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RELX INC Director Content – Global Data Strategy and Execution in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lead Data Strategy Development and Execution – consortium, contributory and alternate data assets

  • Identify, evaluate, and lead efforts to develop robust contributory data assets

  • Create strategy to maximize collection of transactional data to build differentiated data assets

  • Evaluate collection, governance, and quality of existing transaction-specific data assets

  • Identify alternative sources for event-driven exhaust data

  • Develop value-driven use cases, including use rights, governance, and strong custodianship messages/practices to encourage customer participation in consortia

  • Evangelize (internally and externally) on the value of consortia participation

  • Prioritize and lead negotiations with commercial vendors and customers

  • Lead inter-disciplinary teams and drive innovation

  • Evaluate and strategize new business models for data and content

  • Evaluate, prioritize, and support global growth of the business

    Lead Content Acquisition efforts:

  • Partner with senior internal stakeholders to fully understand business strategy and identify data requirements in support of new and existing market offerings.

  • Maintain holistic understanding of existing data assets and work with senior leaders to drive utilization across the business.

  • Develop and prioritize data sourcing strategy to address most critical and complex data requirements with focus on developing unique and differentiated organic content strategies where available. Where needed, review existing and emerging data ecosystems.

  • Acquire required data via execution of data acquisition process, including vendor diligence, data evaluation, complex negotiations and multifaceted contracts.

  • Proactively identify new data from new and existing suppliers and socialize, educate, and inform verticals and product management of potential value.

  • Establish annual budget for data and manage spend on existing and new sources of data per budget, prepare and review with senior stakeholders monthly reports demonstrating achievement of objectives, highlighting risk and outlining revised plans

    Manage Partnerships

  • Manage ongoing quality and performance of data, take corrective action with partners and escalate amongst senior levels as necessary.

  • Leverage relationships in support of expanding market offerings through increased knowledge and awareness of data assets.

  • Lead execution of license renewals/amendments/renegotiations:

  • Coordinate different functional areas across Risk as appropriate

  • Lead licensing efforts to deliver best possible business terms for new and existing content (includes cost, use rights, timely delivery of key content, etc)

  • Ensure favorable terms for LN while not compromising competitive advantages

  • Fully leverage strategic relationships to maximize data; establish and maintain proper balance-of-trade with strategic partners.


  • Can evidence deep domain expertise related to emerging and alternative data ecosystems.

  • Proven success locating, establishing and managing highly complex internal and externalpartner relationships

  • Proven success interacting, influencing and working with senior level leadership across multiple functional areas; both internal and external.

  • Performs well in a highly matrixed environment, leveraging interpersonal and influence skills with the objective of delivering new and innovative data assets

  • Can evidence a strong commercial focus along with a sound understanding of data and quantitative evaluation principles and financial analysis acumen

  • Has built successful working relationships and partnerships with senior business leaders; demonstrated expertise, commitment and follow-through

  • Performs well in high pressure environment, balancing competing priorities with strong commitment to delivering results

    Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree or MBA preferred

  • Proven work experience in data management and acquisition, including relationship management, business development and contract negotiations

  • Diplomacy, strong business judgment in difficult situations

  • Broad knowledge and experience in developing business relationships

  • Financial modeling skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communications

  • Strong Interpersonal skills

  • Strategic thinking and analysis capabilities

  • Travel up to 20% (after COVID restrictions are lifted)



At Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions, having diverse employees with different perspectives is key to creating innovative new products for our global customers. We have 30 diversity employee networks globally and prioritize inclusive leadership and equitable processes as part of our culture. Our aim is for every employee to be the best version of themselves. We would actively welcome applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups.

We are an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing a fair and accessible hiring process. If you have a disability or other need that requires accommodation or adjustment, please let us know by completing our Applicant Request Support Form: .

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RELX is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

We help scientists make new discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives and insurance companies offer customers lower prices. We save taxpayers and consumers money by preventing fraud and help executives forge commercial relationships with their clients.

In short, we enable our customers to make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.