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Director, Data Analytics @ Sony

location icon NA / Culver City 10202 W. Washington 40
Full Time

Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Group Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music, and the PlayStation Network, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth. To learn more: www.sony.com/en.
 

POSITION SUMMARY

Sony Corporation of America (SCA) is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director, Data Analytics to take on a leadership role in leveraging the power of data to overcome business challenges and drive business growth. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in communicating with the business teams of Sony group companies, effectively explaining the significance and advantages of data utilization through tangible business use cases. This will contribute to Sony's transformation into a data-driven company.

This position will be on a Hybrid schedule with 2 days per week in our Los Angeles, CA office location.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership and Team Management:

  • Lead and inspire a team of data analysts to leverage the power of data and drive business success.

  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to team members to foster their professional growth.

  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture that encourages innovation and continuous improvement.

Strategic Planning and Execution:

  • Develop and execute a data analytics strategy aligned with the overall business goals and objectives.

  • Identify and prioritize analytics initiatives that have the potential to deliver significant business value.

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand their needs and challenges and translate them into actionable analytics themes and activities.

Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Management:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key business stakeholders across Sony group companies.

  • Act as a trusted advisor to business teams, providing insights and recommendations based on data analysis.

  • Communicate the importance and benefits of data utilization in a clear and compelling manner to business stakeholders.

Analytics Community Development:

  • Establish and lead an analytics community to facilitate knowledge sharing, collaboration, and best practice sharing among data analysts in different group companies.

  • Organize regular community meetings, workshops, and training sessions to enhance the skills and capabilities of the analytics team.

  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and professional development within the analytics community.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION

Extensive Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience with a proven track record of success in both data analytics and business domains, preferably in a leadership role.

  • Demonstrated experience in leveraging data to drive business insights and outcomes for at least three years.

  • Proven track record of consulting with stakeholders to understand the business model, objectives, issues, and challenges that analytics can support.

  • Strong understanding of data analytics methodologies, tools, and techniques.

Team Leadership and Management:

  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage high-performing cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to motivate and inspire team members.

  • Ability to foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Strong ability to establish and maintain relationships with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively convey complex data insights to business stakeholders.

  • Proven experience

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in data handling tools such as SQL and experience with BI tools like Tableau or Power BI for at least three years.

  • Ability to understand and explain from a business perspective what is being invoked by SQL code and the returned data set.

Business Domain Knowledge:

  • In-depth understanding of the gaming, music, and entertainment industries.

  • Knowledge of industry-specific data sources, metrics, and trends.

  • Ability to apply domain knowledge to drive data-driven strategies and initiatives.

In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we offer an environment and culture that promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for you to thrive as part of Sony’s purpose to “fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology.”

Benefits:   

SCA offers benefits-eligible employees (generally regular employees scheduled to work 20 or more hours a week) a comprehensive benefits program that offers coverage and support for employees and their family’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being.  

 What we offer you:

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage with coverage for spouses/domestic partners and child dependents, including access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 

  • Employee assistance plan and comprehensive behavioral health benefits

  • Fertility benefits, including, surrogacy, and adoption assistance programs   Basic and supplemental life insurance for employees as well as supplemental life insurance coverage for their spouses/domestic partners and children 

  • Voluntary benefits such as group legal, identity theft protection, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance 

  • Short-term & long-term disability plans  

  • Up to 12 weeks of paid parental and caregiver leave  

  • 401(k) Plan with pre-tax, Roth, and after-tax options and company match with v immediate vesting

  • Education assistance and student loan programs   

Other Programs: 

  • Flexible Work Arrangements, including remote and hybrid work schedules

  • Time off to include vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, Summer Fridays (early release), and a winter break between Christmas and New Year’s Day (based on business needs)

  • Referral bonuses (subject to eligibility)  

  • Matching gift program  

  • A wide variety of employee business resource groups (EBRGs)  

  • Special discounts on Sony products, offered exclusively to Sony employees

  • Employee stock purchase plan (Sony covers commissions and fees for your Sony stock purchases made through after-tax payroll deductions)  

The anticipated annual base salary for this position is $190,000 to $200,000. This range does not include any other compensation components or other benefits that an individual may be eligible for. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.  

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Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

Disability Accommodation for Applicants to Sony Corporation of America

Sony Corporation of America provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by mail to: Sony Corporation of America, Human Resources Department, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Please indicate the position you are applying for.

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While SCA does not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, there are certain Sony offices that require employees to be vaccinated in order to enter.  If you will be located at or travel to those offices, you will be required to be fully vaccinated to enter.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for documented medical reasons and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.  Please do not include proof of vaccination status or any indication of a possible request for a vaccination accommodation when submitting your application materials.  If applicable, the Company will follow up with you directly to request proof of vaccination and to discuss any potential accommodations. 

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