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Data Strategy & Governance Advisor

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Our client, a Fortune 100 company in the oil/gas industry is seeking a Data Strategy & Governance Advisor for a long term opportunity. 

Benefits and PTO available through Aquent.

This candidate will work on a Data and Analytics team that is focused on internal customer outreach. They will set strategies and create a variety of content that is published broadly throughout the enterprise. 

The position will develop, enhance and maintain an enterprise approach for data strategy development, data governance programs and data policies, standards and practices. Establishes, maintains and promotes enterprise data policies, standards, practices and processes according to best practices. Provide consultation to business organizations for data strategy and data governance efforts. Facilitates and participates in cross-functional teams in the development of information and data governance initiatives. Participates in the development of strategies, policies, principles, procedures, standards and metrics. Viewed as senior resource in given field for department. Provides advice to lower level associates and other functional areas. 

Job Requirements 
• Synthesizes key information / data and research in order to recommend information governance initiatives that meet business goals. 
• Contributes to development of business case and ROI for implementing information governance enterprise wide. 
• Provides strategic partnership for institutionalizing information governance decisions, principles, policies and procedures. 
• Recommends information governance and best practices, tools and associated processes across the enterprise. 
• Authors information governance guidelines, principles, policies, and standards for information / data stewards, stakeholders, and development teams. 
• Conducts 'as is' assessment of information governance process and tools. 
• Prepares formal reports and presentations of findings and recommendations; presents findings to various levels of leadership. 
• Responsible for acquiring and applying advanced knowledge of various lines of the business, channels, and their applications and processes. 
• Identifies opportunities to include information governance into business processes. 
• Determines business requirements and works with business stewards to determine improvement initiatives. 
• Collaborate on areas of metadata management, data quality management and data stewardship functions 
• Work with partners to improve adoption and user experience of data management tools 

Skills: 
Intermediate knowledge of the DAMA DMBoK v.2, TOGAF Framework and SAFE agile practices 
Good knowledge of General Project Management Methodology & Tools 
Excellent communication of concepts and theory into practical application 
Organizationally savvy, able to influence without authority, & highly collaborative 


Education / Experience: 
Bachelor's Degree in Information Architecture, Information Management, Information Studies or a related technical field OR A Master's Degree in Information Architecture, Information Management, Information Studies or a related technical field OR A PhD in Information Architecture, Information Management, Information Studies or a related technical field. 
• If Bachelor's degree, 6 or more years experience in Information or Data related practices to include: information governance, information management, information architecture, IT, analysis and reporting 
• If Master's degree, 4 or more years experience in Information or Data related practices to include: information governance, information management, information architecture, IT, analysis and reporting 
• If PhD, 3 or more years experience in Information or Data related practices to include: information governance, information management, information architecture, IT, analysis and reporting Expert knowledge of industry information/data governance best practices. 
Work experience in oil and gas industry / petrochemicals and knowledge of related key data types is preferred 
Experience designing and implementing business or IT strategies is preferred

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