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Data Steward - Data Governance & Management

The Company:  Aflac Asset Mgt. LLC
The Location: 

New York City, NY, US, 10005

The Division:  Global Investment
Job Id:  3021

About Our Company

Aflac Global Investments located in downtown financial district located at 100 Wall Street, corner of Water Street and is the organization who’s responsible for the overall investment activities of Aflac, Inc. With more than 125 employees in US (New York) and Japan (Tokyo); Aflac’s Global Investments organization seeks to maximize risk-adjusted returns subject to our liability profile and capital requirements and generates in excess of $3.0 billion a year in net investment income.  Aflac Global Investments is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aflac, Inc.


Position Summary

Within Aflac’s Global Investments division, the Data Steward – Data Governance and Management, is a member of the Global Data Governance and Management team within Operations.  The position requires expertise in business and data management concepts, along with the ability to reason, recommend, and gain compromises that enhance the value of the Global Investments data assets. This position also provides oversight of the day-to-day data management responsibilities and adherence to Global Data Governance and Management guidelines, policies and procedures.  In addition to the daily responsibilities described below, the Data Steward will also work on data management projects and help to support communications with data management colleagues in Tokyo, Japan. 


Key Relationships

Reports to:  Director, Head of GI Data Governance

Primary Support:  Aflac Global Investments – all departments

Other Relationships: Operations, Risk, Compliance, IT Investment Accounting and other key stakeholders.


Overall Responsibilities

  • Meet the Global Data Governance and Management team’s objectives by liaising with the front, back, and compliance departments, and by supporting the company’s overall portfolio objectives.
  • Perform business analysis with technology and business to identify data requirements as department needs arise.
  • Establish and maintain the data management policy.
  • Reference data setup in Aladdin, Code Red and other business systems.
  • Create a collection of common business (data management) definitions.
  • Define data flow and processes, develop or improve existing based on business needs.
  • Ensure data quality by developing data standards.
  • Check daily reports on Security and Pricing and working to resolve the exceptions.
  • Assist in identifying gaps in procedural documentation and making the necessary updates.
  • Work with Japan Data Governance & Management along with Japan Operations teams as necessary to help communicate global workflows.


Candidate Qualifications

  • B.A./B.S degree in finance, business, economics, or similar quantitative disciplines.
  • 3 years direct experience for GI Associate and 7 years of direct experience for GI Assistant Vice President.  Direct experience is specifically in data/security, fixed income, currency, and derivatives.  Private Assets experience; private equities, real estate, middle market loans, infrastructure debt, and other private securitizes assets are a welcomed plus.
  • Working knowledge of Aladdin or other trading system platforms; trade platform workflows is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of data governance platforms (Collibra, Informantica, Alation, etc.) is a plus.
  • Competency with Excel or other data analytic tools.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise fashion (both written and oral).  Good presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work in a fluid environment. Complete tasks independently, yet interact in a team environment.
  • Highly organized, with the ability to work on multiple projects with different deadlines independently

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act. Applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City