Director Data Governance (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Data Governance enables adidas to leverage the value of data for our digital transformation.

The team achieves that by defining the data governance and data quality frameworks, methods, and standards for business processes as well as IT systems. We design innovative data solutions along with new initiatives, consult projects and enforce data compliance together with our partners in Analytics, Business and Tech.

We take advantage of automation, machine learning and democratization of data to allow data-driven decision making even faster and more often and to unleash the real power of data right from the start.


Key Responsibilities:


Data Management

  • Derives data management structures and metadata to support consistency of information retrieval, combination, analysis, pattern recognition and interpretation, throughout the organization.
  • Evaluates issues from an e2e point of view which might prevent the organization from obtaining maximum value of its information assets.


Information Governance

  • Understands the impact, meaning and implication of data for the end-to-end value chain and IT systems.
  • Takes decisions, reviews new change proposals, and provides specialist advice on information and records management, including advice on and promotion of collaborative working and assessment and management of information-related risk.
  • Proactively influences priorities in other functions to establish stable and compliant data solutions.
  • Creates, maintains, and contributes to an inventory of information assets

Data Visualization

  • Creates meaningful storylines based on the best available visualization solution and communicates these to the target audience.
  • Establishes selected automated dashboards, controls and tools to monitor data flows and key performance indicators for data quality in close collaboration with the respective teams.

Business Analysis

  • Drives analytical work to determine business requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures, and organization change.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders at all levels, in the conduct of research for strategy studies, business requirements specifications and feasibility studies.
    Specialist Advice
  • Oversees the provision of specialist advice by others, consolidates expertise from multiple sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further organizational objectives.

If required: People Management / Resource Management:

  • Build the appropriate inclusive and diverse team structure with equal opportunities for everyone to be able to manage the respective organization effectively, identify and develop the future talents and create realistic succession scenarios for key positions
  • Ensures appropriate leadership skills are present at every level
  • Provides team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and Data & Analytics objectives.

Key Relationships:

  • All business functions and markets
    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced knowledge of data management principles, frameworks, strategies and techniques
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English with persuasive communication skills
  • At least 10-year experience in Data Management / Data Governance or data affine business / IT functions (lateral entrants)
  • 5 years of experience in team management including professional or leading workstreams and teams in a matrix organization
  • Participated in a global project execution/ significant contribution to local/functional project

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Director Data Governance (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  371489
Date:  Nov 2, 2021