US Data Governance Lead at Zoetis

Posted in Other 1 day ago.

Location: Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey

Job Description:

States considered: NJ

Role Description


One of the top strategic priorities of Zoetis is to power our business through digital solutions and data insights. Strong data governance is imperative in order to optimize the value created from our digital and data assets. As such, Zoetis is establishing a Data Governance program to improve the quality and consistency of our data, increase efficiency and productivity of our colleagues, and reduce complexity and improve accountability to speed issue resolution.

US Operations is establishing a program to manage data governance within the US Commercial Organization while aligning with the objectives and approach of the Global Data Governance program. The US Data Governance Lead is a leadership position that is responsible to oversee and guide the overall strategy and implementation of data governance initiatives within US Operations .The person will play a critical role in developing and implementing data governance strategies, policies, procedures, and standards to ensure data quality, integrity, and compliance for key data assets that are part of the commercial processes.


Data Governance Strategy, Stakeholder Management, Leadership: Develop and implement a comprehensive commercial data governance strategy aligned with the organization's goals and objectives. Define the vision, mission, and roadmap for data governance program. Define roles, responsibilities, and accountability for data-related activities. Work with various stakeholders including US Operations and ZTD leads to promote data governance initiatives. Build and manage a strong team of data governance professionals, provide coaching to ensure the team is effectively working to achieve data governance goals.

Policy Development and Implementation - Establish, implement and maintain data governance policies, procedures, and standards to ensure consistent data management practices across the organization.

Change Management - Lead change management efforts related to data governance to promote data governance awareness and educate colleagues on data standards, rules and key metrics to ensure that data assets are used effectively and appropriately in the organization.

Business owner of US commercial data in Digital Data Platform (DDP): Perform the business process owner role of the US commercial data processing and management of the US commercial data in DDP (Digital, Data Platform). Partner with ZTD (Zoetis Tech and Digital) to ensure that the US commercial and related data in DDP meets business expectations and outcomes.

Data Governance Council: Establish and lead a Data Governance Council or Steering Committee composed of key stakeholders from various business units and Zoetis Tech & Digital (ZTD). Facilitate regular meetings, communicate data activities including data quality, business and data rules, data changes.

Data Quality Management: Define data quality standards, metrics, and monitoring processes to ensure data accuracy, completeness, consistency, and reliability. Partner with business and ZTD to implement data profiling and data cleansing techniques across all systems that generate, manage, or consume sales data, to address data quality issues.

Data Privacy and Compliance: Ensure data governance practices align with relevant information security, privacy, and compliance expectations in collaboration with Information security, legal and compliance teams.

Data Standards, Business Rules, and Metadata Management: Develop and maintain data standards, naming conventions, business rules for metrics and KPIs, and metadata frameworks to ensure consistent and standardized data definitions, business rules, and usage across systems and business units.

Continuous Improvement: Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of data governance initiatives. Identify areas for improvement and implement enhancements to optimize data governance processes, data quality, and data management practices.


  • ZTD Digital, Data, & Analytics team

  • US Data and Digital Solutions

  • US Commercial Operations

  • Revenue Growth Management and Distribution

  • Portfolio and Brand Strategy

  • US Business Units (Petcare, Diagnostics, Livestock, Equine, Retail)

  • US Leadership Team

  • Data custodians for other Zoetis functions (as established over time)



  • Will be responsible to lead a team

  • Collaborates closely with colleagues in functions listed above (in organization relationships section)


  • Bachelor's in engineering, computer science or equivalent is strongly preferred, MBA or advanced degree a plus

  • 15+ years of work experience in data and analytics role(s), with experience in supporting technology and data management functions preferred.

  • 5+ Years leadership experience managing cross-functional teams and large-scale delivery projects.

  • Experience in data governance is required


  • Strategic problem-solving and ability to drive creative solutions in a complex environment

  • Ability to lead and motivate a team, manage projects effectively and lead through change

  • Strong stakeholder management skills, including the ability to influence without authority, motivate cross-functional teams to common goals, and drive behavior change

  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data sets to inform strategy and proficiency with quantitative languages and tools including SQL (or another advanced programming language such as R, C++, etc.) and Microsoft Office suite

  • Experience with tools and technologies used for data governance, data quality and data cataloging

  • Strong process management skills, including the ability to (re)define processes and conduct continuous improvement efforts

  • Strong communication and presentation skills; ability to synthesize actionable recommendations

  • Experience with data privacy laws (like GDPR, CCPA) and security protocols to ensure data compliance

  • Familiarity with business intelligence tools such as Tableau preferred


  • Must be open to occasional travel

Full time



Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.
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