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Business Data Lead - IT - UAE

Apply now Job no: 3469305
Location: UAE
Dubai Head Office


Alshaya IT is a diverse organisation supporting corporate, warehouse and retail specific IT infrastructure and systems. We have software teams creating and developing in-house applications and product teams optimising and integrating major third party solutions.  The rate of growth across divisions and geographies means we are constantly evaluating how we provide robust, scalable and business enabling infrastructure and systems in line with global benchmark standards. 

Role Profile:

Guides and supports the Business teams through the data process to ensure that the migration process delivers quality and functionally relevant data to enable our new processes and solutions

The below Key Performance Areas include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for developing the detailed Business Data migration plan in conjunction with the Project Manager, Technical teams, and Data Team
  • Responsible for ensuring that the plans will deliver data of sufficient quality, correct structure, and with relevant enrichment to support the migration of Brands or Functions from Legacy to New World
  • Responsible for supporting and briefing the Business Data SME and Data Cleansers in understanding the Data requirements for Migration, functional use of the Data in order to manage and apply best practices to data cleansing and enrichment
  • Manages the Business Data SMEs and Data Cleansers to deliver against the plan
  • Responsible to for the Business Data element of the Technical Cutover and Data Migration Plans through collaboration with the Technical Cutover leads and the wider Data Team
  • Responsible to communicate and manage against and maintain the Business Data Sprint Plan updating, managing, and communicating any changes to all key stakeholders, actions owners and SPOCs
  • Responsible for validating the Data quality thru checkpoints and Sprint reviews
  • Collaborates with Legacy IT teams to identify issues and proposed actions to improve the Data quality at the source
  • Responsible for providing updates to the Data BPO/Data Gov Board as to status and recommendations for actions to meet key milestones and quality requirements
  • Responsible for running the Data Stand up with the Business and coordinating the delivery of Data activities
  • Responsible to identify risks and issues, propose mitigating actions, and escalate as needed
  • Responsible for identifying Business facing Lessons Learnt from each Sprint and Data Migration to be rolled into actionable change
  • Develops a deep understanding of the Functional Design and the data requirements
  • Acts as a Subject matter expert for Data Requirements to guide and support the Business teams in the Data Cleansing and Enrichment process from start-up to migration and to close residual issues in the hypercare period


  • A good commercial understanding of business IT systems and interdependencies as well as Master Data Management and Transactional data
  • Knowledge or Oracle MOM suite and/or BY Supply Chain/SCPO/RPO suites an advantage


  • (Ideally) coming from the Business/commercial teams with experience relevant to the Portfolio they will support or a Data Management background in IT in a similar solutions landscape
  • Experience in executing task against critical paths and deadlines, managing priorities and deadlines
  • Currently operating at a supervisory level used to directing or leading teams in task and activity (directly or indirectly)
  • Can demonstrate having participated in or led a team adopting new processes
  • Experience in working and/or leading in cross-functional teams


  • A strong communicator, able to clearly communicate what is required and manage challenges and queries
  • Able to communicate in a way that builds trust and confidence amongst peers and business end-users
  • Demonstrate a clear approach to prioritisation and knowing when to escalate queries for support or decision making
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills to work with diverse teams and collaborate,  acting as a lead in a wider cross-functional team
  • Demonstrable ability and experience of working in and acting in a lead role in a matrix structure, upwards, across, and downwards
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and precision in task identification and execution
  • Demonstrates a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the role that Data management plays in the successful functional and technical delivery of Transformation programmes
  • A customer-first approach, confident and experienced in interacting in a multi-functional / multi-discipline environment

About Us:

Alshaya Group is a dynamic family-owned enterprise which was first established in Kuwait in 1890. With a consistent record of growth and innovation, Alshaya Group is one of the world’s leading brand franchise operators, offering customers an unparalleled choice of well-loved international brands, including: Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, Cos, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Vavavoom, Pottery Barn and KidZania.

Alshaya Group’s portfolio extends across MENA, Russia, Turkey, and Europe, with thousands of stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, as well as a growing online and digital business.

Operating in multiple sectors including Fashion, Food, Health & Beauty, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment, Alshaya Group colleagues are united by a commitment to delivering great customer service and brand experiences.

Fresh, modern, and relevant, Alshaya’s constantly evolving retail portfolio reflects the choices and lifestyle of its customers. From flagship stores and restaurants in prestige malls, to local coffee shops, drive-thrus and online, Alshaya Group brings customers the brands they love in the places they want to be.

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