Senior Data Specialist (Procurement)

Senior Data Specialist (Procurement)

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Toronto, Ontario

Accounting & Finance

Permanent

06/27/2024

212272

Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with a Downtown, Toronto-based company to hire a Senior Data Specialist (Procurement). 

As a Senior Data Specialist, Procurement in the Finance Data Governance Team, you'll work in developing and implementing the strategy for all data management activities across Finance, other cross-functional areas with an emphasis in procurement. You'll also collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, supporting data quality, metadata management, data cleansing, and data access capabilities within Finance. You will work closely with data owners, stewards, technology, information security, and other stakeholders to set and deliver on business data requirements. The Senior Data Specialist, Procurement will support the oversight and evolution of data quality initiatives across finance and mainly procurement functions. 

This role requires a deep understanding of finance and procurement functions, data governance principles, data quality assessment, and remediation processes.

Benefits & Perks:
  • Compensation: $75,000 to $95,000
  • 4 weeks Vacation
  • 22 month contract
  • Hybrid work schedule 
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and enhance data governance frameworks and policies specific to finance and procurement functions.
  • Mentor team members as needed to improve their understanding of data governance practices and tools.
  • Take ownership and ensure the successful execution of organizational goals both independently and as part of a team, taking direct responsibility.
  • Manage the profiling and analysis of data quality issues within specified data domains and business functions.
  • Collaborate closely with data owners and governance pods to identify critical data quality problems and develop effective solutions.
  • Implement data quality standards, methodologies, and best practices throughout the organization.
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication between data governance pods, data owners, and other stakeholders across the Corporation.
  • Present data quality findings and progress reports to senior management and key stakeholders.
  • Advocate for the importance of high data quality standards and robust data governance.
  • Prioritize and assign remediation tasks based on business impact and data quality assessments.
  • Manage timelines, resources, and scopes to ensure timely delivery of data governance deliverables.
  • Monitor and report on the status of data quality improvement initiatives.
Qualifications:
  • Solid background in finance, particularly in procurement functions.
  • At least 3 years of experience in data governance or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of data quality tools, data management processes, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading data governance initiatives and mentoring teams within complex organizational environments.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of engaging effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to derive meaning from data, investigate complex problems, synthesize information, and communicate detailed findings effectively.
  • Ownership mentality, thriving when empowered to take initiative, exceed expectations, and deliver results.
Desired Skills:
  • Extensive experience in managing finance and procurement data.
  • Experience with E-Procurement and ERP systems in data management.
  • Familiarity with applicable legislation and standards impacting data privacy and governance.
  • Possessing a Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP®) designation or other certifications in data governance or quality management (e.g., DGSP) is advantageous.
  • Experience with document repositories.


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