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Janus Henderson Investors Data Governance, Operations Steward in Denver, Colorado

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

Overview of the role

You will work in a pivotal Data Stewardship role collaborating with multiple functional groups across several lines of business, to drive the development and management of data centric strategic goals and objectives for an assigned set of data sets or functional departments. You will be accountable for best practices in Master Data Management, prioritizing the change book of work, implementing data quality metrics and implementing the governance model plus establishing business rules and data requirements that align with each department’s goal.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Functions as a subject matter expert across the enterprise on Operations, and lead efforts with stakeholders to resolve data-related issues

  • Partners with business and technology to drive data-driven decisioning for either Investment or Distribution Operations

  • Be client focused

  • Implement and manage data governance communities

  • Collaborate with technology, business units and risk to drive the definition, prioritization and implementation of data initiatives

  • Design documentation and deploy consistent enterprise-wide data definitions, processes and ownership

  • Define and report on key metrics related to quality of data

  • Lead efforts to ensure improving quality of data

  • Create and maintain core metadata on the governance platform

  • Develop effective relationships with business areas, data operations, technology and risk to oversee the delivery of data-related services to the organization

  • Partner in the development of data operations standards as needed to effectively manage data across the firm

  • Be the voice of data for incoming projects & changes impacting datasets

  • Consult on projects and providing data training and education to business and IT

  • Establish a culture of analytics and using new technologies to support business expansion

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned

Supervisory responsibilities

  • No

Skills and qualifications

  • Significant operational data management experience within the financial services sector (preferably in the buy side)

  • Extensive experience and detailed knowledge of Investment Operations (Reference Data, Position keeping & reconciliation, Pricing) and of Distribution Operations (AUM calculations, Client onboarding and flows)

  • Proven track record of execution, particularly in data-related domain

  • Comprehensive knowledge of data governance practices and processes

  • Strong analytics background

  • Experience working with business, operational data and technical teams to clearly document data governance and metadata requirements

  • Experienced in data governance approaches, practices and learnings in large financial organization(s)

  • Experience in contributing to business requirement documentation

  • Some project management experience

  • A credible thought leader able to inspire others through their knowledge and passion

  • Some experience of Informatica data governance tools would be beneficial

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, business administration, statistics or computer science (or similar)

Competencies required

In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to build effective relationships at all levels of the business

  • Approachable and open minded

  • Strong analytical mindset

  • Enjoys problem solving

  • Proactive in establishing processes and the best ways of working

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

Compliance requirements

At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary

Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.