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Data Business Analyst, Associate

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jan 26, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job title: Data Business Analyst (DMA), Associate

Department: Group Data Office

Location: London

Type: Perm, Associate level

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Department overview:

The Group Data Office plays a key role in defining and implementing the firm's data strategy, driving transformational change through data capabilities, enforcing data governance for both transformation benefit and regulatory compliance, and elevating Nomura's data culture. Governance remains a critical focus area, and the Group Data Office, in partnership with Business and Corporate functions, is responsible for ensuring that the firm's data assets are managed in line with the firm's data management framework, policy and standards.

Role description:

The Group Data Office operates a globally federated data governance model, with oversight performed by a central global team. The Data Governance Analyst will be a member of the Group Data Office's central global team and will be responsible for the following:
  • Work with regional governance leads and data stewards and custodians to ensure data assets conform with data management framework requirements, with a focus on continued improvement of data quality and adherence to use of Trusted sources
  • Develop, prepare and manage materials and content for key governance committees, covering areas such as data initiatives, data issues management, and KPIs (data governance, data quality)
  • Contribute to the automation and digitalisation of Group Data Office data governance operating model and activities

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
  • Operational familiarity with metadata management, data quality, data stewardship, data protection and experience in the use of associated technologies (data catalog, data quality management platforms)
  • Working knowledge of Cloud based big data frameworks such as data lake, relational, Graph and other no-SQL databases
  • Proficient in use of MS Office Tools, Confluence, Tableau, Alteryx; and hands-on familiarity (beginner level) with Python or R (any one tool)
  • Willingness to work with senior stakeholders on data & digital transformation journeys of their teams..
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, listening) and interpersonal skills
  • Able to analyse complex situations and derive workable actions
  • Able to constructively challenge requirements and current state to increase overall value to the firm
  • Ability to understand and integrate cultural differences and work effectively with virtual cross-cultural, cross-border teams
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
  • Keen eye for detail and able to produce high quality content
  • Hands on operational and change management

Education and experience

Wide variety of degrees will be considered, however work experience will be of equal, if not greater importance
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in data governance / operational data management in a large, complex organisation
  • Track record in in developing and operationalising data framework requirements, notably policies, procedures, and standards
  • Experience of working with a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined, globally dispersed team
  • DCAM certification advantageous

Nomura competencies

Trusted Partner
  • Understand clients' needs and issues, and respond with high-quality proposals
  • Acquire capabilities to perform one's responsibilities and contribute to being a Trusted Partner

Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Produce new ideas that might challenge the status-quo or oneself


  • Seek advice from senior colleagues and utilize it for improved results
  • Collaborate with members from relevant departments

  • Contribute to the success of the organization both quantitatively and qualitatively, and act with awareness of the impact on others
  • Serve as role model and provide guidance to junior employees

  • Have a good understanding of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance, risk management, and code of conduct, and make decisions and take actions accordingly

Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the UK (who require a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that this is a genuine vacancy for a qualified role

Diversity & Inclusion

Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to ensuring we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome all applications and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any assistance or reasonable adjustments due to a disability or long-term health condition, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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