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Associate Vice-President - Data Governance

Company: Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Role/Responsibilities This role will play a critical part in helping us modernize our approach to workflow data management, including to identify potential data sources, establish best practices to assess and monitor quality of data, and enhance our data management practices. Given its elevated profile in the business, this role will be involved in extensive interaction with a wide range of managerial personnel within Ratings & Research and key stakeholders across Moody's Corporation companies. The role will interact heavily with value stream owners, process owners and data stewards in other business groups, as well as with MIS Technology staff including Product, Data and Architecture teams.

The incumbent is expected to be fluent in modern data management and data structures (e.g., data mesh, data domains), and comfortable with the concepts of Lean Six Sigma, Design Thinking and Agile approaches. The AVP will report to the Associate Managing Director of R&R's process and data steward team.

This role will be instrumental in success of a multi-year initiative to transform our workflow data, work processes and associated technology, with the ultimate goal of improving customer service and enhancing internal efficiency and quality. The successful candidate will need to be decisive, pragmatic, strategic and garner extensive internal credibility.

The position holder is responsible for definition, management and governance of the data used to enable the future state ratings workflow. Core accountabilities include:

  • Investigate, define and continuously improve data attributes for key workflow data sets to support expanding digitisation of the ratings workflow
  • Develop initial set of harmonized data requirements across our workflow contributing to efficiency and quality enhancements
  • Responsible for the use of accepted data definitions, common reference data and sound data usage practices within R&R and relevant stakeholders
  • Work with technology, data, and process teams to develop next generation data structure plan including data repositories, connections, data management and governance
  • Engage across key MIS stakeholders to determine the data required to deliver the target state ratings workflow, and map the end-to-end data journey
  • Design and monitor key performance indicators related to key data processes and data quality, and monitor and report on observed process performance including to suggest data enhancements
  • Establish a rigorous and consistent framework for data changes and align this approach with stakeholder teams
  • Act as key peer to the Product Org to ensure roadmaps reflect data strategy and requirements
  • Challenge the status quo and provide an innovative way of thinking for out-of-the-box data solutions and data performance metrics
  • Be the key point of contact for relevant workflow data domains
  • Partner deeply with customer-facing teams, value stream owners, related data and process owners, to ensure consistency of approach and sharing of best practices between R&R and other MCO business groups
  • Work closely with our MIS Technology data partners to establish and champion enterprise-wide data performance analytics and data management best practices
  • Working with our learning and process teams to develop data training, communication plans and roll-out plans for key data and technology enhancements and to emphasize -the importance of data quality Qualifications
    • Established career in data management and data transformation roles, such as Data Management / Office of the CDO or BI / Analytics team
    • Established track record of working with Technology (including experience with API's) and agile methodology
    • Demonstratable experience handling large amount of data, bringing order and rigour to unstructured data environments and enhancing accuracy
    • Ability to deliver data journey changes
    • Yellow, Green or Black Belt process qualification would be beneficial
    • Self-starter with ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple, competing priorities
    • Strong attention to detail in their work, communication and planning
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks as well as work towards tight deadlines.
    • Proactive problem-solving abilities
    • Experienced in multi-functions and multi-years implementation or transformation initiatives
    • Comfortable in engaging at very Senior Level as well as a very detailed/analytical level
    • Intellectually curious, innovative, open minded, and creative problem solver with impeccable judgement LOB/Cost CenterRatings & Research29294BREntityMoody's Investors Service (MIS)Line of BusinessRTG RSRCH (RTG RSRCH)Regular/TemporaryRegularCityCharlotteJob CategoryCredit Analysis & ResearchJob Sub CategoryResearchExperience LevelExperienced HireWorking at Moody'sMoody's is a developmental culture where we value candidates who are willing to grow. So, if you are excited about this opportunity but don't meet every single requirement, please apply! You may be a perfect fit for this role or other open roles.

      Moody's is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions.

      At Moody's, we're taking action. We're hiring diverse talent and providing underrepresented groups with equitable opportunities in their careers. We're educating, empowering and elevating our people, and creating a workplace where each person can be their true selves, reach their full potential and thrive on every level. Learn more about our DE&I initiatives, employee development programs and view our annual DE&I Report at Compensation/Benefits InformationFor US-based roles only: the anticipated hiring base salary range for this position is $114,600 to $166,200, depending on factors such as experience, education, level, skills, and location. This range is based on a full-time position. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for incentive compensation. Moody's also offers a competitive benefits package, including not but limited to medical, dental, vision, parental leave, paid time off, a 401(k) plan with employee and company contribution opportunities, life, disability, and accident insurance, a discounted employee stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.EEO PolicyMoody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email . This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

      For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

      This position may be considered a promotional opportunity, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

      Click here to view our full EEO policy statement . Click here for more information on your EEO rights under the law . Click here to view our Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination statement .Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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