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Lead Data Management Specialist

Lead Data Management Specialist

  • Location: Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002801331
  • Closing Date: 27 September 2019

Job description

We need:

A Senior Data Management Consultant in our head office in Swindon
Competitive salary (dependent on skills/experience) on a permanent basis
Send in your application by 27th September 2019

Who we're looking for

As a minimum you’ll have:

• Data Management: Strong knowledge of end to end data lifecycle management and associated capabilities
• Proven Track Record - Proven expertise in data management and IM Projects, with sound knowledge and experience of other aspects of data, including and in addition to, gaining buy-in for data governance from senior stakeholders, championing data stewardship within the business and embedding data governance into their BAU activities
• Drive for results: Experience of delivering initiatives alongside senior business leaders to protect business data, increase its maturity and realise greater value from it
• Enabling Technology: Experience of utilising strategic tools to enable and realise the data strategy
• Experience of identifying requirements associated with effective data management technologies including master and reference data, data quality, lineage & metadata
• Methods: Experience at multiple companies and/or of formal gated methodologies for data governance (Home grown, Consulting or Academic)
• Leadership & Communication - Highly influential, with exceptional written and verbal communication and leadership skills. Ability to deliver highly-effective subject matter expertise regarding Data Governance services, capabilities, tools and processes, to both internal and external stakeholders, and senior-level community leaders

It would be nice if you also had:

• IM Foundations - Knowledge of the IM lifecycle including documenting requirements, data management, integration, storage & modelling, reporting and analytic tools and overall solutioning would be desirable

What you'll be doing

Specifically, you will be part of a Data Governance team that works on one or more significant Information Management (IM) /IT projects or Change Programmes as well as local small change initiatives. Accountable for ensuring that projects and change initiatives deliver using the Information Management methodology, using the agreed Data Governance Service Framework and tooling processes and that those services and processes are also used to build out the enterprise data model e.g. the data dictionary. The role breaks down into the following key areas;

Primary Lead, Change Leadership
Drive Data Management strategy, shape and manage data governance engagements & manage local resourcing

Champion IM Methodologies and Frameworks
Drive a continuous improvement mindset to help shape Nationwide’s data change and risk management frameworks

Shape & Provide Consultancy Services
Promote the Data Management strategy. Provide expert strategic data insight, guidance and consultancy, particularly in the area of metadata management

Manage Team Members
Develop, coach and mentor team members (small team) and drive positive behaviour. Shape accountable freedom

The Team:

The Data Change Governance Team, within the Data & Analytics Community, supports the implementation of our Data Governance principles to key transformational projects and local small change initiatives, taking place within Nationwide. We respond to enterprise requirements by managing the Data Quality, Data Modelling, and Master Data Management teams. We empower the projects and initiatives we’re involved in to manage their data as an asset, in line with Nationwide’s Data Governance framework and principles.

As well as being experts in data, we are fully involved in Nationwide’s citizenship agenda; enjoying regular socials and giving our time to community volunteering projects. We aim to live and work by the PRIDE values and become the exemplar team in Nationwide.

The extras you'll get

If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So, if you help us do the right thing for our members, we’ll help further your career with us.

As part of our team you’ll get:

• Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career
• Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we’ll top it up to 23%
• Life assurance worth 8x your salary
• 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
• The ability to 'buy’ up to 10 days more holiday
• Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets
• Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member

Why work for us?

At Nationwide we don’t have shareholders, we’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our customers first, and we’re known for being open, honest and trustworthy.

We’re also the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who understand what we believe in and have the talent and drive to keep us successful.

At Nationwide we have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. If you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.