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Data Manager

Rainforest Alliance
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Possible for this role to be predominantly home-based, with occasional attendance at the office in London.At Rainforest Alliance, we believe in the value of data. We want our organization and stakeholders to make data-driven decisions. The Data Excellence unit is enabling this vision, by managing the enterprise data warehouse, building data analytics capabilities and improving data management practices across the organization.The Data Manager, reporting into the Senior Manager Data Excellence, will play a pivotal role in setting up the right framework to enable the Rainforest Alliance to manage its data as an asset and improve data governance. They will set up the right structure to deliver on the Rainforest Alliance Data Strategy and will have the opportunity to change how Rainforest Alliance manages its data and help solve data related issues to help the business deliver more value.The Data Manager will ensure that data is accurate, timely, relevant and of high quality and will be responsible for improving (master) data management, ensuring that people speak the same data language.The Data Excellence team is an enabling function, and as such, will liaise with the different teams in the organization, to embed good data management practices across all areas of the business, with a primary focus on our Certification and Traceability data.The role will manage a small team; currently a Senior Data Quality Officer and vacant role of Senior Data Officer.We are looking for candidates with at least 7 years professional work experience including working with Data Governance Frameworks and Master Data Management. Experience with data catalogues, data classification and GDPR will be favoured, as is affinity with spatial datasets.Candidates must have excellent stakeholder management and communication skills and be fluent in English, with Spanish a plus. We are also looking for candiates with at least one years' experience in people management, and the successful candidate will be required to participate in our People Manager Community Learning Programme. Responsibilities: Data governance:Revise the Data Governance framework, to improve based on the first year implementation;Define Data Owners and Data Stewards for priority data domains;Educate Data Owners and Data Stewards on their data governance responsibilities;Lead the operational Data Governance meetings;(Master) Data management:Scale the data catalogue, selecting the appropriate tooling and ensuring that it is maintained and used;Implement a solid Master Data Management structure, primarily in the Account domain;Liaise with the Technology department to realize the MDM vision.Data quality:Work with the Senior Data Quality Officer to set the right objectives;Promote data quality improvement initiatives;Oversee data migration projects with respect to data quality, in close collaboration with the Senior Data Quality Officer;Set up KPIs to monitor Data Quality improvements.Data privacy and confidentiality:Work with the Legal department to monitor the implementation of the GDPR regulation; and, ensure that data privacy regulations and data confidentiality agreements are correctly implemented;Define data classifications and ensure their application;Own the Data Sharing Policy, for the new Rainforest Alliance certification, which indicates which data can be shared externally.
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