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6 months ago
Location: Sweden
Job type: Permanent
Category: Senior Manager Jobs


Head of Analytics

SAS IT & Digital Innovation is responsible for all IT within Scandinavian Airlines.

The organization has 120 employees and is located at SAS Head Office, Frösundavik, Solna, just outside Stockholm. The organization is divided in 6 main departments and in the role as Head of Analytics you report to VP & BCIO Corporate Functions & Analytics.

SAS is a digital leader and has a long history of developing innovative solutions that revolutionize the airline industry. An important part of our future road map is to become a data driven company, with analytics capabilities that can improve customer satisfaction and operational excellence even further.

The ambition for the Analytics department is to ensure that all business areas in SAS can take advantage of advanced analytics capabilities and the right data. We will proactively drive business enablement, business transformation and technology innovation.

We have just started a journey towards a common SAS Analytics vision and a new Analytics Platform.

We will also build new internal competence, external partnerships and an agile way of working for our delivery organization. We will deliver new analytics solutions according to our road map and vision, but also as a response to new business and technology opportunities.

As Head of Analytics, you will lead the way towards the long-term vision and road map for Analytics in SAS. You will have the overall responsibility for all matters related to analytics, including the entire analytics project portfolio for all business areas in the company.

You will drive analytics cross-functional collaboration and governance forums in SAS, including Analytics Centre of Excellence and SAS Analytics Steering Committee. You will represent Analytics towards Group management, IT management and Business management. You will lead your own analytics core team, and work closely together with your team members, analyst departments throughout SAS, Business CIO: s and with your selected external analytics delivery partner.

Some of your responsibilities:

* Annual and long-term plans for analytics in SAS, aligned with SAS overall strategy,

IT strategy and business plans, in close collaboration with all stakeholders.

* New analytics platform, technology and infrastructure according to a defined reference architecture.

* Data management and data asset management in SAS; provision of high quality, easy accessible data and the ambition to become a data driven company.

* Continuous improvement of analytics maturity in all business areas of SAS.

* Analytics core team - ensure the right skills and competencies to lead the analytics road map and to manage the analytics ambitions and demands in SAS for the next years.

* Partnership with a selected supplier of analytics services and delivery capacity.

In addition, you will identify analytics opportunities and new innovations and present to your counterparts in the business, and drive analytics innovation, big data enablement, process automation, and solutions based on AI, machine learning and other new technologies.

Experience and Background

* University degree in fields like computer and system sciences, engineering, statistics, mathematics, business administration

* Experience from analytics management work, including relationship management with business stakeholders.

* Experience from transformational change of Analytics towards future platforms and data driven business opportunities, including solutions based on new technology, i.e. AI, machine learning, Big Data.

* 10+ years of experience as a top performer in the field of analytics. This can also include management consulting experience.

* English, Scandinavian – fluent (written and spoken).

* Experience from:

Core business processes in a large corporation, and adaption to complex business situations;

Latest data science, analytics and technology trends and their impact on business and operations;

Data governance, Data management and Data Asset management;

Analytics strategy definition and analytics road map planning;

Programme and project management;

Analytics development and innovation;

Analytics operations and delivery;

Stakeholder collaboration;

People management and leadership in a multi-national environment;

Articulating, persuading and communicating the value of analytics.

You are an experienced leader with high ambitions. You communicate easily with stakeholders on all organizational levels. You have a business mindset, service orientation and a high customer focus. You are result driven, take responsibility and get things done. Also, you are a structured problem solver with analytical and planning skills, who can build an Analytics organization and ensure an effective and efficient way of working.

Finally, you have a genuine interest in the travel industry.

Is this you? If so, come fly with us!


Deadline for the application is the 22nd of November 2018 and all applications will be processed on a continues bases, so we ask you to send your application as soon as possible. Please send your application as soon as possible by using the apply button. We ask you to respect that we will not handle applications submitted via email. You must be authorized to work within EU. For this position, SAS will not sponsor any work authorization.

This position includes great opportunities and exciting challenges.

For further information, please contact:

Stefan Nilsson,VP BCIO Corporate Functions & Analytics by

We are investing in our future and are introducing new aircrafts to our fleet with approx.

15-20% less fuel consumption compared to today’s models. By 2023 SAS will operate a single fleet consisting of the markets most efficient short- and medium-haul aircraft. Read more here.

What we offer?

Our employees are valued as our most important resource. To help you as an employee to reach your full potential, we focus on leadership and goal orientated team collaboration.

Our ambition is to ensure the right conditions for continuous development of our business and our employees. We want you to grow and develop in your daily assignments, and to gain experience and knowledge to be able to seek new roles and opportunities within SAS.

About our Office

Frösundavik is a great place to work. There is a gym, restaurant, café and a variety of services to make your life easier. It’s located in a green area of Solna and close to Hagaparken and Brunnsviken. There’s a non-stop bus connection from the Central Station to Frösunda and commuter trains to/from Solna Station. Of course, cycling is another option and many of us enjoy the scenic route to the office every day.

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