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Senior Manager, Data Governance

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.  Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description

We are hiring a Senior Manager to lead the Data Governance function within the enterprise Data Governance and Quality team. Reporting to the Director of Data Governance and Quality and in partnership with Investment Departments, Core Services, and other parts of Technology & Data, you will lead the design and oversee the adoption of the data governance framework at CPP Investments. In this role, you will use your expertise across the data lifecycle in an asset management firm to champion the view of data as an asset and a source of investment insights. You will work with teams responsible for data operations, data quality and data driven decisions to create a control environment that will improve trust in our data and increase speed to insight. Additionally, to improve data accessibility, you will act as a co-owner of the data catalogue and discovery tool with the focus on making the relevant metadata available to the data consumers across the Fund.  

The Opportunity

  • Develop a strategic vision and roadmap for implementing data governance standards for the enterprise
  • Define an approach for data governance, including KPIs and reporting, to ensure that data used across CPP Investments is appropriately managed and supports enterprise objectives
  • Provide subject matter expertise related to data governance as it relates to the asset management/owner industry
  • Identify potential areas where existing policies, processes, controls, and tools require change or need to be developed to ensure data governance objectives are met and to support the Enterprise Risk Framework
  • Partner with colleagues in data operations and data quality functions to ensure data is properly governed
  • Design and implement new processes in support of the data governance standards, develop supporting documentation
  • Develop and execute a communication plan to build awareness and adoption of the data governance standards and policies across the fund
  • Build partnerships across all levels of the organization and affect change through leadership
  • Manage a team of highly skilled professionals


Consider applying if you have most of the following:

  • Practical experience in data governance in a medium to large scale data driven organization
  • Proven track record of building partnerships and influencing a diverse set of stakeholders (including C-level) to drive outcomes
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and critical thinking applied to data lifecycle management
  • Experience with creating and managing metadata and lineage documentation for various datasets
  • Experience with designing performance management mechanisms, e.g. metrics, benchmarks, reporting dashboards, that are effective in driving outcomes and intuitive for the audience
  • Experience with datasets and processes relevant for the investment and asset management companies, such as security master data, IBOR/ABOR data, fundamentals data, market data. Experience working with alternative data
  • Ability to quickly understand the data requirements of various groups of advanced data users such as quant analysts, fundamentals analysts, private equity analyst and operations analysts
  • 5+ years of experience building and leading high-performing teams of employees and/or contractors
  • Strong understanding of the application of data governance to be a value-add to the investment process
  • Experience with implementing or using industry-leading data governance software suites is an asset
  • Knowledge of data modeling, architecture principles and techniques is an advantage
  • Advanced written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • University degree. Computer Science, Data Science and Analytics, Engineering, Finance, Business specializations are given a preference
  • Commitment to CPP Investments’ guiding principles of integrity, partnership and high performance

Additional Information

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At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity:

In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience. If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.


CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.  CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.


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