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Data Govern Specialist

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

At Northwestern Mutual, we help our clients realize the promise of financial security and deliver comprehensive planning, insurance and investments through a trusted advisor and engaging technology.

Investment Products and Services helps our clients grow their wealth. In other words, IPS completes the promise we’ve made to our clients. By bringing investments and insurance together into one comprehensive plan, we help our clients strive toward their complete financial picture.

Our team is adding this role to support the implementation of an enterprise system. Be a part of our digital transformation journey!

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the application and implementation procedures of data standards and guidelines on data ownership, coding structures, and data replication to ensure access to and integrity of data sets.
  • Ensure master data integrity in key systems as well as maintaining the processes to the data quality.
  • Ensures quality of master data in key systems, as well as development and documentation of processes with other functional data owners to support ongoing maintenance and data integrity.
  • In collaboration with domain experts and data stewards, defines and implements data strategy, policies, controls, and programs to ensure the enterprise data is accurate, complete, secure, and reliable.
  • Aids in resolving data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies collaborating with domain experts (SMEs) and data stewards.
  • Ensures the curation of metadata (Technical, Operational, and Business) across our governed assets.
  • Manages, analyzes, and resolves data initiative issues and handles revisions needed to best meet internal and customer requirements while adhering to published data standards.
  • Assists in data management, governance, and data quality of master data requirements with other functional data owners to ensure functional master data integrity across the operation of financial systems is consistent and meets stated business rules and requirements.
  • Work closely with the business/IT to ensure alignment of master data rules and the operations of the application meet all requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in information science, data management, computer science or related field preferred
  • Three or more years of experience in data management, data governance, or data quality
  • Experience working with industry standards, regulations, and guidelines specific to data
  • Experience working with a Data Quality software packages
  • Experience working with data catalog and discovery software packages
  • Experience working with relational databases
  • Good personal computer and business solutions software skills

Benefits:

  • 401K
  • Company sponsored retirement plan
  • Educational assistance
  • Performance based incentive pay
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Caregiver time off
  • ….and more

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This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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