Reference and Master Data Governance Lead Reference and Master Data Governance Lead …

Fitch Ratings
in London, United Kingdom
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
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Fitch Ratings
in London, United Kingdom
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
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Reference and Master Data Governance Lead
Job Summary

The Fitch Group Chief Data Office (CDO) team is seeking a Reference and Master Data Governance Product Owner. This role will partner closely with key stakeholders across the enterprise to define a consistent governance framework for Reference and Master data. The ideal candidate will be a team leader and connector who is expected to know how to impart information across the corporate structure effectively and efficiently, and will have final decision-making authority for the reference and master data domain. The ideal candidate understands that data has a variety of functions between business and IT and should bridge the gap by streamlining processes and definitions. This position reports to the Enterprise Data Governance Lead.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead the development of requirements for data models, governance processes, operating models, organizational teams and tools for reference data, partnering closely with key stakeholders in Technology and Business;
  • Prioritize and drive the integration and adoption of applicable reference and master data tools and processes;
  • Acts as the voice of the business to ensure vision and strategy are created;
  • Determines the categorization & classification of data which enables appropriate access/security, disclosure, distribution, and protection requirements;
  • Identifies and ensures required policies, procedures, standards, KPIs, etc. are developed;
  • Communication and training to the rest of the organization on topics related to the reference and master data domain and its governance;
  • Work closely with vendors and deployment partners, using Agile methods, to ensure successful and timely delivery of technology solutions;
  • Engages senior stakeholders to assign data SMEs to work with and support data stewards
  • Acts as the key point of escalation for a data steward to resolve complex scenarios;
  • Ensures organizational awareness and buy-in for all decisions made;
  • Establish appropriate control model for reference data management lifecycle and ensure close collaboration and alignment to Risk functions;
  • Close collaboration with data governance and data stewards for adoption of policies, and programs to ensure the data is accurate, complete, secure, and reliable;
  • Engage, influence and collaborate with key stakeholders for prioritization of the strategic roadmap.

  • Extensive experience in master data management and data governance and the resolution of business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection;
  • Extensive years of overall relevant work experience including strong staff management experience;
  • Proven experience of reference and master data management in a financial services context;
  • Excellent relationship management, communication, and presentation skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability;
  • Able to leverage strong business and domain knowledge to effectively interact with senior leaders and a broad variety of stakeholders;
  • Experience in Agile development;
  • Ability to document detailed product concepts in the context of user needs, business impacts, and technical requirements;
  • Able to "roll-up sleeves" and understand the detail when required to - but synthesize and communicate problems and solutions to senior levels of the organization;
  • Experience of working in or building highly effective partnerships with Data Engineering and Technology Architecture teams;
  • Familiarity with the management, optimization and governance oversight of enterprise master data management platforms;
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Information Systems or other related subjects.




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