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Director, Enterprise Data Governance – Consumer Data

Director, Enterprise Data Governance – Consumer Data

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE is a technology company. From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to developing products, managing big data and providing leading edge engineering and systems support, our teams at NIKE Global Technology exist to revolutionize the future at the confluence of tech and sport. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to constantly innovate, iterate and serve consumers more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.

Now, more than ever, our organization needs to respond quickly to turn market disruptions into opportunities for our brand. To achieve this, we must continue to develop our data and analytics capabilities to ensure we're maximizing the power of the Nike enterprise and managing data as a competitive advantage.

If you're ready to innovate and help lead our Enterprise Data and Analytics organization, come join us now! You will be part of an organization that is revolutionizing Nike technology platforms and architecting a data and analytics landscape that is simplified, modern, flexible and will ultimately enable Nike on its journey to 2020 and beyond.




Responsibilities:

  • Set strategy development, deployment, and management of the availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data employed to support the Nike business, ensuring we are meeting business needs while balancing quality, risk and cost within Consumer data
  • Obsess Nike's consumer data: what data, where is it and who is using it across all functions and geographies
  • Develop and lead teams of data governance professionals responsible for activating data governance solutions for consumer data
  • Partner closely with Privacy and Security on implementation of Consumer data compliance
  • Champion the application, usage and adoption of data governance capabilities within Consumer data including data catalog, business glossary, data discovery, data lineage, privacy & security frameworks, taxonomy & tagging and data quality
  • Own relationships with diverse business stakeholders to understand current and anticipate future business needs, understand requirements and define relevant strategic questions
  • Collaborate with senior management in developing recommendations around policies, standards and framework for data governance, and implement and maintain a data governance structure aligned to enterprise data governance
  • Establish Consumer data governance structures & operating mechanisms to continually mature Consumer data & sustain ongoing data improvement
  • Run the operating model to sustain ongoing Consumer data improvement including chairing various Consumer Data Governance meetings, identifying data owners, business and technical data stewards and maintaining strong relationships across Nike Direct, Digital, Technology & Analytics functions
  • Partner closely with Geographies to implement consistency in Data Governance strategy and approach
  • Continually focus Consumer data governance and quality priorities on the most critical Nike data assets to unlock business value
  • Engage with the industry to learn about best practices, gain insightful competitive and regulatory intelligence to help in building excellence in our governance and quality initiatives
  • Build, manage, mentor, and inspire team(s); managing performance, goals and development potential


  • Bachelor's degree in business or a technical discipline, or equivalent level of experience in a data analysis/administration, data quality, data governance, or related field.
  • One of the following alternatives may be accepted: PhD or Law + 6 yr; Masters + 7 yrs; Associates + 9 yrs; High School + 10 yrs exp
  • 8-9 years of relevant leadership experience including developing and implementing data quality and data governance standards, practices, org structures, support models, and achieving business objectives
  • Expert-level experience with data governance requirements and methods, with proven ability to work with business and analytics leaders to identify and align on workable business solutions to data quality and governance requirements and challenges
  • Experience leading or working with Data Governance and/or data solutions professionals and/or teams
  • Involvement with data and information/content strategies involving collaborative solutions, predictive analytics and BI reporting, machine learning, knowledge systems, big data and the use of diverse sources of data/content
  • Expertise in working hand-in-hand with executive stakeholders to successfully support business performance and goals while building/achieving appropriate levels of data quality
  • Serve as a liaison between Business and Functional areas and technology to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated, well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning
  • Strong track record of leading change in a complex, matrix organization
  • Knowledge of data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection
  • Expert interpersonal, written and verbal skills with proven ability to educate, inform, persuade, and achieve understanding and buy-in on data quality/data governance needs across different functions, levels and customers
  • Experience working in a global business environment preferred
  • Good understanding of key topics in data governance, security and marketing science, data science, and applied analytics
  • Knowledge of data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection
  • Knowledge of data related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues


NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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