Shell IT Chief Data Officer Finance in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom


Job Title:

IT Chief Data Officer Finance

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Job Description:

In 2018, Shell Finance embarked on an ambitious transformation programme: ‘World Class Finance’, aimed at supporting and enhancing business in a rapidly changing global environment. Key to this is identifying new opportunities emerging through digital technologies, and implementing the data strategy to make a positive impact.

The role of Chief Data Officer – Finance IT, will be part of the far-reaching team that will help us achieve these ambitions. Your unique mix of IT expertise and business analysis will be crucial in creating a strong strategic direction, and embedding the pivotal role of finance across Shell. You’ll also be expected to:

  • Develop the finance data strategy, leveraging transformational shifts in next generation Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) and Enterprise Performance management (EPM).

  • Act as a focal point for Finance IT to drive the Value from Data (VfD) through delivering the Finance strategy and developing future opportunities by understanding the business goals and drivers in support of ‘World Class Finance’.

  • Support the Finance IT roadmap, in particular ensuring data foundations are strategically considered.

  • Remove data obstacles and blockers to deliver the agreed Finance Data Strategy, ensuring a robust IT delivery engine for the opportunities in the data funnel.

Where you fit in

Shell Finance is already a leader in the application of data science, with a Data Operations team that’s rapidly growing. Reporting to the Chief Data Officer for IT, you’ll operate as part of the Finance IT team, using your natural people skills to lead and support your team, as well as nurture good working relationships with a wide range of senior IT and business stakeholders.

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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.

Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach. Join us and you’ll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women’s perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies, backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme.

People with an impairment

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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Location:

London - Shell Centre


Naturally, you’re someone who’s passionate about how digitalisation can radically transform finance. Along with your experience in IT and finance, you’ll also have an understanding of business objectives. Beyond that we’re keen to hear from men and women with as many of the following on your CV:

  • Proven experience of data & information strategy & governance.

  • Skilled at data analytics, management information, information management and programme management.

  • The ability to engage stakeholders, manage and develop suppliers.

  • Experience of planning skills and business analyses.

  • Experience in the Finance domain and understanding of finance processes

City, State (if applicable):

London, United Kingdom