Data Steward

Johns Creek - Georgia

Date Posted: Jul. 29, 2019

Requisition ID: MAC14723

Job Overview:

The Data Steward position is part of the Customer Data Governance team.  They will be responsible for enabling business use cases by combining deep knowledge of enterprise data assets, business processes and systems.  In their role, Data Steward will ensure the data management best practices are shared across the organization and embedded in new development projects. In addition, the Steward will partner in defining success measurements for key business and strategic initiatives. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
  • Overall responsibility for using data governance principles to improve competitive position and profitability through guiding optimal data transformation, enrichment, and analysis.
  • Create business process flows and data mapping.
  • Define the master data required for a process/system to perform a task and identifies the most appropriate source of data.
  • Ensure compliance to data governance policies.
  • Serve as a liaison between Business and functional Product domains to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated, understood, and complied. 
  • Informs decisions on most appropriate data sources for KPIs and reporting.
  • Provide guidance on data management best practices and where appropriate, escalates to the Director and VP of Data Governance.
  • Collaborate with Product domains to rationalize data needs and define authoritative sources of data. 
  • Recommend changes to data governance policies and procedures when and where necessary to improve data governance quality.
  • Influence decisions with technical partners, internal teams, senior management, and external partners.
  • Develop high-performing team members and enhance department effectiveness through coaching and mentoring, in addition to building partner relationships internally and externally.  
  • Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality.

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience.
  • 3 - 5 years professional experience in retail, marketing and/or analytics. 
  • Experience developing business process flows, data standards and definitions.
  • Experience handling sensitive data (PCI and PII).
  • Experience with Informatica Enterprise Data Management tools is a plus.
Communication Skills: 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to read, write, and interpret complex technical documents.
  • Must be able to effectively interact with, present information to, and respond to questions from all levels of the organization and partners.
Mathematical Skills:
  • Strong aptitude, along with analytical skills.  
  • Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and analytical skills.
Reasoning Ability:
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Physical Demands:
  • This position involves regular walking, standing, sitting for extended periods of time, hearing, and talking. 
  • May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching. 
  • May involve close vision, color vision, depth perception, focus adjustment, and viewing computer monitor for extended periods of time.  
  • Involves manual dexterity for using keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment. 
  • May involve moving or lifting items under 10 pounds.
Other Skills:
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must demonstrate an energetic and positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Must be able to identify trends and opportunities through analytical approaches.
  • Ability to implement policies and procedures to ensure data is both acceptable and accurate in a complex environment.
  • Must be able to challenge status-quo through identification of key business requirements and addressing through innovative data management techniques.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, creative thinking and leading change.
Work Hours:
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs.
Company Profile:
Macy’s Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers.  With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage.  Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as, and  Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements.  Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, New York.

This job description is not all inclusive. Macy’s Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.