Senior Data Governance Manager - Singapore - HYPERSCAL SOLUTIONS PTE. LTD.

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Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing.

We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities all to meet the work-life needs of our staff.

No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.


  • This position is for Office of Integrated Information Technology Services (IITS).
  • Data Governance Strategy
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive data governance strategy aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Define and enforce data governance policies and standards.
  • Data Quality Management
  • Establish and oversee data quality frameworks to ensure accuracy and reliability of data across the organization.
  • Implement data profiling and cleansing processes to address data quality issues.
  • Metadata Management
  • Develop metadata framework and maintenance model.
  • Support stakeholder in maintaining a metadata repository, documenting data definitions, lineage, and usage.
  • Facilitate the creation and maintenance of a business glossary.
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Implement and enforce data security and privacy policies to protect sensitive information.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant data protection regulations and standards.
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Collaborate with crossfunctional teams to promote a culture of data governance and accountability.
  • Communicate data governance policies and guidelines to all stakeholders.
  • Data Stewardship
  • Define the data stewardship structure and operating model.
  • Support the setup of data stewardship team.
  • Collaborate with data stewards in executing their roles.
  • Data Classification and Lifecycle Management
  • Work with stakeholders to classify data based on sensitivity and business impact.
  • Define and implement data lifecycle management processes.
  • Compliance and Auditing
  • Ensure compliance with data governance policies and perform regular audits.
  • Address and remediate issues identified during audits.
  • Training and Awareness
  • Develop and deliver training programs on data governance best practices.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of data governance across the organization.
  • Team Management
  • Take ownership and support team and while holding team accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work.
  • Leverage organizational resources to improve capacity for project work.
  • Mentor and develop team members.


  • Degree / Diploma in Computer Science, IT or related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in leading and delivering data governance/ data protection/ data management related work.
  • Strong proficiency in the domain of data protection, data governance and PDPA obligations, principles and practices.
  • Prior experience in implementing Data Governance Framework and Standards would be highly advantageous.
  • Relevant certification in data management domain (e.g. DCAM, CDMP) is advantageous.
  • Project management experience is a plus.
  • Resourceful and able to work independently, demonstrating strong ownership, planning, organizational, and problemsolving skills to manage competing demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal, persuasive, and communication skills, with proficiency in both oral and written communication. Capable of collaborating effectively with individuals at various levels of the organization.
  • Strength in clear and concise policy/technical writing. A significant portion of work requires the role to articulate thoughts, policies and strategies in written format.