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Enterprise Data Governance Lead

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Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000041626


Essential Functions:

  • Execute against an enterprise data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality and the protection of the organizations data assets through modifications to organization behavior, policies and standards, principles, processes, governance metrics, related tools and data architecture
  • Ensure a data-centric approach is taken in projects and issues resolution ensuring that data governance best practices are incorporated into each and every effort
  • Ensure an holistic approach to Enterprise Data Governance is employed in projects that addresses the people and process components of Data Quality, Data Stewardship, Data Privacy & Protection, Data Policy & Standards, and Metadata Management
  • Collaborate with EDG peers and partners to establish a system of decision rights, accountabilities and control mechanisms that define who can use which information, when, and how
  • Drive the development and management of an inventory of the enterprise-critical information maps, including authoritative systems, process owners, data protection standards, data quality standards, and adoption requirements across the enterprise
  • Serve as a liaison between business, functional areas and technology, to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated and understood, and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning
  • Ensure the establishment of a comprehensive and consistent process for managing the entire lifecycle of data policies and their exceptions, with clearly defined roles & responsibilities around the development and management of policies
  • Deliver a centralized infrastructure for creating necessary policies, standards and control procedures, mapping them to corporate objectives, regulations, guidelines and EDM best practices, managing exceptions, and ensuring appropriate communications with stakeholders
  • Define performance metrics that measure compliance with data related policies and standards, and ability to report progress to leadership, closing the loop by overseeing periodic reviews and updates to policies as needed.


Willing to consider candidates in either our Irvine, CA location or San Jose, CA location.

Besides having a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or an Information Technology related discipline, the candidate must have a few years

in a role such as Data Stewardship Lead or Data Governance Lead/manager, etc. with direct accountability for driving the DG or DS program., be a self-starter with a proven track record of success in an Enterprise Data Management capacity.


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree Business Administration or Information Technology related discipline
  • Years of Experience (General Guidelines):
  • Senior Level experience: 15 years’ experience overall in an Information Management/Information Technology discipline required
  • Senior Level experience: 5+ years direct accountability for leading a comprehensive data governance program within a large corporation, preferably high tech or technology manufacturing required
  • Senior Level experience: 5+ years hands-on experience executing in an Enterprise Data Management discipline (Data Warehousing, Master Data Management, Data Quality Management, Metadata Management, Data Architecture, Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence, etc) required
  • Demonstrated expertise, success, and ability to execute aggressively in this role to achieve the goals for Enterprise Data Governance
  • Must be able to explain concepts of and relationship between data governance, data stewardship, metadata management, policy and standards establishment, data profiling, data quality management, and data management best practices
  • Exceptional communication skills required: Ability to communicate information across a large corporate structure effectively and efficiently
  • Policy management and standards enforcement expertise required
  • High-level understanding of Information Security practices and how they align with Data Governance
  • Must be able to travel as much as 25% of the time, including ability to travel internationally via various forms of transportation as required

Desired Skills/Knowledge Leadership

  • Highest personal and professional integrity and strong work ethics
  • Ability to articulate vision of transformation efforts and a sense of mission
  • Willingness to embrace change and provide direction
  • Results oriented, willingness to commit to a direction and drive operations to completion
  • Ability to define strategy and execution plans, and effectively execute against them
  • Demonstrated ability to manage adversity and challenging situations

Relationship Management

  • Ability to manage senior relationships across all the Business and Functional areas
  • Ability to develop cooperative and constructive working relationships
  • Ability to handle complaints, settle disputes and resolve conflicts and negotiate with others
  • Collaborative team player orientation towards work relationships, strong culture awareness
  • People focused – excellent interpersonal skills including communication & facilitation and is comfortable coaching people at all levels of the organization
  • Exceptional oral/written communication skills

Degree of Supervision:

  • Acts with some direction to accomplish departmental goals and objectives
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments
  • Manages changing priorities
  • Normally receives little instruction on daily work, general instructions on newly introduced assignments


  • Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations
  • Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions
  • Requires good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions