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AD, Data Governance

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Our Opportunity:

At Chewy, we’re constantly running fast, working hard and building world-class data solutions for our business partners and customers. As Chewy has grown, data governance continues to gain importance throughout the organization. We are looking for a leader of our Data Governance organization. This role will lead and manage all organization-wide data governance activities and immediately step in to provide governance advice, methods and guidance across our data using community. This individual will serve as the primary liaison between the data organization, technical teams and business end-users in relation to data governance and management.

The ideal candidate will utilize the skills they have gained working in the data world to drive the efficacy of the various data governance programs, applications, processes and to manage the coordination of our data stewards. This candidate will be personable and able to work across all business units, generation good-will across the various data teams as they work to gather consensus from the stewards, apply controls and evangelize the safeguards to our data platforms/pipelines to our development teams.

Extensive experience in the data realm as a front-end developer, product owner or data engineer is key to being successful in this role. This candidate will use their excellent written and oral communication skills to build relationships with the stakeholders, drive catalog usage and run training programs for the user community. This role will also be responsible for defining the roadmap of the data governance organization and how the data governance will integrate into other departments across Chewy.

This role will serve as a voice for governance, data quality and policy issues and will work closely with Business and Functional area leadership to improve the quality and value of core data assets, respond to regulatory protection requirements as well as support the strategic requirements of the department. 

What You'll Do:

  • Drive an enterprise data governance roadmap including strategic priorities for development of information-based capabilities, interconnectedness with other platforms and rolling out new data focused capabilities
  • Own the enterprise-wide data governance framework/approach, with a focus on improvement of data resource visibility, clarity of definition, and the protection of sensitive data through modifications to organization behavior, 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 information assets
  • Serve as a liaison between Business and Functional areas and technology to ensure that the data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated and well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning
  • Develop & maintain inventory of the enterprise information maps, including authoritative systems, owners, intention, and supplementary information to provide context to our catalog and ensure visibility into the usage of sensitive assets.
  • In conjunction with the BI team, provide visibility, transparency and accountability to leadership around the implementation and status of the departmental Data Governance Roadmap.
  • Identify new opportunities pertaining to the use of information assets to achieve efficiency and effectiveness through automation, new technology integration and effective use of current data resources.
  • Authoring governance policies in regard to:
    • Data Stewardship
    • Metadata Management
    • Data access rights
    • Data standards, formats, and guidelines
    • Supporting the rollout of Privacy and Security policies across enterprise platforms
    • Analyzing the impact of proposed solutions holistically, develop use cases to explain/demonstrate business requirements/specifications to technical teams, and contribute a business or process perspective during design reviews
  • Represent the data governance and management teams as part of various project implementations
  • Support the implementation of a comprehensive data service offering to the enterprise

What You'll Need:

    • Strong background in Data Governance (5+ years)
    • Experience implementing GDPR controls in a fast past data environment
    • Direct and demonstratable experience in data governance, analytics, and data management (especially metadata management)
    • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
    • Strong hands-on knowledge of ECommerce business processes and system processes
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience
    • Knowledge of industry leading data governance practices
    • Knowledge of data related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues
    • Demonstrated consulting skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement system design
    • Recognized subject matter expert that influences the way things are done
    • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, MIS, Information Management or commensurate work experience
    • Position may require travel
Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
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Where we are

Located in the Fort Point neighborhood, home to many of Boston's hip and upcoming restaurants along with emerging technology companies.

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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Chewy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast paced! We work in "doggy-years" here. It's a place where talent and hard work is valued and where team members can think big and can bring their dreams to life.


Senior Technical Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

At Chewy, one of our operating principles is Accelerate Time. We release new features weekly, fail fast, and iterate often to bring incremental progress quickly to our Pet Parents. Our success is driven by a customer first mentality, a culture of collaboration, and empowering individuals and teams.


Associate Director, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Chewy gives a significant amount of freedom and autonomy to do your best work. I am able to pursue the most important objectives, and work that I really enjoy. It’s an amazing feeling to see your hard work pay off immediately and have a positive impact on the team—and something that makes life at Chewy really unique!


Human Resources Business Partner

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Aside from the standard 1x1s and team meetings: 24/7 via text, email, chat, voice and during business hours by walking around the office engaging in conversation, listening to current challenges and proposed solutions.


VP, Software Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Collaborating with so many different teams on a daily basis and seeing how we all come together to help pet parents find the products that they need for their pets.


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