Global Data Team Leader - Cape Town

Careers at Bloomberg

Cape Town

Posted Oct 13, 2017 - Requisition No. 62687

You pride yourself on your ability to motivate, develop and recruit a high performing team around you. You think creatively and have the leadership potential to drive a team forward. You have a passion for technology and making impactful decisions to drive your product forward.

Global Data in Cape Town is looking for a Team Leader to manage the Earnings Estimates and Analyst Recommendations team. This position requires extensive communication across EMEA and around the world with Data colleagues, Sales, Ancillary Product Groups, Analytics, News, Development Engineers & Business Managers. You will be expected to work closely with Bloomberg clients and perform managerial responsibilities including the development of Data products and process re-engineering by applying technology, vendor management, and business planning. Your role is key in ensuring consistency of standards and collaborating with others to oversee the delivery of accurate and timely financial data whilst continually seeking new ways to operate more efficiently.

The Team

Bloomberg runs on data, and our Global Data department is responsible for acquiring it and supplying it to our clients. As a team we're responsible for enhancing and reporting fundamentals related content for the Bloomberg Terminal. Offering reported on and normalized financials, key analytical ratios, industry-specific data points, and Business Line and Geographic Segmentation data - we move markets!
The Global Data Department collaborates with Sales, News, and Research and Development, while staying in tune with our client needs, contributing to the development of the Data Management products and fuelling Bloomberg news stories with the data that we receive.

We'll trust you to:

  • Hire, coach and develop data analysts to build and safeguard a strong performing team
  • Operationally run the team to deliver accurate and timely data output to clients via the Bloomberg Professional Service
  • Create processes and standards that make sure the delivery of data and the level of customer service exceeds expectations to internal stakeholders such as News and Sales, external clients, as well as data vendors and providers
  • Leverage technology to optimize existing workflows, processes and resources to achieve department goals
  • Maintain close ties with peer Data teams to drive strategic initiatives globally
  • Take responsibility for business planning, budgeting and management of small to large scale projects

You need to have:

  • Previous leadership experience
  • Excellent communication and team building skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines
  • Excellent client facing skills and enthusiasm to represent the product both internally and externally
  • Comprehensive experience of building relationships and getting things done through collaboration
  • In-depth understanding of merging technology and data processing methodologies, especially with respect to the application of big data
  • Interest in designing and/or creating/developing workflow tools and processes
  • Commitment to enhancing and developing products
  • Creative and flexible approach to managing and problem solving
  • Strong understanding of the Bloomberg Professional Service and financial products
  • Prior experience of interacting with players within the financial industry
  • Evidence of strong individual contribution as a Financial or Data Analyst

We'd love you to have:

  • Knowledge in information technology or statistical analysis or computer programming (for example VBA, SQL, MATLAB, Python)
  • Understanding of Equity Research, Fundamental Analysis, and Stock Markets

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are!

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