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Data Governance and Data Quality Manager

Posted 13 days 2 hours ago by Transunion

Not Specified
I.T. & Communications Jobs
Yorkshire, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 8
Job Description

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What We'll Bring:

We Are TransUnion:TransUnion is a major credit reference agency, and we offer specialist services in fraud, identity and risk management, automated decisioning and demographics. We support organisations across a variety of sectors including finance, retail, telecommunications, utilities, gaming, government and insurance.

What You'll Bring:

Day to Day You'll Be:

  • Responsibility for the management of data assets including data quality and data protection
  • Ensuring the use of data assets adheres to the Data Governance Framework, relevant policies, standards and controls.
  • Serving as a point of escalation for data governance, data management, data quality and data use issues, working closely with stakeholders to improve the value of data assets, while maintaining compliance with regulations.
  • Close collaboration with UK data quality, data owners and stewards defining data quality measures, continuously monitoring data quality and evaluating adherence to policies and standards
  • Management of team to prioritise and deliver strategic initiatives, engage and promote data governance, support incoming queries as well as document and maintain data lineage
  • Develop, refine and promote solutions for data quality management
  • Implement and monitor risk management assessment for team initiatives
  • Team mentoring and professional development
  • Work with strategic data quality supporting other departments with expert data quality knowledge, including supporting with incident identification, analysis and remediation
  • Participate in strategic plan management, aligning the direction of the team to meet long-term plans
  • Proactively engage with internal stakeholders to drive data quality improvements through education and collaboration
  • Working with the data quality teams and the Data Director in the adoption of industry leading data quality measures, with a focus on their definition and promotion

Impact You'll Make:

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to manage a team of data quality and governance specialists to meet the data governance and quality requirements of TU UK
  • Requires a broad understanding of data, including operational, commercial and regulatory perspectives
  • Competent in the identification of risks, defining plans to control or remediate risk and continuously measure and reduce data quality risk across data assets
  • Ability to work with a range of stakeholders to ensure data is managed appropriately, and can identify and advocate opportunities for data quality improvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with a variety of technical and non-technical business stakeholders
  • Ability to articulate a business issue without resorting to technical language
  • Organisation and time management, specifically working to deadlines with multiple deliverables
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Sound understanding and experience of information lifecycle management
  • Assisting the Data Director with the implementation of the enterprise-wide Data Governance Framework, with a focus on measuring and improving data quality, and the protection of personal data.
  • Ensuring clear responsibility for stewardship of data assets.
  • Engaging with a range of stakeholders, ensuring they are adequately supported in their roles as Data Owners, Data Stewards and Data Users.
  • Maintaining the data asset catalogue and data lineage.
  • Facilitating the implementation and communication of data standards.
  • Measuring and monitoring indicators of data lifecycle performance and quality, to ensure compliance with data policies and standards.
  • Reporting on risks, issues and performance to the Data Director and various committees.
  • Monitoring data issues and assisting with investigation, root cause analysis and remediation activities.
  • Reviewing change management activities relating to data use.
  • Reviewing risk assessments relating to data use.
  • Engaging with a range of stakeholders to improve data protection and data governance.


This position requires an understanding of data management concepts, including operational, commercial and regulatory perspectives. It requires someone who can work with a range of stakeholders to ensure data is governed appropriately.

  • Ability to manage a network of Data Owners and Data Stewards to meet the data governance and data quality management requirements of TU.
  • Ability to track delivery of data ownership and data quality management tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with a variety of technical and non-technical business stakeholders.
  • Ability to articulate a business issue without resorting to technical language.
  • Organisation and time management, specifically working to deadlines with multiple deliverables.
  • Analytical and problem solving capabilities.
  • Competent with reviewing and challenging data management practices.
  • Understanding of information lifecycle management.
  • Understanding of meta data and lineage concepts or tooling
  • Understanding of data risk and best practice data quality principles

What's In It For you?At TransUnion you will be joining a friendly, forward thinking global business.As well as an excellent salary and bonus scheme or commission scheme (if joining our sales teams) our benefits package comes with:

• 26 days' annual leave + bank holidays (increasing with service)

• Global paid wellness days off + a bonus day off to celebrate your birthday

• A generous contributory pension scheme + access to the TransUnion Employee Stock Purchase Plan

• Private health care + a variety of physical, mental and financial fitness wellbeing programmes such as access to mindfulness tools

• Access to our diversity forums and communities so you can get involved in causes close to your heart

TransUnion - a place to grow: If there's something on the list of essential / desirable skills that you can't quite tick off, don't let that put you off applying. We are open to exploring training and development opportunities for the right candidate to ensure you are successful.We know imposter syndrome is real, lets confront it so we can continue to grow and thrive together

Flexibility at TU:We recognise that our people need the freedom to balance their day-to-day lives with their work. This is why we've se
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