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Marie Kinsella-White

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  Marie Kinsella-White
The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.
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Data Change Agent

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Drives changes in internal operations and processes based on data analytics.


The Work header image

This occupation is at the crossroads of business and IT. It is one of the many new jobs that has been created with the advent of Big Data.

The work of a Change Agent is to drive changes in internal business operations and processes - The work of a Data Change agent is to do exactly that, based on data analytics - using data to make timely decisions, to improve products, to understand customer experiences, operational efficiency and to drive competitiveness.

Data Change Agents are leaders in information management technology and how to use it in solving business problems and meeting new demands.

Data Change Agents are in demand in forward-thinking organisations. Their job involves evangelising and marshalling the necessary resources for new innovation and new ways of doing business.

 


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Data Change Agents need to be good communicators. A background Six Sigma is desirable, meaning they know how to apply statistics to improve quality on a continuous basis.


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A Level 7 Degree in Computer Science is a typical starting point to a career in this sector.

Experience of Six Sigma and knowledge of statistics would be beneficial, together with an understanding and experience of business functions.

Last Updated: November, 2014


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