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Data Governance Lead at Roche

RocheLagos, Nigeria Data and Artificial Intelligence
Full Time
Roche was one of the first companies to bring targeted treatments to patients. With our combined strength in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, we are better equipped than any other company to further drive personalised healthcare. Two-thirds of our Research and Development projects are being developed with companion diagnostics. We are the world's number 1 in biotech with 14 biopharmaceuticals on the market. Over half of the compounds in our product pipeline are biopharmaceuticals, enabling us to deliver better-targeted therapies.

In this role, the individual will own and manage data governance functions across the several information systems managed and owned by the AABI team. Data Governance lead in this role will partner with business stakeholders primarily and also with IT architecture and system owners to build governance processes including, but not limited to, reference data management, data dictionary, data encyclopedia, business glossary, data cataloging.


  • Develop, deploy and maintain Data Governance frameworks and policies across the systems
  • Own and act as the SME on Data Governance policies, while enabling business priorities
  • Develop & maintain inventory of the enterprise information maps, including systems, owners & associated processes
  • Establish and govern an enterprise data governance implementation roadmap aligning strategic priorities of CxI
  • Build enterprise wide data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality and the protection of sensitive data through modifications to organizational policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture
  • Ability to partner with several different stakeholders and functions in implementing the data governance solutions across the affiliate network
  • Facilitate the adoption of data quality standards, data protection standards and adoption requirements across the enterprise via partnering & influencing without authority
  • Oversee relevant work and deliverables coordinating with assigned internal resources and external consultants (onshore/offshore)
  • Ensure adherence to various regulations like CCPA, GDPR and other Data Privacy regulations applicable to the organization and our industry, partnering with the Data privacy experts within and outside GPS
  • Manage & maintain stakeholder relationships in a cross functional environment relevant to the DG function
  • Create and own the budget and ensure that the assigned projects are executed within the planned budget
  • Own and manage the data cataloging efforts across the GTM stream



  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience of structuring & managing data governance function
  • Minimum of 6+ years of experience in commercial / medical Pharma - biotechnology industry
  • Strong knowledge of industry leading data governance, data quality and data protection management practices
  • Strong knowledge on data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection
  • Knowledge of data related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues
  • Very proficient in all functions related to data governance applicable to the life sciences industry, centered around commercial and medical function
  • Hands on Data Stewardship experience in the commercial / medical life sciences domain
  • Good exposure to industry standard data governance framework
  • Prior work experience on technology platforms like Collbra will be a plus
  • Proficiency in data privacy regulations like CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA etc
  • Experience in leading cross functional teams on various projects and processes
  • Experience working in a matrix organization leading resources within organization as well as external consultants - onshore/offshore
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written), be proactive, self-initiator and collaborating attitude

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