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  • Posted: Jun 24, 2024
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    Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX), FirstRand Limited is one of the largest financial institutions in Africa. FirstRand’s vision is to be the African financial services group of choice, create long-term franchise value, deliver superior and sustainable economic returns to its shareholders within acc...
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    Data Manager

    Job Description

    To implement Information Management and Governance standards that contributes to the business realisation of investments in data and information to enable integration; operational implementation and adherence to Data KPIs, while ensuring data from their system is provisioned into the organisation in a manner that is fit for consumption in order to maximizes the organisational value from data.

    • Ensure adoption and localization of common frameworks, practices, processes, standards and integration of business data value chain.
    • Ensure Platform alignment, governance, policy standards alignment and integration across relevant areas.
    • Ensure alignment of data and goals with the reduction of total cost of ownership, long term support costs and landscape complexity.
    • Ensure ethical usage of data and information that complies to restrictions applied for privacy and sensitivity classification.
    • Understand and ensure implementation and adherence to Privacy business requirements, legislation and policy.
    • Ensure reporting of any Data Privacy Incidents and drives resolution of Privacy and Protection Audit findings, Complaints, Incidents, Investigations and Privacy and Protection Assessments.
    • Ensure data which is mastered in the relevant business unit is replicated to the enterprise data platform in appropriate format utilizing existing data structures and appropriate tools.
    • Implement and adhere to the appropriate Information Management and Governance standards and practices as a Supplier/Owner of Data.
    • Ensure data is made meaningful and consumable as organizational asset.
    • Assume accountability for deriving, delivering and managing Data Product from the data under business ownership via the group's data architecture.
    • Assume accountability for provisioning data from their system only.
    • Ensure that operational processes requiring data are properly and robustly productionized for sustainability.
    • Ensure adherence to appropriate information management practices, Information Architecture Framework and delivers operational robustness.
    • Manage business data sharing function across enterprise by driving awareness of data products and adoption throughout the organization to extract business value where appropriate.
    • Model and assist with driving a data driven culture that values data as an asset with business value.
    • Lead relevant change and communications functions to drive functional maturity.
    • Assume accountability for how data will be sourced, modelled, stored, consumed, integrated and managed to meet strategic business requirements and answer analytical questions.
    • Pull together data from various sources to integrate into format allowing for analytical consumption.
    • Manage integration of data for business and creation of data mart to answer business questions, including data warehousing management.
    • Ensure data through the various data supply chains is secured and any risks associated to privacy is mitigated.
    • Define data architecture principles to be adopted by the business in adherence to Information Architecture Framework.
    • Ensure applicable data product is productionized accordingly to appropriate policies and standards and utilizing the appropriate Group platforms.
    • Manage business Information management (information architecture; metadata; master and reference data; data development and warehousing; content, document and records; data quality, storage and operations; information security and data privacy management) to ensure required standards and practices across data production, management and consumption.
    • Create tactical plans for achievement of outputs / deliverables in collaboration with Technology stakeholders to ensure the effective implementation of information technology solutions to support information management requirements.
    • Manage business BI function to productionalise report development and delivery that meets business information requirements, if required.
    • Manage project dependencies management and long-term prioritization of the business's overall analytical needs and opportunities.
    • Identify training/development needs and pro-actively.
    • identify effective solutions to address own and employee development gaps.
    • Ensure that each employee prepares a personal development plan, review these plans and ensure implementation.
    • Create an environment conducive to cross-functional skills transfer.
    • Plan training interventions which support the Group strategies.
    • Understand which competencies and skills are required to be mastered to ensure personal and employee development and performance.
    • Keep abreast of learning opportunities, changing products and trends.
    • Participate in planned activities, that are appropriate
      for own and employee development.
    • Contribute to the development of a budget aligned to operational delivery.
    • Build working relationships across teams and
      functional lines to enhance work delivery, collaboration and innovation.
    • Participate in planned activities, that are appropriate for own and employee development.


    • Relevant degree
    • AbInitio experience would be an advantage
    • Experience managing a team of Data Engineers
    • Strong SQL DBA Skills required

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