Data analytics managers provide direction for a team of data analysts. They also build that team, making hiring decisions and deciding where each analyst’s skills will prove most productive for the organisation. They oversee the work of an analytics department, ensuring its accuracy. They also take the lead on developing processes for effective data analysis and reporting. To do so, they need a combination of data analysis and business skills. Only by understanding both the short-term goals and long-term business strategy of an organisation can data analytics managers develop recommendations on how best to put data analytics to use.