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: Senior Data Governance Steward

Level: Associate Director



S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global, is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings. With offices in 23 countries, S&P is an important part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for over 150 years in providing investors with information and independent benchmarks for their investment and financial decisions.


S&P Global Ratings is seeking a Sr. Data Associate, Data Governance Steward to be responsible for managing and administrating the policies and processes of the Financial Data Domain. This individual will be responsible for creating a structure for participation within their data domain, in alignment with the data governance group.  Help define goals, principles, and processed and communication of best practices within data governance.



  • Senior governance steward who can optimize BAU functions and launch new ones as we define and execute on our strategy
  • Accountable for creating strategy and guidelines for defining the data – Identifying key data, gathering definitions, documenting allowable values
  • Accountable for imposing the strategy and guidelines across the organization
  • Accountable for providing Data Governance and stewardship across all Domains

  • Accountable for Data Dictionary Operating Model and creation

  • Be the "Gate Keeper" in maintaining consistency, uniformity and accuracy of all systems across the data domains.

  • Ensure that all data management standards reflect existing data governance policy

  • Ensure appropriate stakeholders are involved in imposition of the data governance strategy
  • Partner with technical teams to drive forward on data governance strategy
  • Participate in formal project teams and activities to help impose data governance guidelines

  • Support the conflict resolution process through providing data oriented metrics and details

  • Assist in the identification, definition and population of the correct and required data

  • Work independently on regular duties under general supervision, referring questionable cases to supervisor or others.

  • Contribute to establishment (and transformation as needed) standards for data quality, usage, and definitions through tooling and scorecards
  • Participate in project data migration activities through identification of data sources and targets
  • Work with the data solutions project teams to ensure data requirements are met
  • Assist in the development process for projects to ensure customer needs are met
  • Examines data quality, applications, and functions and recommends changes to enhance processes
  • Interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills required to work with a diverse, globally dispersed organization, often facilitating contentious or difficult dialogue with mutually successful outcomes.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance
  • 7+  years of work experience; 3 to 5 years data management, data governance or data stewardship experience
  • 4+ years in a Data Governance Role
  • Data Governance Tool Set
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Intermediate skill in database knowledge (SQL queries)
  • Knowledge of Python or other scripting language a plus
  • Understanding of metadata structure
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Advanced multi-tasking skills and time management skills
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of reference data elements, processes, and organizational support models is preferred
  • Ability to work with a global team
  • Experience with data profiling as it relates to system usability, quality, and current usage
  • Good analytical skills and demonstrated ability to effectively troubleshoot and provide solutions
  • Proven ability to manage priorities and timelines
  • Provide project estimates and work-breakdown schedules
  • Responsive, able to work under pressure with a strong sense of urgency
  • Responsible, conscientious, organized, self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision

About S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.


S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.For more information, visit


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