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Data Architect & Governance Manager

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Date: Sep 2, 2017

Location: Piscataway, NJ, US



Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Tom’s of Maine, Ajax, Fabuloso, Haci Sakir, elmex, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.


Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country



Colgate-Palmolive Company invites applications for the position of IT Business Intelligence Data Architect & Governance Manager.  This candidate will join the Global Development Group within the Global Information Technology organization.  The person will be a member of a team responsible for developing, implementing, and supporting BI application bundles used globally by over 10,000 Colgate employees and various business partners.  


Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Determine data needs of the enterprise as well as the data needs of the project.

  • Create, document, and maintain conceptual, logical and physical data models for medium to high complexity projects.

  • Reverse engineer existing physical models into a logical representation

  • Lead definition, communication and governance of the data modeling standards

  • Data Governance Standards, co-ordinate definition, manage storage and stewardship

  • Provide analysis support and recommend solutions of the data access requirements

  • Conduct cross functional model reviews with project team members

  • Leading a team of 2 or more reports

  • Participate in data architecture sessions and promote integrated systems and controlled data redundancy.

  • Managing projects, end-to-end, using Agile software development methodology

  • Managing relationships and partnering with the global business category leads on overall project management

  • Migrating and enhancing applications to take full advantage of SAP’s HANA technology

  • Working with SAP development teams during beta testing, customer validation, and ramp-up product phases, ensuring that specific business needs of Colgate are communicated and addressed

  • Conducting business analysis and functional design activities for capturing, loading, storing, and retrieving data across all business functions of the organization, using SAP BI and Business Objects toolsets

  • Developing global BI and analytics bundles, helping to implement the same for all Colgate subsidiaries

  • Transitioning on-going support of analytics bundles to divisional shared service organizations

  • Providing basic support and development on SAP BI and Business Objects data modeling i.e. data extraction, data manipulation



This position requires the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, or Engineering

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in an IT organization developing, configuring, and implementing database management solutions (or equivalent), particularly SAP BW, SAP HANA and Business Objects

  • Must work effectively in a team environment and be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet accelerated timelines.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills is a must

  • Ability to solicit specific requirements from business users is a must

  • Ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms

  • Must possess adequate leadership skills to lead and facilitate data design and enhancements efforts

  • Knowledge of the packaged consumer products industry and related business disciplines is desirable

  • Experience with Visualization tools such as Qlik or Tableau

  • Experience with SAP’s HANA or another in-memory database technology for BI analytics



Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application.  Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.


Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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