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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Vice President, Data Governance - Multiple Locations

UHG - Dallas, Texas

Posted: 12/10/2018

As the VP of Data Governance, you will define the multi-year roadmap for data strategy in collaboration with business and technology leaders to define scope, priorities and implementation plan, define and maintain policies and standards for end-to-end data governance


This position can sit out of any UHG office location.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Long term roadmap & enterprise scope definition
  • Define the Enterprise Data Strategy in line with and in support of enterprise and business unit strategies inclusive of enterprise analytics strategy
  • Drive cross-Business Unit decisions that align business priorities with Business Unit CIO strategies into an enterprise data strategy
  • Integrate and align Business Unit CIO roadmaps into an enterprise data roadmap to deliver on the enterprise data strategy
  • Question scope of initiatives and identify misalignments in enterprise
  • Prioritization of enterprise data needs and enterprise data governance
  • Define data prioritization framework for cross-Business Unit initiatives
  • Provide advisory services to Business Units on prioritization and requirements as needed
  • Establish and maintain policies and standards for end-to-end data governance
  • Define data governance operational processes (e.g., data quality measurement) in line with policies and standards, clearly articulating roles & responsibilities
  • Monitor and measure compliance to standards & processes, solve cross-Business Unit governance issues and escalate as needed
  • Manage cost trade-offs and implications of Business Unit initiatives as part of broader data strategy
  • Enterprise program funding
  • Define, control, and track a pool of enterprise and project funding for closing prioritized gaps in enterprise data provisioning capabilities
  • Coordinate with domain owners for funding and implementation of cross business unit initiatives
  • Communication and change management
  • Develop an enterprise-wide plan to promote data management / ownership and shift mindsets

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years of management experience
  • 10+ years in technology
  • 5 + years of data management experience
  • 5+ years in an executive / strategy role
  • Leadership experience in an enterprise and / or cross-functional role
  • Broad understanding of latest data & data management trends and their impact on business strategies and operations
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate, persuade and communicate the value of data
  • Experience defining, motivating and driving change at executive level and across stakeholders
  • Stakeholder management skills with experience in defining and maintaining enterprise wide governance models

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Master's degree in relevant field
  • Healthcare experience

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



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