Data Governance Officer or Manager


Company :  Paracon
Location :  Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent
We have an opportunity for you to join a multifaceted, integrated financial services organisation that has been in existence for over two decades. Today, they lead in their sector through the quality of products and services they offer to their clients.

They need you to:
  • Build and maintain a detailed audit of the core systems and information assets that are held in these systems, as well as the teams and processes that use them;
  • Create and maintain ownership accountability of corporate data systems;
  • Develop standards, policies and procedures to support the creation and provide technical assurance for the on-going implementation of the data governance policy within the business;
  • Manage the delivery of the data governance programme;
  • Lead and develop teams across the company to ensure data governance policies and practices are embedded throughout the company;
  • Help establish best practice and ownership of the corporate taxonomy and ontology, and develop rules for their use;
  • Align the data governance programme to the enterprise information strategy;
  • Embed and align the company's information security strategy with any data governance programs and initiatives;
  • Use your specialist knowledge and expertise to identify improvements through reducing data redundancy and appropriate data reuse;
  • Continually assess and identify risks in line with the company risk management approach, ensuring they are mitigated and accounted for work within the data governance programme;
  • Support and supervise information stewardship activities and management of data quality, retention and uses;
  • Develop and enforce data quality metrics outside of the data warehouse;
  • Identify and develop policies and standards that need to be put in place to ensure the role can be carried out effectively and efficiently; and,
  • Support project planning and management to ensure best practice and legal frameworks are followed with regards to data governance.
Job Requirements

You will need experience with the following:
  • Working within the information/records management discipline;
  • System testing and creating test scripts;
  • Using cloud based applications, for example Salesforce, Office 365 and SharePoint;
  • Leading a data governance programme;
  • Using agile project management tools such as Pivotal Tracker; and,
  • Requirements gathering for a data warehouse or similar data systems.

You will need to have a good understanding of information management practices including information lifecycle management, data modelling, master data management and carrying out business audits and requirements gathering. It's important that you are able to work with system users to elicit and formally define their requirements and that you have an understanding of the principles of IT security and data protection. You will also rely on your understanding of relevant statutory frameworks applying to data governance such as the Data Protection Act, and your specialist knowledge of data governance principles and practices to be successful on the job.

Ready for a new challenge? Then let's talk about this great career move!
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