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Senior Data Governance Specialist

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

As a Sr. Data Governance Specialist, this resource will be joining the Data Governance Organization. Our department handles data management and governance for multiple lines of business at Northwestern Mutual. This position will function as the point of contact to connect our business units with data governance & management procedures and tools! Being people and process oriented is key.

Additional responsibilities include:

Assist in the application and implementation procedures of data standards and guidelines on data ownership, data stewardship, metadata management and data quality.

In collaboration with subject matter experts and data stewards, define and implement data strategy, policies, controls, and programs to make sure 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 subject matter experts (SMEs) and data stewards

Ensures the curation of metadata (Technical, Operational, and Business) across our governed assets.

Assists the business line data owners in classifying data assets to meet regulatory and privacy objectives

Working with business unit data owners, assists in defining data management, governance, and data quality requirements to ensure the governance of critical data assets.

Work closely with data management engineers to ensure data management capabilities are built appropriately to meet business unit requirements

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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W e 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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