Standard Bank Group

Head, Data Products & Insights – Intelligent Transformation

Sep 10, 2023

Johannesburg, South Africa

Company Description

Standard Bank Group is a leading Africa-focused financial services group, and an innovative player on the global stage, that offers a variety of career-enhancing opportunities – plus the chance to work alongside some of the sector’s most talented, motivated professionals. Our clients range from individuals, to businesses of all sizes, high net worth families and large multinational corporates and institutions. We’re passionate about creating growth in Africa. Bringing true, meaningful value to our clients and the communities we serve and creating a real sense of purpose for you.

Job Description

Heading up the Data Products & Insights portfolio for the global CIB Operations business, the role requires
• Transformation of all data into actionable and valuable commodities, with a key focus on the data and insights from Process Mining as the golden source as we build out our Intelligent Process Model. 
• Build out the in-house Data Product capability to deliver commercially viable and widely available data products. 
• Lead and inspire a team of data professionals to leverage data products and insights to drive transformation at all levels towards the CIB Operations future state. 
• Influence and leverage the institutional data strategy to ensure it is fit for purpose for CIB Operations strategic needs.

With these critical focus areas in the Intelligent Transformation value chain: 
1. Decide – Position objective data insights to ratify business cases of new solutions and drive decision making. 
2. Execute – Utilise data to track execution of new solutions and continuous improvement of Operations environments. 
3. Realise Value – Proactively track benefits realisition with observable and timely data points.

Critical Technical and Behavioural Competencies for this role: 
• Articulating information 
• Challenging ideas 
• Empowering individuals
• Data storytelling and visualization 
• Commercial mindset 
• Results focus


  • First Degree: NQF Level 7 or equivalent relevant experience


  • 5-7 years demonstrated experience in Data Analytics or Data Science, with tangible examples of driving impactful change.

Additional Information

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Exploring Possibilities
  • Developing Strategies
  • Adopting Practical Approaches
  • Developing Expertise
  • Convincing People
  • Challenging Ideas
  • Articulating Information
  • Making Decisions
  • Empowering Individuals
  • Conveying Self-Confidence

Technical Competencies: 

  • Project Management 
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Process Analysis and Redesign
  • Client Business Case
  • Change Enablement
  • Change Management (HR)
  • Data Analytics & Visualization
  • Operations Commercial Acumen

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