IT Data Governance Lead

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Neenah, WI
IT Data Governance Lead

Job Description

IT Data Governance Lead jobs at Kimberly Clark

Information Technology jobs at Kimberly Clark

Locations: Neenah, WI, Roswell, GA, Knoxville, TN

Please note that there are two openings available for this opportunity.


The mission for the Data Governance Domain Lead (DGL) is to develop the Governance practice for given domains and lead a team that defines, and establish the policies, procedures and process that govern how the data assets of Kimberly–Clark are managed, in order to foster and enable the company's use of data as a strategic enabler and to conform to internal rules and external legislation.


The DGL will deliver against our Governance Framework and provide coordination, facilitation and communication for Governance development of the company's Master Data assets (i.e. Customer, Product, Vendor, reference data, etc.) on an enterprise-wide basis.

Coordination: Responsible for establishing and maintaining the data governance working groups that are comprised of the data owners, process owners and business data stewards for the data domain they are specifically assigned to. The DGL will coordinate meetings with this working group to define the policies, procedures and processes with regard to managing the data within the domain. This will include meetings to define general policies and procedures but also to derive processes and business rules for addressing data issues and to collect the required metadata for documenting business terms and their definitions, business rules around the creation and maintenance of the data and establish requirements for the levels of data quality to support the business use and consumption of the data.

Facilitation: Facilitate the meetings as outlined above, with the data governance working groups, and additionally workshops with the delivery teams as necessary to ensure that data quality is being monitored and measured according to the specification of the data governance working group, identify where potential issues may arise so they may be addressed in a proactive manner and to follow through on day-to-day operational functions for metadata gathering and validation (i.e. data life cycle analysis and data flow diagrams).

Communications: Responsible for working with the data governance working groups to determine the level of reporting that is desired and frequency of reports to show continuous improvement in how the companies data assets are being managed, the benefits being realized and the overall status that will be shared on a routine basis with the data governance board. These functional specifications will be provided to the appropriate person(s) on the MDM and Data Governance team for development of standard reports/dashboards.

The DGL will also contribute to awareness and change management to provide information for anyone in the organization to be able to determine members of the data governance working group, what achievements have been reached, work in progress, and other pieces of information pertinent to them with regard of the Data Governance Program.

The incumbent will be expected to lead multiple simultaneous initiatives with highly skilled teams; may manage sub-domain leads; will coordinate the ongoing development of global IT plans, projects, and processes; maintain active working relationships with business unit leaders to ensure a high degree of alignment of IT resources to business strategy.

Principal Accountabilities:

* Direct the analysis, development, implementation and support to deliver Data Governance for all countries in the appropriate market facing or enterprise manner. Effectively organizing and utilizing department and business resources, and managing initiatives congruent with cost guidelines and Corporate Financial Instructions.

* Maintaining and supporting the tools, processes and procedures for complying with the Enterprise Data Governance policy and standards associated with monitoring and addressing the quality and integrity of the organizations Master Data (i.e. Change Management Procedures and Workflow for maintaining Master Data), for the assigned data domain.

* Establish and govern information life cycle management for the assigned master data domain. In conjunction with other Data Governance Leads and the Data Governance and Engineering Manager establish processes for governing the identification, collection, and use of corporate master data; taking steps to assure its accuracy and validity. Conduct data capacity planning, life cycle, duration, usage requirements, feasibility studies, and other tasks. Create strategies and plans for data security, business continuity, and archiving. Ensure that data strategies and architectures are within regulatory compliance.


This role will interact in a global organization and will have global and local responsibilities across regions. While not having direct reporting from an HR perspective, the incumbent must lead the data governance working groups to motivate and encourage the participants to be actively engaged and ensure the timeliness of the deliverables and the acceptance of accountability for the data they are custodians over.

Key Internal Stakeholders:

* Regional and functional Presidents and Vice-Presidents

* Sector, country, operations, and service organizations of KC globally

* Global Process Owners

* Business based data stewards and local business resources

* ITS leadership including the enterprise architecture team

Key External Stakeholders:

* Strategic executive leadership with key Enterprise Data Management delivery partners

* Senior leadership with Strategy and Research organizations

* Professional associations and speaking at major conferences

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in a related field (Masters preferred)

* 8+ year's relevant experience.

Global capability delivery experience

* World class knowledge of advanced Data Governance, architecture and quality is essential

* Demonstrated track record of success in delivering Master Data Governance

Governance and Stewardship, and Data Quality programs

* Experience establishing Governance and controls

* Experience interacting with global teams

* Ability to present publicly as a thought leader

* Proven experience in navigating complex organizations, creative problem solving, and rational experimentation

* At ease in establishing senior-level working relationships and communications

* Ability to deliver a clear yet compelling and realistic business case

* Ability to translate complex technical topics into easy to understand concepts

* Experience and knowledge developing strategic planning and leadership

Preferred Qualifications:

* Certified Data Management Professional

* Previous hands-on experience with industry Governance, design, data quality tools, and reporting toolsets.

* Direct experience in implementing master and reference data management processes, procedures, data quality management, and decision support.

* Strong familiarity with metadata management and associated processes.

* Previous hands-on experience with database platforms, specifically MSSQL, HANA, DB2, and Netezza.

* Working knowledge of data architecture industry trends e.g. Publish & Subscribe.

* Technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards in MDM, and preferably SAP master data management tools.

* Previous hands-on knowledge of enterprise repository tools and data profiling tools such as Colibra and Information Steward

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

Primary LocationUSA-WI-Neenah

Additional LocationsUSA-GA-Atlanta-Roswell, USA-TN-Knoxville

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time