Managers of data processing are responsible for managing all aspects of processing data efforts for their company. They are in charge of leading data specialists in reaching all data processing goals within given time-frames.
These managers work in a fast-paced environments and must be able to multitask in a variety of data processing projects to analyze and process large amounts of information. They must use results to assess and improve data processes and demonstrate leadership skills by motivating their employees and demonstrating data processing capabilities.
Data processing managers occasionally train data specialists in new methodologies and technology equipment. They must work well in a team environment with other managers to share important project information and reach all company objectives in a timely manner; however, they must also work efficiently on their own with minimal supervision. These managers use a personal computer to process and input data into different software programs and databases and must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications to create detailed reports and run calculations. They must also be familiar with data entry, equipment-processing, and database applications to run queries and store information.
Finally, one of the most important responsibilities of those in this position is to comprehend and evaluate technical manuals, software requirements, and process-improvement strategies to use fewer company resources and increase productivity. They must have strong communication and organizational skills to maintain high effectiveness in their department. A Bachelor's degree in Data Processing, Computer Science, or a related field is required for this position. Previous years of work experience in a managing capacity can be helpful, and leadership and industry certifications are also beneficial.
Manager, Data Processing Tasks
Develop and manage computerized databases appropriate to the design of various research studies.
Assist with descriptive and exploratory statistical analyses.
Design and maintain management reports on the databases for various research studies.
Assist in the entry of research data into computerized databases.
Perform data management and all aspects of quality assurance for multiple research studies.