Data Steward Leader



Ontario, Canada
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Job Type: Permanent 
Reference code: 124657   
Primary Location: Toronto, ON  
All Available Locations: Toronto, ON 


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  • Experience a firm where wellness matters.
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Do you thrive in a fast paced and challenging environment? Are you passionate about building out business strategies? If so, we would love to hear from you!



A data steward leader ensures delivery and maintenance of a global multi-functional metadata and governance system with defined data processes and procedures documented in a well-maintained platform. A data steward leader will supervise a team of data stewards that are either direct or indirect reporting staff. Each data steward focuses on determining and documenting a common definition of Deloitte’s data elements through a combination of collaboration and influence. In addition, each data steward will ascertain, finalize, and document expected data quality that can be verified with predetermined measures. Other aspects of metadata that each data steward must obtain agreement and document include data lineage, data confidentiality, data consistency, data latency, and data process flows. Each data steward must communicate in a straight-forward manner these decisions to leaders that are trustees of specific data domains.

The data steward leader is an active data steward with direct metadata responsibilities within a data domain.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in data management, data quality, database and metadata management technology, data orchestration, data process design and enterprise system integration. The data steward will contribute to key analysis, communication, and planning across various data initiatives.

What will your typical day look like?




  • Lead team of data stewards, both directly and indirectly in a federated model
  • Provide subject matter expertise in best practices for data governance and quality across a community of data stewards, data owners and data management teams
  • Assign ownership of specific master data domains, processes, and procedures across the team
  • Establish standards to manage data requirements, data models, data dictionaries, process maps and data lineage/mapping and oversee team maintaining documentation within an enterprise data governance tool
  • Establish standardized approach to identify and resolve data issues, including facilitating stakeholder discussions to reach consensus
  • Plan and lead discussions with business leaders to obtain required input on data management requirements and gain support
  • Lead partnership with system owners to convey importance of data governance practices and ensure compliance across applications
  • Lead governance stakeholder committee discussions to address change requests, issue resolution and system implications of data requirements
  • Establish data quality framework and approach for monitoring and measuring
  • Drive culture of continuous improvement across the team to ensure best in class results for data management best practices
  • Evolve the data steward role, influencing leaders for their support of federated data steward responsibilities within their organizations
  • Proactively identify opportunities to expand data domain responsibilities and areas to increase impact of data governance
  • The successful candidate will report to the Global Data Strategy & Governance Leader and collaborate with organizational stakeholders across line of business, global geographies and enabling areas.

About the team


The Transformation team is responsible for identifying innovations internally and externally and applying them to Deloitte’s global transformation strategy. The team manages related strategic projects coordinating heavily with global functional and technical teams. The team reports to the Chief Transformation Officer and has frequent exposure to the CIO, COO and other senior leaders across Deloitte. The team accelerates transformation through innovative change across DTTL and Member Firms enabled by globally integrated, consistent and transparent business processes, investment frameworks, and program leadership.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you


Are you someone with the following?


  • Relevant Bachelor's Degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Finance, Technical, Data Science, Statistics
  • 7-10 years of experience in data management with demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and explain systems and approaches for data to enable business decisions
  • Mastery skill in relational database theories and schemes
  • Ability to influence and engage at a leadership level
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills (including facilitation, presentations and email)
  • Ability to build strong relationships with peers and leaders by building trust and credibility
  • Excellent organizational skills for managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent collaborative skills with ability to exhibit flexibility use diplomacy while remaining firm on agreed-upon principles
  • Experience with Informatica toolset a plus


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