Data Steward

Jul 23, 2021

Job Description

“300+ associates. Join a team of globally collaborative colleagues at the ‘Global Clinical Supply (GCS)’ function to support clinical trials from Phase 1 to approval and be a key interface between Technical Research & Development teams and the Clinical teams!
At GCS, we aspire to become an intelligent, agile organization to deliver more products to more patients more efficiently, through empowered and highly capable GCS teams. As a Systems Support & Integration Manager you would support the set-up, maintenance and development of the TRD Information management framework, to ensure appropriate behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information”.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Identify and define GCS and TRD information needs
• For reference master data management
o Trigger data asset on-boarding to the FAIRification process
o identify the source system handling data candidate for FAIRification
o work with business stakeholder to identify data and metadata (logical and physical models, companion files,...)
o Propose, draft, review, and refine business names, definitions, and other data model specifications for assigned entities and data attributes.
o Ensure the validity and relevance of assigned data model subject areas.
o Maintain assigned reference data values and meanings.
o collect provenance and lineage metadata
o Co-own the documentation of processes and policies
• For Data Quality management:
o Define and maintain data quality requirements and business rules for assigned data attributes
o Assist in data quality test planning and design, test data creation, and data requirements verification.
o Identify and help resolve data issues
o Assist in data quality analysis and improvement, provide the requirements and support the Technical Data Steward for implementation of rules.
o Monitor corrections and improvements & evaluate current measurements.
o Drive user community adoption of Data Quality Principles
• Provide input to data policies, standards, and procedures.
• Creates an effective data community with a distinct identity, to facilitate shared learning between Business Users and Stewards and to promote active Data Governance through the MDM and System and Information Governance team
• Analyze data quality enrichment and cleansing request. Envision the Data Quality strategy, metrics and framework. Devise and implement the data cleansing and linking strategy. Lays out plan for Data Quality corrections
• Supports activities related to establishing Data Stewardship process for data quality and consistency, and collaborates with MDM and other TRD teams performing the data consistency controls in alignment with CDO best practices
• Assists relationship with IT and Business teams responsible for delivery of technical solutions needed by Information Management as well as data consistency management practices, in collaboration with the SSIMs in the System Governance Team and CDO

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements


• Bachelors / Master’s degree from reputed University in Pharma, Computers or IT or equivalent.
8+years of experience working as a data steward for key business functions such as supply chain, procurement, finance, manufacturing etc.
• Hands-on experience in working in Data Governance, Master data and data management domain.
• Good knowledge of GxP environment.
• Ability to work with Data Stewards and Data Quality teams in creating meaningful insights, which include data quality KPI’s, policies and standards.
• Familiar with process set-up, Data quality KPIs and operational issues / management.
• Basic project management , good organization and planning skills
• Experience in large scale master data management activities preferred
• Fundamental Leadership skills. Good communication, Problem- solving , presentation skills, negotiation and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Global Drug Development
Hyderabad, AP
Research & Development
Full Time
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