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Data Governance Expert

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 2 000 EUR/monthOur final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group.You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About Team

The Swiss Re Institute (SRI) creates competitive advantage in risk knowledge and capital allocation. We use our R&D to ensure our capabilities remain cutting edge, maintain our underwriting excellence and incubate new business models, product, and services. We create and deliver transformational R&D to generate data-driven insights on existing and new risk pools, and the economic context within which we operate.

The SRI Data Governance (SRI DG) team are responsible for developing, maintaining, and executing the Data Governance Framework across the SRI organization unit. We ensure adherence to Swiss Re's Data Standards, define, and monitor Data Quality Indicators (DQI's), & consistently enhance data governance processes, thus improving data quality. We are looking for a highly motivated person and a subject matter expert in data management, architecture, quality & governance to join our team.
In this role, you will oversee day-to-day operational and governance management for the SRI data governance team. Analyze complex data challenges, identify opportunities and partner with other data stakeholders to drive execution, governance, and communication.

Key responsibilities

• Primary responsibility is to collaborate with SRI cross-functional teams to maintain the SRI data catalogue (data asset identification and curation support) of SRI data assets
• Support SRI Head of Data Governance on various priorities, topics, and initiatives
• Work effectively with internal data governance stakeholders on Swiss Re wide data governance issues
• Adhere to Swiss Re governance standards and process implementation
• Support with defining data quality indicators, and implement processes to prioritize and resolve data quality issues
• Raise data governance risk issues and events as they occur
• Support with data governance related projects focusing on constant improvement of data quality and efficiency
• Be an ambassador for data governance throughout SRI
• Support preparation of training material for educating data stakeholders

Employee perks, benefits

You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including:

- Attractive performance-based bonus
- Ultra flexible working time in hybrid setup, allowing you to work also from home
- Modern office spaces in attractive location
- 5 additional days of holiday
- Lunch allowance fully paid by Swiss Re
- Referral bonus
- Pension & risk insurance contribution
- Sick days and sick leave support
- Public transport benefit
- Multisport card

Information about the selection process

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

About you

Educational background and professional experience

• University degree or equivalent
• Experienced professional with 2 – 5 years of experience, preferably in the re/insurance industry
• Track record in data management including data governance, metadata management, data dictionary, data lineage, data quality management, data architecture and business glossary
• Experience dealing with senior stakeholders
• Sophisticated user of MS office suite (in particular Power Point and Excel)

Analytical and Interpersonal skills

• Comfortable in fast-paced environment
• Strategic thinker, data-driven and analytical in approach to solving problems
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Cultural sensitivity; know how to interact effectively in various business cultures
• Self-starter & strong focus on ownership and execution
• Willingness to learn, openness and flexibility to take on new tasks and challenges
• Relationship builder - ability to influence in a complex, multi-functional environment

Ability to work under pressure


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees