London

Data Governance Manager

Job type
Full Time
Level
Mid-Senior Level
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Your Role

About ASOS

As the fastest growing online fashion retailer in the UK, ASOS is constantly striving to drive our business forward and be at the cutting edge of fashion, life, and talent. Therefore, we are on the lookout for driven and entrepreneurial people to join our fast paced and exciting business. At the core of ASOS lies passion for the industry, the company, and the people. We work with brands to showcase their products through a fashion lens reaching an engaged 20-something audience who want to look great and express themselves authentically through fashion.

Data at ASOS

Our mission is to create reusable, high quality and trusted data to unlock business value across ASOS. We believe in fast insight to action, effective commercial decision making through business intelligence and state of the art data science and AI capabilities. To achieve our mission, we are building a data organisation which will lead cultural and organisational change. This includes transitioning ASOS to a data product organisation, evolving our data architecture and embedding data capabilities company wide. To help us progress along this journey we are introducing a Data Governance function, with a Data Governance Manager reporting to a Head of Data Governance. The team will report to Director of Insight and Analytics to ensure close business alignment and organisational cut through while working in close partnership with the wider Data Leadership.

About the Role

At ASOS, as an online only retailer, we have unique datasets transactions and click streams for millions of customers and thousands of unique products. These datasets drive self-serve, analysis and models often with a direct impact on our customers. As our new Data Governance Manager, you will be responsible for implementing the DG strategy as defined by the Head of DG and the data leadership team. This includes (but is not limited to) implementing standards and policies to ensure data quality in a fast-paced environment, driving engagement and communication across the business and shaping the ASOS Data Fluency program. Reporting to the Director of Insight and Analytics the team will be closely aligned to commercial decision making and priorities, allowing you to maximise the impact of your strategy.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Head of Data Governance to manage and implement data governance standards and processes to support fast paced and trustworthy delivery
  • Work closely with the business to identify business initiatives alongside which you can activate data governance, ensuring high quality data delivery
  • Build a wide network of stakeholders across ASOS to educate and excite on the topic while engaging with data users to drive improvements in data stewardship, quality, and management
  • Shape the ASOS Data Fluency program covering communications and data upskilling this will include working with the data leadership team to define data personas, set a baseline and targets as well as choosing the right training providers and tooling

About You:

  • You are passionate about unlocking the benefits of accurate, available data to drive measurable business impact with insights and data products.
  • You have experience working in a data governance function, driving cultural change
  • You possess strong influencing and networking skills to help build and foster strong business relationships with stakeholders.
  • You have deep technical knowledge within data governance, data management, or similar data-focused subject area
  • You thrive working collaboratively and proactively in a fast-paced environment alongside product owners, scientists, analysts, and engineers.
  • You have fantastic communication skills and can facilitate discussions across teams and with senior business stakeholders
  • You communicate effectively to all business levels clearly, confidently and concisely.
  • You actively engage in continuous innovation with a strong desire to continue learning in order to stay relevant to business changes and industry trends

The ASOS Way

We do things a certain way - The ASOS Way. It is in our DNA and runs through everything we do. It defines who we are, what we do and how we do it. Some things change - these dont.

Our data science team is highly innovative. We partner with some of the best universities in the world, and for us, innovation matters.

Passionate

We are proud to be a part of ASOS. We always give our best and we celebrate our successes.

Customer Obsessed

We know our customers love fashion and we understand what they want. We know our stuff inside and out and we put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

Restlessly Innovative

We never stand still. We give it a go and we are brave.

Collaborative and Respectful

We work together to get the job done. We grow ideas from within. We make things happen and we do the right thing.

People are the future of our business, and we have really big ideas. We know we need people who can turn these ideas into reality its our people that make the difference.

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We're ASOS. We blend our flair for fashion with our love of cutting- edge technology, but more importantly were interested in how we can bring the best out of you.

We exist to give people the confidence to be whoever they want to be, and that goes for our people too. At ASOS, you're free to be your true self without judgment, and channel your creativity into a platform used by millions.

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What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary, pension, and private medical care scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Flex benefits allowance - which you can chose to take as extra cash, or use towards other benefits
  • 25 days paid annual leave + an extra day for your birthday
  • Employee discount (hello ASOS discount!)
  • Tech Develops - our internal tech focussed skills development programme to focus on your personal growth as a technologist
  • Opportunity to represent ASOS at industry leading events
  • Opportunity to help shape and drive our DE&I initiatives in Tech (like our WIT movement and Diversity mentoring in Tech)
  • Opportunity to make an impact from day one and work with the latest in cutting edge of technology

We want our people to be whoever they want to be. Thats why were committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at ASOS, but howre we doing it?

Through our Fashion with Integrity strategy we are driving diversity, equity and inclusion across every aspect of ASOS and ensuring every ASOSer can be their authentic self at work. We want our people to be whoever they want to be, because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work.

Were proud members of Inclusive Companies, are Disability Confident Committed and have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. Weve also recently been placed 8th in the Inclusive Top 50 Companies Employer List too.

There are safe space employee networks and we host a monthly DEI events series to help support and celebrate all of our people. We are constantly listening to our people, evolving, changing and taking a flexible approach to how we make ASOS truly inclusive.

