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Rock Family of Companies People Data Strategist in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of relevant experience or a master’s degree in data science, IO psychology or human resources management

  • Experience with analytical tools such as Tableau, R or PowerBI

  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification

  • Experience creating data models

  • Familiarity with reporting and custom report building in Workday

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, specifically Microsoft Excel

  • Advanced knowledge of basic HR principles and concepts

  • Ability to interact at a high level with senior leaders

  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

Job Summary

The People Data Strategist is responsible for crafting our strategy for collecting, analyzing and displaying HR data across our organization, as well as collaborating with business partners to drive the effective use of HR data in alignment with the strategic goals of the Human Resources team and the company. This team member interacts with HR professionals and leaders across the organization to ensure the company has clean and governed data inputs, effective and visually appealing data solutions, and a culture of action based on the data provided.


  • Guide HR leadership to ground decision making in data, set goals and select appropriate measures for what data can inform our decisions

  • Communicate HR metrics and reporting in a clear and engaging manner to drive action

  • Condense large and complex datasets into clear, concise, easy-to-understand observations

  • Conduct profiling on large volumes of data to look at patterns, quality and trending

  • Perform root cause analysis on HR business processes that create data points to improve data integrity, and find ways to improve the process based on those results

  • Lead initiatives to tie together multiple teams to provide analysis and improve processes

  • Identify and analyze business problems, find solutions and help drive decisions in the business

  • Work with technology and HR Information Systems teams

  • Assume a leadership role in improving business processes to ensure clean data inputs lead to effective data analytics

Who We Are

Rock Central is a Detroit-based professional services company obsessed with delivering innovative, effective solutions to meet the diverse needs of our clients. From legal and finance to technology and public relations, our expertise spans from executive consulting all the way to tactical implementation. We thrive at the intersection of people, process and technology and empower our partners to unleash the maximum potential of their business through unmatched partnership and the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup. From the smallest venture to the largest enterprises, we believe having an impact is never a question – it’s part of our DNA.


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place.