Ally Sr. Director -- Data Science in Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Description

The Sr Director of Analytics is responsible for the strategic analytics function for business leaders across Ally. This leader will directly support the C suite leaders and various business partners in all lines of business across Ally to lead the development of statistical models in support of product marketing activities and understand customer interactions. This leader will also be an integral part of building our future data, technological and strategic capabilities to provide self-serve analytics to the Digital business partners.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading the analytics strategy and execution of product line, channel or marketing

  • Driving operational excellence by using data and analytics to drive visibility, insights and actions to facilitate decision making in retention, and acquisition function

  • Act as a liaison between business partners and internal team to translate business need into executable requirements

  • Manage work flow and resource planning for analytics team

  • Lead cross-functional teams, and provide business / functional perspective to data science projects, and support problem scoping and structuring

  • Be an active participant in the design of the future data strategy

  • Lead all data related activities (data discovery and organization on SQL/Big data stack, cleansing and data prep) to support development of new data science approaches and methodologies (e.g. neural nets, CART, Bayesian methods, etc.) to improve operations and business outcomes

  • Partner with shared technical and business resources (LOBs, IT teams, Risk, etc.) to effectively deliver and support solutions

  • Responsible for the relationship between bank and third-party vendors (credit bureaus, etc.) to understand functional segmentation and suppression requirements

  • Translate business partner requirements into data and technical specifications for programming team

  • Conduct detail-oriented team audits of all deliverables to ensure 100% accuracy of data and analysis Responsible for developing and maintaining documentation on key processes

  • Guide and conduct analyses of customer communications and offer presentment leading to actionable insights and recommendations Participate in IT work stream to deliver next generation capabilities


  • 10+ years of modeling/analytics experience; at least 5 years of building analytical models in a banking environment;

  • At least 7 years in a leadership position with direct reports

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of model lifecycle management

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of data integration strategy

Ally Overview

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally's legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (member FDIC), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

Business Unit/Enterprise Function

The Digital Transformation group has the responsibility to plan, design, curate and evaluate Ally's vast ecosystem of digital experiences. With a shared commitment to simplifying complex financial solutions, we represent a collaboration of user experience experts, digital product specialists and industry thought leaders.

Total Rewards Information

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and bonus pay potential based on achieving personal and company goals. Plus, we have a flexible paid time-off program with an emphasis on work-life balance.

Ally offers a variety of benefits to protect your health and well-being, provide financial security and balance your work-life needs including:

  • Industry-leading 401K Retirement Savings Plan including Matching and Company Contributions

  • Comprehensive wellness program with financial incentives designed to help you achieve your best health

  • Flexible health insurance options including dental and vision

  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account with generous employer contributions

  • Pre-tax dependent care and commuter benefits

  • Other work-life integration benefits including Paid Parental & Caregiver Leave, Adoption Assistance, Back-up Child & Adult/Elder Care, Child Care Discounts, Tuition Reimbursement, LifeMatters Employee Assistance Program, Weight Watchers and other employee discount programs

lly is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Job Title: Sr. Director -- Data Science

Company: Ally Financial Inc.

Category: Digital

BU Function: Ally Bank

Requisition ID: 19-5180