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Director - Data Reporting & Business Insights

208326 Requisition #

At American Eagle Outfitters Inc., we are doing some incredible things with data, analytics and software. We are leveraging cutting edge data and analytics platforms to provide insights to our customers in order to drive key business decisions. We are looking for a strong data technologist who is passionate about reporting and insights to lead our Data Reporting & Business Insights team. The person in this role will be focused on driving strategy and vision for enterprise reporting to support key business needs. The role requires leading a team as the primary business interface for the breadth of capabilities for the entire Data organization.   The ideal leader will support and collaborate with groups including Data Science, Advanced Analytics and Data Engineering.  Your team will be the primary business partners across the organization, you will be vital in advancing the data and analytics capabilities for two of the top retail brands in the business.  You will lead and foster growth of a high performing team of reporting and insights experts and advance our techniques and tool set to continuously improve capabilities. 


  • Define and deliver enterprise reporting strategy and further define our vision for business insights  

  • Collaborate closely with business leadership to ensure continual alignment around the requirements, needs, access, use, and output of data

  • Collaborate with data consumers across the organization to ensure that all critical information needs are optimally addressed

  • Design and build a Data Product-centric approach to insight delivery and value creation

  • Manage and execute the delivery and output of Data Reporting & Business Insight reporting solutions including: standard reporting, dashboards, ad hoc analysis and data discovery/visualization

  • Establish consistent metrics for reporting on business performance 

  • Support data and its consumption to provide new and innovative insights and recommendations to AEO business partners to foster a culture of data driven decision making 

  • Work within and across agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support 

  • Proactively identify and grow our processes and technologies to scale to meet the global demand of the business

  • Build and establish strong working relationships by providing timely, accurate and high quality information to peers, direct reports, executive management and/or customers

  • Provide day-to-day work management, technical guidance, strategic direction, problem resolution, and career path development for Data Reporting & Business Insights team

  • Remain up to date on industry trends and ability to incorporate new technologies and concepts

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Data, or related field required

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Data, or related field preferred

  • 10+ years of experience managing and delivering large-scale enterprise reporting capabilities 

  • Experience with data, reporting and business insights in the retail industry a plus

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of designing and executing business insight solutions 

  • Experience with modern BI and Discovery tools, including Cloud Native reporting and discovery

  • Knowledge of Agile Delivery, Product-centric teams and User-centered design concepts

  • Experience in analyzing complex information and synthesizing the data to form a complete cohesive picture for the end user

  • Requires an understanding of relevant development languages, tools, frameworks, utilities and technical dependencies

  • Superior business and technical presentation, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills 

  • Experience hiring, managing and leading small to medium sized engineering teams in a dynamic environment, focusing on high performance and professional development

  • Travel may be required

Our people come first. We employ more than 30,000 associates throughout the world and we believe that a truly diverse workplace is the result of an inclusive culture. It’s about more than simply bringing together people who are different, it’s about celebrating what makes us REAL.

We strive to be an employer of choice - a place where people are excited to come to work because they believe in what we do, enjoy working with each other, and have fun doing it.  In addition to our great culture we offer generous benefits including health, well-being, time off, flexibility, discounts on merchandise, casual dress code and even free on-site parking!

Learn more at www.AEO-Inc.com

American Eagle Outfitters is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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