Senior Data Lead

Senior Data Lead

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Toronto, Ontario

Accounting & Finance




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

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

Benefits & Perks:
  • Compensation: 85k to 110k
  • 4 weeks Vacation
  • 22 month Contract
  • Hybrid Work Schedule
  • Lead the data governance team, offering strategic guidance and expertise.
  • Develop and refine data governance frameworks and policies tailored to finance and procurement functions.
  • Mentor team members to enhance their grasp of data governance practices and tools.
  • Supervise the profiling and analysis of data quality issues within specific data domains and business functions.
  • Collaborate closely with data owners and governance pods to identify critical data quality issues and devise effective solutions.
  • Ensure the adoption of data quality standards, methodologies, and best practices across the organization.
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication among data governance pods, data owners, and other stakeholders across the Corporation.
  • Present findings on data quality and progress reports to senior management and key stakeholders.
  • Advocate for the importance of rigorous data quality standards and robust data governance.
  • Prioritize and allocate remediation tasks based on business impact and data quality assessments.
  • Manage timelines, resources, and scopes to ensure timely delivery of data governance objectives.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of initiatives to improve data quality.
  • Extensive background in finance and procurement functions.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in data governance or a related field, including at least 2 years in a leadership capacity.
  • Strong grasp of data quality tools, data management processes, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated track record in leading data governance initiatives and mentoring teams within complex organizational environments.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, adept at engaging effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • You derive insights from data, enjoying the challenge of solving complex problems and effectively communicating detailed information.
  • Extensive experience in managing finance and procurement data.
  • Knowledge of relevant 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.
  • Previous experience with Data Management solutions for ETL (Extract, Cleanse, Transform, and Load) data from legacy (SAP) systems to on-premise or cloud applications like Oracle Cloud or SAP S4 HANA would be beneficial.

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