Head of Data Management

Company profile

Our client is an international independent Asset Management Company in Zurich.

Main tasks

The aim of this role is to lead the strategic direction for the management of data across the organisation and to ensure the data strategy meets the requirement of the business, clients, regulators and shareholders.

• Develop the strategy to deliver robust data governance working closely with Head of IT Architecture so that data is trusted as a strategic business asset aligned with their objectives
• Interact with senior stakeholders across all business units to ensure the data strategy is comprehensive and effective
• Direct delivery of data functionality within the business operating model, partner with IT to build appropriate technology solutions and business units to design appropriate processes and control mechanisms
• Design and build a governance data framework to integrate data into the corporate governance framework and operational risk appetite statements and ensure visibility of data accountability, risk and opportunity at the board level
• Manage and maintain the corporate business data model and glossary
• Enforce data ownership policy – ensure all parts of the organisation understand their responsibilities towards data and the quality standards that have to be delivered to support business processes and demonstrate accountability
• Create, maintain and enforce corporate standards for data and process architectural artefacts required to support data governance, business change and the day-to-day-business risk management and control
• Create, maintain and enforce standards for corporate data content and management across all data activity within the business
• Act as a key stakeholder in any business change, representing the strategic data view. This includes partnering with Compliance on any regulatory driven data requirements
• Build and manage data management services in line with the business operating model
• Engage where appropriate with external industry data bodies and represent the company’s interests


• University Master degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Data Science
• Further technical education
• Several years of relevant work experience in Data Management
• Proven track record in Data Governance and Data Quality Management
• Experienced in leadership
• Flair to combine the day-to-day business with strategic orientation
• Used to act with stakeholders at the top management level
• Assertiveness and the ability to work well in a demanding environment
• Fluent in English and German

Job type


Date of entry

upon agreement


Katharina Albrecht, +41 44 210 36 20