Director, Data Governance & Strategy II

11 - 15 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Diversified

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/02/17
Irvine, CA
11 - 15 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/02/17

General Summary: 

The Director, Data Governance & Strategy II directs all organization-wide data governance activities and has the responsibility for improving the quality and managing the protection of sensitive data and information assets. This position is focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise data governance framework for data policies, standards and practices, both at the department and functional levels, to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall business needs. This position will serve as a point of escalation for governance, data quality and protection issues and will work closely with business and functional area leadership to improve the quality and value of core data assets, respond to regulatory requirements, as well as provide thought leadership in driving department strategies and requirements. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Data Governance Planning: 
• Establish and govern an enterprise data governance implementation roadmap including strategic priorities for development of information-based capabilities 
• Roll out an enterprise wide data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality and the protection of sensitive data through modifications to organization behavior policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture 
• Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the company’s principal information assets 

Data Governance Engagement: 
• Serve as a liaison between business and functional areas and technology to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated and well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning 
• Develop & maintain inventory of the enterprise information maps, including authoritative systems, owners 
• Facilitate the development and implementation of data quality standards, data protection standards and adoption requirements across the enterprise 
• Establish a Data Governance Council to ensure sustainable processes are in place 
• Provide thought leadership and build advocacy to influence senior management and functional stakeholders in support of strategies 

Data Governance Tracking and Reporting: 
• Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements 
• Collaborate with business and operations functions to achieve their objectives; resolve issues escalated from business and functional area representatives 
• In conjunction with IT, provide progress reports to senior management and oversee periodic updates to the Data Governance Roadmap 
• Coordinate external data sources to eliminate redundancy and streamline the expense related to those services 

Subject Matter Expert Coaching: 
• Consult with and coach team members where skill gaps exist 
• Perform and/or coordinate code reviews and provide feedback and additional resources 
• Perform all other duties as assigned 

Knowledge and Skills: 

• Knowledge of industry-leading data quality and data protection management practices 
• Knowledge of data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection 
• Knowledge of data-related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues 
• Demonstrated consulting skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement system design 
• Knowledge of risk data architecture and technology solutions 

• Highest personal and professional integrity and strong work ethics 
• Thought leader who can develop trusting relationships and influence change 
• Ability to articulate vision of transformation efforts and a sense of mission 
• Willingness to take charge and provide direction 
• Results-orientated with willingness to commit to a direction and drive operations to completion 
• Demonstrated ability to manage adversity and challenging situations 

Relationship Management 
• Ability to manage senior relationships across all the business and functional areas 
• Ability to develop cooperative and constructive working relationships 
• Ability to handle complaints, settle disputes and resolve conflicts and negotiate with others 
• Collaborative team player orientation towards work relationships, strong culture awareness 

Project Oversight and Decision-ing 
• Highly developed skills in priority setting and alignment of project priorities with departmental strategy 
• Ability to break down complex problems and projects into manageable goals 
• Ability to get to the heart of the problem and make sound and timely decisions to resolve problems 

People Management and Development 
• Ability to develop next-level leaders who can drive teams and projects for high impact 
• Effectiveness in enhancing team members’ competencies and performance through coaching and training 
• Ability to identify and recruit the right talent for a positional and cultural fit 
• Effectiveness in building trust, respect and cooperation among teams 

Education and Experience: 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, MIS, Information Management, or related degree OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced Degree is preferred. 
• 12+ years of experience in a major services organization with large-scale data or project management and oversight experience 
• 7+ years of preferred financial industry experience 
• 5+ years of Data Governance or related experience 
• Internally and externally recognized subject matter expert that influences the way things are done


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