Data Governance Specialist


Data Governance Specialist



Job Purpose

Within the Data & Analytics team, this position is responsible to lead the management of data governance in PR Japan. The Data Governance Specialist is responsible for consulting, developing, implementing and overseeing all Data Governance related projects in order to ensure end-to-end Data Quality, Governance and Data Management.

Principle Accountabilities

Improve & implement data management processes

  • • Review of key Master Data generation processes and understanding of data created, department involved and flow between systems.
  • • Review of best practices across the group and other industries, participate in PR Community of Data management & governance and evaluate applicability in Japan of these best practices.
  • • Ensure proper data management tools and documentation as guided by Data Center of Excellence such as Business Glossary, Data Catalog, Data Dictionary.
  • • Leverage group tools to go beyond the excel sheet management and ensure proper use of tools within PRJ data processes

Ensure proper data quality within PRJ

  • • Act as a gatekeeper between multiple departments on PRJ Master Data
  • • Ensure Master Data are up-to-date and maintained by data stewards
  • • Document & communicate best practices/standards on data management
  • • Ensure Data is managed as per legal requirements

Manage PRJ Data Assets

  • • Address granularity/availability issues in the data and work on remediation plan
  • • Ensure alignment with Global taxonomies
  • • Provide management with PRJ Cost to acquire data from external parties
  • • Provide cost reduction/optimization opportunities on redundant data
  • • Find opportunities to acquire new 3rd party datasets


Academic Requirement

  • • A degree at a bachelor’s level

Professional Experience Required

  • • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant professional experience in data projects
  • • Working experience in a multi-national corporation and/or overseas (working or studying) experience is a plus
  • • Previously demonstrated below data skills in significant data projects is a must


  • • Excellent Business Level of both Japanese and English (able to lead projects and meetings in both languages)

Key Competencies (hard)

  • • Programming Languages
    • ・Python and/or Spark
    • ・SQL
  • • Data Skills
    • ・Azure Cloud Technologies (Datalake, Data Factory, LogicApp etc.)
    • ・Power BI
    • ・Databricks
    • ・Snowflake
    • ・DevOps/ DataOps principles

Key Competencies (soft)

  • • Detail-oriented attitude / rigorous attitude for structured reporting based on large volume of data sources
  • • Autonomous, proactive and naturally curious
  • • Able to interact and communicate well with all business partners in Japan and in other affiliates (other countries)
  • • Flexible working attitude to work on a dynamic/fast moving company environment.
  • • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • • Team player

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