Data Governance Manager #478

Date: Apr 22, 2021

Location: La Crosse, WI, US, 54603

Company: Kwik Trip Inc

Location: Department #478  1626 Oak Street  La Crosse , WI  54603  
Requisition: 116400 
Shift: Daytime
Education Experience: Bachelor's Degree
Employment Experience: 5+ year

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Since opening in 1965, Kwik Trip Inc. has grown to over 750 Kwik Trip and Kwik Star stores throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. Many guests visit local stores weekly and are served by happy and helpful co-workers. Kwik Trip is truly the trusted local convenience store at the heart of communities across the Midwest.

A fast-growing organization, Kwik Trip Inc. is always looking for new co-workers to join the KT family. Positions at local stores, as well as opportunities at the support center in the two bakeries, dairy, commissary, distribution center, transportation division, and other support staff positions provide great careers with a family-oriented culture.

As a member of the Kwik Trip team, you’ll apply cutting-edge resources to help Kwik Trip, Inc become even more productive and efficient, reduce costs and improve our capacity and profitability. You’ll use and continually develop both your technical expertise and business acumen to maintain Kwik Trip’s innovative industry leadership.


Position Overview:

Kwik Trip, Inc. is looking for a Manager - Enterprise Master Data Governance & Management to define and deliver our long-term plan for Kwik Trip’s Enterprise Data Management function. You’ll see the results of your work rapidly making a difference for our customers and our business. At the same time, you’ll collaborate in a fast-paced environment with dedicated and hardworking teams across the enterprise.

We believe that data is a fundamental enabler to create the best convenience store experience for our customers, vendors and co-workers.  To unlock the full potential of our data we need to enable consistent and trusted data to drive accurate data-driven business outcomes. You will establish and manage Kwik Trip’s enterprise data management program with the goal to operationalize and execute to Kwik Trip’s Data Strategy and convert data into a differentiated asset for the company.

You will partner with business, product, production and technology teams across the enterprise to achieve the data management and governance objectives. Working within a fast-paced environment, your key responsibilities are to:


What you’ll do:

  • Coach and support a master data team focused on delivering high quality master data for our transactional, reporting, and analytical solutions
  • Own the definition and continued evolution of the roadmap for enterprise level master data management based upon strategic business objectives, existing capabilities, cultural considerations and a general understanding of emerging technologies and governance models/techniques across the organizations data systems.
  • Define KPI’s for data quality, value delivered, strategic alignment, risk mitigation, and compliance with applicable policies. Communicate the success and value of the MDM / DG program to build awareness and support
  • Collaborate with stewards, leaders, data owners, and stakeholders across the organization to design, implement and continuously improve master data standards, processes, policies, audits, and technology.
  • Lead and develop teams to ensure data governance policies are embedded throughout the organization, to include serving as liaison between the business & functional areas to ensure data related business requirements are clearly defined, sustainable through time and functional roles, communicated and well understood as part of operational functions.
  • Lead the MDM/MDG Steering Committee and Data Steward Teams made up of data stewards and data owners covering technology gaps and to review current state process issues, data quality metrics, data quality improvements and data access controls.
  • As an integral part of the broader Finance and IT teams contribute to overall strategy development and delivery of superlative information-based solutions and services.
  • Define, manage and ensure enterprise information policies and procedures are in concert with legal, security, privacy and other risk factors
  • Collaborate across the enterprise with project integration teams to define and deploy appropriate data governance policies, rules and processes. Facilitate change management required to ensure a sustainable master data competency after integration.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science Information Systems or related field required



  • 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience in a data management/data governance role with 3 to 5 years of demonstrated success as a coach and leader.
  • Knowledge of Master Data Governance and Master Data Management best practices
  • Strong knowledge of SAP ERP (ECC/S4HANA/ECP)
  • Knowledge of related solutions, standards and business processes including 1WorldSync, GS1, is desirable
  • Experience with advanced MDG and MDM tools desirable, including SAS, Onbase
  • Experience implementing technology solutions either as a project, technical, or functional lead


Required Competencies and Skills

  • Creative thinking and analytical skills to review other business areas to identify areas for improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present ideas and facilitate discussions
  • Strategic thinking and organizational skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Proven ability to motivate others and affect change
  • Ability to Influence without authority
  • Ability to express complex technical concepts in terms that are understandable by non-technical users
  • A combination of strong technical knowledge, coaching, and leadership skills with desire to be a hands-on contributor as well as coach
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.
  • Experience and passion for leading, coaching and mentoring
  • Comfort around upper management. Ability to effectively present to senior leadership across the organization
  • High levels of learning agility. Desire and ability to seek out new learning opportunities and effectively apply those learnings in pursuit of superlative performance.


Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, daytime hours, or as needed to perform duties.

Kwik Trip, Inc. OVERVIEW:

For over 50 years, Kwik Trip, Inc. has operated friendly, clean, trusted, family-owned, local convenience stores in communities throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. With a commitment to generosity, Kwik Trip, Inc. is dedicated to treating co-workers and guests like family. We continue to look for ways to improve our guest shopping experience and product offerings, as well as to ensure we provide a safe and fun work environment for our co-workers. We offer competitive wage and benefits and continue to invest in our family of co-workers and provide them with career advancement and growth opportunities.

Kwik Trip, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Function: Accounting; Business Development; Design; Engineering; Finance; General Business; Information Technology; Management; Marketing; Purchasing - Procurement; QA - Quality Control; Research; Strategy - Planning; Training

Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona

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