Data Governance Manager - VP

  • Sector: LMA UK Compliance & Financial Crime
  • Contact: Nikolai Balzer
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  • Client: LMA
  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £90000.00 - £105000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
  • Expiry Date: 24 June 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH397571_1655469145

Our Client, a growing Global Bank are seeking a Data Governance Manager. This is a is a critical role as part of the overall Data Strategy for the Bank. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of data management, regulatory and operational risk management practices
The role will require working with stakeholders across all functions to ensure fit-for-purpose data, as we look to leverage best practice across the industry. As the concepts of Data Governance are new to the organisation, the role also requires an ability to educate and convince stakeholders at all levels on the essential nature of this role.
The candidate must be willing to challenge the status quo in an empathic manner, while helping the wider team to have an ethos of openness and transparency that will help us nurture real business innovation.

The EMEA Data Office is a new function that sits within the Operations, Planning and Data Department, covering all EMEA entities (including Securities and Banking subsidiaries) and all datasets. This new team is responsible for defining and implementing the new EMEA Data Strategy, building out its data management capabilities, and ultimately focusing on how we exploit data more effectively and innovatively across the Bank.
As part of this work, the EMEA Data Office has established a new framework which encompasses cultural, behavioural, procedural, and system transformation to deliver the new strategy. This initially focuses on good governance by improved Data Architecture, Data Management and Data Quality, but as we evolve, we will focus more on how we can use Data to drive new ways of working and improved business outcomes.
They have been formed to really drive data-led transformation through the bank, and it is a great opportunity to join us at the very start of this exciting journey.

The EMEA Data Office team is new to the bank, having taken over from a consultancy that developed the foundations of an operating model. Currently a team of 6, there is ambition to grow significantly over the next 18 months.


  • Solid knowledge and expertise in the use of data governance, data quality, metadata, profiling, analysis, and data management tools.
  • Support the implementation of the data governance strategy and policy.
  • Drive the Data Governance implementation book of work and develop the pipeline.
  • Drives the data definition, lineage and governance aspects 'end to end' for prioritised Use Cases.
  • Responsible for monitoring changes to business data requirements and ensuring that change and release management activities are executed for the data domains.
  • Contributes to the firm's objective of meeting industry regulatory expectations with respect to the data governance program as well as establishing processes that generate accurate, complete, timely and reliable data.
  • Work with Local Data Officers and teams across the Division on the development and implementation of data standards and adoption requirements for EMEA Data.
  • Participates in the various data governance and program forums to advance the robustness of the Bank-wide data governance framework.
  • Collaborates with business, compliance, technology, and other groups to ensure that data related business requirements are clearly defined and communicated as part of initiative prioritisation and planning.
  • Support the investigation of Data Quality Issues, development of remediation plans and recommendations to fix at source.
  • Ability to establish consistent contact with all teams to provide updates, stay on track and report risks and issues timely with proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Understanding of data governance with knowledge of data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise data and data related regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to think in an enterprise-wide manner, rather than a silo'd or business unit focused fashion.
  • Analytically minded with experience in problem solving and being able to implement and deliver solutions.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills to communicate and achieve buy-in from stakeholders across EMEA.
  • Partner with business stakeholders to manage timely execution of resolutions, escalate delays and obstacles/roadblocks to business control forums.
  • An understanding of Physical, Logical, and Business data Models.
  • Analytically minded with experience in problem solving and being able to implement and deliver solutions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint supporting Business Process Modelling.
  • Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining the ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Confident manner and strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and see challenges through to resolution.
  • Educated to degree level in any subject or relevant industry experience, preferably in a quantitative discipline.
  • Exposure to Collibra and other data governance tools.


  • Experience with Power BI, Tableau and SharePoint
  • Exposure to SQL, Python, R,
  • Exposure to Data Engineering
  • Knowledge of data related regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of emerging trends and issues within the Data Management landscape
  • Experience working in regulated frameworks, ideally financial services