Data Governance Manager (gn) Data & Analytics | Inhouse

Leipzig, Erfurt, Magdeburg, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, München (Sendling), Stuttgart, Poing, München (Messe/Riem), Heilbronn, Köln, and Lindau

Job Function

Business IT
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Data Governance Lead (gn) Data & Analytics


team: Business IT of SoftwareOne | pensum: full time

location: Europe (all SoftwareOne locations) / working model: hybrid



Das Aufgabengebiet

In a nutshell:

The Data Governance Lead is responsible for leading the data governance pillar of SoftwareOne’s data programme, which aims to serve the right data to the right people at the right time. The Data Governance Lead will define and implement the data governance framework, policies, standards, and processes to ensure alignment with the business objectives and strategies. The Data Governance Lead will also oversee the data stewardship activities across the organization, ensuring accountability, transparency, and collaboration for data management. 



More details:



The key relationships

  • Business Functions
  • Data Teams
  • BUSINESS IT-internal teams
  • BUSINESS IT-external partners


The key responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain the data governance framework, policies, standards, and processes, in alignment with the data vision, data programme, and business strategy. 
  • Establish and chair the Data Council, the decision-making body for data governance, and facilitate the data working groups for specific data domains. 
  • Identify, appoint, and train data stewards for each data domain, and provide guidance, support, and oversight for their data governance activities. 
  • Define and monitor data governance metrics and KPIs, and report on the progress, issues, and risks of the data governance pillar. 
  • Ensure compliance with data regulations, policies, and standards, and manage data incidents, issues, and escalations. 
  • Promote data awareness, literacy, and culture across the organization, and communicate the value and benefits of data governance. 
  • Collaborate with other data pillars, such as data quality, data architecture, data culture, and master data, to ensure alignment and integration of data governance practices. 
  • Engage with key stakeholders, such as business functions, data teams, IT teams, and external partners, to understand their data needs, expectations, and challenges, and ensure their involvement and buyin for data governance. 



The direct Lead:

Erdal is a seasoned Data Management Leader with over a decade of experience in driving data and analytics initiatives at top-tier firms such as PwC, EY, and Hitachi Consulting. Based in London, Erdal specializes in data governance, strategy, and compliance, with a track record of successfully leading GDPR and BCBS 239 projects for financial institutions. Erdal recently joined SoftwareOne to spearhead the creation of a visionary Data Management strategy within the company. He is leading efforts to define a robust data strategy and assemble a high-performing team to execute this vision, driving impactful data-driven transformation at SoftwareOne. You need more information about Erdal?:



The Homebase of the role:

Every day, 9.000+ SoftwareOne colleagues solve demanding business challenges with intelligence and grit. And every day, 400+ Tech Experts in 20+ countries build and operate the systems that run SoftwareOne. They deliver 24/7 support through different time zones and work in a hybrid Multi-Cloud environment (AWS, Azure). This team is called BUSINESS IT (BIT) and is leading SoftwareOne's internal transformation by rethinking traditional IT and business operations, while driving innovation and productivity for its thousand's employees worldwide. #DrivenToDeliver #IgniteTheMagic 



Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten

your experience & knowledge

  • 5+ years of experience in data governance, data management, data quality, or data governance, preferably in a large and complex organization. 
  • Strong knowledge of data governance frameworks, principles, methodologies, and best practices. 
  • Strong knowledge of data regulations, policies, and standards, such as GDPR, ISO 8000, and DAMA DMBOK. 
  • Strong knowledge of data lifecycle, data domains, data models, data elements, data lineage, and data catalogues, demonstrating experience in a specific industry vertical. 
  • Strong project management, planning, and organizational skills, with the ability to deliver results in a fast paced and agile environment. 
  • Knowledge of data platforms, tools, and technologies, such as Profisee, Collibra, Informatica, and Purview.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in data management, information systems, business administration, or related field. 


your communication skill

  • Strong leadership, communication, presentation, and influencing skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with various stakeholders at different levels. 
  • Excellent communication skills, especially in English.


your personality

  • Passion, curiosity, and enthusiasm for data and its value for the business. 
  • Analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to handle complex data issues and risks. 
  • Planning, and organizational skills, with the ability to deliver results in a fast paced and agile environment. 
  • Analytical thinking with a focus on continuous improvement, structured approach, and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Highly self-motivated, goal oriented, work independently, assume ownership.



Das haben wir zu bieten

This is what makes us special as an employer:

  • Global company culture: We defined our lived culture through 7 core values (
  • Come as you are: Wear what you feel comfortable in, not just while working from home!
  • President’s Club: Exclusive recognition awarded by leadership and your peers.
  • Flexible work: Do great work from anywhere, deliver excellence everywhere.
  • Employee Exchange Program: Experience new colleagues and cultures around the world.
  • Incentive programs: Swomies award bonuses to colleagues who go above and beyond.
  • Lifelong education: We pay for your new skills with tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee stock option programs (SIX: SWON): Be an owner. All employees can be shareholders.
  • Hire to Grow: We optimize our internal structures and feedback culture constantly to be your Employer of Choice, today and in future.
  • For local benefits & incentices (GER and CH), you can check our current benefit list here:




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