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IT Data Governance Lead (f/m/d) 80-100%

Date:  14 Jun 2024
Job ID:  8516
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Experienced professionals
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

Alpiq is embarking on an ambitious data-driven journey, with data, and how we manage this important asset being at the heart of this transformation.

As Data Governance Lead you play a pivotal role defining how we make the most of our critical data assets. You will be ensuring that an organization's data assets are well managed and utilized effectively, securely, and in compliance with relevant regulations and standards. Your responsibilities encompass a broad range of activities focused on data quality, data protection, data usage, and overall management of data as a strategic asset. 

Your main responsibilities

  • Defining and Implement Data Governance Policies: Create and enforce policies and procedures that govern the lifecycle of data, from creation to retirement. This includes defining standards for data quality, security, and compliance.
  • Data Governance Framework: Design and implement a framework for data governance that includes roles, responsibilities, and processes for effective data management. Develop and monitor KPI’s.
  • Promote Data Ownership: Advocate for the responsible management of data across the organization, including the designation of data stewards in various departments who are accountable for the quality and integrity of the data in their domain and drive data literacy across the business through education and training.
  • Ensure Data Quality: Implement processes and tools to monitor, analyze, and improve the quality of data throughout the organization, ensuring that data is accurate, complete, and reliable.
  • Data Inventory and Classification: Maintain an inventory of data assets within the organization, classifying data according to its sensitivity, regulatory requirements, and value to the organization.

Your profile

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business, or a related field.
  • Data Management: Extensive experience in data management roles, demonstrating a deep understanding of data quality, data architecture, data cataloguing and associated technologies
  • Data Governance: Direct experience in data governance, including developing and implementing data governance frameworks, policies, and procedures.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate data governance concepts and policies to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Industry knowledge: Knowledge of energy trading or finance is strongly recommended.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Familiarity with legal and regulatory requirements related to data protection and privacy, such as GDPR. the industry.
  • Data Governance and Management: Certifications such as Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) are an advantage
Your benefits
  • Generous annual leave incl. bridge days and free working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Opportunity of 5 days flexible leave
  • Very good social benefits and excellent pension fund contributions, optional additional savings contribution (tax free)
  • Financial contribution to daycare center costs and voluntary family allowance
  • Free barista coffee and fruit
  • Various flexible work models
  • Financial and/or time support for further education
  • Complete benefits overview

What is also important to us:

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Data protection
At Alpiq, data privacy is an important topic. Please therefore take note of the corresponding Privacy Notice that appears in the online application form and explains in detail the purpose for which we process your personal data. It is of great concern to us to inform you as transparently as possible and process your data only in a fair manner.

Application process
Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

Are you ready to apply now? Need more information about Alpiq? Then follow this link to our homepage.

Alina Tauscher



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