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Enterprise Data Manager

REF: 1086

  • Location:
  • Hoddesdon, Teddington
  • Salary:
  • Competitive
  • Closing Date:
  • 28 Feb 2018
LGC provides a range of measurement products and services which underpin the safety, health and security of the public, including reference materials and proficiency testing, Genomics reagents and instrumentation, and expert sample analysis and interpretation. Our customers are across a number of end markets including Pharmaceuticals, Agricultural Biotechnology, Food, Environment, Government and Academia.
In our Genomics Division, we use our expertise in DNA extraction (Over 100 million DNA tests performed on 1 million human, plant and animal samples per year), genotyping, sequencing and PCR to enable scientists and companies to feed, cure and protect the world’s population. We supply genomic services from our UK, Germany and US laboratories, to global customers in agricultural biotechnology, molecular diagnostics, research, pharma/biotech, applied and clinical markets.
We play a key part in making the world safer, every day and everywhere.

Job purpose:
The Enterprise Data Manager - Genomics will take a leading role in the Division’s development of Enterprise Data strategy, architecture, policies and governance structure and will support the VP of IT and Business Transformation Manager in taking a strategic approach to choosing the right processes, technologies and resources to be implemented and embedded within our rapidly growing organisation.
The Enterprise Data Manager plays a pivotal role in shaping our future data asset management capability by facilitating the creation of processes, policies and standards as well as shaping and laying foundations for the underpinning technologies.
The role is one of the key contributors to the ‘One Genomics’ transformation initiative aimed at driving  a deep organisational change to transition from the current local and fragmented state to a global operating model. 

Key Responsibilities:
The Enterprise Data Manager is responsible for all aspects of data governance developing the overall data architecture strategy, creating and maintaining standards and best practices for data provisioning and data integration, enterprise data modelling and design. The position acts as a subject matter expert and facilitator within the organization and is able to liaise with technical staff and business stakeholders at all levels to ensure data goals and objectives are met.  This includes:
  • Management and implementation of strategy for data management & governance
  • Working with the Head of Group BI & Analytics to define Information and MDM Solution Architecture
  • Implementation of system improvements  and new technologies aimed at data storage, profiling, processing, management and integration into business applications
  • Recommendations for improvements and platform development to meet strategic objectives of the business (e.g. workflow mgmt. applications, data cleansing, auditing, etc.)
  • Gap analysis of current business systems, EDM and MDM applications to target state
  • Create functional specifications for system and configuration changes due to application modifications
  • Understanding of existing business applications and legacy systems landscape to support information and solution architecture
  • Support VP of IT and Business Transformation Manager in establishing a robust data governance framework 
  • Maintain the data governance framework and data policies documentation
  • Facilitate the establishment of change management processes to govern data input and maintenance, data stewardship and access control
  • Work with key stakeholders across the business to develop and manage key master data business processes, ensuring that we collect and maintain accurate information
  • Develop and own process for evaluating and auditing data quality (establish data quality KPIs, etc.) and providing direction to the business for improvement
  • Set up and review of data standards, classifications, mappings, cross-referencing and metadata
  • Maintaining a solid understanding of workflows, data dependencies and translating business, data and reporting requirements into logical data structures
  • Proactively managing all stakeholders
  • Participation in business led data governance structures
  • Tireless promotion of data governance and management education among all stakeholders, colleagues and the wider business
  • Line management and mentoring to junior team members
  • EDM team leadership, management, development and coaching as required.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar Analytical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Experience in data management and governance, preferably setting up, leading or transforming a Data Management/ Governance initiatives in complex business environments
  • Excellent understanding of data concepts and experience in data management capabilities including data definitions, data quality management and data integration
  • Experience in Data/ Information Architecture/Modelling, ETL, Data Quality and MDM  or data integration tools and strategies
  • Understanding of legislation and how it impacts data management (GDPR, GxP, FDA, etc.)
  • Experience working with, manipulating and transforming large data sets from disparate sources across complex business processes and functions
  • Knowledge and experience of data analysis, profiling, matching and enhancement
  • Solid SQL, ETL, data migration or programming skills
  • Excellent Ms Office skills (Excel, Access, ppt)
  • BI & Analytics
  • Ability to determine long term directions, industry trends and how they inter relate to the organizational needs
  • Experience of the Life Sciences, Pharma or Biotech sectors and/or products
The job holder will be able to demonstrate the following behaviours in line with LGC’s values:

  • Passionate about driving change
  • Can do attitude
  • Ability to work in a pressurised, changing environment and to manage multiple priorities and levels of complexity
  • Initiative and willingness to challenge status quo
  • Curious and sceptical with high attention to detail
  • Personally credible, taking responsibility and ownership
  • Leads by example
  • Does not compromise standards; second-best is not good enough
  • Self-starter with ability to ‘get things done’, consulting where appropriate
  • Resourceful and creative in finding solutions to road blocks and challenges
  • Excellent communicator who is able to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Culturally sensitive and used to operating in a multi-national business
Person Specification
  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management, influencing and presentation skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, and experience working with a wide range of people and functions
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to operate in complex and ambiguous scenarios
  • Ability to multi-task and follow through on assignments to completion
  • Ability to work in a pressurised, changing environment with strong focus on high quality and  timely delivery of outputs
  • Ability to work effectively in virtual, interdisciplinary teams as well as to work autonomously, take initiative and make things happen
  • A self-starter and creative problem solver capable of identifying and implementing improvements to processes and systems
Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance may be required for this role. To gain security clearance you must have three years continuous residency in the UK. Criminal convictions may prevent you from gaining security clearance.
This role may in addition require random alcohol/drug screening.     
To apply, please forward your CV to