Senior Manager - Data Governance and Policy
Job Title - Senior Manager - Data Governance and Policy
Career level - E
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.
Who we are:
The Global Business Service (GBS) team sits within Finance at AstraZeneca and is a dynamic and results-oriented environment and provides a range of enterprise-wide services. We dare to change the way we work by freeing up the business to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We aim to do this by freeing up time, freeing up money, protecting AZ’s value and providing new capabilities.
What we do:
A trusted partner to the business, we’re on a mission to make AstraZeneca more agile, efficient and effective. Through our hybrid model of in-house delivery centers and service towers across the globe, we’re reimagining how we work. Here we drive new ways of working and operating models, process simplification and innovative solutions, whilst ensuring that automation and data is at the heart of everything.
How we do it:
Be part of a team building a community. We interact with diverse cultures and perspectives and are united by our sense of belonging. This is the place to learn and grow together.
Why we love it:
As a growing multi-national company, there’s so much potential to develop. Embrace opportunities at a global business that’s facing new and varied challenges. This is the place to build an exemplary, international CV.
A fun place to be, we’re creating community hubs that build partnerships, not just working relationships.
We’re on an exciting journey to take our team to the next stage. This is the place to leave a legacy behind.
About the role
Job Description / Capsule
The GBS Data Office (GDO) supports Commercial and Enabling business areas.
The Data Governance & Policy team is responsible for supporting a range of data and AI governance activities to protect the company’s data assets, so that they can be used with confidence to maximize value, while legal, ethical and security aspects are safeguarded.
The Senior Manager leads a team of Data Governance and Policy Specialists, providing expertise, leadership and oversight. The role will coordinate and support data governance processes and initiatives for relevant business areas.
Line manage a team of Data Governance & Policy Specialists within the GDO. Recruit and onboard new team members. Provide ongoing coaching and mentoring, support development and perform regular reviews
Engage with business, data governance, and IT colleagues to triage and coordinate issues and requests. Allocate work items, and monitor progress and effectiveness. Act as first line issue point
Ensure that SOPs, work aids and other information are complete, correct and kept up-to-date. Continuously improve ways of working by enhancing tools, methods, processes, documentation and controls within the team
Collate metrics and reporting for team activities. Provide updates to data management and user forums on progress of initiatives and issue resolution. Track value and provide reporting to GBS Operations
Data Governance Strategy and Operations
Develop robust, standardised GDO-wide processes to ensure that data governance activities are efficient and simple to engage with.
Be responsible for performance of data governance processes, standards, quality and compliance within relevant area(s).
Participate in GDO, Enterprise Data Office (EDO) and cross-business unit forums.
With the team and the wider GDO, provide governance services including:
Provide first line support to internal collaborators on privacy
Support process owners in documenting Records of Processing Activities (ROPA)
Support process owners and project teams in completing Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
Provide oversight of risks and mitigating actions identified in PIAs and Transfer Impact Assessments (TIA)
Create and run assurance activities for privacy processes
Engage with privacy SMEs within the GDO and AZ global privacy team to resolve complex queries and issues
Data Sharing and Partnerships
Manage requests and the process for data sharing with third parties, supporting and ensuring PIAs, TIAs, and other due diligence processes are complete. Facilitate data transfers and/or access as necessary
Provide support to process owners for managing cross-border data transfers
Data Asset Management
Identify, classify & prioritise Critical Data Assets and Critical Data Elements; ensure that critical data is appropriately documented
Define data access policies and responsibilities
Implement data access controls
Assure data disposal schedules and processes
Ensure data products adhere to business area and AZ global standards
Data Policy, Compliance and Risk Management
Facilitate the roll out of Enterprise data and AI policies and standards within defined business area(s)
Provide feedback and input on business area requirements for enterprise data policies, standards and guidelines
Perform regular maturity assessments against AZ Enterprise data standards; assure that prioritised mitigation or uplift actions are completed
Facilitate data and AI audits
Assure data and AI issue and risk registers
Provide data policy SME support to process owners and project teams
Educate and publicise data governance concepts, polices and standards through presentations, GDO intranet site and AZ internal social media
Support central compliance areas (e.g. Privacy Office) in the creation and sharing of educational material
Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Experience of line management and coaching a small team of experts
Foundational project management skills – ability to coordinate dependencies, monitor progress, manage risks/issues, and track outcomes
Experience of process design and change management
Ability to work to deadlines in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities
Demonstrable experience of working in a data office, data governance or data management role
Knowledge of data protection principles and regulation (e.g. GDPR)
Strong knowledge of data management and data governance principles
Good administrative and organisational skills
Proficient in Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Experience of maintaining information and documentation using collaboration tools (e.g. SharePoint)
Good attention to detail
Conceptual and strategic problem solver
Confident engaging and managing collaborators at all levels
Good communication, presentation and influencing skills
Knowledge of user access and security principles
Experience of working in a complex, diverse global organisation
Domain knowledge of life sciences/pharmaceuticals; manufacturing; corporate finance; or sales & marketing
Knowledge of ethical and regulatory aspects of the use of data within AI and analytics
Experience with Collibra or other data catalogue technology
Experience of producing and delivering training
Key Relationships to reach solutions
Internal (to AZ or team)
Data users and stakeholders within Finance; Commercial; Enabling Units; and Global Business Services teams
Enterprise Data Office
Other Business Area Data Offices
Privacy Office and other compliance SMEs
Data owners and stewards
Data operations and engineering teams
Data quality teams
External (to AZ)
3rd party data vendors and partners
WHY JOIN US?
We’re a network of high-reaching self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering premier technology and data solutions.
We’re not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. Put simply, it’s because we make a significant impact. Everything we do matters.
SO, WHAT’S NEXT?
Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we’d love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.