Principal Business Data Steward

@Discover Financial Services
  • 2500 Lake Cook Rd, Riverwoods, IL 60015 View on Map
  • Post Date : November 16, 2023
  • Apply Before : December 17, 2023
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  • Job ID 37123
  • Salary $86,500 - $145,700 a year
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience Fresh
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Certificate

Job Description

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description:

What You’ll Do

We are building a new Data Stewardship team within Discover Cards’ portfolio value stream (PVS) to further elevate our capabilities in marketing campaign management, our processes and underlaying data. It takes a holistic view for the transition across dimensions of people, process, technology, and data to address end to end business problems and enable unparalleled experiences for Discover customers. You will work in a complex and challenging stakeholder domain with cross functional teams. This role focuses on data – the foundational value driver in Discover’s customer marketing ecosystem.

As a Business Data Steward, you will be responsible for understanding data governance needs, enforcing data management standards and supporting data management initiatives throughout the entire data ecosystem. You will partner with business technology and data analytics teams on the design through implementation to ensure solutions meet business requirements. Additionally, you will also actively manage and escalate risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management. As a data subject-matter-expert, you must understand both technical and business process context of the data.

How You’ll Do It

Supports data management initiatives and enforces data management standards.

Ensures data changes are managed with appropriate impact analysis and communications to potentially impacted areas.

Attends Data Steward meetings as a Key stakeholder in Enterprise Data Governance.

Participates in the oversight process, ensuring accuracy between multiple reporting systems, which includes loading and reviewing statistical data.

Coordinate with upstream and downstream teams utilizing the data and when necessary, identify correct business SMEs to engage in discussions.

Executes controls and maintains relevant data/system/business process documentation and policy updates.

Partners with the technology and analytics teams to complete business initiatives.

Bridges the gap between business and analytics environments and enriches data in the analytics environment with business process definition.

Reports progress and statuses to management. Oversees timely support and resolution as needed.

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics

Bachelor’s degree in Analytics, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Statistics or related

8+ years of experience in Data management and solutions in a business role, or related field

In lieu of a degree, 10+ years of experience Data Management concepts including metadata management, Data Quality, Data governance, and Data Modeling. Experience gathering data requirements and performing complex data analysis is required. Ability to engage effectively with technical and analytics partners, understand business data requirements and translate to actionable solutions is key. Experience driving adoption of data capabilities across technology groups and enabling data literacy required.

Bonus Points If You Have

10+ years Information management and data analysis

Compensation: The base pay for this position generally ranges between $86,500.00 to $145,700.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.


We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Time Off

401(k) Plan

Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account

STD, Life, LTD and AD&D

Recognition Program

Education Assistance

Commuter Benefits

Family Support Programs

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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What are you waiting for? Apply today!

All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.

Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights)

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