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PwC Info Governance & Privacy - Data Governance Sr Assoc in Chicago, Illinois

Specialty/Competency: Cybersecurity & Privacy

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in our Cybersecurity, Privacy and Forensics will provide you the opportunity to solve our clients most critical business and data protection related challenges. You will be part of a growing team driving strategic programs, data analytics, innovation, deals, cyber resilency, response, and technical implementation activities. You will have access to not only the top Cybersecurity, Privacy and Forensics professionals at PwC, but at our clients and industry analysts across the globe.

Our Information Governance team focuses on helping our clients protect their business in today’s evolving landscape by applying advanced and strategic approaches to information management. We focus on assisting organisations manage vast amounts of electronic data and navigate the legal and business processes demanded by critical events, which includes litigation, regulatory requests and internal investigations.

Our team helps our clients understand their current capabilities and assist in the implementation of governance controls to effectively mitigate information risk and maximise exploitation of their information assets.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.

  • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from from current trends in business area.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Share relevant thought leadership.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Certification(s) Preferred :

EDM Council DCAM Certified Assessor, Data Governance & Stewardship Professional (DGSP), DAMA Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :


Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success working on projects relating to the defining and assessing of Data Governance strategy, architecture and practices, and technology implementation including the following:

  • Command of governance models to support data governance efforts in an enterprise setting, including organizing data governance across a 3-line of defense model;

  • Demonstrating experience leading Data Governance projects to define strategy and roadmap, operating model, policies/standards, and tool design and process documents;

  • Knowledge and experience with at least one major data governance enterprise platform (e.g., Collibra, Alation, or Informatica);

  • Knowledge and experience with data analysis and enterprise metadata management, especially in the context of Privacy and Data Lifecycle use cases;

  • Experience deploying data lineage and data flow inventory solutions;

  • Demonstrated experience implementing structured data archiving and data lifecycle management activities;

  • Background in DCAM or related data governance frameworks;

  • Managing teams implementing Data Governance tools with a complex business environment, through requirements gathering, building, testing, and production roll-out;

  • Demonstrating experience leading Data Governance projects to define strategy and roadmap, operating model, policies/standards, and tool design and process documents;

  • Identifying and addressing client needs and building solid relationships with clients;

  • Contributing to project planning, engagement administration, budget management, and the successful completion of engagement work streams;

  • Collaborating with business development teams responsible for writing and presenting proposals to prospective clients;

  • Contributing to business development opportunities and/or engagements from pre-sale and initial scoping through final delivery and sign-off; and,

  • Demonstrated documentation and presentation skills.

Desired Knowledge/Skills:

  • Understanding of data privacy, data protection and regulatory aspects of data governance, such as creating and implementing a data rights framework, including contractual requirements, controls set, etc.;

  • Knowledge of data privacy and data protection including applicable regulations and the handling of sensitive information;

  • Understanding of information governance and data lifecycle management, including retention management;

  • Understanding of privacy, protection and information governance data discovery tools (e.g., BigID, OneTrust, Microsoft etc);

  • Understanding of overall data architecture, profiling, quality, metadata management etc.; and

  • Leading evaluation of new solutions and services, providing a business case on whether the firm should develop skills and vendor relations within new Data Governance solutions and technologies.

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