


  • Experienced data & analytics leader
  • Strong influencing skills to drive organisational change
  • Understanding of retail business
  • Confident in interfacing with and overseeing data engineering teams and data architects

Nice to have

  • Experience of data governance (defining/implementing DG model)
  • Experience with SAFe delivery framework
  • Understanding of Azure cloud, Databricks and Power BI software
  • Understanding of SAP ecosystem, including SAP BW (HANA)
  • Understanding of Data Lakehouse

We Offer

  • We believe that the greatest strength of the company is its people. EPAM is fully committed to help its employees to reach their full potential and achieve their professional goals through continues learning. With this in mind, we would like to introduce to you few of the many opportunities and services which we believe will help you expand your current knowledge:
  • Full access to cutting-edge tools and technologies
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
  • All-around Social package: professional & soft skills training, medical & family care programs, sports
  • Relocation opportunities
  • Free English classes
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Continuous experience exchange with experts and professionals worldwide
  • Friendly team and comfortable working environment
  • Engineering, corporate, and social events within and outside the Company
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Opportunities for self-realization