Bank of the West Data Governance, Manager in San Ramon, California

Data Governance, Manager


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

The primary objective of this role is to lead the Bank of the West Data Governance and Quality program within a line of business. This might include establishing a new function within the Data Organization focused on developing and implementing a data quality framework, set standards for measurement, and senior level and executive level communication of results. This role reports into the Data Governance Head for the line of business and will interact with and influence several cross functional teams.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and implement standards for data quality that ensures reliability and accessibility to support the mission and activities of the bank

  • Lead Data Quality efforts as part of the overall data controls framework partnering with cross-functional activities across Program Management, Business Lines, and Enterprise Data Governance & Management etc.

  • Drive actionable data governance across the line of business’s project portfolio.

  • Establish a data stewardship workflow and communication program with stakeholders for the remediation of data;

  • Partner with technology to implement “best in class” tools and analytics that will further provide insight to data quality problems leading to remediation efforts

  • Further develop the Issue Management and Resolution function into a “Business as Usual” process. This includes data stewardship alignment on data quality issues, remediation plans, and developing enhanced business processes to meet the needs of cross functional teams.

  • Work closely with business lines to develop data quality measures and practices to improve the line of business data and to protect bank’s sensitive information

  • Work with the technology team to support data management policies and practices


Required Experience

  • Requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one area.

  • Typically has advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with understanding of the impact of work on other areas of the organization.

  • Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Finance or Related Discipline


  • Experience in Finance, Risk & Operations related data projects Project experience with: Transformation: current state assessment, future state recommendation and developing a roadmap to data quality and governance

  • Familiarity with Basel II & III, Basel Data requirements, CCAR, a plus

  • Delivery of finance, risk and other data transformation programs across retail, commercial and/or investment banking

  • Implementation of data sourcing and warehouse technologies including MDM

  • Previous experience with technology architecture strategy, design and plans

  • Understanding of current events impacting the Financial Services Industry and implications on Data Management

  • Ability to interact effectively with senior-level client executives

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting

  • Strong understanding of data governance concepts and best practices.

  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills

  • Must be capable of setting expectations with clients and reporting staff

  • Must be able to work across multiple client levels effectively

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Accounting Finance

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 036079