Director, Data Governance in Atlanta, GA at HUNTER Technical Resources

Date Posted: 3/21/2020

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Job Description

Director, Data Governance & Enablement role has an exciting opportunity to drive execution of & help build strategy for enterprise-wide data governance, enabling business via effective use of data while minimizing privacy, security, operational and reputational risks associated with data. As a key member of the centralized, enterprise-wide program focusing on management of data assets, the Director, Data Governance & Enablement helps drive ownership and accountability for data across defined enterprise data domains.

Further, this role collaborates with key stakeholders across business, technology and corporate functions across enterprise to help establish and implement governance framework & foundational practices (e.g. data lineage & metadata management, master data management, etc.) and to help drive technology enablers for data governance across data lifecycle. Via such collaboration, the Director also helps drive privacy practices early in data & application life cycles, helping establish privacy by design and enabling data minimization.



  • Drives definition and execution of Data Governance & Enablement program in line with changing environment, regulations and risks, including:
  • Finalization and release of policies, standards and procedures for governance and management of data assets across the enterprise
  • Interface with business units and various corporate & technology functions for activities such as obtaining buy-in for policies/standards, execution and enforcement of data governance requirements and driving associated KPI’ s & KRI’ s.
  • Develops/collects, manages and reports associated metrics.
  • Collaborates with data stewards on the above mentioned activities
  • Collaborates with other teams within the company (e.g information security, infrastructure, engineering, etc.) to drive technology enablers for data governance - these enablers include strategy, tools and technology associated with data protection solutions such as data loss prevention, identity & access management, digital rights management, controls for logging/monitoring etc
  • Provides leadership to program managers and analysts involved in data management efforts
  • Partners with Privacy Office to help ensure compliance to privacy regulations (GDPR, CCPA, etc.) by way of execution of data asset management standards and support for implementation of a global privacy controls framework, and monitoring and testing of those controls
  • Supports efforts to modernize practices for privacy by design & privacy engineering to move privacy early in data and application development life cycles
  • Works with business units and corporate/technology functions across the enterprise to support development, socialization, and execution of data management strategy as well as to enable business and product via appropriate management & use of data
  • Researches industry trends and key market information for continuous program improvement
  • Leads efforts associated with key data governance initiatives including but not limited to:
  • Engagement with cross functional teams to deploy data governance roadmap
  • Establishment and maintenance of data inventories, in partnership with enterprise-wide data stewards
  • Establishments and maintenance of data processes, data lineage, and data flows in partnership with enterprise-wide data stewards, data delivery teams
  • Partners with Compliance/IT Risk and Infosec/Data Protection teams to ensure compliance to data related regulations (e.g. PCI)
  • Helps drive data literacy across the enterprise, increasing awareness on various areas covered within data asset management



  • Bachelor’ s Degree with 8-10 years of experience working in a complex technology driven business, and cross-functional environment, including but not limited to governance, compliance, security, application development, enterprise wide data – centric functions/initiatives, process improvement.
  • 5+ years of experience in business facing roles such as Product Management, Program/Project Management, Client Services
  • Preference for experience in a similar role having set up of data governance program, Understanding of cybersecurity and controls
  • Ability to read and document technical process flows with a focus on data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to effectively communicate across a broad spectrum of personnel - from technical subject matter experts to senior leaders
  • Ability to influence teams and outcomes without direct line of control
  • Experience in driving strategies and results via cross-functional, cross-border teams
  • Excellent problem solving skills: Analytical approach to problem solving, including technical problems and organizational issues
  • Highly collaborative, constructive approach to driving results and resolving conflicts