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Data Governance Manager - Strategy (Permanent)

Location: Berkshire Country: UK

Data Manager/Data Governance Manager - Permanent - Governance - Strategic Projects - Berkshire - Mobile Telecoms

Role purpose:

  • To establish and embed formal Data Governance processes within our existing and future strategic projects
  • To identify areas of opportunity with regards to data quality, and lead initiatives to resolve long-standing quality issues
  • Provide expert consultative guidance in areas such as (but not limited to) data migration, document management and data quality
  • To help build a robust data governance framework to drive a demonstrable improvement in data quality across all in-scope data
  • To meet the customer experience, service and delivery requirements of company and shareholders.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities: (In priority order)

  • Own the approach to establishing formal Data Governance processes across in-scope projects
  • Drive results on high profile strategic projects that require support in areas such as data migration, document/contract management and data quality
  • Manage and embed Data Quality projects/initiatives that will deliver tangible data quality improvement through root cause analysis, data cleansing etc.
  • Support the definition of a governance framework and chair or administrate appropriate forums
  • Engage a network of business stakeholders and manage relations between them and the central Data Management team
  • Develop education tools and documentation to support our stakeholders
  • Support the delivery of the Data Management communications plan to help establish a cultural change in how data is perceived and managed at the company
  • Work collaboratively with company and shareholder and the supplier eco system to establish and drive best Data Quality practice

Key Challenges: (in priority order)

  • Embedding industry standard Data Governance processes into existing strategic projects, and initiating new Data Quality initiatives in a fluctuating and pro-active organisation
  • Impacting on the culture of the organisation to recognise data as an asset
  • Supporting the migration of data from Legacy sources (including EUCs) to strategic toolsets
  • Bringing executive policies to life to ensure they are adopted and measurable across the business
  • Building effective relationships across the Company, Shareholder and Supplier organisations that enable open and honest exchanges and foster trust and respect
  • Balancing and delivering against the priorities and drivers of our two shareholders

Professional/technical (professional qualifications or equivalent; technical skills)

Must have:

  • Experience embedding Data Governance processes and standards into existing and future strategic projects
  • Experience leading or playing a significant role in an ambitious and successful data team
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills so you are seen as credible, knowledgeable and a positive representative of the Data Management Team
  • Experience of leading projects and good understanding of various project management techniques
  • Experience in delivering data quality initiatives that have provided tangible efficiencies or business value
  • Varied and detailed knowledge of one or more Data Management areas such as Data Quality, Data Migration, Document Management, Metadata Management etc
Nice to have:
  • Knowledge of one or more Data Governance or Data Quality tools (eg Informatica, Erwin, Collibra, EDQ etc)
  • Extensive knowledge of quality management systems, methodologies and principles.
  • Strong quality/compliance knowledge of mobile or fixed network technologies
  • Understanding of the network technology life cycle
  • Recognised Data Management qualification (eg DAMA)

Business/Context - internal company knowledge (policies; procedures; strategies); industry background; knowledge of external market

Must have:

  • Experience of motivating, monitoring and improving performance of internal and external stakeholders in roles such as Data Owner and Data Steward
  • Strong experience of working with, briefing and influencing senior members of leadership teams.
  • An ability to build positive relationships and an understanding of organisational politics.
  • An ability to use these to socialise and influence stakeholders
  • An understanding of the health of the organisation and a passion for employee engagement
Nice to have:
  • Knowledge of the telecoms industry and the challenges it faces with regards to data
  • Experience of working in or with a Joint Venture organisation.

Any other comments:

  • Travel within the UK may occasionally be required.
  • Our Shareholders are based in Reading, London and Maidenhead. Our supplier ecosystem is located across the UK.

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Posted Date: 22 Aug 2019 Reference: JS-P/SR/DM/3 Employment Agency: Project People Contact: Sara Rowe