Vanguard | Data Governance Lead -

Data Governance Lead

Vanguard |  Malvern, PA | Other

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Advance the investment industry with Data

IIG Data Management & Governance organization is looking to hire senior resources who will be responsible to drive data governance and management mandates for their stewardship areas (example: finance, marketing, Institutional investor services etc.). This role requires individuals with executive level communication skills, technical savviness (primarily around data governance & data management tools) and strong business acumen in investment management.

To lead the implementation and management of the data governance operating model on behalf of the assigned business. Leading development and of specific data standards, policies, procedures as well as enable data management capabilities in collaboration with business data owners. Ensures that data is fit for use and available for Data Management to operationalize as a business asset.

In this job, you will:

  • Ensures the business has the required data people, policies, procedures, and standards necessary to a functioning data governance structure.
  • Facilitates D&I leadership efforts to migration and transformation of the data to achieve their business outcomes.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on assigned IIG data.
  • Enables data management capabilities including core data cataloging, lineage & traceability, data quality, data privacy & access management areas
  • Coordinates governance and stewardship activities across business data areas, business data projects, and with business data stakeholders to ensure all efforts that touch IIG data and data governance integrate effectively.
  • Maintains ongoing communications with D&I and IIG leadership.
  • Collaborates with business to drive data ownership, monitor/audit data quality and controls, and adopt emerging data solutions to support business processes.
  • Plays the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) role to provide input to project teams (business and technical) to ensure engineering data is appropriately captured, linked and used.
  • Implements and leads all aspects of the data governance operating model through the deployment of ongoing data governance meetings.
  • Ensures that the data governance pipeline is aligned to the assigned business objectives. Leads efforts to bring transparency to the analytics and insights transformation to the cloud and how the data governance efforts support and integrate the future state data management necessary for the cloud.
  • Support the capture and cataloging of metadata across all assigned business/domains
  • Using a process-driven approach, assume ownership for the identification of critical data elements (CDEs) that drive critical business activities.
  • Lead working groups and manage routine projects related to data governance
  • Develop and implement robust data quality monitoring and controls required to secure data certification within a complex data environment
  • Prioritizes and takes action on regulatory changes that impact the data governance operating environment for the assigned business.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

What it takes

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years general experience.
  • Experience with data management, data validation, data manipulation, and data modeling is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of cloud technology, meta, master, and reference data.
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS desktop applications required (MS Access preferred).
  • Knowledge of third-party data, applications, and interfaces that interact with CRM preferred.
  • Working knowledge of data tools and technologies such as Cognos, Oracle BI, Composite, and Hadoop is preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Detail oriented with solid time management skills; ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Client focus and relationship building skills.
  • Professional presence to interact with all levels of management.

Specializations that will have an impact

  • Collibra data governance certified professionals is preferred

Special factors

  • Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position. Also, employment is contingent on a successful drug-screening result

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
  • Travel
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Mother Rooms
Perks & Discounts
  • Company Outings
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

What’s uniquely challenging about building Vanguard products?

Applications and systems directly related to investment management require Vanguard crew members to have both business and technical skills. They need to have soft skills in order to listen to clients’ needs as well as hard skills that will translate those needs into technical requirements that deliver results.

What is the pace like at Vanguard?

The technical team at Vanguard works in an agile work environment, so they work quickly and intelligently. Over the last couple of years, Vanguard has enabled a robust continuous delivery system where folks can get new feature updates into production in less than 15 minutes to begin testing in live product environments, where in years past it would take months to get something into production.

What features is the team working on at the moment?

A tool for our portfolio managers to analyze client and market data and make better trading decisions. In addition, the team is engaged in moving legacy applications to the cloud.

What qualities does Vanguard value in an employee?

Vanguard values passionate individuals who are open-minded and always looking to improve themselves, their community and the products offered to clients.

What can new employees expect?

In addition to a thorough one-day corporate orientation, new employees can expect to enter into a supportive, welcoming work environment where they will feel appreciated and valued.

How do Vanguard employees stay connected and engaged with each other?

From the annual employee 5K run and community service campaigns through “Vanguard Gives Back” to happy hours, board game nights featuring D&D-style games like Gloomhaven, beverage clubs and barbeques, there are ample opportunities for Vanguard crew members to connect with each other throughout the year.

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