The Data Advocate II is the end-to-end subject matter expert for complex data domain(s) and will play a key role in building the Enterprise Data Governance team. The Data Advocate II develops a complete understanding of the data supply chain including sources, where data resides, what business rules manipulate, enhance, and enrich the data, and the systems and processes utilize it. In addition, the Data Advocate II will establish data scorecards which will measure data quality by partner, supplier, and business use case. The individual will enable and empower business stakeholders by ensuring proper data utilization, identifying opportunities for data quality improvement, and supporting the realization of expected business benefits. The ultimate goal of the Data Advocate II is to fully understand and improve data quality for their data domain(s).
Key Areas of Responsibility
- Establish data standards and policies for both internal and external data sources
- Develop processes and procedures along with access controls to monitor adherence to beforementioned data standards and policies
- Create and maintain system to capture new data requests, incidents, and business use cases
- Ensure compliance and security of data using tools to identify potential risks and offer guidance for resolution
- Collaborate with functional stakeholders to determine data needs, key data definitions and how to best measure quality of data
- Promote available data to business unit leaders and educate them in leveraging this data in achieving their business goals
- Understand how business use case owners define, track, and report success outcomes around usage of data in their data domain
- Collaborate with stakeholders to construct reporting demonstrating business progress as data quality improves and drive the development of a business case audit process to maintain relevancy of required data fields and metrics.
- Build a robust data quality scorecard that is used to track progress, identify opportunities, and communicate data quality status to both internal and external stakeholders
Education and/or Experience Qualifications
- BS or MS degree OR 5-7 years business experience including data quality, data management or governance practices
- Work hand in hand with data engineering and enterprise data teams to document data availability and sourcing for both current state and preferred ingestion means
- Maintain strong ties to all operational teams that touch data in their domain, including manual and automated processes and systems. Be curious and knowledgeable about new data initiatives and how to address them
- Partner with PDX PMO team on partner and distributor opportunities to improve data availability and quality
- Proactively detect data discrepancies and quality issues and ensure electronic connections are transacting as expected
- Showcase data quality progress on a regular basis through presentations to CDW leadership and targeted communications to key stakeholders
- Help resolve data source or integrity issues, including conflicting data elements, and participate in incident meetings
- Ad hoc projects as assigned by management
- Demonstrated ability to build rapport and maintain productive working relationships cross-departmentally and cross-functionally
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with and present to all stakeholders
- Strong organizational, planning, and creative problem solving-skills with critical attention to detail
- Self-starter with a history of balancing competing priorities with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines
- Intermediate experience with popular database programming languages (Ex: SQL, PL/SQL) and data analytics practices
- Exposure to various Data Management architectures like Data Warehouse, Data Lake, or Data Hub
- Understand supporting processes like Data Integration, Governance, and Metadata Management
CDW is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of known hazards and to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of coworkers and candidates for employment and their families, as well as the community.
CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation. Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.