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Data Governance Lead G&I M/F


Date: Oct 7, 2020

Location: Paris, FR

Company: DANONE


Each time we eat and drink, we vote for the world we want to live in.

Danone’s mission is Bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies.


Danette, Evian, Activia, Volvic, Blédina, sound familiar to you? Do you know that behind these brands there is always Information Technology pushing them forward?


In this context, Danone has created the Data&Analytics Group to shift gears in data & analytics and transform Danone into a fully data-enabled company, with a mission to enable all Danoners to use data to measure and improve their work, outcomes and decisions.

At Danone, we treat data as an asset, and we are building all the foundations to make sure data can be easily accesses and interpreted, enabling the business to achieve its strategic objectives, contributing to our mission: bringing health through food to as many people as possible. Don’t wait and join the movement: your Data skills could be a real asset for the alimentation revolution!





The Data & Analytics Group is looking for a  Data Governance Lead G&I M/F to provide support to the Business area of Growth and Innovation team, to ensure that data is available to business stakeholders to deliver their business objectives and business value.


This should be done through a comprehensive approach to identify, evaluate and access the data they need, as well as, by deploying capabilities that help them better understand and use the information available.





The Data Governance Lead G&I will be integrated in a Regional structure in Paris but will have a Growth and Innovation affectation and specialization, reporting to the Head of Data Excellence.


The objective of this role is to provide support on the ongoing Data Excellence advisory and expertise to the business areas in-scope of their Data Officer Region/Function, operating across a portfolio of data and change initiatives within a large-scale transformation program and individual data related projects, ensuring that the best quality information is available to enable decision-making that adds business value.


You will have the following responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the understanding and clarification of the business needs/objectives to be accomplished by the initiative in line with D&A group overall strategy
  • Support the creation, gathering consolidation and management of business metadata for G&I Data Domains, including:
    • Definition of business terms and data elements
    • Identification of Data Owners, Consumers, Stewards…
    • Definition of business rules and data quality standards to assess the quality of the data
    • Limitations to data access coming from regulations or contractual agreements
  • Support IT team and data subject matter experts to map business data requirements with golden sources from a technical perspective
  • Mapping of business concepts and data elements to physical sources
  • Embed Data Quality, Data Definition and Governance standards on the Data Domains of G&I
  • Support Business, Data Owners and Stewards to launch data quality remedial actions for critical data and IS / IT team on the identification of Golden or certified Sources for the data.
  • Participate in the appropriated Data Governance Forums to support the business to present their data assessments and business case for resource and budget prioritization
  • Support the identification of risks, issues and discrepancies and taking action accordingly in line with the guidance from the Regional/Function Data Officer and the Central Data Excellence Director
  • Support the change management processes, ensuring that the program/projects covers the required aspects from a data perspective required to achieve the business benefits.
  • Responsible to conduct communication and reporting sessions with business project sponsors and data product owners to ensure alignment.
  • Management of a Data Excellence Specialist






  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project management, with experience in business change / agile and transformation environments
  • Experience and understanding of full project life cycle implementations
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams on key business initiatives in a large corporate environment, experience in Marketing, Data Insights would be beneficial
  • Good technical knowledge about Data Management
    • Data Governance
    • Data Ownership
    • Data Quality
    • Data Modelling
    • Data Access
    • Reference and Master Data
    • Data Management Tools
  • Experience of supporting to manage program / projects across multiple countries / regions
  • Significant experience in supporting strategic initiatives and activities in a large organization, ensuring successful and timely delivery
  • Knowledge of a range of structured programs and project management methodologies, including both waterfall and agile delivery.
  • Experience of maintaining and facilitating data governance forums
  • Good stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
  • Good contextual and business knowledge about fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)

and about Marketing and Product / Customer Insights

  • Knowledge about Programme Management (i.e. Programme Planning expertise, Gated approaches / Financial Management expertise / Agile expertise / Portfolio Management expertise).
  • Basic technical knowledge about IT infrastructure (i.e. Data Governance and Master Data Management Tooling / Cloud instances and in-house instances / Collaboration tooling such as JIRA, Confluence, etc.).




<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">DANONE AND ITS BRANDS


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Mix 75g of Activia, 130g of a small Blédina pot, 50cl of an Evian bottle and add a drop of Fortimel ... you get 4 brands representing the 4 divisions of the Danone group: Fresh Dairy Products and Vegetables (Activia, Danette, Actimel, Alpro, etc.), Waters (Evian, Badoit, Volvic, Salvetat), Medical Nutrition (Fortimel, etc.), and Infant Nutrition (Blédina, Gallia).

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">All these brands are worn by 100,000 Danoners in the World. Don’t wait, vote for the world you want to live in and join the movement!

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