Head - Global Data Governance

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We are looking for a Senior Professional (10+ years) to head up the Global Data Governance who will be accountable for defining the roadmap for data strategy. In collaboration with business and technology leaders, you will define scope, priorities and implementation plan for the end-to-end data governance. You will be accountable for the data governance framework within Global Development Operations and beyond. This role is responsible for developing scalable processes for managing data within programs, ensuring overall data quality inputs and tracking exceptions.

* Drive cross-business decisions that align business priorities with business strategies into an enterprise data strategy
* Integrate and align business roadmaps into an enterprise data roadmap to deliver on the enterprise data strategy
* Prioritization of enterprise data needs and enterprise data governance and define data prioritization framework for cross functional initiatives
* Define data governance operational processes (e.g., data quality measurement) in line with policies and standards, clearly articulating roles & responsibilities and establish and disseminate required frameworks, methodologies, tools, standards and templates to be used for Data Governance
* Responsible for data governance and canonical information modelling across programs impacting clinical development planning, clinical supplies, clinical trial execution and Regulatory submission
* Manage the data governance framework and master data management for operational data (no responsibility for clinical data standards), with a focus on improving data quality, data harmonization and the protection of sensitive data through modifications
* Establish data governance policies and standards preserving data quality i.e. data accuracy, consistency, conformity, duplication, completeness, integrity, security and retention
* Play a strategic role in the implementation of priority projects related to centralization the exchange of operational data between systems and integrated, cost-platform reporting and dashboarding, and advanced statistical analysis and predictive modelling


* MSc/PhD (or equivalent) in life science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or business administration with relevant industry experience of minimum 10+ years
* 10+ years of pharmaceutical industry or information services industry experience, with previous experience in either drug development or project management, in the Pharmaceutical, CRO or Technology Services industry
* Excellent understanding of the Clinical Development process and the requirements of supportive technologies and data governance models and architecture
* Strong leadership and people management skills in global setting and proven ability to develop high performing teams and diverse profiles
* Significant experience, and proven ability to effectively engage & manage associates from widely varying backgrounds & functions within a dispersed and highly matrixed organization
* Proven expert level knowledge of and experience with master data management, very strong technical, quantitative & problem solving skills
* Excellent understanding of clinical development, quality and regulatory standards and policies pertaining to data

Kontakt: Luchele Mendes: +41 (0) 44 215 2051

Michael Bailey International is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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