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Bank of the West Enterprise Data Strategy & Architecture Group Manager in San Ramon, California

Enterprise Data Strategy & Architecture Group Manager


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Position Summary

We are currently seeking qualified, motivated talent to be responsible for developing and managing the enterprise data strategy, including top-down enterprise / CDO-led strategies and bottoms-up / business unit priorities and capabilities, including collaborative routines to prioritize goals and elements of the strategy over time. Responsible for the creation of a target state data architecture (in partnership with IT for related technical architecture) for the Enterprise that supports and enables the data strategy, and ensuring the target architecture, and data investments, maximize the business value of data assets.

This role:

  • Partners with the businesses to define data- and analytics-related business priorities and capabilities across all business functions

  • Works with the CDO and data and analytics teams to establish and communicate KPIs and other performance metrics for data and analytics capabilities

  • Manages the Data & Analytics Leadership Council and Community of Practice, and establish other methods of promoting a data-driven and data democratization culture

  • Helps the business leverage big data, new analytic methods, and other technologies and capabilities that improve operating processes; shorten paths for business users to use data for actionable insights; and advance digitization goals

  • Establishes and manages collaboration routines to ensure that enterprise data architecture (incl. with IHC and BNPP) aligns and evolves with LOB and function-level data and analytic needs

  • Implements control processes to ensure data initiatives and investments align with the enterprise data strategy (e.g., Project Review Board, data design boards, architecture committees, SDLC process, etc.)

  • Establishes and manage processes to ensure value-added metadata, data quality, integrity, and protection are integrated at the design stage of all products, projects and systems and operationalized thereafter

  • Partners with innovation teams to stay abreast of fin tech industry developments, and execute pilots with teams across the enterprise that can add business value / improve BOW data capabilities



Required Experience

  • Requires broad management and leadership knowledge to lead project teams multiple job areas.

  • Typically has mastery level knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with broad understanding of other areas within the job function.

  • Requires 12-15 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Information Systems or related field

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 12 to 15 years of overall banking experience

  • Proven track record of leading and delivering data strategy in a large (financial) institution, including across multiple constituent business groups; and

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior data management role in a major financial institution

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive management experience

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in information architecture and development, including Big Data and new analytic technologies

  • Large consulting firm experience

  • Preferred: familiarity with BCBS 239, experience with Lean/Six Sigma

Leadership Competencies / Personal Attributes

  • Expert relationship builder, able to bring together different people and ideas, to determine how resources can be arranged for maximum productivity

  • Expert decision making capabilities, drawing information and broad knowledge to make timely and logical decisions that provide practical solutions for customers and others.

  • Driven, with a high degree of personal ownership – assuming responsibility for effectively meeting objectives, motivating self and others to get the job done, and seeking feedback to improve effectiveness

  • Action-oriented

  • Motivated by leading and championing change, and developing innovative solutions, with experience in design-thinking and Agile methods

  • Proven ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communicator, able to communicate across functions and levels

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Accounting Finance

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 043437