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Vice President, Enterprise Data & AI

Menomonee Falls, WI

The VP IT – Enterprise Data & AI will lead efforts to realize the full potential of Milwaukee Tool’s data and knowledge across the enterprise. A successful candidate will create a vision that illustrates the art of the possible and elevates data and AI capabilities across the company to drive future growth and competitiveness. 


This person will lead a team that will design, build and manage the data and AI platform, and the associated strategy including the architecture, technologies, and operating model that delivers solutions quickly while also managing data as a valued asset. They will partner with business and technical leaders to establish and influence data quality, data management, and data governance practices. 


They will serve as the go-to expert on data and AI capabilities across the enterprise and will work closely with functional and IT leaders to identify opportunities and implement solutions to create and drive value for all stakeholders.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership:

  • Lead Milwaukee’s data transformation journey establishing vision and strategy for how to leverage all of Milwaukee’s data assets and establish a data culture.
  • Identify and drive investments required to support overall strategy with ability to influence and garner support from a diverse set of leaders from across the enterprise with different needs, opinions, and level of data maturity.
  • Establish an operating model with clear roles and structure for how data solutions are created and supported.
  • Serve as recognized data and AI expert to evangelize best practices and standards.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships across enterprise with business and technical leaders to identify opportunities for how data will transform the business and provide thought leadership.
  • Define and market data products and services to maximize value and usage internally and externally.
  • Design and implement a program to raise the level of data and AI knowledge across all functions of the company.
  • Drive One Team mentality and collaboration across Milwaukee to maximize potential of all data related resources.
  • Serve as a member of IT Leadership team reporting to the CIO setting overall direction, establishing standard processes across IT organization, and balancing budgets, resources, and priorities to focus on key initiatives.
  • Manage overall resources and develop and attract best-in-class talent to support organization’s rapid growth and increasing investment in technology.


Technical:

  • Establish technical data strategy and engineering practices to enable vision including architecture, technologies, patterns, and standards.
  • Create a common data framework and enterprise data architecture for leveraging data across the enterprise and all relevant external data sources.
  • Establish and influence data governance, data quality, data management, data literacy, regulatory/legal compliance, and master data management practices by partnering with leaders across the company.
  • Ensure operational excellence of all data products and services in terms of reliability, accuracy, and performance for internal and external customers and stakeholders.
  • Proactively explore new and emerging technologies to identify future business opportunities.
  • Provide data platforms and data services that enable automation, advanced analytics, AI, and ML across the enterprise.
  • Partner with IT and functional teams to deliver solutions, leverage best practices, and educate teams on data and AI platforms and capabilities.
  • Build and develop engineering and support teams providing coaching and mentoring of staff.
  • Develop, communicate and imbue the organization with a sense of the possibility for innovation rooted in data, analytics, and AI


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of leadership and technology experience required, with a minimum of 5 years of leading enterprise data and AI efforts for a business.
  • Experiencing establishing a vison and strategy and then successfully leading a business through a data and AI transformation journey.
  • Deep expertise working in data & analytics with large volumes of data and experience with “big data”, predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, simulation, optimization, data visualization, IoT, generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), and causal AI.  
  • Experience with cloud-based tools and solutions. Experience with Azure and AWS technologies as well as SQL, Power BI, and ETL tools. 
  • Experience with data modeling and data warehouse/lake design for the enterprise.
  • Experience identifying data-driven opportunities and elevating the use of data and AI within a business for internal and external use cases.
  • Experience working with large, global, multi-entity manufacturing business applying data to solve business problems in supply and demand planning, inventory, distribution, quality, service, sales, marketing, production, new product development, and finance. 
  • Experience building technology platform to support “intelligent products” where algorithms are embedded into those products.
  • Proven experience establishing data quality, data management, data governance, and data literacy procedures and metrics.
  • Experience establishing and influencing best practices for automating data capture and ensuring accuracy of data at point of origination.
  • Good business acumen with strong financial skills and excellent communication skills – good at storytelling and influencing others.
  • Proven track of execution, delivery, and realization of value at scale, time and again.
  • Experience with both Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies.


We provide these great perks and benefits:

  • Robust health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 401 (K) savings plan
  • Education assistance
  • On-site wellness, fitness center, food, and coffee service
  • And many more, check out our benefits site HERE.

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