Director, Data Governance

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Data Management
  3. United States
Boston, Massachusetts
Posting date: 09 Apr 2019

ProClinical, in support of our client, are seeking an individual to fill the role of Director of Data Governance, based in Cambridge, MA. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a cross-functional team of business and technical leaders to establish effective and sustainable data governance operating model 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.
  • Facilitate development and implementation of CDISC standards.
  • 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 a repository for shared reference data.
  • Establish a repository for critical metadata related to shared enterprise data assets.
  • Work with responsible parties to ensure that data standards are in place.
  • Work with business functions across bluebird to build a shared business glossary and standards around shared data domains to enhance the ability to leverage data cross-functionally.
  • Create and execute on a strategic roadmap for measuring, baselining, enhancing, and sustaining data quality improvements over time.
  • Implement a metadata solution to efficiently catalog available data sets and elements, their definitions, relationships, and usage context.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of data standards and data use standards.
  • Collaborate with IT and Clinical Programming to determine whether data is appropriate for storage in the data repository and establishing the process of data transmission into the data repository and its upkeep.
  • Work with vendors to facilitate the intake of data and to respond to questions regarding data governance.
  • Develop eCRF data standards according to CDASH.
  • Lead implementation of eCRF Global library.
  • Lead implementation of CDISC data standards.

Skills And Qualifications

  • BA, preferably in health science or related field and 8-10 years of experience.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to collaborate with business partners to identify needs and opportunities for improved data governance and data standards.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to build and inspire teams and develop relationships with multiple stakeholder groups to drive adoption and deliver expected benefits.
  • Significant experience with development and implementation of data governance standards, processes, and solutions.
  • Experience with clinical data management, data dictionaries, metadata, and data quality.
  • Experience with developing and implementing data governance policies and procedures.
  • Experience dealing with highly varied data sets.

To Apply:

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ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.