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Director, Data/Information Governance
Company: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Location: Princeton, NJ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/24/2021
Expire Date: 11/24/2021
Job Categories: Medical
Job Description
Director, Data/Information Governance
Job Summary

The Director, Data/Information Governance within Data Stewardship (DS) for Data & Analytics (D&A) is accountable for leading an enterprise wide information governance strategy, designing and negotiating data sharing relationships and governance proce

sses, and coordinating implementation across domains (R&D, Commercial, & Corporate).

The position will focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise information governance framework for information related policies, standards and tools across domains, taking into account domain specific requirements in order to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall business needs.

The Director, Data/Information Governance must be comfortable interacting with and influencing senior members of R&D, Commercial, and Corporate functions, standing up new enterprise capabilities, and mentoring senior and junior staff.

Job Description

Reporting to the Sr. Director DS, this leader will become a driving force of change and provide leadership, oversight and strategic direction for an enterprise wide information governance strategy.

Lead a
manage all organization-wide information governance activities

Serve as a point of escalation for governance and work closely with the Director, Data Quality and Standards to improve/ensure data quality and protection

Establish and govern an enterprise information governance implementation roadmap including strategic priorities for development of information-based capabilities

Facilitate an enterprise wide information governance framework with emphasis on modifications to organizational behavior, policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture

Define roles and responsibilities related to information governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the companyís principal information assets; Accountable for IG Office and IG Operations activities

Serve as a liaison between Business and Functional areas and technology to ensure that data related business requir
ts for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated and well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning

Manage and leverage IG Cross Functional Business Network

Support and leverage enterprise data catalog and information maps, including authoritative systems, owners

Work closely with the Director, Data Quality & Standards to support and assist in the development and implementation of data quality standards, data protection standards and adoption requirements across the enterprise

Provide progress reports to Senior Management and oversee periodic updates to the Enterprise Information Governance Roadmap

Work closely with Director, Data Lifecycle Management and Associate Director, Data Scouting and Relationship lead role/s to coordinate external data sources to eliminate redundancy and streamline the expense related to those services

Work closely with Director, Data Life
Management and Associate Director, Data Scouting and Relationship lead role/s to identify new business opportunities pertaining to the use of information assets to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the marketplace / represent data as a strategic business asset at the Senior Management table

Function as a knowledge base and resource to project teams. Serves as a point of escalation and resolution for quality issues

Model and coach engagement best practices that enable thought partnership and engender a collaborative environment with robust debate; Furthering the partnership and impact of Data Stewardship at Otsuka

Foster a culture that focuses on the achievement of goals and personal accountability, through the setting of objectives and expectations, monitoring to plan, the redirection as needed and the celebration of achievements

Foster a culture that embraces the strategic use of data into decision making enabling greater business

Builds a learning culture within and external to Data Stewardship, where individuals are provided growth and development opportunities

Accountable for ensuring collaborations and communications with key stakeholders of Data Stewardship

Attract, retain, develop and promote talent to build a team with an optimal balance of experience and diverse perspectives

Model the balance of innovation and intellectual curiosity with discipline and structure / Is a champion of value-add change and evolution and is able to inspire and motivate others



Experience working within the pharmaceutical industry and experience leading teams within information/data governance capabilities, data operations/data management/analysis & reporting environments.

Knowledge of information/data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management
of enterp
rise information assets and approaches related to data protection

Knowledge of data related pharmaceutical regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues

Experience driving large, complex change efforts and to drive results through influence, persuasion and relationships.

A passion for solving complex data challenges and desire to thrive in a constantly innovating and changing environment

Demonstrated ability to lead through ambiguity and build / grow a capability

Highest personal and professional integrity and strong work ethics

Ability to articulate vision of transformation efforts and a sense of mission

Willingness to take charge and provide direction

Results orientation, willingness to commit to a direction and drive operations to completion

Demonstrated ability to manage adversity and challenging situations

Ability to manage senior relationships acros
s all the Bu
siness and Functional areas

Ability to develop cooperative and constructive working relationships

Assesses quickly with a track record of getting up to speed and adding immediate value to new situations.

Ability to co-create and work collectively with various business leaders and other key stakeholders.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to organize, conceptually interpret and clearly communicate material developed collaboratively via the input of multiple parties.

Influencing and negotiation skills.

Up to 10% travel is required based upon business needs.

Education / Experience

Bachelorís degree required.

Minimum 10-12 years data related experience within the pharmaceutical industry.

3-5 years of leadership responsibilities.


Masters in Co
mputer Science
, MIS, Information Management or related

Line and performance management experience.
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