Sr. Data Governance Analyst

Req ID #:  150071

US Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


Job Summary

There’s never been a more exciting time to be on the Enterprise Data Analytics team at Charles River Labs! We are on a mission to make the Enterprise Data Analytics team be the backbone of today’s business, as data-driven decision-making enables business leaders to make informed choices quickly to boost revenue, improve productivity, and stay a step ahead of the market. We have already launched our own Enterprise Data Hub, the digital backbone of this company, and we need more leaders in the data analytics discipline who are forward thinking, self-guided and innovative to continue to build out the hub across our lines of business, integrating all of our data, mastering data and focusing on data quality to fundamentally shift the way Charles River operates through data science and advanced analytics.


You will be joining a team with an unyielding dedication to the company purpose; Together We Create Healthier Lives. This laser focus on the patient makes the boarder Global Technology Team so exciting. As we look to our company’s future, we are embarking on a reimagination of how we do business through a Digital Journey. Our Digital Journey is about sustaining and advancing our position to unlock our next horizon of growth and become a leading ‘digitally-powered’ CRO enabling our clients to deliver innovative, safe, and effective treatments to patients as quickly and effectively as possible. In the process, we want to continue to be at the forefront of the drug development and discovery process, ultimately reducing the early-stage drug development timeline by a full year. Our collective focus over the coming, multi-year journey is to enable this extraordinary group of people - our 18,000 colleagues - to execute and achieve our ambitious business goals.  We are taking Charles River to a place where Enterprise Data Analytics team will be applying the techniques of data management, data engineering, and strategy development, as well as the use of analytics techniques that range from forecasting and simulation to linear programming and optimization and we want you to join us.

What would make you an outstanding candidate?
•    You are inquisitive about data quality and understand how it can impact processes and policies. 
•    You are forward thinking, ready to bring new solutions to the team.
•    You are passionate about analyzing data and metadata issues and framing recommendations to improve and scale data quality that impact the decision-making process, drive our business, and enhance customer experience.
•    You want to be responsible for building and sustaining executive relationships, and communicate recommendations to senior-management and help drive implementation, and track business value.
•    You are dedicated to working collaboratively across business units and IT data owners and engage them in common Data Quality goals. 
•    You want to be on the ground floor of projects, being an active listener as well as a good partner who brings thoughtful solutions to the team as you will work closely with the Data Engineering team and DataOps team to drive Data Quality and process improvements.

The following are responsibilities related to the Sr. Data Governance Analyst:


•    Partners with stakeholders in developing and implementing data standards and driving user adoption
•    Identify, train and enable data and stewards, and develop governance framework together with business teams to nurture a culture of accountability for complete & accurate data
•    Work with Internal Controls and IT Security teams to standardize compliance processes for data management
•    Develop data quality and master data standards, KPIs & ensure adherence
•    Create and maintain data catalog to support data standards for an organization.
•    Generate dashboards and periodic reports for data quality and compliance metrics; identify and implement processes to improve on these matrices
•    Identify gaps in master data management and governance, develop and gain alignment to future state framework and work with key stakeholders to implement new sustainable methodology
•    Work with Change Management and  project teams to instill a culture that views data as critical and value added to the business
•    Actively champion master data best practices and disseminate to the team to drive performance
•    Lead the development of data governance practices to successfully operationalize data quality, manage master data and reference data, and leverage Best in Class data management practices.
•    Ensure master data is clean, relevant, and complete, as per the data governance standards.
•    Develop exceptional, accountable relationships with key stakeholders

Job Qualifications


•    Bachelor’s or master’s degree from accredited university in Computer Science, Data Management, Business Administration or equivalent program. 
•    7+ years of relevant experience in Data Management, Data Governance, Data Quality Management.
•    5+ years of experience in data governance process creation and standardization
•    7+ years of experience in writing SQL queries, data mining, data profiling, data validation/testing, and database modeling principles
•    5+ years of experience in master data in enterprise CRM and ERP systems focusing on Customer Master, Vendor Master, Material Master & Pricing
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Demonstrated proven success in solving fundamental and highly challenging issues in terms of why data is captured, how is data integrated between business functions and systems, how data is organized, how it is leveraged, what tools and technologies if deployed could maximize leverage and how to define & implement data governance
•    Proven ability to translate data governance requirements into business outcomes
•    Demonstrated collaboration skills with change management concepts & strategies enacting best in class data management practices that achieve the goal of treating data as a corporate asset
•    Strong communication skills in order to partner with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the
company’s financial goals
•    Ability to identify and engage stakeholders to leverage data through non-invasive data governance practices
•    Strong project management skills in order to manage daily operations and or monitor the success of projects 


The following are strongly desired:
•    Agile experience particularly as Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner
•    Certified Data Steward
•    Willingness to help mature Agile practices for the team and lead some ceremonies such as standups, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives, and backlog grooming
•    Experience in Life Sciences industry with master data and analytics solutions
•    Strong intellectual curiosity, eager to learn new technologies and adapt solutions.



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About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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