Data Governance, Manager

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About Us

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit driving positive impact on climate change across the fashion and textile industry. It guides a growing community of brands, manufacturers, and farmers towards more purposeful production from the very start of the supply chain.

By 2030, its goal is to guide the industry to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within fiber and raw material production. Its focus is holistic and interconnected, accelerating the adoption of practices that improve the state of our water, soil health, and biodiversity too.

For real change to happen, everyone needs a clear path to positive impact. That’s why Textile Exchange believes that approachable, step-by-step instruction paired with collective action can change the system to make preferred materials and fibers an accessible default, mobilizing leaders through attainable strategies, proven solutions, and a driven community.

At Textile Exchange, materials matter. To learn more, visit TextileExchange.org.

Working at Textile Exchange

We work remotely with a team located in 20+ countries. We are a diverse group committed to harnessing the strengths of the global textile industry to accelerate change toward climate and other key environmental goals. We work collaboratively on important environmental issues around the world by working and interacting with farming groups, processors, brands, retailers, and environmental experts in the textile and fashion industries around the world. We offer an opportunity to join a cutting-edge global environmental nonprofit and to help strengthen the impact of our organization. Each Textile Exchange employee is offered a competitive compensation package with paid time off, yearly bonus, opportunities for continuing education, and more.

Job Summary

Textile Exchange is seeking an experienced Data Governance Manager to establish and administer data governance framework for data policies, standards, and practices across programs and functional units, as well as master data management including data inventory and performance metrics. The candidate must be proficient at data governance and management principles and enjoy affecting change to improve the data literacy and quality.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Data & Technology Director to develop and administer an enterprise-wide robust data governance framework, with a focus on master data management, data quality management, metadata management, enablement, and data security governance.
  • Work with the Data & Technology Director develop and administer data policies and procedures, processes and standard.
  • Identify areas of opportunity with regards to data quality, and lead initiatives to resolve long-standing quality issues.
  • Responsible for the operations of Data Governance Committee including issue tracking, agenda setting, and managing/tracking resolutions.
  • Responsible for master data management including data inventory, business metrics and key performance indicators mapping and interdependencies
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability. 
  • Define data performance and quality metrics and ensure conformance with policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements.
  • Monitor and track data quality issues, identify gaps, and apply action plans to remediate gap.
  • Ensure that data quality is assessed and evaluated as an integral part of new solution developments.
  • Support the delivery of the Data Management communications plan to help establish/strengthen data culture. 

Minimum Experience and Qualifications 

  • Work with the Data & Technology Director to develop and administer an enterprise-wide robust data governance framework, with a focus on master data management, data quality management, metadata management, enablement, and data security governance.
  • Work with the Data & Technology Director develop and administer data policies and procedures, processes and standard.
  • Identify areas of opportunity with regards to data quality, and lead initiatives to resolve long-standing quality issues.
  • Responsible for the operations of Data Governance Committee including issue tracking, agenda setting, and managing/tracking resolutions.
  • Responsible for master data management including data inventory, business metrics and key performance indicators mapping and interdependencies
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability. 
  • Define data performance and quality metrics and ensure conformance with policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements.
  • Monitor and track data quality issues, identify gaps, and apply action plans to remediate gap.
  • Ensure that data quality is assessed and evaluated as an integral part of new solution developments.
  • Support the delivery of the Data Management communications plan to help establish/strengthen data culture. 

Employment Package 

  • Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week 
  • Textile Exchange is currently unable to provide sponsorship for work permits. Candidates need to have existing right to work in nominated working location. 
  • Location: Virtual/Remote, (Flexible working hours Is a must due to difference In International time zones). 
  • Salary Range: $55,000 – $65,000
  • Start Date: As Soon as Available

How to Apply 

Please submit to Recruitmentoffice@TextileExchange.org with the subject “Data Governance, Manager.” 

  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application submission is strongly encouraged.  

Textile Exchange is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.