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Director, Data Governance

  • Oct 23, 2018
  • Boston, MA


The Director, Data Governance will work closely with DRG business and technical leaders to establish an effective and sustainable data governance function over shared enterprise data assets.


  • Define and implement a data governance operating model to achieve business objectives
  • Define and communicate roles and responsibilities within the data governance operating model
  • Help build understanding of and support for data governance processes across the organization
  • Manage data governance presentations, metrics, dashboards and overall progress communications
  • Identify data domain stewards and formalize data domain stewardship responsibilities
  • Engage data stewards for each data domain or business area and coordinate them to achieve defined program goals
  • Define and communicate formal standards, policies and processes regarding data stewardship
  • Establish an authoritative repository for shared reference data, and establish stewardship practices around its maintenance
  • Establish an authoritative repository for critical metadata related to shared enterprise data assets, and establish stewardship practices around its maintenance
  • Formalize accountability for data documentation, and work with responsible parties to make sure that data dictionaries for individual data assets are sufficiently comprehensive, accurate and accessible
  • Work with business functions across the enterprise to build a shared business glossary around common data domains, to enhance the ability to leverage data cross-functionally
  • Work with virtual project teams that frequently include team resources from two or more global locations - Boston, Toronto, India


  • Strong business acumen and ability to collaborate with business partners to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to present complex technical/analytical concepts to executive audience
  • Proven ability to coordinate cross-functional teams of IT professionals, business executives, and other key stakeholders towards common goals and objectives
  • Significant experience with development and implementation of data governance standards, processes and solutions
  • Experience with data management, business glossary, data dictionary, data lineage, metadata, and data quality
  • Excellent planning, negotiation, prioritization, problem solving, and organization skills
  • Experience working with all levels, from senior leadership through business analyst
  • Able to operate in areas of uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA or other related graduate level degree desirable
  • Experience with healthcare data desirable


Decision Resources Group, a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises, is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. DRG also provides leading workflow tools to manage data-driven business processes, Clients rely on DRG’s analysis, data, and tools to make informed, knowledgeable decisions. DRG is an equal opportunity employer.

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