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Manager, Data and Analytics - BC Cancer - Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
15 days ago
Manager, Data and Analytics

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC

Reporting to the Director, Data and Analytics the Manager, Data and Analytics is responsible for the provision of expertise and leadership in a diverse array of analytics functions including client consultation, data collection, data integration, data analysis, interpretation and visualization of data.

This position provides supervision, leadership and direction to senior analytic team members and ensures that operational goals are achieved and mitigates and resolves issues as they arise. This position contributes to the development of analytic strategy for the unit and oversees implementation of unit activities to achieve strategic success. This position requires a high degree of knowledge of analytic data holdings and methodology and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external to PHSA. In addition this position employs project management expertise and methodologies as a means to ensure successful completion of project components and deliverables.

What you'll do

  • Provide supervision, leadership and guidance to team members of the data and analytics team by establishing team priorities and ensuring prompt and accurate completion of operational activities.
  • Evaluate individual and team performance against targets. Identify areas for improvement in team performance and implements strategies to improve.
  • Consult with BC Cancer programs as required. Identify and respond to customer needs for analytic products and services from across BC Cancer and external partner organizations. Mobilize team members to meet customer needs and assign necessary resources as required.
  • Ensure accuracy, timeliness and availability of data and analytic products produced by the team for BC Cancer decision making. Apply expert analytic knowledge, from self or within team members, to BC Cancer needs to support evaluation, quality improvement, service planning, forecasting and research efforts.
  • Maintain department standards and procedures as required, including policies for ensuring appropriate access to and sharing of sensitive health data. Ensure team members work according to policy and identify risks with current practices. Escalate issues to Director as required.
  • Develop, recommend and monitor departmental expenditures within an agreed budget. Implement remedial action where required and bring issues to the Director's attention as needed.
  • Communicate analytical results and provide reports, presentations and summaries as needed to stakeholders and applicable external partners.

What you bring
  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters Degree in Statistics, Data Science, Operations Research or similar field
  • A minimum of eight (8) years recent related experience in analytics and/or the health information field in a large, complex organization including a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory role.

You will also have:
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills in a diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to the needs of stakeholders supported by an acute awareness of the impact of action.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve with a global perspective in order to incorporate the organization's systems and strategies when developing viable solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish courses of action for self and others that are results oriented.
  • Demonstrated project management experience with multi-faceted projects and stringent timelines.
  • Advanced knowledge of data analytic techniques with the ability to mentor team members on complex analytic problems.
  • Strong knowledge of industry standard analytic and statistical software (e.g R, SAS), data visualization and BI tools (eg Tableau, PowerBI, Shiny), relational database tools (e.g. MySQL, SSiS) and other computing and data capture solutions.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and system analysis skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues and related data/information.
  • Ability to function in a self-directed manner, handle multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to support working with and supervising a variety of people.
  • Demonstrated skill as a leader, coach and change agent.
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Support team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Work collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • Have commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time

Salary Range: $102,938 - $147,974. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 601 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830-1630

Requisition # 153038E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of October 5, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.
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