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Data Governance Manager (m/f) | Hamburg


This is a key role in the organization with regular visibility to senior management and the opportunity to materially impact the business output. As such, there is a wide area of responsibilities that can be grouped in one of the following sub-roles:

A day in this job:

  • Data Governance Subject Matter Expert
    • Define the agenda and organize the data governance committee meetings;
    • Roll out an enterprise wide data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality through modifications to organization behavior, policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes to maximize the value of data assets, related tools and data architecture;
  • Project Manager
    • Author and maintain a data dictionary and a business glossary;
    • Define, propose, plan and manage cross-functional projects related to data privacy, security and compliance;
    • Manage the development and deployment of a semi or fully automated data inventory;
    • Provide requirements and guidelines to development teams for important data processing components like the identification and the anonymization components;
    • Develop a thorough understanding of data acquisition, storing and processing systems and organize that information into a data-flow diagram;
    • Make recommendations for third-party solution purchases by identifying both the budgetary and technological impact;
  • Data Quality Advocate
    • Engage with business stakeholders to quantify and articulate the business impact of data quality issues;
    • Develop data quality standards and implement monitoring processes to ensure that data meets optimum data quality standards in terms of accuracy, validity, reliability, timeliness, relevance and completeness;
    • Develop remediation plans in partnership with data management colleagues, monitor and track data quality issues, identify and close gaps in collaboration with business and IT groups.

Desired skills & experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business informatics or related fields. Alternatively, a combination of bachelor’s degree in Engineering or IT and master’s degree in business;
  • 3+ years of experience as a project manager, a product owner or a technology/data consultant;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required, with ability to interact with all levels of the organization. Must be able to act as a liaison between technical and business teams;
  • Ability to drive strategic improvements across the organization. Strong project management skills;
  • Familiarity with the trends and opportunities in the data governance, big data and advanced analytics space.

What is in it for you?

  • You will be joining a dynamic and diverse, multifunctional and multidisciplinary area of 30 data experts, consisting of data scientists, data analysts, data architects, data engineers, data sourcing managers and data strategy experts.
  • You will be recognized as an expert throughout the organization. You will develop a certain type of expertise that will allow you to manage data both as an asset and as a liability, considering different angles and perspectives and addressing trade-offs in an optimal way.
  • You will be a key person in one of the fastest growing Fintech organizations; in essence, you will contribute to the disruption of the industry.
  • You will enjoy 28 days of paid leave, so long as you promise to come back!
  • You will work in an awesome office in the heart of Hamburg with the best views of the city and plenty of things to do nearby.

At Kreditech, we like to constantly challenge the status quo and improve our ways of working. We are a data-driven company who are enthusiastic about agile methodology. Diversity is in our DNA and we strongly believe that having different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds will lead to the best environment for our employees and better products to our customers. If this sounds like the kind of company you’d like to work with, please apply here!