Job Description Template: Data Manager

How to use this template: Expertly craft a post for the open Data Manager position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Data Manager Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$76,000–$86,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As our data manager, you’ll oversee our data lifecycle. You’ll design and implement efficient data management systems, ensure data accuracy and security, analyze data to draw conclusions, and report findings to upper management for use throughout the organization.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Implement strategies for data storage, archival, and retrieval
  • Create and document data processes and data-related policies
  • Execute data integration and migration projects
  • Protect digital databases and archives from security breaches and data losses
  • Run data backups, and create recovery plans in case of system failures or data loss
  • Educate colleagues on data management best practices, and enforce legal and company standards
  • Work with IT teams to address technical issues, implement updates, and optimize data storage and retrieval
  • Collaborate with vendors for data-related tools and services, ensuring compatibility with the organization’s systems
  • Partner with stakeholders to generate insights through data analysis, and prepare comprehensive reports

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do the job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, data science, or a related field
  • Proven success in data management (e.g., collection, modeling, quality assurance, analysis, and distribution)
  • Expertise in database management systems (e.g., MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server)
  • Proficiency in programming languages (e.g., Python and Java)
  • Knowledge of data governance principles and compliance standards
  • An analytical mindset and strong problem-solving skills

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Leadership or other supervisory experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for continuously learning the latest trends in data management
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively manage relationships with stakeholders and vendors

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide everything from how we serve our clients to how we interact as a team. As we've grown, our employees have remained at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Remote program: Virtual team-building events, internet stipend, and ongoing support
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

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