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Data Analytics and AI - Senior Manager - Data Governance



Software Engineering, Data Science
Dublin, Ireland · United States
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Senior Manager – Data Governance

General Information

Location: Leinster/Munster

Business Area: UKI Assurance

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-Time

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology to become the best version of you, we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

We believe that the highest-performing teams maximize the power of different perspectives and backgrounds. These teams are both diverse and inclusive and are willing to invite and learn from other perspectives. Our ability to include various viewpoints into our mindsets, behaviours and operations is fundamental to driving innovation, building strong relationships, and delivering the best solutions for our clients.

The opportunity

Our data analytics team focuses on helping our clients unlock value from their information assets through collaboration with domain experts across assurance, tax, transactions, and consulting to embed innovative data analytics solutions in existing business areas.

Data Analytics is one of the most exciting fields in today’s digital world. It offers challenging work, career development and great job satisfaction. EY’s mission is to build a better working world by asking better questions and finding better answers – this is what data analytics all about is. What better way to help us achieve our mission than by working with our data science and engineering teams as we continue this journey.

In response to strong market demand, we are seeking additional individuals to enhance our existing team. We are transforming our business by embedding analytics in everything we do. We are helping our clients transform their businesses by doing the same, across industry sectors and lines of business. We are growing and so are our people. We are hiring experienced professionals in a variety of roles, this is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the Data Analytics team who are not only changing how we deliver services to our clients but are also committed to creating a diverse environment where EY people are valued, where they feel they belong and can contribute their best in every encounter.

What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance.

A comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings, and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.

Your key responsibilities

The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. That means you’ll need to think on your feet and challenge existing practices to develop answers to complex issues. You’ll also be collaborating with colleagues across multiple service lines, so we’ll look to you to build relationships and identify opportunities for our clients to benefit from our knowledge in other areas. Occasional travel may be necessary as you will be meeting with key clients, some of whom are the most respected in their fields.

  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams across various industries, helping our clients use analytics to transform and improve their business.
  • Establish enterprise data governance framework, including data policies, standards, and processes to help our clients achieve overall business needs.
  • Develop and implement data management and governance roadmap, including strategic priorities for establishing organisation-wide data capabilities.
  • Help our clients create and enforce policies for effective data management.
  • Identify new business opportunities for using data assets to achieve business efficiency.
  • Lead a team responsible for driving data governance projects leveraging robust tools and infrastructure to sanitise, store and manipulate data.
  • Design data quality frameworks to enhance clients' data quality across their key domains and processes.
  • With guidance from partners, directors, and senior managers, you'll identify and act on potential business opportunities for EY.
  • Actively establish, maintain, and strengthen internal and external relationships.
  • Devise and implement efficient and secure data handling and analysis procedures with attention to all technical aspects.
  • Establish data rules and procedures for data sharing with Senior Management, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Guide our clients in preparing and excelling in their approach and adopting best practices for the rapidly evolving data regulations and technological changes.
  • Drawing on your knowledge and experience, you'll create innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs and contribute to thought leadership.

Skills and attributes for success

  • A Bachelor's, Master’s, or PhD Degree
  • 7+ years of experience in data governance and data management
  • Understanding of technologies used in data governance and management (e.g., Collibra, Alation, Informatica, etc.)
  • People management experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and develop others, managing budgets, scope creep, expectations, deliverables, timelines, etc.
  • Ability to communicate technical information in non-technical language.
  • Highly professional with the ability to work in challenging, diverse, and evolving client environments.
  • Passion for contributing to the team's growth and our Data Analytics practice.
  • Data Governance or Data Management related certifications (e.g., from DAMA, EDMC)

Career progression

  • When you join EY, you will be supported to ensure that you are enhancing your skills from day one.
  • Continuous learning, where you can develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • As you grow and develop here, you’ll discover opportunities to help customise your career journey, so that it’s as unique as you are - success as defined by you, we will provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership, we will give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture, you will be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
  • We have embraced Hybrid working at EY adding greater flexibility and autonomy to the roles of our employees.

Here’s how EY can benefit more than just your career

All our employees are given a benefits package which they can tailor to suit their individual preferences. Our range of benefits include:

  • Discounted health insurance
  • Web Doctor
  • Pension
  • The purchase of additional annual leave
  • Hybrid working
  • Gym membership

Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion, diversity, and equity are part of who we are at EY.

Diversity is about differences; you’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

We recognise the strength that comes from having a diverse workforce and building a culture where we support all our people to achieve their potential.


If you are interested in the above role, please submit a CV via the EY Careers Site.

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If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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