Senior Lead, Data Governance Onboarding




Indianapolis, IN


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Salesforce has an enterprise-wide charter focused on data management capabilities, including Data Management Maturity, Data Strategy, Data Governance, Data Quality, Data Operations, Data Platforms, and Data Literacy. The team’s mission is to ensure that every decision-maker at Salesforce has timely access to the trusted data they need to increase margin and to guide us to increased revenue.

The Senior Lead, Data Governance Onboarding will help lead the operationalization of the enterprise-wide data management operating model, and drive the increased maturity of our data management capabilities across the organization (in partnership with the Global Data Governance Leader and Business Technology team). 


This role will be responsible for driving the operationalization of data management for the company through delivery of best practices while demonstrating and delivering business value in a fast-paced, volatile, and complex ecosystem. 

  • Drive a federated governance strategy across a broad group of stakeholders

  • Partner with federated data management stakeholders to identify domains and sub-domains of data, and identify data stewards and technical data stewards where they have not been operationalized already

  • Present proposed operating models at roadshows and across townhalls to gain alignment of senior leaders within specific business functions

  • Onboard new data stewards and provide training on operationalizing the enterprise data strategy within their data domain or data sub-domain

  • Connect data stewards and the operationalization of data management with the enterprise data management tools and capabilities, ensuring consistently and integration of our implementation approach

  • Identify approaches and work with federated data management teams to identify critical data assets for the company in order to prioritize data management implementations

  • Build productive partnerships with various technology, legal, security, and analytics/data management teams across Salesforce

Required Skills 

  • 5+ years experience in Enterprise Data Governance or data management or similar environment

  • 3+ years experience defining data elements, implementing data quality, implementing metadata management programs, etc

  • Experience gaining alignment across a diverse range of stakeholders is essential

  • Experience managing centralized, matrixed resources preferred, with a strong focus on leading teams across several geographies and time zones

  • Strong data governance background that includes driving strategy, architecture, governance, tooling or enablement

  • Effectively drive consensus across organizations and clearly articulate governance strategy, vision and business values

  • Familiarity with data maturity models and Salesforce products a plus

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent business and technical communication skills at all levels of the organization
  • Commitment to continuous improvement, successful at leading by influence, and excellent at building business cases for investments to improve data management
  • Ability to be agile, proactive, and comfortable with ambiguous specifications
  • Effectively motivate people, instill accountability and demonstrate the value of data across a wide range of individuals (engineers, data scientists, analysis, service owners, executives, customers, auditors, etc.)


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