Head of Data

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Head of Data

Job description

About us

Wefarm is the world’s largest platform connecting the small-scale farming community. Millions of farmers, retailers, and brands come together on Wefarm to grow their businesses.

Small-scale farming is one of the largest and most important industries in the world, with over one billion people globally involved in it. We’re working towards connecting this community so small-scale farmers can gain a better position in global agricultural supply chains. Some of the world’s leading VCs are backing us on this mission, including True Ventures in Silicon Valley.

Since our launch in 2015, our platform has facilitated the (free) exchange of over 18 million messages to share knowledge, generated over $5 million in marketplace sales, and sold nearly half a million products.

So far, we’ve partnered with 100+ brands to give our members fair prices on the quality products they are looking for.

Our next milestone is to have 100 million farmers benefiting from Wefarm. Join us and be part of our mission to build an ecosystem for global agriculture, with the farmer at the centre.

The Role

We are looking for a Head of Data, to lead the centralised data functions within the business, empowering all areas of the business with data.

You will help Wefarm leverage extensive historical knowledge and new insights to drive growth and innovation in the next phase of the business.

Lead on the delivery of high quality data, architecture, analytics and insight across the organisation

  • You have knowledge and experience of data science and machine learning in production, using these capabilities to build, maintain and improve processes

  • Strategic role in creating a vision and roadmap for data across the business

  • Understand the needs of the business, centrally and at squad level, to help prioritise workflow

  • Understanding and design of data architecture that backs all data insights across Wefarm

Lead, coach and develop Data team

  • Lead centralised data function, including all data professionals in the business; including Business Intelligence, Product Analytics, Data Engineering, Data Science & Machine Learning

  • Coach, mentor and develop all data professionals

  • Help the team deliver timely high quality work (this role will need to be hands on as well, not a pure management role)

Build business data advocacy and data literacy

  • Empower all Wefarmers to use data in decision making on a daily basis

  • Charisma to get ideas across and promote understanding and engagement with data at all levels

Job requirements

About you

  • Experience leading and building high performing, cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment

  • Strong understanding of data architecture

  • Comfortable being hands on and strategic at the same time

  • Commercial experience working in a Data Science or Machine Learning role

  • Strong project management and organizational skills

  • Able to clearly articulate and communicate with non-technical team members

  • Able to inspire, engage and influence both internally and externally

  • Lead data strategy, in line with company and product strategy

  • Highly motivated and resourceful, with a track record in driving change at pace

Expectations of all Wefarmers

  • Practively seek out the knowledge and info you need

  • Respect and care about colleagues, including their time and voice

  • Regularly seek out and provide feedback

  • Move at pace, delivery, and focus on learning over perfection

  • Thrive on problem solving, and look at ambiguity as a challenge not a threat

Rewards package and remuneration
Wefarm is a global business that believes in flexible working and shared ownership.
Every Wefarmer is a shareholder in the business; we are all the makers and owners of Wefarm’s vision. We also offer extended healthcare, enhanced parental leave, personal coaching (with MoreHappi), learning allowance and study leave, no matter where you are in the world.
As a global business we believe that remote first is the future of work, and support our teams in creating the best setup for their personal situation; every Wefarmer gets the standard tech they need and a stipend to set up their home office & we offer flexible office solutions ​globally through Desana. Being remote first doesn’t mean we don’t spend time together though; we have regular global team events (virtual for now) and local meet ups (where possible), bi-weekly All Hands meeting to make sure everyone is up to date, and hope that our next annual WeCamp (global get together) will be in person again.

Equal Opportunity Statement
At Wefarm, we’re building a place where everyone belongs and can add value, regardless of their background - and our team is no different. We’re working hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture where we take inspiration from different experiences, backgrounds and ways of thinking. If you share our values and enthusiasm for connecting the world’s small-scale farmers, you may be a great fit for Wefarm.

We are a global remote-first team and candidates anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply, as long as you have a good internet connection and can work between GMT & EAT hours.