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Global Data Governance Lead - Long-term contract

For our direct client, we have a long-term 12-36 months) contract opportunity for Global Data Governance Lead.   There is also the possibility of this position converting to a full-time employee position.

This position will be responsible for performing analysis on the client's existing data quality rules and data standards, using data exploration, and working with business owners to define the needs. This is a business and data analyst role that requires the ability to quickly understand and explore various data models, evaluate and document business processes, and communicate findings and recommendations with leadership

This role will also be responsible for providing detailed analysis and recommendations for data governance program enhancements to internal teams that support the business communities. This role will collaborate with Data Stewards, Business subject matter experts, Business Architects and other roles to discover, structure and enrich data. This role will help drive adherence with global data standards.

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Interface with data platform owners, data governance experts, and SME’s to document the current scope of activities, desired future state, and help develop the strategic roadmap to achieve those ambitions.


Review existing data quality rules, profile the data, analyze current data quality results, and compare to business requirements in order to identify gaps and enhancement opportunities.


Review existing data standards at various levels of the organization. Assist in classifying these standards, defining and recording relevant attributes, and documenting the data standards landscape


Partner with business stakeholders in the kickoff and management of various data ownership governing bodies.



Develop business requirements documents for business needs and proposed enhancements to Data Governance components.  Document business processes and standard operations


Partner with Enterprise Data Governance peers to provide documents relating to data quality, data standards, and data stewardship.


Communicates to Enterprise Data Governance leadership for current landscape review and enhancement recommendations.



Experience Desired:

  • Expertise in Data requirements: interviewing, facilitation, gap analysis, data analysis, business process mapping, user interface design and mock-up
  • Detail oriented individual with strong documentation and analytical skills
  • Deep and solid understanding of data governance and data quality concepts and processes
  • Solid background on reconciliation design, data integration, and data quality and controls, and exception resolution processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of functional and control areas in Banking/Capital Markets
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills


Qualifications Desired:

  • Master's or Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred in Business, Computer Science, or Engineering
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Financial Services industry with significant deliverables in data governance and/or data sourcing related projects/programs
  • Minimum 8 years of experience leading large scale data-related projects and change management


Job ID: 4658

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