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Data Management Specialist



Data Science
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Reference No. R2718833

Position Title: Data Management Specialist L3-1 Toronto

Department: Program Management

Location: Downtown area of Toronto, Ontario

At Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We believe our cutting-edge science and manufacturing, fueled by data and digital technologies, have the potential to transform the practice of medicine, turning the impossible into possible for millions of people.

As one of Canada’s leading investors in life sciences, manufacturing and research and development, we focus on delivering new and better ways to address unmet medical needs. Our life-changing and lifesaving products are grounded in science that Canadians can trust. They empower self-care, prevent and treat diseases, and help people live better.

Our vision for digital, data analytics and AI

Sanofi has embarked into a vast and ambitious digital transformation program. A cornerstone of this roadmap is the acceleration of its data transformation and of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions. This has enabled us, to accelerate R&D, improve manufacturing and commercial performance, and bring novel drugs and vaccines to patients faster, all in order to improve health and save lives.

The Digital Team at Sanofi is a unique data-driven team. We pride ourselves on being data obsessed and highly focused on using state of the art processes along with global technologies to drive impact to our solutions. We measure our insights and products based on how they perform across the globe and hold ourselves to the highest regard as our solutions can impact millions of lives. When tackling a problem, we do not just ask how we will create a solution, but how we will create a solution that reaches across the world with the best possible societal outcome.

If you are passionate about improving the health and wellness of people across the globe using Data as your means, then you should look no farther than the Digital Team here at Sanofi. Join us on our journey in enabling Sanofi’s Digital Transformation through becoming an AI first organization.

  • AI Factory - Versatile Teams Operating in Cross Functional Pods: Utilizing digital and data resources to develop AI products, bringing data management, AI and product development skills to products, programs and projects to create an agile, fulfilling and meaningful work environment.

  • Leading Edge Tech Stack: Experience build products that will be deployed globally on a leading-edge tech stack.

  • World Class Mentorship and Training: Working with renowned, published leaders and academics in machine learning to further develop your skillsets.

Who You Are:

The Data Management Specialist, with expertise in Informatica CDGC (Common Data Governance and Compliance), is responsible for ensuring the proper management, governance, and compliance of data assets within our organization. This role involves implementing and maintaining data governance best practices and tools to ensure data quality, integrity, and security. You take pride knowing your work enables innovation and helping Sanofi build better solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement and oversee data governance strategies, policies, and procedures using Informatica CDGC to ensure data is properly managed and maintained across the organization.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate and manage data from various sources using Informatica CDGC, ensuring data is consistent and accessible for analytical and reporting purposes.

  • Maintain and curate metadata to ensure data lineage, data dictionaries, and data catalogs are up-to-date and easily accessible

  • Ensure data security and compliance with relevant data protection regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA) by implementing access controls, encryption, and auditing mechanisms.

  • Collaborate with the Business stakeholders, vendors, product owners and third-party service providers to ensure data governance and management practices align with business objectives.

  • Collaborate with Program Management team to update project/program plan, report risks/issues, discuss mitigation strategy, program status.

  • Create and maintain documentation on data processes, data models, and data flows for the organization.

  • Define and assign data stewards responsible for data domains, data ownership, and data-related responsibilities.

  • Conduct regular audits and monitoring of data catalog across various business units.

  • Provide training and support to end-users and data stewards to promote data governance best practices and awareness.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in data management, with a focus on Informatica CDGC or similar data governance and compliance tools.

  • Strong understanding of data governance principles, data quality, data integration, and data security.

  • Familiarity with data protection regulations and best practices.

  • Proficiency in data modeling, metadata management, and data cataloging.

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

  • Certification in Informatica CDGC or similar data management tools is a plus.

  • Servant Leadership

  • Communication and Facilitation

  • Understanding of Data Management principles, data governance best practices

  • Proficiency in at least one Metadata Management Tool (Collibra or Informatica)

  • Problem Solving capacity.

  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning

  • Experience working in life sciences/pharmaceutical industry is a plus.

  • Certification in Informatica CDGC or similar data management tools is a plus.

Pursue Progress

Discover Extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

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Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.