Data Governance Manager

Switzerland, Basel

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The focus of the Data Governance Manager is on directing and managing critical organizational elements and base data structure setup in SAP and other systems, i.e. principles, process, people and tools to ensure base structure integrity, transparency and related data quality. The Data Governance Manager (m/f/d) is also engaged to further develop the Lonza data framework which is used globally across the company and the numerous systems used in Lonza.

This is a global role relevant for the whole company across all divisions, business units, functions and sites.

Key responsibilities:

  • Define, setup and maintain concepts and standard processes to manage critical base structures

  • Create, change and deactivate critical organizational elements and update & cleanse critical control tables

  • Set strategy on analytics and dashboard reporting of critical base structures. Implement & run strategy

  • Direct and train business users to the standards and manage the relationship with the different stakeholders. Lead the Data Structure Governance board in case of escalations

  • Manage the critical base structures in SAP and perform control checks of requests

  • Manage tools used in Data Structure Management and coordinate with internal and external IT service providers

  • Act as business partner, guide and consult on questions around critical organizational elements

  • Develop and drive Lonza Data Framework definition

Key requirements:

  • Master in Mathematics, Engineering, Finance or IT or Apprentice level + 10 years of experience in commercial business environment with data related duties

  • Minimum 5 years working experience either in Engineering, Supply Chain or Finance in an international company with a complex matrix management structure

  • Experience in Project Management

  • English fluent, German of advantage

  • Knowledge with SAP ERP & BW systems or other systems in relation to data management and reports is an asset

  • Strength in proactive communication, active listening and shaping “new territory”

Every day, Lonzas products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R37116