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The Work

Make bold moves with strong backing and serious support.

Tech enables our current success as much as our future growth, that's why our tech stack is seriously impressive. If you've got a great idea, we'll help you run with it. Our people are our greatest asset and we're always looking for new challengers who want to help us grow. 

The Potential

Boost your skills and accelerate your ambitions.

If you get a buzz out of learning new things every day, you'll love it here. We give everyone the freedom, time and investment to discover what's possible - and explore where we might go next. How far you want to take your career is up to you. 

The Culture

Feel encouraged, empowered and heard as part of our expert team.

Join us and you'll be part of a supportive, fun and friendly team of progressive thinkers, listeners and doers – all working together to solve some of the most exciting and complex tech challenges. 

The Prospects

Harness extraordinary opportunity at pace and at scale.

We're just getting started with our global ambitions. Our tech team are at the heart of it all, seizing opportunities and making disruptive breakthroughs that have a real business impact in an industry leading way. We already know who we want to become. Do you?

Team Culture

As A Team We Never Sit Still

We always have to move fast. And we rise to the challenges that come with being such a fast-growing business. After all, we wouldn’t be where we are today if we did things the same as everyone else.

Our Tech
Training @ ASOS

Whatever experience you have, there’s always a chance to grow and develop your skills further at ASOS. 

What’s It Like To Be
An Engineer @ ASOS?

From our great opportunities to even greater teams, find out why becoming an engineer at ASOS could be your perfect career move.

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Zijiao Li

Tech @ASOS

I love working at ASOS in my team because of the great atmosphere. From day one I already felt like being part of the team, everyone is so friendly, approachable and willing to help. It’s the place where you feel trusted and are given the opportunities & time to explore your full potential. As someone who just relocated to London, I also appreciate the international and cultural diverse environment – it’s ok to be whoever you want to be!

Amy Richardson

Tech @ASOS

As a software engineer with a love for fashion, I feel extremely lucky to be part of a fashion company that priorities technology, innovation and customer experience to the same degree as their clothing.

Si Jobling

Tech @ASOS

As someone who left ASOS after 7 years but came back, it speaks volumes how much I love working at ASOS. The obvious reason is the people, not just in Tech but beyond. There's an unspoken respect and authenticity between everyone who works here
  • Zijiao Li

    Tech @ASOS

    I love working at ASOS in my team because of the great atmosphere. From day one I already felt like being part of the team, everyone is so friendly, approachable and willing to help. It’s the place where you feel trusted and are given the opportunities & time to explore your full potential. As someone who just relocated to London, I also appreciate the international and cultural diverse environment – it’s ok to be whoever you want to be!
  • Amy Richardson

    Tech @ASOS

    As a software engineer with a love for fashion, I feel extremely lucky to be part of a fashion company that priorities technology, innovation and customer experience to the same degree as their clothing.
  • Si Jobling

    Tech @ASOS

    As someone who left ASOS after 7 years but came back, it speaks volumes how much I love working at ASOS. The obvious reason is the people, not just in Tech but beyond. There's an unspoken respect and authenticity between everyone who works here
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EXTRAS

Benefits

We’re big on rewarding our ASOSers from day one. Benefits are great when you can flex them! That’s why we offer a wide choice of benefits focused on health, wealth, and your inner self – so you can personalise your reward package in a way that’s best for you. Here’s a taster of what you can get.

  • Employee Discount

    The most asked-about benefit! As an ASOSer, you’ll receive an exclusive employee discount. You can also nominate a family member or friend to share your discount with.

  • Pension

    Retirement might not be on your mind right now, but it’s important to prep for it. We offer matched contributions up to 5% to help you save.

  • Private Medical Care scheme

    If you join our Private Medical Care scheme, you’ll get fast and effective access to medical cover. 

  • Bonus

    What we achieve is always a team effort. That’s why we offer a discretionary bonus scheme which rewards you based on the company performance and your individual performance.

  • Your birthday off!

    Who wants to work on their birthday?! All ASOSers get a day off during their birthday week, in addition to 25 days of annual leave. 

  • Shuttlebus Service (if you're based in our Leavesden office)

    It’s more of a work perk, but we offer a free shuttlebus between Watford station and our office in Leavesden.

  • Sample Sales

    We’ve always got fun things happening in our offices, but the one ASOSers get most excited about is our sample sales. Plus, all proceeds from the sample sale get donated to the ASOS Foundation, which helps our charity partners abroad. 

  • Career Development

    Your career matters to us – we want to help you grow, gain new skills and learn from experiences. As an ASOSer, you’ll have access to a world-class development plan, giving you the courses (and time) to work on things that matter to you. 

  • Summer Hours

    We finish at 3pm on Fridays in June, July and August!! This perk doesn’t mean a dip in your salary – it just gives you extra freedom to enjoy those summer weekends however you want.

Location

Our HQ in London

Our HQ in Camden was once a cigarette factory – now, the iconic Art Deco building has been completely renovated with spacious office areas, ASOS Studios (where we shoot all our products), beauty rooms and a free gym. There’s also a subsidised canteen and café. 

Recruitment
Process

  1. Apply online

  2. Call back & Interview

  3. Decision & Onboarding