Do you want to shape the Data Strategy for Mintel? We are looking for a Head of Data Strategy and Governance who will help shape the direction and enable the success of our data innovation efforts.  This role will lead the data governance initiative and be a key change agent, driving data strategy by collaborating with executives, technology, data and product teams. The role will also be responsible for establishing a Data Governance competency throughout the organization by providing leadership, management, coaching and the vision necessary to ensure that Mintel has an effective Data Governance practice.

What you will be doing:

  • Leading and evolving the Data Governance framework including managing the objectives, approach, processes, policies and procedures around data governance
  • Leading and mentoring the Data Innovation Steering Group and the Data Innovation Committee comprised of global data owners, data stewards, and data architects whose objectives are to drive operational efficiency and manage data during its entire lifecycle, meet target goals for data improvement and ensure adherence to  data governance policies
  • Driving the cultural change needed to make the Data Innovation program successful
  • Communicating project status, performance and data governance related to all levels of stakeholders
  • Collaborating with domain experts in key areas of the business to align business rules and goals with implementation
  • Collaborating with IT and Data Architects to provide technology requirements to support data governance processes, data standards, mastering, data quality, and data management.
  • Building and managing a small team to drive the innovation programs, support the data management systems and governance
  • Implementing needed tooling to enable the Data Innovation program
  • Participate in strategic planning and tactical decision-making

What we are looking for:

  • 8 – 10 years experience with a Bachelor’s degree required
  • CDMP certification helpful but not required
  • Proven experience managing a data governance program
  • Ability to gain trust, influence and steer a wide range of stakeholders from executives to project leaders
  • Strategic leadership and proven ability to influence in a global and highly matrixed environment
  • Understanding of principles, practices, theories, and methodologies associated with the professional disciplines, as outlined in Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK2)
  • Familiarity with and understanding of key industry best practices such as the following is preferred:
    • Data Governance framework and organizational structure
    • Data Modeling
    • Data Glossaries and Metadata management
    • Data Quality operations that standardize data definitions, implements quality rules, and aligns with quality management system
  • The ability to bring together and work with a team of people with varied backgrounds - business analysts, technical experts, process owners, content creators - to create solutions
  • Understanding of data management tools available and ability to make recommendations to suit business needs
  • Ability to articulate complex or technical process in a simple way
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience preparing and leading presentations
  • Detail-oriented with superior time management abilities
  • Demonstrated experience creating new processes, products or services and challenging the status quo. The natural curiosity to learn, ask questions, identify mistaken assumptions and bring an open-minded approach.
  • Ability to synthesize conflicting feedback from multiple stakeholders, create a cohesive goal-driven approach and develop action plans
  • High degree of initiative and ability to manage simultaneous projects

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