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Title:  Data Governance & Master Data Director

Job ID:  66561
Country:  Spain
City:  Madrid
Professional area:  Information Technology
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Madrid, M, ES, 12799


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Data Governance & Master Data Director


Position purpose:

The  Data Governance & Master Data Management Director is responsible that key data is effectively governed and managed in JTI.  She/he leads the "Data Council" across all JIT functions and markets, and ensures the key data is identified, appropriately governed with its business data owner, and maintained across the enterprise with quality. She/he will define the application strategy to support data management criteria (maintenance, quality and access) across the enterprise and oversee the implementation.

The Data Governance & Master Data Management Director will be responsible for the business wide definitions of data catalogs across organization including; definition and maintenance of metadata, quality standards and monitoring, required base data, master data definition, completeness and hierarchical roll-ups. The Data Governance & Master Data Management Director will be as well responsible to establish a cross functional Master Data corporate program to ensure Master Data foundations are in place for key entities (i.e. vendor, customer, product..). He/she will work closely with the Data Protection Officer to support compliance initiatives such as SOX and GDPR and create business trust in the management information.


What will you do – responsibilities:
• Define the Data Management (DM) requirements (structured and unstructured, internal and external, synchronization across enterprise applications) and strategy, master data (including Data classifications and Taxonomies) and application architecture (for handling the data created, stored, managed and processed in JTI) to support the needs of the overall Information Management Strategy
• Accountable for data quality and regulatory compliance and metrics across all reference, master, transaction and 3rd party data held in JTI, in all projects executed.
* Lead the Master Data Council across all JTI Business Functions to drive clear master data ownership, data definitions,control and training.
• Works with the Data Protection Officer to ensure that regulatory and compliance considerations are incorporated into data model, structures and rules (working with Data Standards team)
• Accountable for DM Strategy Data Standards and Quality metrics are developed to provide consistency across organization and across projects e.g. Business Platform Modernization (BPM) and business as usual. Scope of services includes internal and external meta/reference/performance data including business transactions, social media and information from connected devices
• Define roles and responsibilities with the Global Data Owners and key business stakeholders on master data definitions and business rules
• Align the DM Strategy with the IT platform teams (Business Technology Services- BTS, Global Development Center- GDC, Information Management) to ensure data transformations, manipulations and report generated calculated values are accurately documented and adhere to Enterprise data standards
• Responsible for communication and any escalation of data governance, strategy or issues to the "Data Council" and any other business stakeholder directly.
• Ensures, together with the internal communications team, that all communications in alignment with Information management and methodologies are using the best channels and reach the correct audience


<span 72="">Who are we looking for – requirements:

• University Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Management, or Engineering + MBA

• 15+ years of IT and Business professional experience (with relevant industry experience) focusing on developing, implementing and maintaining data standards, management and governance across multinational FMCG organizations
• At least five years of previous work experience in multinational companies
• Experience of leading and working with the business to establish data standards and ownership 
• Knowledge of data governance frameworks and how they have been implemented in other large, complex organizations
• Experience of defining and implementing data quality dashboards and leading and working on data quality improvement programs in large complex organizations
• Proven ability to effectively lead and manage within a fast-paced, high-growth complex organization
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to identify and collaborate with key stakeholders across functions
• Solid knowledge and understanding of the business and organization
• Excellent listening, written, and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills
• Ability to anticipate and solve problems
• Proven change management skills and experience

• Fluent in English
• Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office
• Knowledge of major Enterprise Applications (e.g. Siebel, SAP, Oracle)
• Knowledge of Meta Data Management tools (e.g. SAP information Steward) 
• Knowledge of Master Data Management tools (e.g. SAP MDG) 

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