Data Governance Process Consultant

Location US-IA-Des Moines
Job ID
Process Improvement
Requires Non-Compete?

Job Summary

About the team:  Data Governance resides within the broader Business Analytics team and works heavily to manage data decisions within both Projects and Application Change Requests (ACRs), as well as to help identify and resolve data issues in production. We believe strongly in continuously improving both our processes and our people, and in creating a work environment that is both effective and enjoyable to work within.


About the career: In this role, you will be accountable for building effective partnerships across the organization, understanding the Enterprise Data Governance (EDG) strategy, and using effective process improvements to effectively consult and influence decisions related to shaping enterprise-wide Data Governance. You will be responsible for building and maintaining business data assets through the development, documentation, and management of Data Governance processes, policies, procedures and standards; including process design and improvement responsibilities, as well as ensuring the necessary training, communication and process monitoring (adherence) takes place. In addition, you will apply business process management and continuous improvement methodologies to improve efforts, maximizing business performance, increasing customer satisfaction and returning savings to the bottom line.


Our Ideal Candidate: You will be someone with strong experience either in Data Governance or Process Improvement who is capable of identifying critical processes and working to develop or improve them as necessary to move Data Governance forward as a function. This person should be process and detail oriented, with the ability to flow chart business processes and to build, document, train and maintain the processes and tools necessary for us to fulfill our role within the organization.



Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)


  • Bachelor’s degree or direct and applicable work experience
  • Minimum of 3+ years demonstrated experience working in a data governance (technical or business) role OR 5+ years of proven process improvement experience  
  • Demonstrated workflow management skills – ability to document or guide others through a series of related steps where the sequence and order of each step is important to the flow of work, and are able to make recommendations and changes to the workflow to improve processes
  • Ability to problem solve and come up with “out of the box” options or solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly analytical – identifying issues or inconsistencies, obtaining relevant information, relating and comparing data from different sources, and identifying alternative solutions
  • Proven ability to compile and communicate reporting/metrics – compile and analyze data for the purpose of telling a story with the data/metrics
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail
  • Proven organizational and time management skills, with the ability to continually re-prioritize and/or multitask
  • Demonstrated communication skills – written and verbal – to deliver messages suited for the audience
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Suite skills – PC knowledge, including the use of spreadsheets, process mapping, presentation and word processing software
  • Ability and interest in staying up to date on immerging trends in the industry and technology
  • Demonstrated experience with data collection/documentation – observing, monitoring, collecting and recording data.  Ability to assess the accuracy, validity and integrity of data.

Hiring Specifications Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Process Improvement Certification such as Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, etc.

Job Accountabilities

a. Responsible for the design and management of key data governance processes such as code set governance, data issue management, acronyms and abbreviations management, breach process, naming conventions, among others. Accountable for the drafting of data governance processes, policies, procedures and standards.

b. Execution and administration of data governance tools such as metadata applications and the data governance SharePoint site. Oversee the administration and execution of these tools, including licensing and upgrades.

c. Will develop, document, train and communicate applicable data governance policies, procedures and standards.

d. Work in collaboration with Technology to identify and develop data governance workflow tasks within the broader SDLC systems development lifecycle process for building data assets.

e. Works jointly with Corporate Information Security CIS and Compliance departments to ensure data asset compliance with Security and Privacy policies and standards.

f. Will support internal audits of data assets & Data Governance processes.

g. Lead enterprise wide process improvement initiatives, utilizing business process management, lean, and six sigma methodologies, to maximize business performance related to data governance processes.

h. Other duties as assigned.


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