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Director of Data Management Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota


Job Location

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota


Candidates should reside in the Greater Minneapolis St. Paul metro area.

Great Clips is a data-driven organization, focused on building and managing data assets that enable the delivery of our brand, marketing programs, analytics, and data-dependent products and services. The Director of Data Management provides the vision, strategy, and leadership in the development and execution of enterprise data management solutions that ensure the availability, quality, and governance of data to meet business needs.

Your Mission

As the Director of Data Management, you will be on a mission to deliver modern data solutions, integrations, and governance to Great Clips. This will be accomplished through providing strategic vision and leadership in the delivery of a suite of services, including data architecture, data integrations, data warehousing, master data management, governance, and support. 

Your Expertise

  • Experience leading and building a data management team focused on delivering quality data assets that have high reliability, accuracy, and security.
  • Ability to develop a vision, strategic direction, and roadmaps, and then execute these roadmaps through being willing and able to delve into the details.
  • Hands-on experience in designing, building, and maintaining data management solutions, as well as coaching and helping the team and vendors choose the right methods to solve the problem at hand.
  • Proven ability to lead the strategy, design, and execution of data integration processes to facilitate seamless flow between systems and applications.
  • Expertise in leading & managing large, multi-year data management projects, in particular migrating on-premises data assets to cloud technologies, and delivering these projects on time and on budget.
  • Expertise with managing data in a cloud environment, Snowflake, Azure Synapse, and Azure Data Lake preferred.
  • Hands-on experience designing, implementing, and supporting a Master Data Management (MDM) solution.
  • Experience managing a data warehouse and the data integration development teams.
  • Ability to drive the creation and implementation of best practices for all aspects of the data management framework.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, an active listener with the ability to articulate thoughts and ideas within and across various audiences, and interface effectively with business partners and franchisees.
  • Strong leadership ability to both direct and consult on multiple projects, as well as effectively balance workload.
  • Proven ability to work with all levels of the organization and third party vendors to resolve complex/critical issues, provide direction and implement change.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus on technology (Computer Science, MIS, etc) ; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience in data management, IT technical project management, with at least 5 years in management supervising and coaching others is required.

Your Work Environment

Our corporate headquarters are in Bloomington, MN. Our approach to work environment focuses on the balance between teamwork and flexibility which means that you have the choice to work remote (besides monthly in office Connection Days and monthly Business Intelligence & Technology team meetings) or in the office based on your personal needs. As a director, this includes a minimum of two days per week being located in the corporate office. Our office has lots of natural light, hydraulic desks for standing or sitting and many other amenities, so we are sure you will enjoy your office time as much as working remotely.

Travel for this position is on-demand to attend meetings and events, typically not more than 10 trips per year.  Most trips will be two to three days in length.

Living the Values

We Are Kind

  • Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Be humble, act honorably, and express gratitude. Respect and value everyone’s role in our company’s success.

We Exceed Expectations

  • Innovate; be curious about what’s possible. Be adaptable and eager to respond to challenges. Collaborate and work together to achieve our goals. Strive for greatness and inspire others by your example. Be proactive. Seek continuous improvement.

We Focus on Execution

  • Make decisions with the belief it can be executed in 6,000 salons. Focus on impact of key brand measures. Prioritize on ability to execute quickly.

We Keep it Simple

  • Set clear expectations. Make things easy to understand and execute. Stay focused on what’s most important.

We Listen and Earn Trust

  • Be respectfully honest; react thoughtfully. Respond quickly – 24 hours or less, and remember that personal contact is always best. Be transparent through open communication and candid conversation. Be willing to admit mistakes and fix them. Listen generously: Seek to understand other’s perspectives. Act with integrity. Always. Even when no one will know.

We Make it Fun

  • Smile! Find opportunities to laugh. Celebrate accomplishments and recognize the contributions of others. Approach people and situations with a positive attitude. Build a sense of community where everyone enjoys coming to work every day.

What We Offer

We offer a competitive salary, health benefits, wellness programs, a company-matching 401K and tuition assistance but some perks that set us apart are:

A focus on your development. We want to know what your dreams and aspirations are and hope to find ways of Great Clips helping you along in your journey. Your personalized development plan will create a path for your growth and promotion potential. 

A GREAT culture. One of the most frequent compliments you will hear about Great Clips from employees, franchisees and business partners alike is that Great Clips has a GREAT culture. Our belief is that we are strongest together and therefore find it important to have an inclusive, diverse work culture. Though we embrace our differences, we all share in our 6 core values; we are kind, we listen and earn trust, we keep it simple, we focus on execution, we exceed expectations and WE MAKE IT FUN. 

A spirit of ideas and innovation. Here at Great Clips, we have a competitive lead within our industry. Though we hold a strong position, we never stop pushing ourselves forward and continue to look for new ways of delivering a powerful and enduring brand. 

About Great Clips

With more than 4,400 franchised salons throughout the United States and Canada, Great Clips is the world’s largest haircutting salon brand. Our salon owners and corporate staff are dedicated to our salon communities with a focus on philanthropic and volunteer activities.

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