South Africa

Manager : Data Management & Governance

Company Blue Label Distribution
Reference # 023
Published 01/06/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
At Blue Label Distribution, our brand philosophy is that we can create and distribute anything that is able to be digitised. Our Blu-approved brand is the face of our service offering and is underpinned by a world-class technology platform for both online and offline commerce. With a point of sale network of approximately 150 000 devices, we provide a distribution footprint across all income groups. 85% of our income comes from merchants in the informal sector.
Job Functions Data Management
Industries Telecommunications
Responsible to redesign and deploy all relevant master data to ensure that future processes and reporting can be delivered successfully. There is a requirement to establish common ways of working in the creation and maintenance of master data going forward as well as comprehensive governance and control mechanisms to ensure it is complete, accurate and consistently applied to ensure ongoing operation of processes and reporting across the business. Master Data Governance Manager will focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to the data governance framework for data policies, standards and practices, both at the department and Business and Functional areas level, to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall business needs.

Master Data & Governance Strategy and Planning
Establish and govern an enterprise data governance implementation roadmap including strategic priorities for development of information-based capabilities.
Roll out an enterprise wide data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality and the protection of sensitive data through modifications to company policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture.
Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the company’s principal information assets.
Develop and maintain inventory of the enterprise information maps, including authoritative systems, owners.
Facilitate the development and implementation of data quality standards, data protection standards and adoption requirements across the organisation.
Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements.
Identify new business opportunities pertaining to the use of information assets to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the marketplace / represent data as a strategic business asset.
Designing a process for master data cleansing, working with the relevant teams to communicate, drive and
monitor cleansing activities.
Designing appropriate change management interventions to promote consistent ways of working and build a common understanding across the business of master data processes, governance and standards.

Business Partnering
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 and well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning.
Co-ordinating and consolidating the design requirements for programme-wide master data, working with the Business Partners and BI Team through the redesign process.
Working with the wider business to validate master data requirements and ensuring future state master data designs are correctly aligned with the needs of the business.
Assessing the change impacts and consequences of identified master data requirements.
In conjunction with the Technology, provide progress reports to management and oversee periodic updates to the Data Governance Roadmap.
Designing appropriate training and communication training materials for business, finance and other stakeholders in the process.
Creating a set of master data reference material.

Through effective inspirational leadership, facilitate the creation of accountable, full service teams who understand and strive to meet the needs of all stakeholders
Role model behavior and motivate team members in line with the core values.
Take full responsibility for performance of all direct reports, motivating and managing them in relation to quality standards and agreed benchmarks and objectives, focusing on all aspects of sound people management.
Provide support and guidance on career path planning, on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring to direct reports
Develop, promote and direct the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s work.
Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners and authorities.

Follow through to ensure that personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained.
Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures.
Plan and prioritise, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands.
Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change.
Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organizational needs.


Ensures Accountability.
Business Insight.
Manages Complexity.
Financial Acumen.
Tech Savvy.
Cultivates Innovation.
Customer Focus.
Develops Talent.
Builds Effective Teams.
Instills Trust.
Plans and Aligns.
Situational Adaptability.


Relevant Bachelors Degree.
DAMA CDMP (Advantageous).


Minimum 7 years' experience in similar role.
Microsoft Navision working experience (Advantageous).
MS SQL knowledge advantageous.
Business Analysis knowledge/qualification advantageous.
Scrum certification and/or experience.
Job Closing Date 15/06/2021
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