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Title:  Director, U.S. Head of Data Governance Office




Requisition ID: 124162

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


Serves as U.S. Head of Data Governance Office—Director within the U.S. Data Office, supporting implementation of the U.S. Data Governance program and executing “business-as-usual” activities of the U.S. Data Governance function.



Is this role right for you? You will be responsible for:




  • Managing the design, development and implementation of data strategies, standards and procedures to support the CUSO while facilitating adherence to the Enterprise and GBM/U.S. Data Governance Policies and Standards.
  • Ensuring that CUSO data practices and standards are aligned with BCBS-239 and RDARR principles.
  • Chairing U.S. Data Council to provide senior management with oversight and transparency of data governance activities, budget and funding requirements, data quality concerns and issue management, and program status. Escalate high priority issues to Council and execute appropriate actions to resolve open items.
  • Monitoring and responding to regulatory and supervisor exam and audit findings that have data-related and data governance components. Ensuring that CUSO is in compliance with federal and state regulation related to data governance according to Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), Department of Financial Services (DFS), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and others.
  • Representing the U.S. Data Office in relevant steering committees and forums to include SHUSI Board, U.S. Operating Committee, U.S. Regulatory Oversight Committee, U.S. Risk Committee, U.S. Operations Committee, NYA BSA/AML & OFAC Steering Committee, U.S. Transaction Monitoring Steering Committee, U.S. Regulatory Reporting Steering Committee, Houston Branch Management Committee, SCUSA Management Committee, GBM Records Management Steering Committee, COBRA Steering Committee, HAMMER Steering Committee, GBM Customer Data Steering Committee, and Data Domain Working Groups
  • Creating program, audit and regulatory documentation to support U.S. Data Office functions. Due to nature of regulatory environment, these documents should be prepared with diligence, accuracy and consistency with other related artifacts.
  • Responding to Internal Audit (IA) findings and develop and execute action plans to resolve open items.
  • Ensuring alignment with U.S. Data Risk priorities to ensure that CUSO addresses residual data risk through that application of appropriate data standards, data controls, and compensating controls.
  • Raising potential operational and data-related issues through the Management Self-Identified Issue (MSII) process.
  • Supporting the U.S. data domains with data modeling, process design, identification of critical data elements, authoritative data sources, business requirements/attributes, and technical specifications to foster adherence to Enterprise/U.S. Data Standards and GBM Data Strategy.
  • Providing oversight and guidance to U.S. Data Office programs and projects to ensure the timely and effective implementation of data solutions.
  • Supporting the U.S. Data Governance Working Group and representing U.S. Data Office for enterprise-level and cross-domain data governance and data quality issues.
  • Establishing roadmap and define body of work for U.S. Data Office in support of data domains along with providing accurate cost estimates.  Providing oversight of project execution and monitor budget forecast to ensure sound financial management.  
  • Assisting with the remediation of data issues and collaborating with business and technology stakeholders to address and remediate issues in a timely manner based on priority and severity.
  • Contributing to the definition of the overall U.S. Data Strategy, and to oversee the implementation across business line and corporate functions.
  • Fostering the adoption of the GBM Data Platform including the consumption of ClientCentral and TradeCentral in core corporate systems and processes.
  • Overseeing Data Quality Issue Management (DQIM) with a focus on root cause analysis (RCA) of critical and high impact data quality issues to ensure that action plans and data remediation is conducted in timely and cost effective manner.
  • Actively pursuing effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.
  • Providing leadership and management of U.S. Data Office personnel in accordance with HR policies and procedures.



Do you have the skills you need to succeed? We'd love to work with you, if you have:



  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in a technology and data-related capacity.
  • Must have 5 years of recent experience in data quality management and data governance functions with clear understanding of data models, data quality rules, and remediation practices.
  • Strong experience is organization design and implementation, development of data strategies, data-related policies and procedures, and design and implementation of data standards and practices.
  • Understanding of data modeling, data architecture, and data processing methods and practices.
  • Strong background in data analytics, testing of data controls, and detection of data quality issues.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Working knowledge of Corporate Lending, Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Services industries. Understanding of the regulatory environment should include an understanding and appreciation of regulatory standards across jurisdictions, including requirements in Canada, the U.S. and globally.
  • Strong project management experience with end-to-end oversight perspective, and with experience reporting program status to senior managers and stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and presentation skills, including verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to accept assignments and challenges in rapidly changing environment.


Location(s):  United States : New York : New York City 

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