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Data & AI - Data Governance Manager

Amsterdam Job No. r00174358 Full-time

Job Description

The work

Transform our clients into Data Driven Enterprises and help them manage and govern data, unlock business value from data assets and define new business models. As a Data Governance Manager, you will be managing inspiring client projects focused on the management of data as a strategic asset. You will manage project teams which are setting up structured and high-quality data foundations and guiding our clients to the next level of maturity in becoming a data-driven organization.  

  • People You will guide and manage multidisciplinary project teams which will be the linking pin between different business functions and IT stakeholders in which data-driven related topics are centralized. You act as a mentor for the people in our team and coach them on their career development as well as build and grow the team, actively developing core Data Management skills and shaping the teams’ strategic direction. You will report to the main counterparts of our clients and will be part of important steerco sessions. You will work closely with clients including Chief Data Officers (CDO), Chief Information Officers (CIO), Product Owners, IT & system architects, business solution architects, data engineers, data specialists, master data management specialists and business analysts.  
  • Processes You will consult and manage projects that focus on assessing, designing and improving the client’s data governance related processes and workflows to collect, organize, protect, store and share data more effectively. Your daily work will include data-driven storytelling and data strategy and building client relationships to foster trust, co-create value and build the Accenture brand. You provide thought leadership on projects around strategic data management & governance solutions to contribute to achieving the organizational objectives. 
  • Technology You will evaluate, recommend, select, and implement data management tools and technologies. These technologies can be used for capturing and store metadata, measure data quality, define the data lineage & governance. As a Data Governance Manager, you will manage projects which involve working with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, Data Catalogs, Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, Data Visualization tools and much more. Tools your team will work with can be Alteryx, Azure, Informatica, Collibra, Salesforce, SAP, Snowflake, PowerBI, Tableau 
  • Data As a Data Governance Manager, you assess the Data Governance maturity together with client teams. Subsequently you come up with concepts and implementation of data, analytics, and governance solutions to address the challenges faced by our clients. 

With all our roles, there is in-person time for collaboration, learning and building relationships with clients, peers, leaders, and communities. As an employer, we will be as flexible as possible to support your specific work/life needs. 

Accenture Strategy & Consulting 

In today’s world, business leaders want to rapidly and confidently reinvent to increase resilience, mitigate risk, and grow with sustainable value. That’s where Accenture Strategy & Consulting comes in. We bring together strategic visionaries, industry experts, practitioners from across every enterprise function, business intelligence professionals, change specialists, data and AI authorities, and many other specialized skills to co-create each client’s unique path to reinvention. You will be a trusted partner to business leaders, working with a diverse team of experts to deliver successful tech-enabled transformation and new kinds of value for your clients. Join our global network of people using the latest assets, platforms and partnerships to help bring ideas to life. 

Strategy & Consulting is one of five services that make up one Accenture – the others are Operations, Technology, Song and Industry X. 

Accenture Data & AI Strategy 

Within Strategy & Consulting, Accenture Data & AI is helping clients with driving exciting data led transformations across 40 industries and in more than 120 countries, covering skills that range from strategy development to data science professionalization. Our advice is based on best practice and situational analysis and enables our clients to act with speed and confidence. Whether we are investigating complex issues or identifying new opportunities, our work always comes down to one thing: unlocking value and creating real, tangible impact based on data-driven decision making. 


Here's what you'll need

  • You have a master’s degree in a (technical) business study like: Business Information Management, Business Analytics, Business Administration/Economics, Econometrics or similar;  
  • You are fluent in Dutch (B2) and English (C1);  
  • 5+ years working in a consulting capacity, or project management type roles helping clients make their companies work more data-driven 
  • You are a data governance expert (SME) and strategist with strong analytical and project management skills  
  • You are a team player and wants to achieve great results together  
  • You have great communication skills and a strategic mindset  
  • You are motivated, ambitious, and willing to learn new skills to advance in your career  
  • You want to share your knowledge and experiences and let others develop their skills 

Bonus points to have

  • Data Management & Governance (maturity assessment, data strategy, data governance organization model, data modeling, data quality, master data management (MDM) / PIM solutions) 
  • Process Automation, Machine Learning, and/or Artificial Intelligence practices (knowledge of how advancing digital tools and techniques are applied in enterprise data and analytics strategies and roadmaps) 
  • Professional experience leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams, building a practice, and developing the skills of a team 
  • You have certifications in DAMA-DMBOK (Data Management Body of Knowledge) 
  • Proven track-record in business development (e.g., creating value propositions, responding to RFPs) 
  • You have experience with using data (science) and/or AI to help organizations achieving their goals 

What's in it for you?

Accenture is a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Our people are Change Makers, and to support them as an employer, we make five promises: 

  • Work with flexibility, in a culture based on trust 
  • Embrace a sustainable growth mindset 
  • Live a human-led culture of Inclusion & Diversity by caring deeply for all our people. 
  • Lead and transform our clients with technology 
  • Connect with our global network of 700.000 colleagues. 

These promises are reflected through our excellent employee benefits, including:  

Unlimited learning: access to thousands of free courses, classes and workshops.  

  • Flexible working hours (4x9) & work location, FlexMoment leave of absence program (50% paid leave of absence for 3 months) and FlexDay; a flexible day you can take off to celebrate what matters to you – from EidalFitr to a birthday. 
  • ‘Do Good’ volunteering program  
  • Paid leave: Parental leave, Paternity leave for all non-birthing parents, Bereavement leave, and Gender affirmation leave. 
  • Paid transport (budget for electric bicycle or car, NS-Business card) 
  • A laptop, iPhone, and home office setup allowance 
  • Pension scheme, Accenture shares, annual bonus, collective health insurance scheme 
  • Social activities like Friday Drinks, sport events and parties 

What we believe

Accenture is an equal opportunity employer. Our leaders are committed to building a better, stronger and more equitable company for future generations to create positive, long-lasting change. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.  

Our position as partner to many of the world’s leading businesses, organizations and governments affords us both an extraordinary opportunity and a tremendous responsibility to make a difference. Sustainability is one of our greatest responsibilities, which we embed in everything we do and for everyone we work with. 

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all.  Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodation to enable your participation in the recruitment process by email We will be happy to assist you. 

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