Senior Advisor, Data Governance
City : Montreal, Quebec
Category : Advisory
Industry : Financial Services
Employer : PSP Investments
We’re one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with CAD$243.7 billion of net assets as at March 31, 2023.
We invest funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong.
Capturing and leading complex global investments requires us to work as one to seize valuable opportunities, in close collaboration with some of the world’s top companies. At PSP, you’ll join a team of motivated and engaged professionals, dedicated to propelling our organization further than ever before.
EXPERIENCE THE EDGE
At PSP, we encourage our employees to grow, forge powerful relationships, contribute and fuel inspired investment launchpads. We are committed to a culture that fosters collaboration and allows us to think beyond, in an interconnected way. We advocate for our employees to speak-up, learn, experiment, share, and be part of an inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The incumbent will report to the Director of Data Governance team, who is responsible for defining and operationalizing governance over PSP’s enterprise data, particularly through the lead of Data communities. The Senior Advisor is responsible for helping businesses implement data solutions following the established Data Governance Operating Model.
ABOUT YOUR ROLE
As a Senior Advisor, Data Governance, you’ll:
Partner with Business Stakeholders and IT to drive continuous improvement of our data management capabilities, practices, and outcomes to enhance both business performance and compliance levels over time through our Data Governance operating model
Lead Data Owners and Data Stewards training and onboarding
Determine root causes and business impacts of data quality issues; Assess existing data rules & responsibilities. Foster recommendations and solutions following analysis
Determine and prioritize data related risks with business Data Stewards and SMEs
Provide strategic guidance to data producers and users in understanding how to leverage data to its full potential for the benefit of enterprise and customers, within data governance perspective
Grow data literacy and data maturity across the organization through effective communication strategies and training to build core data proficiencies in data-related and business roles
Provide leadership in the development and implementation of practices and mechanisms to ensure compliance with data frameworks
Coordinate, track, measure, and report on the performance of the standards and practices deployed, including the evolution of data governance operating model maturity
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance or in a relevant field (information technology, financial engineering, statistics, administration etc.)
Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in the field of data management, data governance, change management and implementation of complex technology systems
Experience in the capital markets industry or Data management experience in an investment firm considered an asset
Significant experience in establishing and managing data governance programs and execution of related strategic plans
Strong knowledge on Data Governance and Data Quality concepts, as well as its best practices
Certification (DAMA, DCAM, Etc.) is an asset
Ability to influence, engage and build positive relationships with stakeholders
Attention to detail and rigorous approach to research, analysis and documentation
Strong ability to manage different stakeholder perspectives and resistance to change
Bilinguism: Excellent French and English language verbal and written communication skills; ability to present complex concepts in simple terms so that they can be understood by the business lines and the management team. *Frequent interactions in English with PSP employees based in our offices in Hong Kong, London and New York, and interactions in French with employees in our local offices in Montreal and Ottawa
We offer a tailored employee experience and competitive total rewards and benefits package* designed to attract and retain global diverse talent, reward performance, and reinforce business strategies and priorities. Beyond salary and incentive pay eligibility, you have access to:
Investment in career development
Comprehensive group insurance plans
Unlimited access to virtual healthcare services and wellness programs
Competitive pension plans
Vacation days available on day one with additional days on milestone service anniversaries, and summer Friday afternoons off
Inclusive paid parental leave policy: up to 26 weeks for primary caregivers, 5 weeks for secondary caregivers
A flexible hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and remote days based on business groups, teams, and roles
*Benefits package may vary based on your employee type.
At PSP, we aim to provide an inclusive workplace where we leverage diversity and where everyone feels valued, safe, respected and empowered to grow. As part of this leadership commitment, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants and strive to offer an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know.
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