Manager - Data Governance

Position Description

As Data Governance Manager, you will have an exciting opportunity to help fuel CarMax’s data-driven strategy. This position will lead our newly-established Data Governance Organization and oversee quality improvement activities that will unlock the value of our critical data assets.

In this role, you will partner with executive-level business stakeholders to understand their key objectives, identify where data quality is critical to success, and then implement policies, standards, and processes that drive measurable value.

At CarMax, we believe in a value-driven approach to Data Governance:

  • Focus on the biggest risks and opportunities
  • Align to Agile development practices
  • Educate and empower our associates to do the right thing

Position Requirements

  • Oversee data governance operations (e.g. lead council meetings, define project engagement model, manage data maintenance function, etc.)
  • Partner with Data Owners and Stewards across multiple data domains (e.g. Customer, Product, Location)
  • Define, monitor, and report out on data quality metrics that align to the broader organizational data strategy
  • Collaborate with IT and partners to determine root causes of data quality issues and put preventative/detective controls in place


  • 7+ years of experience leading Data Governance, Data Management, and/or Data Quality initiatives
  • 7+ years of experience setting long-term data strategies, roadmaps, and objectives
  • 5+ years of experience using data quality and visualization tools (Informatica, Tableau)
  • Passionate about data quality and data governance
  • Strong business acumen, and superior written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership, relationship building, and influencing skills, including the ability to work effectively across all levels of executive leadership and staff
  • Experience operating in an Agile development environment
  • Experience implementing a Master Data Management (MDM) solution
  • Expertise in database technologies (NO-SQL, Relational)
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in STEM field)
  • Master’s degree preferred

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