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Head of Data Governance and Strategy 100%

Switzerland, Meyrin
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At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people’s lives around the globe.
Ready to challenge the status quo? Join the Business transformation team in this brand new role!

Your tasks

The role involves establishing and overseeing a robust data governance framework aligned with the organization's goals. It encompasses defining data policies, ensuring quality, security, and compliance, optimizing data utilization for business insights, and managing data-related efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Data Governance Framework:
Develop and implement data governance policies and standards.
Define roles and responsibilities within the organization.
Establish clear data ownership and accountability structures.

2. Data Strategy:
Align data strategy with business objectives.
Develop data acquisition, storage, analysis, and utilization strategies.
Identify opportunities for data monetization and innovation.

3. Master Data Management (MDM):
Oversee the creation and maintenance of a master data management strategy.
Ensure data consistency and accuracy.
Define and manage master data governance processes.

4. Data Integration:
Manage seamless data flow between systems.
Develop data integration strategies and pipelines.
Implement efficient and scalable data engineering practices.

5. Data Quality and Integrity:
Ensure data accuracy and reliability through quality assessment.
Implement data quality standards and monitoring processes.
Perform data cleansing and enrichment as necessary.

6. Data Security and Compliance:
Ensure compliance with data security regulations.
Implement data protection measures and access controls.
Develop and enforce data retention policies.

7. Business Analytics Tools Management:
Evaluate and manage tools for data analysis and reporting.
Ensure access to resources for data-driven decision-making.
Oversee integration of analytics tools with data sources.

8. Vendor and Technology Evaluation:
Select tools and vendors aligned with data strategy.
Manage vendor relationships and contracts for data services.

9. Risk Management:
Identify and mitigate data-related risks.
Develop disaster recovery and business continuity plans for data.

10. Reporting and KPIs:
Establish KPIs to measure the effectiveness of data governance.
Provide regular reports to executive leadership and stakeholders.

Your profile

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field (e.g., Information Systems, Data Management).
  • Proven experience in data governance and management, preferably in a leadership role.
  • In-depth knowledge of data governance best practices, data management technologies, and industry regulations.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.


Clear vision and purpose Clear vision and purpose
Clear vision and purpose "We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.
Sustainability and innovation focus Sustainability and innovation focus
Sustainability and innovation focus We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.
Excellent learning tools Excellent learning tools
Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
Great career opportunities Great career opportunities
Great career opportunities GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.

Your contact

Fanny Brault
HR Manager
Rue du Pré-de-la-Fontaine 8
1217 Meyrin
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Who we are

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries