Senior Data Governance Manager

Date: May 28, 2024

Location: Madrid, MD, ES

Company: Suntory Global Spirits

At Suntory Global Spirits, we craft spirits of the highest quality and deliver brilliant experiences to people around the world. Suntory Global Spirits has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Suntory Global Spirits is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

What makes this a great opportunity?

Suntory Global Spirits is a world leader in premium spirits with beloved iconic brands, rooted in more than 200 years of heritage and craftsmanship. Our values are deep-rooted, and we aspire to live our purpose to ‘Inspire the Brilliance of Life’ in everything we do. Our ambition is to become the World’s Most Admired Premium Spirits Company. We want to be Most Admired not only for our incredible brands, but also for the brilliant experiences we foster, the ways in which we bring people together, the impactful marketing and innovation we deliver, and for the positive impact we have on the world around us. When you’re on our team, you can build a career of personal and professional growth across functions, business units and geographies. At Suntory Global Spirits, our employees work together to Unleash Their Spirit and realize their full potential each and every day.


Suntory Global Spirits is seeking a Sr. Data Governance Manager to join our Enterprise Information Management team.  This role will play a crucial and very visible role in the company, by being responsible for the data governance strategy. This position will focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise data governance framework for data policies, standards, and practices to achieve required level of data quality.  This role will be critical in the support of the evolution of our Enterprise Information Management team and the significant role we play at Beam Suntory as it relates to becoming a data-driven organization. 

Role Responsibilities

  • Roll out an enterprise-wide data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality through modifications to organization behavior policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, and related tools to ensure the organizations data is appropriate, accurate, secure, and reliable.
  • Establish and govern an enterprise data governance implementation roadmap
  • Leading, managing, and developing a collaborative culture of data governance analyst that deliver data governance within projects and initiatives at Beam Suntory.
  • Ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the company’s principal data assets.
  • Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements.
  • Handle the introduction, maintenance, and integration of data governance tools (e.g., data catalog, lineage, data dictionary, data glossary), as well as ensuring tool adoption.
  • Continuous improvement of the data governance methodology learning project to project



  • Proven experience (5-8 years) in data governance, management, or a similar role, preferably in a leadership capacity
  • Solid understanding and experience in data governance, data stewardship, data analysis preferably with experience CPG organization with large-scale data or project management and data oversight experience
  • Experience managing a team of data governance professionals, including setting goals, providing feedback, and ensuring high-quality work output along with the ability to empower and inspire a team
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to implement data governance initiatives, including collaborating with business stakeholders, IT teams, and data owners.
  • Experience implementing data governance programs and knowledge of applicable standard methodologies, concepts, best practices, and procedures.
  • A detailed understanding and hands on experience preferred implementing data governance tools such as Informatica, Collibra, etc.
  • Travel to other Global sites approximately 15% of the time.

At Suntory Global Spirits, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Suntory Global Spirits is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

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