Data Steward Lead

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The Data Stewardship Lead serves as strategic lead on the Enterprise Data Governance team to develop the data stewardship capabilities.This role has operational oversight of all activities associated with data stewardship, including launching and leading the Data Stewardship Council, while executing in close alignment with the Enterprise Data Management partners.This role will provide leadership for the Data Stewards as they execute quality and governance processes focusing on process improvement opportunities across multiple processes and applications, ensuring the highest level of data quality for the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Define the Data Stewardship program and manage execution.
  • Establish and lead the Data Stewardship Council comprised of business, functional and transformation leaders to deploy consistent standards and stewardship processes, mitigate operational risks and enforce the remediation of identified data issues.
  • Partner with Business Heads, Finance, Legal, IT and Project Management Office to support business needs.
  • Collaborate and partner with business leads to integrate data stewardship capability in business process design and technology deployment.
  • Build out the Data Stewardship function across the organization by utilizing the Data Stewardship organization model, roles & responsibilities.
  • Facilitate the identification of business and technical data stewards.
  • Ensure business & technical data steward alignment.
  • Data Stewardship awareness & communication.
  • Build consensus around data usage and data management best practices across the enterprise.
  • Coordinate and communicate a common vision for data as an asset.
  • Drive enterprise data maturity through automation and process improvements.
  • Implement processes for Data Stewardship maturation.
  • Collaborate with Data Quality Manager to develop material for Data Stewardship training.
  • Define Data Stewardship metrics, track and report.
  • Partner with the Data Quality Manager to support the creation, collection and maintenance of key business data definitions; standards; rules; lineage; data lifecycle; security; privacy; and process, organization, location and application models.
  • Work with Enterprise Data Management partners to deliver on data standards by engaging in strategic project initiatives across the organization.

  • Degree in Information Management, Data Governance, Computer Science or other related field.
  • 10+ years relevant experience in data management, data warehousing/business intelligence leadership roles; successful track record of implementing pragmatic impactful data strategy, standards, and quality programs with effective business adoption and analytic focus.
  • Advanced knowledge of data management/governance processes and tools with successful business application.
  • Advanced ability to implement pragmatic data stewardship with effective business adoption.
  • Solid understanding and working knowledge of data governance principals and best practices.

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