Team Lead, Data Governance & Management – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Team Lead, Data Governance & Management

Putting people first, every day

BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, our professionals provide exceptional service, helping clients with advice and insight they can trust. In turn, we offer an award-winning environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth.

Your opportunity

Our technology team, BDO Lixar, brings 20+ years of experience providing end-to-end technology and modern workplace solutions in data & AI, cloud & cyber, and business & customer-facing applications. Our team of 500 technology professionals is expanding our data-driven services from coast-to-coast and beyond, to help our clients adapt, adopt, and grow.

Our multiple offices across Canada are looking for a Team Lead, Data Governance & Management to join the Lixar team and own the following responsibilities:

  • Engage and lead data advisory engagements, which include data strategies, analytics strategies, data governance, data maturity, and data literacy initiatives
  • Engage directly with our clients (business leaders, stakeholders, data stewards and IT representatives) to quickly gain an understanding of their data landscape, requirements, and overall strategic direction of the business.
  • Help our clients establish Data Management and Data Governance programs while driving data ownership into our clients’ businesses.
  • Conduct current state assessments, gap analyses and data maturity assessments and present findings to technical and business audiences in a logical, easy-to-understand manner.
  • Facilitate workshops with business stakeholders to gain a clear understanding of their business goals and strategy, in order to ensure alignment of the overall data strategy, deliverables and work product.
  • Conduct advanced business analysis to gain a clear understanding of our clients’ current state of technology and data capabilities, business functions, reporting needs, in-flight projects, etc.
  • Collaborate with data specialists across BDO and advise on data solutions that pertain to Data Governance programs, such as Data Catalogue, Data Quality, Business Glossary, data tools/software, Data Lineage, Metadata management, etc.

How do we define success for your role?

  • You demonstrate BDO’s core values through all aspect of your work: Integrity, Respect and Collaboration
  • You understand your client’s industry, challenges, and opportunities; clients describe you as positive, professional, and delivering high quality work
  • You identify, recommend, and are focused on effective service delivery to your clients
  • You share in an inclusive and engaging work environment that develops, retains & attracts talent
  • You actively participate in the adoption of digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace
  • You grow your expertise through learning and professional development.

Your experience and education

  • 3+ years of experience in and understanding of concepts and frameworks pertaining to Data Governance, Data Management, Data Lineage, Data Models, Data Quality, Data Literacy and Metadata Management.
  • Worked with or understand DAMA DMBOK or alternative data maturity Assessment methodologies (DCAM, etc.)
  • Experience with data management tools such as Purview, Collibra, Alation, Informatica, Ataccama, etc.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills, superior communication with the ability to lead meetings, hold workshops with executives, communicate complex ideas effectively, and advocate solutions and results to technology and business audiences.
  • Experience with client-facing activities such as requirements gathering, facilitating meetings, presentation creation, and ability to prepare client ready deliverables.
  • Ability to perform targeted research of the industry, client and latest developments is critical
  • Understanding data platforms and fundamental architecture principles as they relate to data lakes, data warehouses, ETL, ELT and pipeline is important
  • Ability to work with excel, SQL, power tools and other data technologies is important
  • Knowledge of dimensional and relational modeling would be an asset
  • Prior consulting experience is a nice-to-have

Why BDO?

Our people-first approach to talent has earned us a spot among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022. This recognition is a milestone we’re thrilled to add to our collection of awards for both experienced and student talent experiences.

Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways:

We enable you to engage with how we change and evolve, being a key contributor to the success and growth of BDO in Canada.

We help you become a better professional within our services, industries, and markets with extensive opportunities for learning and development.

We support your achievement of personal goals outside of the office and making an impact on your community.

Giving back adds up: Where company meets community. BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives. We support staff with local and national events where you will be given the opportunity to contribute to your community.

Total rewards that matter: We pay for performance with competitive total cash compensation that recognizes and rewards your contribution. We provide flexible benefits from day one, and a market-leading personal time off policy. We’re committed to supporting your overall wellness beyond working hours, and provide reimbursement for wellness initiatives that fit your lifestyle.

Everyone counts: We believe every employee should have the opportunity to participate and succeed without barriers. Through leadership by our Chief Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Officer, we are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, equity, and diversity. We recognize and celebrate the valuable differences among each of us, including race, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, age, place of origin, marital status, family status, gender or gender identity and sexual orientation. If you require accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us.

Hybrid new normal: As a hybrid workplace, all BDO personnel are expected to spend some of their time working in the office, at the client site, and remotely unless accommodations or alternative work arrangements are in place. To protect the health and safety of our people, clients, and communities, we may require all partners and employees to be COVID-19 fully vaccinated in order to enter a BDO office. Individuals that cannot be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine due to medical reasons or another protected ground under Human Rights legislation may request an accommodation.