Job Description :
Job Title: Data Governance Specialist Consultant

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Duration: 3+months

Rate: DOE

Job Description:

The consultant must have extensive experience (5 – 7 years) in the following areas:

Min. 5+ years of experience in data governance disciplines: metadata management; data quality analysis; data quality remediation; data profiling and data lineage in ERP/SAP environment
Understanding of the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) standard
Knowledge and experience working with leading ERP systems such as SAP or Oracle supporting Finance and HR modules
Understanding of ERP systems and interfaces (Financial and Human Resources, Utilities) and the data flow within various applications
Experience working on SAP Data Governance tools [Information Steward, Data Services or Master Data Governance] is a plus
Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to work with business users, peers and management
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Highly motivated, self-starter with problem solving skills
Extraordinary attention to detail and accuracy.
Demonstrate ability to learn and understand business processes quickly

Essential duties:

Propel efforts to establish governance over data standardization, such as who is responsible for data standardization, what data is subject to standardization, what is the data standardization, and so forth
Work with Departments to review the data within SAP and determine what will benefit most by standardizing data
Review other systems and implement data standardization, where feasible and beneficial; especially in circumstances when the data feeds into SAP
Help establish data standardization requirements for data cleansing during the upcoming ERP upgrade
Work with data owners to fix data issues and develop a remediation plan to prevent future data issues
Participate in writing and review of data governance policies, procedures and standards