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Global Finance Director, Data Governance

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Johnson and Johnson is currently recruiting for a Global Finance Director, Data Governance in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Data is a core strategic asset for Johnson & Johnson Finance and a critical enabler for the function. An excellent opportunity has arisen within our Finance Data Management & Governance Organisation for a Global Finance Director - Data Governance. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime business transformation journey, working with top quadrant technologies and solutions to provide best-in-class data management capabilities! This critical enterprise role will lead day to day run state activities to govern and steward the use of our financial data, ensuring that data adheres to our global data standards, that processes and policies are in place, embraced and adhered to, delivering a one source of trusted financial truth for use across the organization!

With a passion to work at the intersection of business and technology and to drive innovative data governance solutions, the successful candidate must have demonstrable experience in leading a Data Governance Organisation, be ambitious, self motivated, with an inquisitive and innovative approach to learn quickly and drive immediate impactful solutions to an evolving data model. A solid understanding of finance master data and how it is constructed in an SAP environment, together with how data is used across the finance function to support external and internal reporting needs as well as financial planning capabilities is a requirement. The ability to be successful in working within a tolerance of ambiguity, and with past validated experiences of strong business connections will maximise the benefits of working closely with a wide range of dedicated business and technology teams to further optimise the governance of our common information model.

Key Responsibilities:

* Own talent agenda to deliver best-in-class data governance organisation to support project and run state activities, focussing on recruitment, recognition and training initiatives, inspiring ongoing development of the talent pipeline and future Data Governance leaders.
* Develop and deploy Data Governance playbook in support of SigniFi program to define and document enterprise level data standards, and implement data design, load and master data validation activities in line with deployment roadmaps.
* Enhance and evolve existing run state Data Governance capabilities to govern the finance data model through tactical deployment of key operational processes, to ensure education and alignment to enterprise data standards, and ongoing data quality monitoring and evaluation of continuous improvement activities.
* Partner with GS MDM to govern Finance Master Data CRUD processes, ensuring all compliance requirements are met and appropriate monitoring in place to ensure adherence to Common Information Model (CIM.)
* Work closely with the FDMG and Technology partners to identify, assess, select and implement leading technology solutions to support the Data Governance program requirements, inclusive of Business Product Ownership role for MDM workflow solution.
* Support cross functional data governance alignment practices



* Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Finance or Accounting. Master's degree or MBA preferred.
* Advanced certifications, such as CPA, CMA and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred

Experience and Skills:


* A minimum of ten (10) years of finance, accounting or related business experience is required including internal and external reporting, familiarity with Record to Report, and financial planning process is required.
* A minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in a data organisation with solid understanding of Master Data Management, Data Governance and Data Quality Competencies is required.
* Experience operating with SAP S/4HANA environment is required.
* Operational experience including delivery of continuous improvements
* Validated expertise in defining and documenting business process flows, data standards, and policy definitions along with ability to implement the policies &principles is required.
* Ability to work in ambiguous situations, proactively identifying and mitigating process risks within a multi-functional, global organization and effectively lead and govern decision-making bodies is required.
* Ability to serve as a change agent to influence business behaviours with regards to master data requirements.
* Prior experience within a fast-paced , highly complex , organisation with demonstrated ability to lead & co-ordinate initiatives across a large stakeholder base to get things done through influence versus line responsibility is required.


* Experience in working with SAP Central Finance, Data warehouses, solution integration and RPA/ AI technology is preferred
* Experience working in a complex, multi-ERP / system environment is preferred.
* Experience working within a manufacturing business is preferred
* Experience working within healthcare/Lifesciences business is preferred.


* This position is located in New Brunswick, NJ & may require up to 20% domestic and international travel.

At Johnson & Johnson, we're on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world's healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit

Primary Location

United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick-One Johnson & Johnson Plaza


Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)

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Keywords: Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick , Global Finance Director, Data Governance, Accounting, Auditing , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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