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Manager - Data Governance - Vancouver

Location:  Vancouver
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Feb 13, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1405846
At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The opportunity


We are looking for a Manager, Data Strategy and Governance who will be joining EY’s DnA team in this exciting period of growth. EY offers a huge variety of opportunities to make a tangible impact to our clients’ businesses and to your career. We provide constant room for growth through client engagements and personal development. Our practitioners develop and lead innovative data techniques and methods, supporting both business and technology leaders. This role provides the unique opportunity to build a professional network, tackle complex data issues, and drive cutting edge approaches across industry leading clients and domains. The experiences you gain here will be more valuable than anywhere else. We are currently seeking management consultants with experience in the various data management related capabilities - including data governance, data operating model, data strategy, etc.- to lead and implement leading-edge data management and strategy projects.


Your key responsibilities

  • Help our clients with developing futuristic data and analytics strategy for transforming their business
  • Assist with the setting up of Data and Analytics organizations along with the Operating Model
  • Conduct current state assessments (Data Management and Governance reviews, Data Maturity assessments, Operating Model and Data Literacy assessments), evaluate assessment results, and present findings in a logical and easy-to-understand manner
  • Perform gap analyses to determine initiatives and build out roadmaps to address identified gaps focused on communication plans, governance structures, and investment prioritization for execution
  • Help our clients establish Data Management and Governance programs and drive data ownership and stewardship into the client businesses
  • Assist with data architecture reviews and advise on data solutions that pertain to Data Governance programs (Data Catalogue, Data Quality, Business Glossary, data tools/software, metadata management, master data management, Lineage)
  • Lead multi-functional teams that could consist of both EY and client staff to scope, shape and deliver projects
  • Utilize subject matter expertise and knowledge of client’s business to develop proposals
  • Develop our people through coaching, talent development, recruitment, and formal performance management
  • Work with the Data & Analytics (D&A) team to develop thought leadership in the Data Management space through collaborating with EY’s internal resources, participating in industry events, etc.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Prior Management Consulting experience in Data Strategy and Management
  • Be self-motivated and passionate about data strategy, management, and governance
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage project delivery
  • Superior written & oral communication and interpersonal skills



  • 5+ years of experience in and understanding of concepts and frameworks pertaining to Data and Analytics Strategy, Data Management and Data Governance, Data Quality, Data Risk and Control Frameworks, Data Literacy, Master Data Management
  • Strong preference for at least 4 years experience of working in a Big-4 Consulting firm in delivering Data Strategy and Data Governance projects to clients in the following industries: FSO/Retail/Govt. and Public Sector/ Mining, etc.
  • Strong leadership experience within data management and governance. For example, you may have previously held a position as a business owner for Data management and governance at a large organization or supported the development and implementation of best practice, worked within a Chief Data Office or provided management consulting services for a Chief Data Office
  • Worked with or have an understating of EDM Council DCAM assessment or an alternative data management framework; be certified in EDM Council DCAM Assessment
  • Experience working with senior stakeholders
  • Experience with data management tools such as Collibra, Informatica, MS Purview, Ataccama, etc.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills, superior communication (verbal and written) with the ability to lead meetings, hold workshops with executives, communicate complex ideas effectively, advocate solutions and results to technology and business audiences
  • Experience working independently, efficiently, and effectively under tight timelines and delivering results by critical deadlines
  • Experience with client-facing activities such as requirements gathering, facilitating meetings, presentation creation, and ability to prepare client ready deliverables
  • Experience of Agile and traditional SDLC delivery methodologies


What we look for


We are interested in strong Big-4 Consulting experience in Data Strategy and Management, natural leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you have a genuine passion for helping businesses achieve their full potential, this role is for you.



What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a discretionary bonus program, a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


The salary range for this job in British Columbia is $92,000 to $165,000. Individual salaries within this range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and work location city.



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Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the 2SLGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.

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