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Data Steward

This role is a unique blend of strategic and practical analytical data governance to enable data analytics work in a well mandated space in our Life Sciences business sector. You are expected to set strategic directions and establishing good analytical data practices in a big data environment, including areas such as data ownership, data movement standards and technical and non-technical quality assurance standards.


You act as a recognized thought leader leveraging your industry experience when you drive the creation and continuous improvement of our analytical data practices. You actively challenge each part of the data practice to make sure the right level of governance is applied (not too much and not too little), and processes are fit-for purpose and support the success of our businesses. Everything you do is outcome focused.


You will collaborate with the rest of the Analytics Center of Excellence (ACE) organization, especially the Product Owner and Delivery team to provide support for the delivery of use cases through the ingestion and enhancement of data. You are comfortable to consult and educate the stakeholders on the use and purpose of the data and data practices. Finally, you are confident in applying your technical skills in ensuring data and engineering results.


Who you are:  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or other related field
  • 5+ years working experience in data management and data governance covering strategic and operational implementations
  • 3+ years experience working in a big data environment and developing data practices


Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or other related field
  • Exceptional experience in implementing and running data practices including technology, process, data and organization readiness aspects. The ability to change these through strong data thought leadership authority in highly agile environment focused on analytical use case outcomes. Strong data provisioning and data managing skills in incl. data design, data cleansing and harmonization activities, metadata structures, object relations, data catalogue population etc ensuring the catalogued data is current, correct and supporting analytics activities
  • Good and growing technical ability to verify data engineering work and lean into technical discussions with the data engineering team. Strong knowledge in SQL/Python/other query languages preferred.
  • Good practical experience of industry data practice/governance models (DAMA, CMMI, DGI others) and data strategy frameworks (Gartner, St Gallen, others). Experience in defining and implementing data practice KPIs.
  • Having worked in a Pharma or Life science environment, regulated environment and GxP experience
  • Good experience in risk management and threat modelling. Having worked in an environment where data was shared with third parties for commercial or compliance purposes.
Job Requisition ID:  210116
Location:  Burlington
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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North America Disclosure
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