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Head of Data Strategy, Sourcing & Data Insights

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:


This is a pivotal position at UL, where you will be accountable for the evolution of Data Monetisation. In this role will be responsible for the data strategy across all of our data network solutions and will work collaboratively across all the functions necessary to bring to product to life from inception. This includes working in continuous coordination with Business Development, Software Engineering, Content Management, Sales, Marketing, Integrations, Analysts and the Customer Advocacy group.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include (but are not limited to) the following:


• Develop, champion and execute a long term data strategy that ensures profitable growth that meets the company’s long term goals.
• Assess data/content mix, evaluate market share, member analytics, member monetization success factors, conduct competitive analysis, and identify new product and feature pipeline and drive new product development, commercialization and adoption.
• Develop software Capital budgets. Forecast and report on development progress and cost to ensure delivery of new product development on time and on budget.
• Evaluate, advocate for and set and key product priorities in line with the strategy and business objectives of the organization.
• Define pricing & competitive positioning leveraging the company’s key value principles and differentiators and reflecting industry and/or geographic variations.
• Implement market research strategies that collect customer requirements, segmented when necessary by industry and/or geographical region, and analyze competitive strategies.
• Recommend new products/content for development based on customer/market needs and business goals.
• Implement the tools and processes needed to define the go to market strategy and vision for our solutions.
• Drive continuous improvement in Product Management by continuously examining internal processes and identifying and executing on opportunities to streamline and create efficiencies.
• Foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, speed, innovation, excellence and fun while continuously elevating the quality and caliber of our product management organization.
• Work with new and potential customers to understand their needs and the business value that they will derive from using our platform.
• Participate in industry conventions, forums, and events. Present and/or participate in panels, forums and other speaking opportunities in addition to submitting and presenting technical papers to demonstrate and reinforce the company leadership.
• Work closely with Sales, Sales Operations, Marketing, Professional Service and Customer Service groups to develop world-class sales tools and templates, product catalogues, product collateral, white papers, customer case studies, and sales presentations.
• Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred).
  • 10 + years proven success contributing to profitability by aligning the relationship between clients, business and corporate level strategy.
  • 5+ years’ experience in software solutions.
  • Strong collaboration with R&D/Innovation/Software Development teams to optimize the product development pipeline.
  • Ability to lead and counsel stakeholders on change management.
  • Broad understanding of Agile software development, new product development/release and Product Management. Ability to put common challenges in perspective for stakeholders.
  • Close monitoring of industry trends, competitive new products or programs and primary/secondary market opportunities. Obtain and review internal/external market research and competitive intelligence to differentiate our products from competitors and the market.
  • Proven ability in developing innovative solutions that may be implemented regionally and/or globally, addressing speed to market, knowing what the competition is doing, and having a vision of the future market.
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually; aptitude for understanding how technology products and solutions solve business problems.
  • Exceptional business development, business management and thought leadership skills, and be able to function independently, and collaborate closely with business and technology owners.
  • Ability to present strategic presentations to clients and prospects as well as the ability to present at conferences and participate on relevant industry committees.
  • Knowledge of Agile product development processes.
  • Personal commitment to quality and on-schedule delivery; proven ability to establish and meet milestones and deadlines.
  • Client-focused mentality to understand and appropriately respond to clients’ business needs.
  • Significant experience contributing to a senior management team. This assumes participation in strategic and business planning, product development/strategy, operations, sales, marketing, and overall business direction.
  • Experience making major investment decisions (multiple Millions of dollars) for third party tools or technologies, build vs. buy, and fund or not fund decisions.
  • What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission:  For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People:  Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work:  Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & Achieve:  We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.

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