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Principal - Data Governance

  • Location: Plano, 75024
  • Salary: $140000 - $180000 / year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 months ago

This North American industry leader has an immediate full-time opportunity in Plano, TX for a Principal - Data Governance.  This position requires working onsite 3 days per week. The Principal - Data Governance, will focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise data management framework for data policies, standards and practices of the collaborative entity for both the Business and Functional areas to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall business needs. Thorough understanding of data management and administration duties such as collection, analysis, and distribution.
  • Establishing and governing an enterprise data governance implementation roadmap including strategic priorities for development of information-based capabilities.
  • Rolling 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.
  • Defining roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensuring clear accountability for stewardship of the company’s principal information assets.
  • Serving 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.
  • Developing & maintaining inventory of the enterprise information maps, including authoritative systems, owners.
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of data quality standards, data protection standards and adoption requirements across the enterprise.
  • Defining indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensuring compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements
  • Leading Senior Management, comprising resources from the Business and Functional areas and IT business and operations functions, to achieve their objectives; resolving issues escalated from Business and Functional areas data governance representatives.
  • Coordinating external data sources to eliminate redundancy and streamline the expense related to those services.
  • Identifying new business opportunities pertaining to the use of information assets to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the marketplace / representing data as a strategic business asset at the Senior Management table.
  • Ensuring that metadata critical to data governance is included in the metadata resource and is accessible.
  • Building the data catalogue / inventory and lineage for enterprise visibility.
  • Ensuring compliance with established design, testing and documentation standards and practices which are applicable to the project/product/data and are current within the department 
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required
  • 5-8+ years of Data Governance experience.
  • Experience setting up Data governance framework, procedures, and policies.
  • Experience with data lineage and catalog tools a plus. Eg. Informatica, colibra etc.
  • 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
  • Clear and effective writing and technical documentation skills
  • Team oriented with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent prioritization skills with the ability to see a task to completion
  • Good analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated/independent/resourceful

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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