Jun 21, 2024


Ensure data curation by applying appropriate standard Quality & Security checks Helps onboarding of data assets to the FAIRification process by working with relevant stakeholder, systems to identify data and metadata Help creation of Uniform Resource Identifier (URIs) to data Help convert existing models or create new models (any UML standard) into semantic models Ensures that PLS data services to ensure they are fully aligned and support the Data Strategy and the DLC products / assets Ensure compliance with GMP and regulatory requirements and continuous improvement of quality relevant processes within area of responsibility Deliver on data strategy priorities and DLC activities in an AGILE manner with appropriate documentation and communication throughout the delivery of services

About the Role

Data Steward  


Location – Hyderabad #LI Hybrid  
About the Role: 

Data steward needs to support multiple data centric activities such as data engineering, data quality, data analytics other data management activities by working closely with business, data strategy teams and IT.  Work under the guidance of Data Manager in agile team to build the data solutions using approved tech stack and should be able to support the ongoing engagements with Novartis business teams.  


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Creating and maintaining the sanity of the Master Data (e.g., Customer, Products etc.) 

  • Supporting consolidation/ harmonization of data (master and transactional data). Support setting up business rules for creating and maintaining master data 

  • Querying, analyzing, and profiling various datasets 

  • Supporting data migration activities by validating business data and maintaining data pipelines  

  • Ensure the data quality and process governance. 

  • Help build & implement data quality checks and KPI reporting. Closely work along with Business partner & liaising with IT for resolving issues 

  • Ensuring processes documentation in form of SOP’s, QC list & Process flows diagrams. 

Essential Requirements: 

  • Education: Bachelors/ Masters in computer sciences/ IT or other quantitative sciences  

  • 4-6 years’ experience in a Global company as data steward, data analyst, data engineer or business analyst 

  • Bring deep business understanding of pharmaceutical industry and data standards with domain experience in at least one of the following areas – a) Pharma R&D, b) Manufacturing, Procurement and Supply Chain and c) Marketing and Sales 

  • Hands-on experience in Master Data Management (MDM), Data Stewardship and Data Quality   

  • Hands-on experience of ETL and programming/scripting skills (SQL, Alteryx, Databricks & Dataiku) for data preparation and analysis. Understanding of data modeling (conceptual, logical, and physical) 

Desirable requirements:  

  • Proficient with MS office (especially MS Excel). Adept with Agile ways of working. Excellent communication and presentation skills with business stakeholder engagement experience 

  • Experience in gathering and documenting business requirements 



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Hyderabad (Office)
BD&L & Strategic Planning
Full time

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