Share this Job

Lead - Enterprise Data Governance Steward

Apply now »

Date Posted: Jul 29, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513 Bridgewater, NJ, US, 8807 New York, NY, US, 10036

Company: MetLife

Job Location
United States : Cary, NYC, Bridgewater


Role Value Proposition:

At MetLife, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities.  The Global Technology & Operations group (GTO) is a diverse team of engineers, developers, business analysts, and project managers with the freedom to create innovative solutions to address core business challenges within MetLife.  The purpose of the MetLife Data Governance (MDG) program and organization is to manage data as a corporate asset by coordinating the people, processes, and technology needed to improve the quality and consistency of data throughout MetLife and maintain compliance with external regulations. As a leader in the MDG office, the Enterprise Data Governance Steward will play a pivotal role in supporting our business customers in executing on our commitments, as part of the larger Data and Analytics (DnA) organization.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Support prioritized business customers in the execution of key initiatives in alignment with the integrated roadmap;
  • Engages one or more Enterprise Data Governance Program engagements in coordination with business unit stakeholders and data domain subject matter experts to facilitate the successful onboarding into the program;
  • Provides advisory leadership to business units in the structuring of local data governance offices and programs, with expert guidance on the interpretation, alignment, and execution of Enterprise Data Governance Standards and practices, and the integration of Enterprise Data Governance Services, sometimes directing or facilitating local instance efforts;
  • Responsible for the success of local instances of DG Councils, reporting on program effectiveness, data quality, and DG maturity level and for coordinating communication and training efforts involving MDGO and where appropriate local DG instances;
  • Champions the adoption of data governance practices on data intensive application development projects and represent the MDGO on new cross-organizational infrastructure projects and data initiatives;
  • Develops project plans in support of key data governance rollouts and performance other duties as assigned.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Superior customer relationship, written and oral communications and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrable specific experience planning and managing Data Governance program that spans multiple business units and regions;
  • Proven ability in developing relationship with senior business and technology leaders, gaining consensus and driving to accomplish the goals of the Data Governance program, driving cultural and organizational change, with strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and negotiation skills;
  • Expertise in Data Management and Governance principles, familiarity and experience in managing and executing on data governance frameworks (i.e.  DMBOK, COBIT)
  • Ability to document and execute a rigorous and well-defined process model, driving clear and deliberate action in success of key MDG program goals.


  • 5+ Years total experience, preferably with a mix of financial services, insurance or technology consulting industry or vendor experience (i.e. consulting, systems integration or software);
  • 2+ Years experience working within data governance initiatives, quality, and/or lineage capturing and documentation processes;
  • Experience in supporting projects involving regulatory reporting and adherence;
  • Strong business acumen with broad range of exposure to business units;
  • Experience in working in and leading large matrix managed initiatives;
  • Experience managing stakeholders’ expectations as a change agent in a matrixed environment;
  • Familiarity with various data / metadata managements and governance tools in the marketplace (e.g., Informatica Axon / EDC / PowerCenter / Data Quality, MDM and RDM tools, Collibra, BigID, Azure Purview, Good Catalog, etc.)




At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.




MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 126084


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh