Senior Manager, Enterprise Data Governance

    • Waste Management National Services, Inc
  • Houston, TX
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 11 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


IT transformation
Information Technology
Regulatory Compliance
Data domain
Computer science
Information systems
Business administration
Data management
Data governance
Data quality
Lifecycle management
Data security
Data stewardship
Analytical skill
Problem solving

Job Details


As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

WM, a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

To enable our business to expand our lead in a market increasingly enhanced by technology, WM is undertaking a substantial technology transformation. We are seeking talented Information Technology professionals to join the WM team who are motivated to help us transform the way we design, build and use technology. With your skills and experience, we look for you to combine your technical expertise with industry best practices in an effort to align information technology solutions with Waste Management business strategy.

I. Job Summary

The Senior Manager of Data Governance will lead the development and implementation of an enterprise data governance framework that ensures the quality, consistency, security, and availability of data across the organization. The role will also oversee the execution and monitoring of data governance policies, standards, and procedures, and foster a culture of data stewardship and accountability.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned and may vary by department.

  • Define and maintain the enterprise data governance strategy, vision, and roadmap, aligned with the business objectives and priorities.

  • Establish and communicate the data governance roles and responsibilities, including data owners, data stewards, data custodians, and data consumers.

  • Develop and implement data governance policies, processes, and controls to ensure data quality, integrity, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and compliance.

  • Identify and scope the data domains and data assets to be governed, and define the data quality metrics, rules, and standards for each data domain.

  • Facilitate the creation and maintenance of data catalogs, data dictionaries, data lineage, and data glossaries.

  • Lead and coordinate the data governance council and working groups, and ensure effective collaboration and communication among the data governance stakeholders.

  • Monitor and report on the performance and maturity of the data governance program, and identify and address the gaps and issues.

  • Promote and drive the adoption and awareness of data governance best practices, principles, and standards across the organization.

  • Provide guidance and support to the data owners, data stewards, data custodians, and data consumers on data governance related matters.

  • Manage and mentor the data governance team, and provide training and coaching to the data governance participants.

III. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Education: Bachelors Degree (accredited) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field.

Experience: Ten years of relevant work experience (in addition to education requirement).

Preferred Experience: 10 years of experience in data management, data quality, data governance, or related field.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

Certification in data governance, data quality, or data management is a plus.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

May require in depth skills in one or more of the following:

  • Proven track record of leading and delivering successful data governance initiatives in large and complex organizations.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of data governance frameworks, methodologies, tools, and best practices.

  • Expertise in data quality management, data lifecycle management, data security and privacy, data standards and policies, and data stewardship.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with senior executives, business partners, and technical teams.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to handle multiple and competing priorities.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is: office setting


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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WM ( is North America's largest comprehensive waste management environmental solutions provider. Previously known as Waste Management and based in Houston, Texas, WM is driven by commitments to put people first and achieve success with integrity. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides collection, recycling and disposal services to millions of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. With innovative infrastructure and capabilities in recycling, organics and renewable energy, WM provides environmental solutions to and collaborates with its customers in helping them achieve their sustainability goals. WM has the largest disposal network and collection fleet in North America, is the largest recycler of post-consumer materials and is the leader in beneficial reuse of landfill gas, with a growing network of renewable natural gas plants and the most gas-to-electricity plants in North America. WM's fleet includes nearly 11,000 natural gas trucks - the largest heavy-duty natural gas truck fleet of its kind in North America - where more than half are fueled by renewable natural gas. To learn more about WM and the company's sustainability progress and solutions, visit


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