Director, Data Governance Policies and Compliance ...

Director, Data Governance Policies and Compliance Management

What you'll do at

As part of the newly created Data Strategy and Enablement Team, this role will be a key enabler of our journey to be the world’s leading data-driven retailer. As part of this transformation, we are seeking a leader to create the vision, policies, and procedures to ensure data privacy, compliance, usage, and regulatory requirements needed to drive sustainable value from our data. This role will partner extensively with our Legal, Technology, Governance, and Data Strategy team to develop and manage these activities across Walmart’s omni-channel organizations and stakeholders. In this role, you will work alongside our Data Governance Enablement lead who will manage and execute on the implementation of these policies and procedures.

The Director, Data Governance Policies and Compliance Mgmt. will report to the VP, Data Strategy and Enablement and will collaborate across the Global Data team, key functional domains, and business lines.

About the Data Strategy and Enablement Organization:
Our organization focuses on managing and delivering world-class data assets, including creating and maintaining data standards, driving policy compliance, creating partnerships, and developing pipelines and self-service tools. We empower our business to leverage data to fuel growth, driving revenue in our core and building new business model opportunities. We protect customer, associate, and partner data, ensuring privacy and security when collecting and using data. As a leader within the broader Global Data Organization, you’ll have a once in a lifetime opportunity to play a role in establishing and leading our data culture and ecosystem. You will be challenged to deliver innovation at scale balanced with operational frameworks to ensure consistent performance. You’ll work in a close partnership with product to define a roadmap, maintain agility, and navigate to delivery through any set of constraints.

Key responsibilities:
- Develop and drive clear processes to identify, understand, and treat data as an enterprise asset – with commensurate and consistent protection, trust, lineage, and regulatory compliance.
- Work with business partners, legal teams, outside council, and technology to develop the processes and rules by which we can implement an enterprise governance program.
- Drive increased readiness around the brand value and improved business impact data governance will bring to Walmart; understanding that more, trusted data is critical to continued business growth.
- Implement an Audit process to measure state of compliance and adherence to stated policies
- Work across Data Supply Chain to understand areas for governance to be improved and/or measured; including Access Rights Management, Data Archive/Purging, Cataloging standardization, etc. Working with the various teams to implement noted improvements
- Drive specific key actions within the Data Governance realm including GDPR, CCPA, etc., with a lens on developing the program to facilitate common approaches to be extensible with new regulatory requirements

Minimum Qualifications

- You demonstrate a passion for driving organizational value and trust though effective and fit-for-purpose Data Governance.
- You are detail oriented, with the ability to ideate and problem solve actively with stakeholders, especially when managing areas of risk in emerging law.
- You understand tooling used to manage data, governance, metadata, etc., and can help shape the tool librariy selection and roll-out capabilities.
- Transparent, with ability to collaborate across teams to solve complex issues.
- You demonstrate strong command of process and workflows to ensure efficiency in process solution deployment for the developed policies
- Be a center of excellence in clarity of alignment and communication to all levels of the organization
- You have deep experience in data management, governance, regulatory impacts, and importance of balancing these when determining a path forward
- You are a proactive problem solver who operates effectively and independently, even in areas of uncertainty and ambiguity – escalates/engages teams as appropriate
- You are a team player, with the courage to drive change
- You possess strong collaboration skills and approach problems with positive intent while driving towards resolution
- You are curious, not afraid to dig deep into issues or processes that others may ignore
- You have the ability to simplify strategy into simple actions

Preferred Qualifications

- Minimum of 10 years of experience in leadership roles developing and driving a Data Governance, Quality, and Management program - preferably in roles that required deep partnership with Legal, Business, and Platform, Audit, and Technology teams.
- Strong capabilities/experience Data Product Development, Data Supply Chain Development, Data Audits, Business Analysis.
- Experience in start-ups though Fortune 50 a significant plus
- Minimum of 10 years of team leadership experience and cross-functional influence
- Self-directed, well organized and have good follow-up skills
- Excellent written and oral communication & presentation skills
- Strong leadership capabilities, integrity, and interpersonal skills
- Working knowledge and experience in software tool roll-outs and training
- Entrepreneurial attitude with focus on goals while exhibiting personal integrity and a focus on the customer
- Experience leading diverse and geographically dispersed teams
- Proven ability to drive results, especially in a matrixed or influence based environment
- Strong relationship building skills, coupled with high business acumen
- Demonstrate a passion for driving frictionless use of data to solve new business problems
- Good working knowledge of the value of delivering insights through data and analytics.

About Walmart Labs

Imagine working in an environment where one experiment can catapult an entire industry toward a smarter future. That’s what we do at Walmart Labs. We’re a team of 5,000+ software engineers, data scientists, designers and product managers within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and our enterprise operates.

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • 100% coverage for in network preventative care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Exclusive Discounts

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