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Astellas Pharma Manager Data Governance Operations in Northbrook, Illinois

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This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose & Scope:

The role will support the Lead of Data Governance Operations Office to ensure effective data management, change management, data standards and solutions. This individual will collaborate not only within the AIA group, but across all divisions, enabling and aligning data management initiatives and processes and support the adoption, management and maintenance of tools and assets. The role interacts with business areas and ensures that business and technical stewards understand and implement their roles and responsibilities.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Work with business areas to understand, document and align business requirements for local data governance activities to enterprise data governance policies, processes, standards and initiatives

  • Perform complex data analysis to support data management decision-making for enterprise wide data that considers requirements from multiple, disparate partners

  • Develop and implement test scripts in support of the implementation of data governance content and workflow processes in the data governance tool

  • Participate in identifying and proposing solutions for data quality issues and change requests

  • Liaise with the communications team to craft and deliver data governance messaging including release notes, announcements and other communications

  • Track, monitor and publish data quality scorecards

  • Help ensure alignment of data quality activities to business and data governance strategies

  • Identify process improvement opportunities

  • Gather business area level data quality metrics for consumption at the data governance operations office and data governance committee level

  • Coordinate with data stewards throughout the organization for transparency, support and status

  • Stay current with the latest solutions, industry trends, standards, security and privacy policies and business applications in Data Governance

Organizational Context:

This position reports to the Director of Data Governance Operations within the Advanced Informatics and Analytics organization. This is a newly created position.

Qualifications: Required

  • BS or BA degree

  • Strong process viewpoint and the ability to effectively communicate ideas and input

  • Understanding of data governance processes and principles

  • Experience writing business rules and requirements

  • Experience writing data quality rules

  • Ability to balance business needs with IT capabilities

  • Excellent root cause analysis skills

  • Experience with data governance applications

Qualifications: Preferred

  • Credibility within the business

  • Experience with business process improvement

  • Collibra Experience

  • Pharmaceutical or other regulated experience

  • Experience working for a global companies


  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays, including year-end shutdown

  • 401(k) Match and Annual Company Contribution

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

Category Commercial Operations/Commercial Training

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans