Title:  Data Governance Manager

Job ID:  94410
Country:  Poland
City:  Warsaw
Professional area:  Information Technology
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Warsaw, PL, 00000


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Position:  Data Governance Manager

Location:  Warsaw, Poland

Contract Type: Local, Permanent



Data Governance Manager


What this role is about?


The Data Governance Manager has a key role to lead and manage all organization-wide data governance activities aligned with Data Strategy journey. The position will focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise data governance and data quality framework for data policies, standards, and practices, both at the department and Business and Functional areas level, to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall business strategy needs.
The Data Governance Manager serves as global point of contact for governance, data quality and protection issues and will work closely with Business and GBS stakeholders to improve the quality and value of core data assets enabling the journey to a data-driven company.

What will you do?


Data Governance Strategy and Framework:
• Establish and govern an enterprise data governance implementation roadmap including strategic priorities for the development of data-driven organization
• Roll out an enterprise-wide data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality and providing data business services through modifications to organization behavior policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture
• Lead data governance committees, comprising resources from the Business and Functional areas and IT business and operations functions, to achieve their objectives; resolve issues escalated from Business and Functional areas data governance representatives

Governance Standards, Policies and Procedures:
• Develop standards, policies and procedures to support the creation and implementation of data governance policies within the business.
• Facilitate the development and implementation of data quality standards, data governance playbooks and data-centric culture adoption across the enterprise, focusing on business units and market adoption
• Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data-related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements
• Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the company’s principal data assets through federated operational model implementation                      


Market Knowledge:

• Will stay informed of what data governance best practices are available  and will research suppliers and markets,  to identify new business opportunities about the use of data assets to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the business processes / represent data as a strategic business asset at the Senior Management table
• Facilitate Data Governance solutions evaluation from technical and functional sides for data governance initiatives and other enterprise projects according to the industry standards and cutting-edge technologies

Communication and Collaboration:
• Collaborate with leadership across the organization to identify business needs and implement Data Governance and Data Stewardship capabilities.
• Engage a network of business/IT stakeholders and manage relations between them and the central Data & Analytics team where there will be influence but not authority.
• Serve as a liaison between Business and Functional areas and technology to ensure that data-related business requirements are clearly defined, communicated well understood, and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning
•Work on the delivery of Data Governance communication plans to help establish a cultural change in how data governance is perceived and managed at the company.

Training and Support
• Working with Business teams and other Data & Analytics teams to ensure key business users are educated and trained in what data governance practices are currently implemented and available within JTI to meet business requirements and consequently maintain the data strategy aligned to it

What are we looking for?


  • University degree or equivalent (preferably in Computer Sciences, Information & Technology, or similar)
  • 3/5 + years experience of embedding Data Governance processes and standards into existing and future strategic projects
  • 5+  years in a major services organization, with change or transformation leadership experience and a good understanding of various project management techniques
  • Experience with rolling out data governance frameworks and roadmaps, aligning and documenting data definitions, setting up a proper data governance organization, and data quality controls 
  • Varied and detailed knowledge of Data Management areas such as data quality, data migration, metadata management, etc.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills so you are seen as credible, knowledgeable, and a positive representative of the Data Governance team
  • Demonstrated consulting skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement.
  • Ability to constructively challenge requirements and current state to increase overall value to the firm
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change
  • Strong organizational, business understanding, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of DMBOK. CDPM certification is a plus.
  • Experience analyzing and applying regulatory policy analysis to business operations preferred       
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Azure Purview and Data Catalog is a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Data Quality and Common Data Model is a plus
  • Knowledge of SAP Information Steward (Metapedia, etc) and SAP data services knowledge is a plus                  


What are the next steps – Recruitment Process: 


Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply. 

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