How to Hire a Data Manager

Does your growing business need a Data Manager? Data Managers create and incorporate best practices for collecting, processing, and analyzing all of the data that flows through your organization.

Here are some tips to help you find great Data Manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $37.81 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $11.00$114.50 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Data Manager?

Although the need for new staff impacts your existing team and increases your expenses, a great Data Manager can help your business:

• Prepare and implement enterprise-wide processes for data collection, coding, and analysis
• Ensure that data is clean and ready for analysis
• Data mine from sources outside of the enterprise, e.g., social media, other websites

Skills to look for in a great Data Manager

A great Data Manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, data science, mathematics, statistics or an equivalent discipline
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Data Manager
• SQL, ETL, Linux, Python, C++
• Ability to work independently and within a team as needed
• Effective oral and written communication
• Multitask and prioritize competing deadlines

Writing a Data Manager job description

A well written description is important for finding qualified Data Manager candidates. A thorough Data Manager job description includes a complete summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Data Manager jobs, such as:

• Data Manager
• Data Analytics Manager
• Data Management

Interviewing Data Manager candidates

Strong candidates for Data Manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Data collection procedures
• Data ingestion from different sources
• Processing, cleaning, and verifying the accuracy of the data for analysis

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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