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Data Governance & Data Quality Director
Ref No.: 18-04802
Location: White Plains, New York

Job Description: 
  • The DGDQ Director position will develop, organize and coordinate all data programs in the organization.
  • This individual will drive a fundamental transformation in the way in which client utilizes its enterprise data and delivers it as an information service.
  • The job entails initially assembling a data governance function, and then working closely with technology and business stakeholders to fulfill their information needs.
  • Data stewardship is the management and oversight of data assets to provide business users with high-quality data that is easily accessible in a consistent manner.
  • Over time, the Data Stewardship will be embedded in our business units and this job will be responsible for coordination and governance across the enterprise.
  • Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a matrix structure with relatively little initial guidance.
  • An ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing staff of different disciplines and experience levels to produce results in a timely manner.
  • They will also be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics.
  • The goal of the job is to ensure data assets are optimized to deliver Digital Utility and other business objectives.
  • The position requires a balance of strategic process thinking and "rolling up the sleeves” to resolve tactical issues. Candidates can challenge the status quo by demonstrating a willingness to re-invent current processes, and embrace change as a challenge.
  • Ideal candidates possess the ability to make recommendations and inspire change across multiple levels of the organization from individual engineers and program managers to business unit leaders.
  • A "self-starter” approach to tackle a range of issues is essential. 
  • Develop the Enterprise Data Governance organization and lead the team in realizing vision of data managed as an asset.
  • Oversee development and champion awareness and adherence to an Enterprise Data Policy.
  • Define Data Governance roles, accountability, and ownership and decision rights.
  • Prepare communications and lead interactions with internal and external stakeholders, including auditors.
  • Represents the Data Governance organization in executive management meetings.
  • Support socialization of the data program across all executive levels, drive stakeholder alignment with business and technology, prepare and present data governance health status.
  • Own and manage a central process to capture, prioritize and manage data remediation efforts across the organization.
  • Ensure that system implementations adhere to enterprise and data architecture standards.
  • Remediate, and certify critical data elements across various systems to ensure consistency.
  • Works with the business units to ensure data ownership and quality, and with cybersecurity to ensure data security.
  • Responsible for defining a "single-source of truth” for a particular data entity. 
  • Prior experience in building a data governance function and running a data governance team, including setting up data stewards.
  • Experience in successful cross organization data programs.
  • Strong understanding of operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems, relevant technologies, and how they interact with each other and business applications.
  • Working knowledge of IT infrastructure, IT application technologies and frameworks.
  • Experience with solution encompassing transactional processing, data warehousing and integration, master data management (MDM), business intelligence, reporting and analytics, extract, transform, load (ETL), data mining and unstructured data and metadata.
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles.
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and work with diverse personality types.
  • Superior presentation skills and ability to present ideas and material to partners in the organization.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to explain technical issues at a high level in collaborating with non-IT staff or executive leadership.
  • Be results driven – hold team members accountable, keep team engaged and on task by working collaboratively in a servant/leader manner.
  • Self-confidence to be assertive when taking a position and constructively resolve differences and build consensus among partners.
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • Advanced technical degree or MBA a plus, but not required.
  • 10+ years of experience in data governance and data management roles.

Viren Singh
Direct: 703-889-6697 |