Shell IT Retail Chief Data Officer in London, United Kingdom


Job Title:

IT Retail Chief Data Officer

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Job Description:

This is an influential role in our CIO office, creating a data-driven culture across Shell’s retail operation. There’s huge scope to inject your expertise and make a personal impression on our business.

What’s the role?

Reporting to our Group IT CDO in our CIO office and working in close partnership with the business, you’ll lead the Data & Analytics (D&A) strategy for Shell’s Retail operation. You’ll be a data champion, identifying opportunities that exploit new technology, digitalization and D&A and helping us to derive maximum value from data.

Accountable for a data value funnel worth +$100m, your challenge will be to navigate a rapidly evolving landscape and to mature some currently fragmented technology, striking the right balance between sustainability and innovation. To succeed, you’ll need to work through complex interfaces across organizational and geographic boundaries, skilfully managing senior stakeholders to bring alignment and integration across the different Retail areas.

Your remit includes:

Value Funnel Support: identifying how we derive value from data (VfD) and embedding this into our strategy; making sure investments support the VfD funnel.

  • Ensuring Retail has a robust and well-working delivery engine across all opportunity types (Data Management, Information Management, Compliance Management, Management Information and Analytics.)

  • Establishing strong data foundations (spanning Data Governance, Data Models & Flows, Data Quality, Data Architecture)

  • Creating and leading a VfD natural team for Retail and making sure it’s well connected to the business.

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Country of Work Location:

United Kingdom

Company Description:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


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Work Location:

London - Shell Centre


What we need from you

You’ll bring us the fruits of your significant experience of developing and managing Data and Analytics strategy in complex international organisations. You’ve shown you can think strategically, developing a vision and articulating it in a way that wins support across the wider team and organisation. You have a proven record of delivering value, from opportunity identification to delivery, even when there are unknowns or incomplete information.

Personally, you’ll need to be a self-starter who can focus your efforts in line with commercial objectives. You need well-honed communication and stakeholder management skills – you’re someone who enjoys building and coaching teams to confidently meet new challenges.

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