Data Governance Analyst

The Data Governance Manager will need to possess strong interpersonal and influential skills as they effectively manage expectations for stakeholders and develop strong relationships with senior leadership. This individual must have the organizational savvy to successfully manage ambiguity, risks, issues, and work streams across the business units and Governance Committee. The Data Governance Manager will work with the Management teams as needed to assess the health of the overall Governance strategy.

Reports to: Director of Data & Analytics

Location: Houston, TX

Position type: Direct Hire

Salary: $90,000 – $100,000 plus Bonus


  • Partner with the Director of Data Governance in developing and executing the roadmap for Data Governance
  • Partner with Director of Data & Analytics on Data Management, Data Security, Data Quality, Security & Permissions, Data Retention, Data Glossary and Self-Service reporting
  • Partner with the Director of Data & Analytics on setting up the Data Governance Committee which will include identifying Master Data, Data owners as well as Data Stewards
  • Lead on building and managing the Company Data catalog ensuring standardization across naming conventions, data descriptions, KPI standardization thus ensuring ease of access to data and one source of truth across the enterprise
  • Assist in identifying Data Owners and Stewards as well as building the overall RACI for each role
  • Building documentation and succession plans for Data Stewards across business streams
  • Build strategy around training business users on accessing and utilizing data as well as cross training across Business Analysts
  • Gate keeper for business requests including intake process as well as ensuring business engagement on providing functional requirements.
  • Mentor and train the Business Analysts on requirements process as well as building the knowledge on key business functions and KPIs
  • Identify and manage source systems for analytics (S4 Hana, ME, External sources)
  • Act as the liaison between Business and Technology for Data & Analytics
  • Develop and leverage strong partnerships with business and technology leadership.
  • Responsibly receive, transmit, and handle consumer and customer data per applicable policies and procedures.
  • Review and follow data privacy practices, policies, and guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requires a bachelor’s degree with 5 – 8 plus years of experience in the field or in a related area or possess an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence across different streams and org structures
  • Previous experience in Data Governance Implementation as a functional lead or functional project manager
  • Must possess excellent communication skills with the ability to break down complex functional requirements into manageable work breakdown structures.
  • Strong analytical skills with an aptitude of understanding complex business processes and functions.
  • Ability to challenge, recommend and redirect teams as necessary for successful project delivery.
  • Has a track record of aligning large groups of diverse stakeholders on project plans, risk mitigation, and issue resolution.
  • Ability to navigate significant business relationships and align where both parties achieve a win-win outcome.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the Data Governance life cycle
  • Experience understanding business functions and mapping them to data artifacts
  • Experience in managing initiatives across business transformation
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

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