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VP, GBM Chief Data Officer

Toronto, Canada | Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets

  • Industry:
    Banking / Investment Banking
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The VP, GBM Chief Data Officer is responsible for driving the data governance strategy and implementation across the Global Banking and Markets business lines. Leading a Data Governance team and working closely with internal partners, the individual will define, implement, and monitor compliance against industry leading data governance practices and data management capabilities, in alignment with enterprise strategic priorities, business line priorities and regulatory requirements.


Define the GBM data strategy (medium and long-term) and associated roadmap aligned to the GBM Business strategy and the Enterprise data strategy.

Understand business priorities and requirements and align the data management program to these priorities

Define and implement the data management operational framework across GBM to meet enterprise, business and regulatory priorities.

Define and implement the organizational structures and operating models needed to support the objectives of the data program.

Build a high-performance environment and implement a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates the team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vision/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team. 

Collaborate with Enterprise Data Office to influence the Bank’s overall data governance and management capabilities, decisions relating to policy, practices, supporting technology, and talent development.

Ensure data governance and management capabilities are implemented in accordance with all enterprise policies and controls.

Establish leading data management practices and capabilities relating to data quality, data provisioning, metadata, lineage, reference data, issue management and change management across GBM.

Monitor compliance with data policies and standards 

Design and implement the framework (including associated processes) necessary to sustain a data control environment.

Establish a data quality framework necessary to enable data quality reporting, issue identification, remediation and tracking, ultimately ensuring trust and confidence in data across domains.

Partner with Technology to define the data architecture, ensuring a unified view of meaning across the organization.

Partner with Technology to govern the technology spend to ensure alignment with the data architecture and implementation of data management controls.

Lead and participate on multiple medium to large scale projects.

Lead regulatory initiatives and efforts relating to data management and meet with the regulators to describe the data management capabilities being implemented and associate roadmap.

Ensure business stakeholder understanding, alignment and commitment to the objectives of the data governance and management program. 

Establish a training and communications program to raise data awareness and ensure everyone knows their role in the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of data across GBM.

Establish mature data domains and business ownership via essential data management roles (i.e. Data Stewards).

Develop business cases and performance metrics to secure program funding/resources and to measure business value.

Develop and implement metrics needed to monitor/report on data management progress and the impact that the data program is having on enabling the business and improving data

Requirements & Qualifications:

Experience in Data Management positions

Demonstrated knowledge of data management practices (critical data elements, data dictionaries, data architecture, data quality, etc.)

Thorough knowledge of cutting-edge data management tools, industry advances, etc.

Knowledge of the Global Banking and Market business

Demonstrated information management and quantitative skills, including working knowledge of IT infrastructure, various technologies/platforms, and aligned vendor solutions with enterprise strategic priorities.

Understanding of organizational design and the ability to shape and drive large-scale, cross-functional programs around people, technology, processes, and tools.

Demonstrated ability to balance long-term strategy with quick wins.

Demonstrated ability for strategic influencing and education of cross-functional stakeholders about the strategic importance and value of data governance.

Experience managing large teams and delivering results.

Knowledge of US financial regulatory environment is preferred

+10 years of experience in capital markets is preferred

5-10 years of Data Governance or Management related experience (e.g. Data Quality, Metadata, Issue Management, Reference Data, Data Provisioning, etc.)

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