Program Manager, Data | (F-74)

Program Manager, Data | (F-74)

28 Apr

28 Apr



About ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education. Connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions, we simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process.

Founded in 2015, we have built partnerships with over 1,200 primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, and work with 3,500+ recruitment partners to drive diversity on campuses across Canada and the United States. To date, we have assisted more than 80,000 students with their educational journey. Together, we will achieve our mission of educating the world. In November 2019,

ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast™ 50.

Our Team

Our team of over 430 ApplyBoardians and growing, is just as diverse as the customers we support. Comprised of 27 nationalities, 53 languages spoken, and 50/50 gender parity, diversity is fostered and celebrated. ApplyBoard is headquartered in Kitchener, ON Canada, with representatives in 20 countries including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, and China.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Data Science, the Program Manager - Data will be responsible for defining the strategy, driving data requirements, and delivering products that are powered by data science and data modelling across all of ApplyBoard. You will collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience, Product, Engineering, Business Strategy, Talent and HR to define and address business challenges and the proper data solutions. The solutions can range from internal data dashboards to NLP/ML based products for internal use.


Work with the Head of Data Science to develop the long-term strategy and vision for Data science and analytics

Keep all stakeholders focused on project goals, purpose and outcomes and be confident in holding stakeholders to account for their deliverable.

Track progress and review project tasks to make sure certain deadlines are met according to the set acceptance criteria.

Managing communications with stakeholders and the champion/sponsor

Help develop and maintain data analytics road map

Develop econometric modeling and simulations/forecasts applied to marketing optimization, campaign segmentation, pricing optimization and customer lifetime value analyses to support client engagements.

Develop data products to the address various internal business problems

Analyze data to generate graphics for use in internal presentations.

Provide expert knowledge around managing Sprint planning sessions, JIRA EPIC/Story creation, Story elaboration sessions, Daily scrum meetings, Sprint Reviews/Demonstrations and Retrospectives

Manage and assess appropriate internal and external resources and specialists as required


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent

6 years of program management preferably in relation to data science.

3 years in a leadership experience.

Demonstrated knowledge in data Science and analysis products

Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and mediation skills

Must be able to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels and to influence change

Well-rounded skill set comprised of a blend of business and technical acumen

Solid understanding of Data Science/Business Intelligence and Document Management principles.

Experience with designing and assigning business success metrics

Experience with Business Glossary and data lineage tools

Experience with Data Quality Analysis tools

Familiarity with ML applications

Knowledge with GDPR and PIPEDA legislation

Demonstrated ability in technical and business writing, particularly policies and standards

Proven ability to organize and structure business data by using data models, data dictionaries and data definitions.

Experience with defining and supporting data-cleansing initiatives

Customer-focused, team player with a desire to continuously improve current business practices/processes

Ability to see the big picture while defining and resolving details

Experience in the creation and delivery of training material and presentations

Preferred qualifications:

Masters’ degree in any of STEM disciplines or a equivalent degree in management science.

Experience with NLP applications for Customer Experience

Experience with chatbots

What We Offer:

Besides having the opportunity to work with a brilliant and globally diverse team we also offer:

The opportunity to have an impact on a product that is positively affecting change to thousands of students lives every day

To work with a brilliant and globally diverse team that is the fastest growing in the Waterloo region

Great compensation and benefits package to keep you healthy and happy!

Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard, however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.

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