Data Catalogue Steward

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
Jun 26, 2022
Jul 10, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Chief Data Office (CDO) within M&G plc is mobilising a number of initiatives around data management to maximise the value of our data and to mitigate data risks. One of the key initiatives is to enable the adoption of an enterprise-wide data catalogue across business areas to better understand the data that drives our business - where it can be accessed; what it means; how to use it; where it's used; who's responsible for it; and the quality checks applied over it. The implementation of this catalogue will ensure the data used within the organisation is fit-for-purpose, strengthening our data governance capabilities, improve regulatory compliance and reduce the inaccuracy or misuse of data across the organisation.
The key focus of this role is to work with Data owners, data stewards and the business/technical teams and ensure population of the metadata within enterprise data governance and cataloguing tool - Informatica Axon.
The successful candidate will use their extensive asset and investment management expertise and detailed knowledge of the data that is used within the industry to formulate and validate clear business glossary definitions of data items aligned to the data model.
The role will be supported by data experts from both the CDO and Data Architecture teams, business SMEs from M&G business areas.
Purpose statement

The overall purpose and key responsibilities of the Catalogue steward are:
  • To work with data stewards and business/technical SMEs to assist in creating and documenting business glossary definitions for their respective data domains and projects
  • To maintain the integrity and structure of business glossary within the data catalogue
  • To maintain integrity and hierarchy/relationship between facets in Axon, re-point links and relationships between data sets, etc
  • To undertake the administration and control of the M&G data catalogue tool - Informatica Axon
  • To provide Quality assurance on the content that resides within the strategic data catalogue solution
  • To support Product Owner in deriving metrics relevant to adoption of Data catalogue by the wider organisation
  • To proactively promote and manage data catalogue awareness throughout the business

Experience statement
Key experience of the successful candidate will include:
  • Experience working in asset/ investment management as a catalogue steward or Senior Business analyst
  • Knowledge of full end-to-end asset and investment management lifecycle - from trade placement and portfolio management, through to market valuation, fund and client reporting
  • Hands-on experience creating high-quality business glossary definitions and capturing metadata of data
  • Understanding of data management principles and capabilities
  • Experience working with a range of senior stakeholders, managing relationships, and flexing approach to support data stewards and projects that are at different levels of data maturity and priorities
  • Effective time management, prioritisation and organisational skills that ensures deadlines are met

Recruiter : Martyn Jack
Closing Date : 10th June 2022

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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