Data Manager

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Knight Frank
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Type
Hybrid Working Opportunity

Location: Dubai
Job Title: Data Manager, MENA
Status: Permanent


Knight Frank MENA is embarking on a transformative journey, evolving and expanding its capabilities to better serve our clients in the dynamic MENA real estate landscape. As part of this evolution, we are seeking to recruit a talented individual to join us in a pivotal role. We are looking for an analytical, detail-oriented, and motivated self-starter to manage and oversee our internal proprietary property market data, its synthesis, and subsequent development into insightful dashboards.

In this role, you will not only be responsible for the management and synthesis of data but also for stakeholder management, working closely with multiple teams across the organization. Your ability to effectively engage with stakeholders, understand their data requirements, and communicate insights will be crucial in driving strategic decision-making and enhancing our research capabilities. You will collaborate closely not only with the Middle East Research team but also with our Group Data Office, which serves as a pivotal component of our Global Data Strategy.

This role presents a compelling opportunity to not only contribute to the growth of our research capabilities but also to shape the strategic direction of our client insights, thereby driving business expansion. If you are passionate about real estate, possess robust analytical skills, excel in stakeholder management, and thrive in a dynamic environment, we invite you to apply and become an integral part on our journey towards excellence in real estate research and client-centric insights.


       Data Management Roadmap Development

  • Develop a comprehensive data management roadmap aligned with business objectives, technology capabilities, and industry best practices.
  • Work closely with Global Data Management Lead, Data Engineers, Research Analysts, Business Supports, and Client Care Managers to deliver the program.
  • Prioritize initiatives and projects based on their impact on operational efficiency and strategic goals.
  • Define key milestones, timelines, and resource requirements to execute the data management roadmap successfully, ensuring a seamless integration of research excellence and client-centric insights.

       Data Governance and Process

  • Develop and implement data governance procedures and best practices to ensure the quality, integrity, and security of our data assets.
  • Establish data quality frameworks and processes to monitor, cleanse, and enrich data across diverse internal and external sources and systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define data standards to facilitate consistent data management practices.
  • Conduct regular audits and assessments to identify gaps in data governance and ensure adherence to Group Data standards.

       Stakeholder Management

  • Act as a liaison between business units, Research, Data, IT, and external data providers to understand data requirements, priorities, and challenges.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to communicate data strategies, initiatives, and performance metrics effectively.
  • Facilitate workshops and meetings to gather feedback, address concerns, and promote data-driven decision-making across the organization.

       BI Dashboards Development

  • Design and develop intuitive and actionable PowerBI dashboards.
  • Gather requirements from stakeholders to identify KPIs, metrics, and visualizations that provide insights into real estate performance, market trends, and client-centric insights.
  • Ensure data accuracy and consistency in dashboards by validating underlying data sources and implementing data validation checks.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience (3-5 years) in data management, data governance, or related roles.
  • Strong understanding of data governance principles, data quality management, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in SQL & PowerBI, with experience in dashboard design and data visualization techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the MENA real estate market is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks effectively and adapt to changing business needs.


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