Senior Manager of Data Strategy

Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Information Technology
Travel Required
Up to 25%
FLSA Status
Position Location(s)
US-SD-Sioux Falls



At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of bioethanol and leader in bio-based products in the world. Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including;

  • Attractive Relocation Assistance and Bonus Programs for qualifying positions and/or locations
  • Competitive pay, including shift premium pay for qualifying positions
  • Quarterly Profit-Sharing Bonuses, and Bi-Annual Incentive Bonuses
  • Individual and family plans for health, dental, & vision insurance, including a generous employer Health Savings Account contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually
  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Excellent work-life balance with a 'family-first' culture
  • Safety and cold weather gear reimbursements
  • Discounted home and auto insurance



As the Senior Manager of Data Strategy at POET, you will establish and lead the Data Management Team for the enterprise. This role will be responsible to develop and execute our data strategy and will be responsible for overseeing the end-to-end data management lifecycle, ensuring the quality, integrity, and security of our data assets. The Senior Manager of Data Strategy role will require a combination of technical understanding, strategic vision, and strong leadership skills to influence and provide thought partnership to our enterprise leaders and key stakeholders. This position will report to the POET Chief Information Officer.



  • Develop and implement a comprehensive data availability and management strategy aligned with enterprise business objectives and desired business outcomes.
  • Establish and enforce data governance frameworks, policies, standards, and procedures to ensure data quality, accessibility, integrity, compliance, and security.
  • Partner across the organization to implement master data management best practices to ensure delivery of key data at the greatest value to the enterprise.
  • Establish best practices to build and maintain data quality metrics and continuously improve data quality standards at appropriate costs.
  • Ensure compliance with data privacy regulations and take proactive measures to mitigate risks.
  • Advance our data mindset culture across the organization by providing thought leadership and partnership to enterprise functional areas and business stakeholders.
  • Foster a high data-accessibility culture, related competencies and data literacy across the enterprise. Lead these transformation efforts by developing talent and maturing the capability of the organization.
  • Oversee delivery models, methods and practices for creation of data products and to ensure consistent application and efficient use of data and analytics solutions.
  • Connect with stakeholders to identify stakeholders’ unmet data needs that expose new opportunities. Assist the stakeholders in developing the value proposition of fulfilling the unmet need.
  • Organize and chair the POET Data Governance and Stewardship Council.
  • Explain complex issues simply and intuitively with willingness to challenge assumptions, communicate limitations, and flag trouble spots.
  • Help business units align with strategy framework and advance their key data capabilities.
  • Provide crucial insights and recommendations for improvement on different aspects of data efforts and initiatives (from project prioritization to uses cases to product backlog).



  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM Field required; Masters preferred.
  • Eight or more years of related experience in data management.
  • An in depth understanding of data governance, data quality, and data security principles.
  • Understanding of approaches and technologies for managing data across the data lifecycle.
  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners to navigate complex situations.
  • Can effectively influence and present ideas that lead others to action.
  • Ability to think critically, recognize connections, translate goals into action and use strong judgment to make choices in alignment with strategy and company culture/values.
  • Proven track record of delivering data solutions.
  • Ability to effectively drive business, culture and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment.
  • The ability to express business outcomes in terms of your stakeholders (e.g., in terms of revenue growth, or cost and risk reduction).
  • Demonstrate data literacy and be able to describe business use cases/outcomes, data sources and management concepts, and analytical approaches/options. The ability to translate among the languages used by executive, business, IT and quant stakeholders.


At POET we believe in developing our team members to their highest potential and recognizing contributions that add value to the organization. Each new team member’s position and compensation are carefully determined by considering their unique qualifications and skillset.



  • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s the way we do things at POET.
  • This position operates in an office environment working at a personal computer where you may sit or stand.
  • This position is located in Sioux Falls, SD. The position is required to be in the office.


POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). POET complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding hiring and employment. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.





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