The asset management business is at the frontier of data science and at Mediolanum, we view our data as one of our most critical business assets. Effective data management allows our investment and product specialists to focus more time on gaining meaningful insight from data, which in turn facilitates quicker and more purposeful decision making within the business.
As Data Governance Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining and refining the data governance quality programme and all related data governance activities. You will ensure adherence to the enterprise data governance framework for data policies, standards and practices across the organisation and serve as a point of escalation for governance and data quality issues, working closely with business leaders to improve the quality and value of core data assets. You will respond to regulatory requirements while supporting strategic objectives. In collaboration with management, this role will lead in the identification, assessment, monitoring and reporting on data related risks.
As Data Governance Manager you will foster an organisation-wide culture that is proactive and sympathetic to maximising the value of our data assets. You will demonstrate the imagination, initiative and commercial nous to identify and exploit data for competitive advantage.
This position will suit somebody with a Risk, Audit and/or Project Management background who is comfortable leading and implementing a Data Quality and Governance 'change' agenda across a multitude of business units through a matrix reporting structure. The successful candidate will be afforded the latitude to play a leading role in the implementation of a best-in-class solution for this key enabler of our business strategy.
Other duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:
Management of all data governance activities with a view to improving the governance, quality and value of core data assets;
Key point of escalation for data governance and data quality issues, liaising between the business and technology to ensure that data related business requirements are clearly defined, communicated and understood ensuring operational effectiveness;
Review and maintain the Data Governance Framework's data policies, standards and practices ensuring adequate adherence to these;
Data Quality Process management in line with the Data Governance Framework ensuring quality improvements, modification as necessary to behaviour, processes, related tools and data architecture.
Lead data remediation initiatives and process improvements to resolve escalated issues, drive risk mitigation, define accountable roles and responsibilities facilitating stakeholder engagement to protect information assets, develop and maintain information maps ensuring compliance and adherence to data governance best practice.
Embed a greater awareness of the need for data quality and data ownership across business units;
Promote strong collaboration between business areas and IT to drive improvements in the quality and value of our core data assets;
Keep up to date with emerging best practice in this area and update our internal framework as appropriate;
Ad hoc projects/tasks as required.
Skills / competencies:
Analytical mindset and strong attention to detail;
Action and results orientated;
In-depth knowledge of industry data quality and data governance best practices;
Proven practical knowledge of and experience in Data & Analytics technologies, best practice models and project delivery methodologies;
Deep and eager interest in emerging technologies, and the ability to leverage those technologies to deliver innovative and value-add solutions to our end-clients;
Ability to develop and manage relationships both internally and externally.
An appropriate proficiency in IT & Project Management skills.
Qualifications and experience:
Relevant 3rd Level Degree;
A formal qualification in operational risk and/or data science would be advantageous;
At least 5/6 years' experience in a risk or internal audit environment in financial services;
Project Management experience would be advantageous, though not essential.
Internal Number: 4992099
About Mediolanum Asset Management Limited (MAML)
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