VP Data Science

Viaplay Group Stockholm

Company

Role

Viaplay Group entertains millions of people every day through its streaming services, radio networks, TV channels, and production studios. They believe in the power of content, not just as a means of telling stories and touching lives, but also as a way of expanding worlds.

They are currently seeking the best talent to join their journey. At the moment, we are in the process of identifying a VP of Data Science to join their Stockholm headquarters. As the VP of Data Science, you will be a central figure in leading Viaplay Group’s Advanced Analytics, Data Engineering, and AI/ML teams. Your role will involve continuing to develop a world-class Data Science function that will guide the company through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Viaplay Group´s Advanced Analytics, Data Engineering, and AI/ML teams, fostering a collaborative culture and transforming their data science department into a unified, influential force across the organization.
  • Develop strategies that align data initiatives with broader organizational and commercial goals
  • Act as the primary data advocate, ensuring an effective information flow within the company
  • Establish transparent communication channels, set clear expectations, and promote a pragmatic approach to problem-solving, balancing innovation with reality
  • Engage with different departments, ensuring data science is integral to all operations.
  • Coach the team in navigating and influencing various stakeholders across the organization
  • Take an active role in the development, mentoring, and work actively in attracting, developing, and retaining talent

About you

We’re looking for a leader who embodies a balance of technical acumen, business understanding, and the ability to enable and ensure the use of data in all aspects of the organization. We’re looking for a leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of leadership experience in data science, data engineering, AI/ML, or similar fields
  • Proven track record of managing and evolving teams and leading through others.
  • A leader who has the foresight and business context to provide the optimal data-science vision, strategy, and best practices for the company
  • A prestige-less and pragmatic approach towards problem-solving 
  • Experience in managing relationships with external vendors
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and team-building skills to engage 
  • Strategic vision-setting capabilities, with a focus on pragmatic and integrity-driven leadership
  • Ability to communicate complex data concepts in a compelling and approachable manner
  • Experience in leading through change and strong capabilities to engage people around you 
  • Preferably, a minimum Graduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Information Systems, Mathematics, Data Science, or a related field

Why this role? 

  • Opportunity to be the voice of data and play a key role in ensuring that decision-making is based on relevant and correct use of data in a company that touches millions of users on a daily basis. 
  • A chance to lead and develop a talented and well-respected data team.
  • A positive and energetic work environment, with a focus on personal and professional growth
  • A chance to work in a company that values open discussions, clear boundaries, and personal empowerment.
  • They’ve got the basics covered (and then some)! 30 days of paid vacation every year and extra compensation on top of a parental pay lift.
  • Your well-being matters. They have an attractive pension and insurance scheme with full health care coverage should you need it.
  • Entertainment is what they love, and entertainment is what they do. So, unlimited access to Viaplay seems only fair for you to get to know the product – including live sports & pay per view events, new release movie rentals, linear channels, and more.

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