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Head of Data Governance

Company: M&T Bank
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Functional Title
Head of Data Governance
Locations Preference
Buffalo NY, Baltimore MD, Wilmington DE, New York City NY
About the Team
Our team is on a mission of unleashing the power of data to support decision making. Our team builds enduring data products, provides platforms to access & derive insights from data, enables confidence in decision making with appropriate data governance, delivers actionable insights through use of data science and activates value for the business by innovatively solving problems with data. We love translating data, insights, and anecdotes into action, we operate with a sense of urgency, have a startup mentality, build data analytic products at scale, and innovate solutions on behalf of our customers. We work hard but value the need for downtime to unplug and recharge. We embrace our differences and view them as a key driver of innovation. We are Data@M&T
About the Role
As the Head of Data Governance for the Enterprise Data and Analytics Office, you will be part of a team with the mission of enabling confident decision making by providing data that is accessible, trusted and understood through managing and reducing data risk. This key team focuses on designing and implementing standardized, scalable solutions that identify, validate, and mitigate risks including data trust, privacy, security, access, use, and compliance
You will apply your deep technical, analytical, and data management skills to one of the richest financial data assets. You will lead and support the development of data governance roadmap and adoption of data catalog, lineage, quality and use governance tools. You will support the development of processes and workflows associated with data governance policies & standards. You will partner in the development of data inventory, classification & taxonomy, and establishment of consistent data definitions across the enterprise
You will support audits and regulatory exams related to data governance. You will assist in providing evidence and assurance to the firm that data risks are both understood and managed effectively. You will partner with legal, data privacy, privacy operations, cyber risk, and other technology functions as you support building a data culture by raising awareness of data risks and adherence to global and local regulatory requirements. You will proactively address cross-functional data issues and set policies and guidelines for the firm. You will drive a strong risk management orientation, with ability to effectively steer the organization toward compliance while driving forward mission and business impact.
You will develop and maintain formal process documentation including procedures, process flow diagrams, and data flow diagrams. You will define key roles and responsibilities across data, technology, and other stakeholders, formulating a system of decision rights and accountabilities, which describes who can use which information, when, how, and using what methodologies. You will leverage data governance framework to support data protection and privacy requirements, including data retention, individual rights and pseudonymization techniques
About you
You are a change agent with a passion for data management and governance. You convince and influence your partners using clear insights and recommendations. You have a bias toward action and the ability to work autonomously and take initiative
You possess experience and extensive knowledge of data management, controls frameworks, data privacy implementation, as well as the demonstrated ability to design and monitor an effective global data governance program
You influence and guide senior leadership to implement strategic governance and programmatic controls using data and insights
Basic Qualification
Bachelor's degree in quantitative/relevant field such as Statistics, Operational Research, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Data Science
10 + years' work experience in data governance and/or data management related role collaborating with different parts of the organization with emphasis on developing and implementing data standards, policies, practices, and procedures
Command of data governance and data management best practices, tools, disciplines and business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets, and approaches related to data protection
Demonstrated experience in ensuring stakeholder awareness resulting in the ability to maintain momentum and participation
Broad industry experience with digesting, analyzing, synthesizing and problem-solving various use cases across the data privacy and governance spectrum
Experience working with tools used to support data management, specifically business glossary and metadata management, data catalog, data profiling, and data quality.
Proficient in the following data skills/techniques - Business Process Modeling, Data Profiling, Metadata management, Data Lineage, Data Security/Privacy, Master Data Management.
Team oriented, collaborative, respectful, and flexible style, with the ability to tailor results to varied audiences
Exhibit intellectual curiosity and strive to continually learn
Preferred Qualification
Advanced degree in quantitative/relevant field such as Statistics, Operational Research, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Data Science
Extensive knowledge of the internal control framework and solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational effectiveness
Strong understanding of SOX methodology and associated standards
Experience in GDPR program design and operations
Proven experience in planning, organizing, and leading multiple multi-functional projects with diverse cross-functional partners
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Location

Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

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