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Commercial Data Steward - Secondment / Fix term role - 1 year

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-204567 Date posted 09/07/2024

The Commercial Data Steward is responsible for the fitness and use of one or more data sets. Working within the Global Data Office (GDO) and business users, the role maintains the quality and integrity of commercial  data though the development and embedding of standards, education of users, review of data quality and oversight of data management practices.

This role will focus on Commercial Data outside of the US market. Data sets will include both master, transactional and external data.  Applicants must be experienced in data governance processes and have strong knowledge and experience of data and the business processes that consume the data. Technical abilities in analysing large data sets will be a key focus.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Create and maintain documented standards, or appropriate sections of standards, for relevant data objects: this will include but not be limited to Customer data, Product Data, Digital data and Sales data.
  • Act as SME for relevant master data sets to market data champions, project teams and users
  • Provide oversight and direction for the market data champions and business users to ensure standards are embedded and followed
  • Deputise for the Data Owners and organise and run some data set specific working groups, and attend other relevant working groups
  • Provide training, mentoring and support on data standards to participants in the data governance community
  • Act as the business owner for the requirements of data quality dashboards and monitoring tools
  • Direct initiatives to cleanse and improve data, in some cases reviewing data before it is loaded
  • Update stakeholders via working groups, service reviews and project updates
  • Participate in project, process or governance forums as delegate of the data owner
  • Own and maintain the data object issue and risk registers and drive prioritisation, mitigation and resolution with the data object owner and working group.
  • Assist with the development of a commercial data catalogue


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in Information Management, Computer Science or related field
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a senior data office, data governance or data management role
  • Strong knowledge of data management and data governance principles
  • Experience of designing and/or implementing data policies and standards, and measuring adherence
  • Experience of data quality definition, monitoring and remediation
  • Strong engagement, communication and stakeholder management skills, including excellent organisational, presentation and influencing skills
  • Experience of building internal partnerships, establishing shared objectives and co-delivery of data assets
  • Proven experience of working with commercial data and systems (Veeva, Reltio, SAP) and consumption
  • A ‘Can do’ attitude to understanding data issues, the impact and proactively driving change.


  • Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context
  • Pharmaceutical business awareness/business domain knowledge
  • Experience of implementing data governance tools, glossaries, data dictionaries, data catalogues (e.g. Talend, Collibra)
  • Knowledge of user access and security principles
  • Knowledge of privacy principles and regulation (e.g. GDPR)
  • Knowledge of ethical and regulatory risks in relation to AI
  • Knowledge of risk management principles

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.

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