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Date posted:  Sep 14, 2021

Oslo, NO York, ENG, GB Espoo, Uusimaa, FI Madrid, M, ES Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, BE Milano, Milan, IT Geneva, Geneva, CH

Job Function:  Information Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  4723

Data Governance Manager

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About Varda (formerly ODX - Open Farm and Field Data Exchange)


Over the past decade, the agriculture industry has witnessed a dramatic surge in investment towards the digitization of farming by large incumbents, tech multinationals and innovative start-ups across the world. This development has caused the proliferation of data-based services aimed at improving farmers productivity and agricultural efficiency at large. However, to this date no company has achieved the sufficient depth and breadth of information required to offer transformative, field-specific services, and many challenges prohibit farm and field data sharing at scale.

Overcoming these challenges requires a truly collaborative, industry-wide approach for data management. In this context, Yara have issued a “call for action” to bring together institutions from across the world and jointly build an ‘Open Farm and Field Data Exchange’ modelled along the lines of similar data sharing schemes that have emerged in other industries recently.

At Varda, our goal is to accelerate food systems transformation through field connectivity and data collaboration, to digitally connect farms and fields to enable end-to-end transparency and reward positive farming practices. Varda’s primary purpose is to act as a “clearing house” and neutral broker between data providers (including farmers) and data users.

A bit about the role


We are looking for a Data Governance Manager to join our new Global ODX team. You will collaborate closely with stakeholders across different departments and countries to build our Data governance model: policies, processes, and procedures.  

This role is open in the following location: UK, Italy, Finland, Norway, France, Switzerland and Spain. 

What you will be doing


  • Responsible for defining the data governance policy and standards in ODX platform and implement governance on the on key data domains
  • Part of the DGC and creating an overall implementation plan for data management
  • Assist with implementation of the enterprise metadata architecture
  • In collaboration with business owners and data team to define and maintain the business glossary and data dictionaries
  • Expertise in data analysis and mapping. Ability perform analysis including source system identification, standardization and the ability to perform source to target mappings
  • Define the data quality standards and govern those standards across the different data domains
  • Serve as a primary contact point in supporting a resolution of incident management issues for our business partners
  • Ability to interact effectively with data owners (internal & external), facilitate data governance meetings, and build consensus on the future direction

What you will bring


  • Experience working in Data Governance, Data Quality, and Enterprise Data Management, ideally in the open data platform with focus on Master Data management.
  • Understand and be capable of effectively communicating the role of Data Governance to both business and technical communities.
  • Knowledge of data concepts and best practices on data governance
  • Knowledge of Asset Management data domains and data is preferred
  • Experience working in the data marketplace is a strong plus

Why us?


  • Be a key member of a fully cross functional team, along with data engineers, architects and scientists from around the globe. You and your team define your own objectives, which align with your mission and the business strategy, shape your own roadmap and work to deliver value each and every step along the way
  • You would be working with a globally dispersed and diverse team.  We adopt a virtual-first approach, where we encourage face-to-face collaboration, but are focused on recruiting the best talent.

A bit about Yara



For over a century, Yara has worked to feed the world and protect the planet, and our mission is to do so in a responsible and sustainable way. Yara Farming Solutions will lead the transformation towards more sustainable and efficient food production through innovative approaches in digital farming and agricultural transparency that lead to the overall reduction of the carbon footprint of crop nutrition.  


Additional Information


This recruitment process will be managed by Korn Ferry, and by submitting your application you acknowledge and confirm that your application details can be shared with them. Korn Ferry will manage your data according to their privacy policy (https://www.kornferry.com/privacy) and Data Processing Agreement entered into with Yara. 


As a global organization we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We therefore encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances.  

Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) as one of our top 7 strategic actions and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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