The Business Data Steward is responsible for the strategy, execution, and end-to-end management of the business data model. The Business Data Steward is a pivotal role in governing the business data model including data glossary, standards, policies, and procedures. Collaborating with Journey Owners and Product Owners, the Business Data Steward is responsible to develop a framework to understand the levers that drive a successful data driven client, advisor and employee experience. He is also responsible to deliver in-depth analysis and recommendations to drive the data roadmap and to input into company-wide systems, generating incremental business value.
Key Accountabilities include:
Data Strategy, Data Glossary and Data Governance
As Data Steward support and develop business data governance programs and activities for iA Private Wealth
Working with partners, define and maintain metadata repositories (data dictionary, business glossary) and data classification process (identification of sensitive data) and business rules
Support and help drive forward iA Private Wealth Data Governance policy and procedures
Lead governance and oversight of LOB data management activities, such as identification of critical data and critical data elements, metadata management, data quality tasks and data retention and disposition
Executing data management and reconciliation processes to protect the validity of iA Private Wealth data
Review, facilitate and implement the ongoing development and improvement of data processes
Work with business partners to monitor data quality and implement data policy standards
Reduce data duplication/replication, streamline data flows and allow flexible access to business data
Promote and abide by the data governance policy of iA Financial Group
Govern and provide oversight of data under their stewardship, acting as a focal point for data governance
Review, monitor and escalate data risks and issues and provide advice and support to business partners in development and implementation of action plans for issue resolution
Deliver training, tools, and advice to support the governance and oversight of data
Operational Processes and Programs
Establish, implement, and document governance processes for managing data, and build awareness on key data topics across iA Private Wealth
Identify, analyze, and resolve data issues related to uniqueness, integrity, accuracy, consistency, and completeness to support business reporting requirements and contribute to group-wide projects, including technology and business projects, contributing innovative thinking and analysis
Provide data governance expertise to support projects, ensuring projects meet required data governance and management policies and standards
Ensuring appropriate controls and processes are in place, developed and maintained
Review and recommend changes for standardization of position data integrity functions
Report / escalate issues or identified process gaps
Lead relationships with key business, enterprise and control partners providing data governance expertise, and leads on day-to-day data governance activities
Stakeholder Engagement & Communication
Promote consistency, quality, integrity, and accessibility of shared data and information across iA Private Wealth
Collaborate with stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve data accuracy and ensure that data owners are accountable for data quality
Build awareness on key data topics, including facilitation of business alignment
Develop materials and conduct training on data governance best practices
Skills & Qualifications
5+ years of relevant experience specifically in Wealth Management business data and over 10 years experience in a related field (Wealth management or Data Management)
Solid understanding of data governance principles and an understanding of data risk and data management
Good understanding of the Wealth Management industry trends and regulatory environment
Planning and organizational skills with a strong ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines and priorities, ability to manage functional programs independently
Experience with working in both a technical and business context is an asset; able to translate business concepts into easy-to-understand technical language
A team player with the ability to work independently and as part of a larger team with a proven track record of delivering results by demonstrating the ability to take independent action
An understanding of data architecture would be an asset
Strong communication, effective writing and influencing skills
Ability to deal with and influence individuals at all levels of the organization, along with vendors and consultants
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as Business Administration, Operations Management, or a related discipline.
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