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IT Data Governance Lead

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The IT Data Governance Lead will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing our data governance program. This role involves working with IT colleagues, Stewards, and business partners in establishing policies, defining best practices, rolling out governance technologies, and enforcing compliance across the organization. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a strong understanding of data management, data analytics, and possess the ability to work closely with business stakeholders to mature the governance program.

As a IT Data Governance Lead, a typical day might include the following:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive data governance policies and procedures to ensure the integrity, availability, and privacy of the company's data across multiple domains.
  • Perform a current state assessment with Functional Data Owners, Data Stewards, and the IT organization to calibrate, discuss and identify a path forward to resolve Data Governance and Data Quality issues.
  • Lead the selection and implementation of data governance tools and technologies to support data quality, metadata management, data cataloging and data lineage.
  • Collaborate with IT and business stakeholders to establish data standards, data stewardship, and data ownership models.
  • Monitor compliance with data governance policies and standards, conducting regular audits and assessments to identify areas for improvement.
  • Facilitate training and awareness programs to promote a culture of data accountability and compliance across the organization.
  • Provide guidance and support to data stewards and data owners in the execution of their responsibilities.
  • Ensure continuous and effective communication with relevant team members, stakeholders, and colleagues in relation to data governance & data stewardship activities.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, regulatory requirements, and best practices in data governance to continuously refine and enhance the governance program.
  • Lead cross-functional projects to improve data quality, efficiency, and value creation from the organizations data assets.
  • Continuously monitor progress (with particular focus on Data Quality critical metrics) and track benefit realization of use cases and the delivery of intended results.
  • Participate in process improvement teams which utilize a risk-based approach to improving data used by the company to make decisions.
  • Collaborate with other members of the IOPS Data Governance Counsel to centralize the digital data governance initiatives and Stewardship program.

This role may be for you if have:

  • Strong understanding of data governance principles, data quality standards, and data protection regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA).
  • Experience with data governance tools and technologies (e.g., Collibra, Alation, Informatica, Talend, Acryl).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage, collaborate influence and drive adoption with business stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage projects, with a track record of successful implementation and adoption of data governance initiatives.
  • Adaptive and flexible, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and evolving environment.
  • Strong familiarity with current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) for drugs (ie. United States Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 210, 211 and 212) and PIC/S Guidance highly desirable.

In order to be considered for this position, you must hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science, or a related field is required and a minimum of 7 years of hands-on experience in data governance, master data and data management and Data Stewardship . Experience within a pharmaceutical manufacturing (GMP) or healthcare environment is preferred.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first step towards living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides comprehensive benefits, which often include (depending on location) health and wellness programs, fitness centers, equity awards, annual bonuses, and paid time off for eligible employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or parental status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The Company will also provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities or chronic illnesses of an otherwise qualified applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of the Company's business.

For roles in which the hired candidate will be working in the U.S., the salary ranges provided are shown in accordance with U.S. law and apply to U.S.-based positions. For roles which will be based in Japan and/or Canada, the salary ranges are shown in accordance with the applicable local law and currency. If you are outside the U.S, Japan or Canada, please speak with your recruiter about salaries and benefits in your location.

Please note that certain background checks will form part of the recruitment process. Background checks will be conducted in accordance with the law of the country where the position is based, including the type of background checks conducted. The purpose of carrying out such checks is for Regeneron to verify certain information regarding a candidate prior to the commencement of employment such as identity, right to work, educational qualifications etc.

Salary Range (annually)

$104,300.00 - $170,100.00


Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for 30 years by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to seven FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, all of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye disease, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, pain and rare diseases.
Regeneron is accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through our proprietary VelociSuite® technologies, such as VelocImmune® which produces optimized fully-human antibodies, and ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center, which is conducting one of the largest genetics sequencing efforts in the world.

Stock Symbol: REGN

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

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777 Old Saw Mill River Road
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