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Quality and Data Governance Manager in Rio de Janeiro - Rua do Passeio

Quality and Data Governance Manager

This position within Quality and Data Governance specifically has oversight for Upstream Energy reference data management (RDM).  The position is responsible for the data transformation operations on reference codes across IHS Markit Upstream datasets.  The RDM team currently stewards +2 million reference codes across Canadian and USA datasets. In addition to leading the current operations you will be responsible for the development and deployment of a new global reference data management program for all IHS Markit Upstream Energy datasets.

You will manage continuous improvement efforts including:

  • Current RDM processes and operations during transition to new system

  • ENR Upstream operations documentation in Confluence software

  • ENR Upstream software tool development/deployment

  • Support of ICONA (IHS Markit Company Names) reference data program software development

Additional responsibilities include Developing strategy, OKRs and road maps for the above-mentioned elements of data governance for reference data. You will contribute thought leadership to data governance program in collaboration with the Executive Director of Quality and Data Governance (DG) and future data governance area leads in generating the IHS Markit global DG framework and policies. Manage various team leaders/mangers of RDM (reference codes) operations across USA, Canada, and International ENR datasets.

Provide cross functional team support for:

  • a new Metadata data management program for IHS Markit Upstream Energy product data sets in relation to RDM.

  • Develop quality monitoring metrics for codes in conjunction with

  • product development road map as centralized delivery systems (the unified data model [UDM] and application data model [ADM]) are designed and deployed utilizing reference data.

  • Present plans and outcomes of ENR’s data governance program to clients as a means of supporting sales and revenue growth.

Position will work within a team environment and focus effort and attention on these guiding principles:

Build a Stronger Culture of Governance - Develop data governance as a core competency by fostering trust in data—by ensuring commitment to treat data as a strategic asset; developing data talent—with clearly defined roles, responsibilities and stewardship; and by sharing a purpose—harvesting greater value from our data assets and enhancing data synergies.

Focus on Value - Intense focus on governance of data assets that significantly improve financial performance, impact business operations, improve data alignment, create new product opportunities, ensure regulatory compliance or enhance analytic capabilities.

Commit to Quality - Leverage key quality metrics to meet accuracy, completeness, reliability, relevance and timeliness of data requirements to ensure the highest level of data quality and integrity.

Foster a Common Data Language - Create a common and unifying glossary of terms to improve language and definition consistency for critical data assets.

Standardize Metadata as an Asset - Utilize a comprehensive, standardized and enterprise-grade metadata structure to define classifications, domains, derivation rules, semantics, relationships, impact and lineage to drive ease-of-use and fitness for consumption.

Data Integrity in Lifecycle Management - Data integrity must be defined and managed consistently across its lifecycle, made possible by transparent communications, validation and audit capabilities, change management, workflows, and data synchronization processes.

Technology-Enabled Governance - Leverage unifying technology solutions to deliver on metadata management capabilities, driving efficiency, decision-making and profitability in enterprise and commercial applications.


  • Collaborate with product management, internal colleagues, marketing, and direct reports to ensure that shared Reference data is fit for purpose, accessible and used globally across ENR Upstream.

  • Incorporate feedback from product managers and identify improvement opportunities for reference data quality and governance.

  • Become a leader within the data governance organization and assist in the deployment of metadata management systems that will include international energy assets. Develop KPIs that focus on improving results of the business glossary, stewardship, metadata management, data lineage/impact, and quality.

  • Develop additional data governance leaders from within team/organization to meet organizational needs and drive colleague engagement through career development opportunities.

  • Report on reference codes operations.

  • Work within the data governance organization to achieve our mission of delivering the highest quality data via a strategic data governance framework for the purpose of harvesting greater value from our data assets, driving profitability, and mitigating risk.

Education & Experience

  • Business experience in developing solutions for identified internal and or external business challenges related to data governance and quality; ability to identify, communicate, and manage process or service improvement projects.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience with highly risky and complex projects; develop the steps for project execution and continual improvement efforts.

  • Demonstrated people leadership and management of multidisciplinary teams. Leading without authority in a cross functional role.

  • Comprehensive understand of reference data practice and industry standards.

  • Problem Solving experience, working both independently and with others to solve unique and complex problems that have a broad impact within in the business; use conceptual thinking to identify challenges and then solutions to address.

  • Technical capabilities to proactively improve processes and data quality. Lead meetings and discussions with others to identify and implement solutions. Exercise independent judgement and maintain forward momentum of key projects and tasks.

  • Interpersonal skills and capability to communicate complex concepts; anticipate potential objections and influence leaders to adopt new and innovative solutions. Drive alignment and enthusiasm for data governance within IHS Markit.

  • Impact and drive for the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives.

  • Possess depth and breadth of expertise in energy data, quality, and governance, with broader knowledge of related disciplines.

  • Understanding of Energy data, refence codes, data transformation programs and methodology, agile software project management, quality control, quality assurance, process management, statistical process controls, principles and practices of data governance, excellent Excel/Word/PowerPoint, Power BI, excellent written and verbal communication in English, basic SQL

  • Position will work within a team environment but requires independent judgment or evaluation of various issues to proactively problem solve data governance and data quality issues.  Position will interact daily with data researchers and analysts but is expected to be capable of interacting directly with our customers as necessary.

  • Data self-sufficiency – able to connect and interact with data natively from various systems including Oracle, Postgres, Toad, PGAdmin, Golden, DataGrid

  • Industry experience or University degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in Business, Operations Management, Computer Sciences, or related fields.

  • Typically requires 8+ years industry related experience.

  • Database ownership/data stewardship

  • Delivery of business solutions/project management of business process enhancement. 

Other Skills

  • Ability to make sound decisions related to the validity of information

  • Proficient in the use of internal systems applications

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong organization skills

  • Experience with SQL queries

  • Proficient in use of MS office applications including Power BI

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work with a multi-cultural, multi-national team

  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deliverables

  • Understanding of Cloud technology and deployment

  • Ability to communicate business needs and strategy to senior/executive leadership when required


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

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  • Req ID: R23034
  • Date Posted: 09/15/2021
  • Job Category: Research, Analysis, Data and Technical Design
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro - Rua do Passeio
  • City, State: Rio de Janeiro
  • Country: Brazil

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