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Data Governance Officer, FT Perm (Kamloops or Vancouver)

June 13 2019
Industries Arts, Entertaiment, Culture and Leisure
Categories Information Technology
Vancouver, BC

Why you should work with us

At BCLC, we believe that our people are what makes us amazing so we are committed to our people. We have a culture of fun and hard work – it’s not unusual to see teams eating together at lunch in the cafeteria or heading outside for a walking meeting. We continue to have a highly engaged team and we’ve been named one of BC’s Top 50 Employers for over 10 years. Here are a few reasons why it’s great to be part of the team:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Robust wellness program with free onsite yoga, bootcamp, running club and more
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid Flexible Health and Dental plan for you and your family
  • Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Leadership and professional development programs

Why our Vancouver office is so awesome

Vancouver has been regularly voted one of the top cities to live in the world with one of the mildest climates of any city in Canada. It is home to our Marketing and Sales Office and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Free parking
  • Easy access to transit, including the Sky Train
  • Secure bike facilities and easy access off the Central Valley Greenway

Job Summary:

The Data Governance Officer will responsible for developing and managing our Player Data governance strategy in order to drive innovation, decision making, and process optimization through the use of trusted data. Working closely with stakeholders across BCLC, this role will develop data procedures and policies to collect, prepare, organize, protect, and analyze data assets while ensuring that the company meets industry best practices.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develops the data governance (DG) mission, strategy and change management plan for the BCLC enterprise, in alignment with BCLC corporate strategies and any statutory requirements. Develops a plan for a Data Governance Office and outlines roles and responsibilities across the organization. Supports BCLC in creating a strategic asset with its player data.
  • Works with stakeholders across BCLC Business Units to understand how data is used, and develops a deep understanding of the role data assets play in BCLC’s strategy.
  • Audits current state of data asset management and develops a roadmap to implementing DG across the organization. Monitors and reports on organizational performance against data-specific goals and standards, maximizing value, and mitigating risks.
  • Works in partnership with stakeholders across BCLC, including Business Technology, Privacy, Compliance and Security teams, and Business Units (e.g. Lottery, Casino) to establish and ensure adherence to an enterprise data governance framework of policies, standards and practices around the ownership, collection, storage, management, quality, and privacy and security of data. Works closely with Records Management to ensure they are complying with statutory requirements.
  • Effectively communicates the value and status of data governance to executive members and staff.
  • Implements data definition practices and ensures compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to non-technical teams across BCLC lines of business in the area of data governance.
  • Champions best practices in big data solutions, applications and tools. Advise management on data policy, evolving industry practice, and emerging opportunities.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

The qualifications required for this role include a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field (Master's Degree preferred), plus 7 to 10 years' experience in a senior-level data management role. A strong background in data architecture, business, and mathematics is an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Must have experience building a data governance discipline within an organization.

Technical Requirements

  • Expert knowledge of data management and information technology systems and tools;
  • Experience supporting digital transitions, organizational change management, and data management processes;
  • Strategic development and implementation experience;
  • Practical, commercial, and operational understanding of data governance;
  • Thorough understanding of the business and data strategy;
  • Knowledge of the technical dynamics, requirements, and infrastructure of data as an asset class;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and influence others;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills.

Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Apply now!