SVP Chief Data Office Asset Class Lead

London, United Kingdom
06 Oct 2022
20 Oct 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced asset class aligned data and analytics project manager to build strong relationships with multiple functions and strategic programmes, agree the level and type of support to be provided by the EMEA CDO team, agree a set of measurable outcomes from the ongoing interaction and ultimately ensure robust data practices are adopted.

The role will require interaction with senior functional leads, programme leads and sponsors, products, and data management teams globally, the Enterprise Chief Data Office (ECDO), global transformation teams, and EMEA entity stakeholders. Experience of running cross functional data intensive projects is a must and interaction with internal compliance/audit functions are highly desired. Given the scale, complexity, and ambition of Citi's global data transformation, the EMEA CDO team is dynamic, agile, flexible, and responsive to fast changing needs. This role will need to be adept at working in this environment, handle ambiguity and complexity well, be able to deliver on multiple responsibilities and most importantly be extremely 'hands on'. Excellent communication skills are required in order to communicate and negotiate internally, often at a senior level. The role will report to the EMEA Chief Data Office Front to Back Lead.
This is an independent role and is an excellent opportunity to have high impact and enhance Citi's Data Governance across the region.

  • Primary point of contact from within EMEA CDO team for establishing Front to Back Data Quality forum for specific asset class or function
  • Build strong relationships with senior stakeholders in front office, risk, finance, operations, and technology for resolving issues
  • Develop and leverage data flows to identify and remediate data quality issues
  • Agree and operationalise data quality metrics to measure data risk within the function
  • Identify and consolidate data quality controls through weekly / biweekly issue management governance calls
  • Understand IT book of work and draw linkage to current issues. Identify tactical remediation plans and controls where not available
  • Drive education and adoption of the new data governance policy and data operating model in the strategic programmes
  • Ensure relevant stakeholders up to UK Exco, EMEA transformation, ECDO, local regulators, and UK entity boards are informed on the progress/challenges/risks to improving data quality within the asset class
  • Prepare weekly and monthly governance materials
  • Support ad-hoc activities and analysis as required
  • The role could be as an individual contributor or supported by a small team of analysts
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Significant banking or financial services experience in one or more areas: Spread Products and Rates
  • Project Management and Business Analysis experience and ability to break complex problems into bitesize chunks
  • Experience in engaging with data analytics and cross functional data intensive projects
  • Extensive evidence of hands-on delivery/execution
  • Ability to handle complexity, ambiguity and a fast changing, often demanding work environment
  • Experience with cross-functional / business delivery, ideally with data-intensive programme/project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and work effectively with large, complex and diverse teams
  • Excellent executive communications skills - verbal and written
  • Bachelors/University degree (Engineering, Finance, Management), preferably Masters/MBA degree
  • CFA or FRM certification desirable
Department Background:
The EMEA Chief Data Office (CDO) has responsibility to deliver the UK data quality programme in addition to a broad remit to implement and embed improved data governance and data management practices throughout the EMEA region. The UK data quality programme, centered on addressing regulator feedback on Citi's approach to data, has the following objectives;
1) establish a UK entity-focused book of work that delivers significant regulatory, control and commercial benefits including remediation of material data quality issues,
2) strengthen Senior Manager engagement in data quality initiatives, including BCBS 239 and front-to-back working groups,
3) improve engagement with the regulator,
4) establish connection with strategically important programmes and,
5) demonstrate engagement and influence with the Group Transformation initiative.

One of our key objectives is to establish a forum for front to back engagement for identifying and remediating cross-functional data quality issues.
This is to establish operational data practices including but not limited to;
  • Material issue logging, on-going data quality measurement, metrics and controls are embedded within UK Data Quality programme
  • A cross-programme view of data gaps, risks and issues are escalated to UK Senior Managers and appropriate forums for remediation.
  • A light touch interaction with several strategic programmes is also in place currently and we are looking to extend the breadth of programmes and refresh objectives/outcomes from ongoing collaboration.
This is graded at the SVP level in Citi's corporate grading.
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