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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Data Governance Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 10, 2020
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 92663 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


The Data Governance Manager at Colgate Palmolive will guide and support our digital, measurement and dashboards team in crafting and maintaining policies, principles and processes that will help to govern our data to drive our digital transformation. You will optimize functionality at the intersection of two of our greatest assets – people and data. You will function as a subject-matter specialist working closely with data product owners from the digital team and the IT organization to ensure ownership and compliance against governance standards. You will build and engage a community of seeking data governance fans within the company through close collaboration with analytics, business users, legal and data engineers to build and maintain the atlas to our data world. 

-  Set the general direction and increase the adoption of data governance practices within the organization
-  Assist Data Leaders and Data Product Owners in their responsibilities, e.g., with identification of their key data elements, definition data contracts and curation of metadata
-  Prioritize governance and data-related issues across the organization to help resolve and minimize risks, such as privacy and security
-  Support the preparation and moderation of the council and data governance steering committee
-  With oversight from a strategic and tactical perspective, identify and detail data governance policies and standards for data producers and data consumers
-  Ensure that data producers are compliant to new data governance policies in place
-  Train and mentor leaders and product owners within our data team on data governance policies and standards
-  Build and engage the data community to strengthen the data culture

During your first year, you can expect the following professional challenges: 

-  Build out an infrastructure and forum to advise analytic and business users about new and changing data in our growing data environment, including both structured and unstructured data.
-  Build processes to capture definitions and metadata on all of our data proactively.
-  Ensure the maintenance of reference data, including universal and proprietary code sets and mapping source-specific to standard codes.
-  Collaborate with our data engineering team to convey and make sure data naming conventions. 

-  Bachelor’s or higher degree in Computer Science, Business Management, Information Systems, or related field
-  8+years of experience in data governance/ analytical, reporting or data management
-  Experience working with 1P, 2P, 3P data 
-  Proficiency in SQL
-  Experience with data governance tools or other tools for data management (e.g., Alation, Calibra or BigID)
-  Deep understanding of data governance practices and experience in defining standards and practices
-  Strong analytical and data skills/aptitude
-  Good and concise communication and interpersonal skills along with negotiation skills
-  Excellent ability to craft and maintain metadata for both technical and non-technical audiences.
-  Proven project management skills and consistent experience in coordinating multi-functional teams


-  Expertise in Tableau 

-  Knowledge of media data
-  PCI compliance certification
-  Data compliance (GDPR, CCPA)

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

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and 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.

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, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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