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Manager, Data Quality

Company: Albertsons Companies
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

Manager, Data Quality

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons Companies family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit, and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.

The Data Governance team has an opening for a Data Quality Manager. This position preferred location is Pleasanton, California.

Position Purpose

Albertson's Companies is looking for people who are interested in re-imagining the grocery experience by harnessing the power of data and digital technologies. The purpose of the role is to lead the enterprise data quality effort for Albertsons Companies. This role reports directly to the Head of Data Governance and is responsible for establishing the enterprise data quality monitoring, reporting and improvement program to ensure adherence to the organization's data quality standards. This includes development of standardized and executable business rules that are applied systemically across data sources, engagement and education with data consumers, owners & stewards to implement and enforce the adoption of enterprise quality standards, and the management of quality reporting through process, technology, and communication. The incumbent will assist with the development and management of quality procedures and the promotion of information governance policies & standards to ensure the quality of asset data through all upstream and downstream data channels. The incumbent will also lead the data remediation efforts and work with business partners, data management stakeholders, and the IT department to provide recommendations on resolution of data integrity gaps while supporting the implementation of systematic and procedural controls for critical data elements in scope of Data Governance.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrate strong information management, data quality, data analytics, and architecture skills including a strong working knowledge of data infrastructure and various technology reporting platforms.
  • Provide leadership, motivation and establish a teamwork environment for the cross functional data quality team and processes; and advises, influences and coaches team members in the development and achievement of data quality program goals.
  • Play a key role in leading the development, documentation, and implementation of data quality procedures and standards to support data governance office.
  • Work with business partners, data management stakeholders and the IT departments to define and document data quality rules, targets, and standards.
  • Establish change controls over quality standards and work with functional and IT partners to enforce within organization.
  • Work with IT resources to turn business quality rules into technical requirements and manage / coordinate business testing and certification activities with data stewards and owners.
  • Partner with data stewards and owners to implement, enhance, and manage governance dashboarding capability on quality metrics.
  • Define user experience standards and exception reporting capability.
  • Partner with IT to implement data quality mart and data quality trend reporting.
  • Implement and manage training and education in the data quality space with users to ensure use and adoption of data quality tools and processes to improve quality of data.
  • Facilitate and provide data quality subject matter expertise within data governance working groups focused on data quality improvement efforts.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of detailed project and work plans for data quality monitoring and reporting efforts within the data governance organization.
  • Coordinate the planning, documenting and execution activities for the projects; along with tasks, budgets, timelines, and project staffing to successfully complete projects on a timely basis and within budget.
  • Lead and provide support to project teams by facilitating/attending project meetings, documenting minutes and action items, responding to assigned tasks when due.
  • Support Data Governance program management activities.
  • Support proactive profiling, data lineage reviewing, performing root cause triage, and support identifying appropriate owners for fixing root causes of the issues.
  • Develop and refine high quality monthly and quarterly metrics reporting and set up process for publishing progress communication to stakeholders & senior leadership.
  • Lead issue identification and the process for managing, tracking, escalation and reporting.
  • Work with business leaders, data SMEs and technology to identify, track and drive business data quality issues' tactical and strategic resolution across multiple business lines as needed.
  • Serve as the point of contact with external and internal customers for the discussion, design and modification of data remediation plans documentation for specific critical data issues impacting the enterprise.
  • Document issue management procedures and define SLAs for resolution.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor Degree required
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in data quality /governance related work.
  • Strong SQL and relational database / data warehouse (Oracle, Snowflake) skills, data analysis experience is needed to be successful in this role. Techno-functional individual with strong business acumen is required. Experience with reporting tools like Power BI, Tableau etc. is desired.
  • Knowledge of industry leading data quality and issue management tools and practices.
  • Knowledge of data privacy and security related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in data related activities (data quality, data governance, metadata, data management, data standards, data structures, data aggregation, and business requirement).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to speak to varying levels across the organization.
  • Development and championing of cross-functional engagement within data governance and to other business / IT groups.
  • Ability to get to the heart of the problem and make sound and timely decisions to resolve problems.
  • Ability to connect data / metrics to business impact metrics and results.
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to interface effectively and professionally with senior level management.
  • Ability to multi-task several projects at once.
  • Ability to work well with others on issue remediation and manage escalations.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint).

About us

Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. With a fixation on innovation and building culture, our team is rallying our company around a unique vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength, deep roots in the communities we serve, and a team that has passion for food and delivering great service.

Albertsons Culture Principles

  • Compassion: We always treat each other with kindness and respect
  • Team: We always support and recognize each other
  • Inclusive: We always value everyone's perspective
  • Learning: We always strive to grow and develop ourselves and others
  • Competitive: We always act with integrity to win over the customer
  • Ownership: We always take actions to drive our success

Physical Environment:

  • Work may be performed in a temperature-controlled environment.
  • Must sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time.
  • May spend long periods of time at desk or computer terminal.
  • Will use keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment during the course of normal workday.
  • Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties.
  • Work day is fast paced; some evening and weekend work may be required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons Companies. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons Companies policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace -- some positions require applicants offered a position to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.


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