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Program Manager - Data Science and AI

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Location: Lexington, KY, United States
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Req ID: R00935397-OTHLOC-910

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Program Manager - Data Analytics and AI

Full Time Perm 

Way of Work: Hybrid - 2 days in location

Salary: $125,800 - $188,600, plus annual bonus

Location: Columbus, OH

Relocation Assistance Provided


The Data & Analytics Program Manager leads strategic development and execution of data science projects and AI initiatives. This role acts as the primary liaison between the data science team and business units, overseeing project lifecycles, managing cross-functional teams, and ensuring projects meet their goals within time and budget constraints. Additionally, the Program Manager stays updated on industry trends, advocates for best practices in data science and AI, ensures compliance with data governance standards and develops KPIs to measure project success, and provides regular progress reports to senior management.

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:  

  • Manages programs and projects of strategic or foundational importance to the enterprise, with organizational complexity across all functions

  • Supports the intake process and continuous improvement measurement of impacts to the business

  • Ensures measures are taken in projects to increase quality and mitigate risk, including risk analyses, impact assessment, needs assessment, requirements signoff, code reviews, test planning and execution, fallback plans, and deployment plans.

  • Acts as a change agent across organizational boundaries

  • Measures and reports project/program performance, milestones, and other project information to stakeholders and senior management on a regular basis, including escalating issues that require management attention


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field

  • 5+ years of applied experience designing, solving, managing, facilitating, and delivering business impact with data analytics

  • 5+ years of experience leading projects or teams with multiple stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s or advanced degree in statistics, data science, physics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or comparable discipline  

  • Experience working with data scientists, engineers and architects  

  • Experience leading a team of analytics professionals and aligning to a common goal  

  • Knowledge of Data governance techniques in the analytics space  

  • PMP or Scrum Master



The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position. 

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Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$125,800.00 - $188,600.00

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