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Data Governance Program Manager (US Remote)

Company: Ansys
Location: Washington
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world's most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.

Summary / Role Purpose

The Data Governance Program Manager will be responsible for end-to-end planning and implementation of a comprehensive, enterprise data management program to achieve and maintain the level of data quality required to support business goals and objectives. The Data Governance Program Manager will be responsible to develop a data governance policy and standards that align compliance, architecture, information security, privacy, and records management policies into a coordinated use of data that meets enterprise requirements. The Data Governance Program Manager will be instrumental in establishing and leading an Enterprise Data Management Committee and related programs to monitor adherence to policies, standards, guidelines, and processes used to govern the company's data effectively and efficiently.

We are looking for a strong collaborator who can thrive in a fast-paced environment, is client-focused, team oriented, and is able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.

This position can sit remote anywhere in the US, although requires traveling to corporate HQ based on business needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote the value of data governance and data management strategy across the enterprise
  • Lead the creation of a data governance framework and key data governance artifacts (policies, standards, documentation, definitions, processes, templates, etc.)
  • Lead the creation of an Enterprise Data Management Committee
  • Lead and advance data governance principles, policies, and programs for stewardship, advocacy, and custodianship of data
  • Collaborate with resources from the Business and Technology on various projects and initiatives to achieve governance objectives
  • Coordinate and align cross-functional resources
  • Track and manage improvement opportunities for standards, guidelines, and processes
  • Ensure data quality action plans are implemented where data fails to meet established data governance standards
  • Design and report on process performance metrics for data governance, data management, data quality and metadata management
  • Create and deliver education and training on data governance concepts, standards, guidelines, and processes
    Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience
    • B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent work experience in computer science, information technology, business administration, engineering, or another relevant field
    • 8 years' experience in establishing and running any of the following programs: data management, data governance, data quality, metadata management, or master data management
    • 5 years of progressive leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within matrixed organizations
    • Dynamic relationship building and partnership skills; a strong collaborator with experience leading initiatives across multiple groups and stakeholders
    • Experience in integrating complex, cross-corporate processes, and information strategies, and/or designing strategic metrics and scorecards
    • A strategic thinker who can establish and translate business objectives into actionable solutions
    • An energetic and self-motivated leader who can embrace and lead change Preferred Qualifications and Skills
      • MBA or Masters in related field preferred
      • Fifteen or more years of overall work experience preferred
      • Ten or more years of progressive leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex contexts
      • Familiarity with Salesforce, Pardot and Siebel, Oracle databases and applications, data warehouse systems (Snowflake), and master data management tools
      • Certification in Project Management and/or Lean Agile Practices
      • Experience monitoring KPIs to measure effectiveness of data and analytic capital spend and ensure investments in people, systems and process enhancements deliver value
      • Prior experience in integrating and influencing others across a matrixed organization, and unlocking new opportunities to drive change, adoption, and excellence
      • Possess a broad set of working skills and knowledge across hardware, software systems and solutions development across more than one technical domain
      • Demonstrated understanding of data security, privacy (CCPA, GDPR, FERPA etc), regulatory and export compliance cyber security, data retention.
      • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with demonstrated ability to develop materials and effectively present to and persuade executive audiences
      • Proven record of effective leadership including the ability to balance team and individual responsibilities, building teams and consensus, and getting things done through others not directly reporting to this individual.
      • Strong situational awareness and decision-making capabilities.
      • All global leaders are expected to have strong skills in interpersonal interaction, public speaking, knowledge of budgets and finance, and high integrity, good judgment, attention to detail and teamwork. ALIGNING YOUR VALUES TO OUR SOLUTIONS
        At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world's most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:
        • Customer Focus
        • Results and Accountability
        • Innovation
        • Transparency and Integrity
        • Mastery
        • Inclusiveness
        • Sense of Urgency
        • Collaboration and Teamwork ENGINEERING YOUR CAREER AT ANSYS
          At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high - met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on. At Ansys, it's about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It's about the "what's next" as much as the "mission accomplished." And it's about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.

          At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost. As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.

          Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 - finalist, and America's Most Responsible Companies.

          For more information, please visit us at

          We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

          Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

          Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

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