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Data Manager - Growth, Marketing & Sales

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Marketing & Communications, Sales & Business Development, Data Science
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Data Manager - Growth, Marketing & Sales

  • San Jose

Who You'll Work With

You’ll work with our Periscope team in our San Jose, Costa Rica office. Periscope is the technology backbone of McKinsey’s Growth, Marketing & Sales Practice. Founded in 2007, it combines world-leading Intellectual Property, prescriptive analytics, and cloud-based tools, with expert support and training. This unique combination drives revenue growth – now, and in the future. The platform offers a suite of Growth, Marketing & Sales solutions that accelerate and sustain commercial transformation for businesses.
The Growth, Marketing & Sales Practice strives to help clients in both consumer and business-to-business environments on a wide variety of marketing and sales topics. Our clients benefit from our experience in core areas of sales and marketing topics such as sales and channel management, branding, customer insights, marketing ROI, digital marketing, customer lifecycle management, and pricing. Our Practice offers an opportunity to work at the intersection of sales, marketing, and solutions consulting. Focusing on issues like redefining sales and marketing operations and commercial transformation, our people help clients build capabilities and transform how companies go to market-moving them to customer-centric organizations.
Periscope leverages its world-leading IP (largely from McKinsey but also other partners) and best-in-class technology to enable transparency into Big Data, create actionable insights, and new ways of working that drive lasting performance improvement, and typically sustain a 2-7% increase in return on sales (ROS). With a truly global reach, the portfolio of solutions is comprised of: Marketing Solutions, Customer Experience Solutions, Category Solutions, B2C Pricing Solutions, B2B Pricing Solutions, and Sales Solutions. These are complemented by ongoing client service and custom capability building programs.

What You'll Do

You will leverage Periscope® by McKinsey platform and firm assets to create a sustainable impact and ensure the client's success. You will often work on more than one project at any point in time and will be at the core of bridging client business challenges with Periscope’s capabilities.
As a Data Manager, you will work closely with Periscope leadership to define, set-up, and manage the data delivery processes and tools.
You will lead a team of data delivery analysts to determine database structural requirements by analyzing client operations and applications; reviewing objectives with clients and evaluating current systems.
You will develop complex algorithms in different query language to query complex data sets, based on discussions with client and the service delivery team. You will run data engineering pipelines, link raw client data with data model, conduct data assessment, perform data quality checks, and transform data using data transformation tools.
You will perform data transformations, modeling, and validation activities, as well as configure applications to the client context. You will also develop scripts to validate, transform, and load raw data using programming languages such as Python or PySpark.
You will design and drive the work plan for the optimization/automation and standardization of the processes incorporating best practices to achieve efficiency gains.
Given the pace of this role, you will develop cross-site relationships to enhance idea generation, and manage stakeholders. You will also coach and mentor junior team members by sharing business, functional and technical expertise. Lastly, you will collaborate with the team to support ongoing business processes by delivering high-quality end products and quality checks wherever required.


  • Bachelor’s degree/master's degree 
  • 8+ years years of relevant and professional work experience as a data architect/data delivery manager having executed end to end project development implementations 
  • Strong Expertise in SQL/related databases and architecting data warehouses & system integration best practices 
  • Strong understanding of data lake concepts and coding/development abilities in the field of data manipulation and ETL 
  • Expertise in Databricks, Python/ PySpark for data processing and performance optimization in handling large amounts of data  
  • Extensive design, execution and automation experience in end-to-end data project implementation 
  • Experience working in cloud technologies such as Azure and Amazon Web Services 
  • Strong coaching & team building & mentoring capabilities  
  • Experience overseeing the data stream of multiple projects including client deployment, integration & migration 
  • Ability to act autonomously, bringing structure and organization to work 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English 
  • Able to act as a thought-partner to clients, client project teams, leaders and partners. 
  • Self-motivated with strong sense of ownership and action-oriented mindset 
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Job Skill Group - N/A
Job Skill Code - DDMS - Manager of Data Delivery (S)
Function - Marketing & Sales
Industry - High Tech
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Fri Nov 17 00:00:00 GMT 2023
LinkedIn Posting City - San Jose
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Costa Rica
LinkedIn Job Title - Data Manager - Growth, Marketing & Sales
LinkedIn Function - Consulting;Information Technology
LinkedIn Industry - Computer Software;Information Technology and Services;Management Consulting
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Not Applicable