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Cummins Inc. Data Governance Operations Analyst in Columbus, Indiana

Data Governance Operations Analyst


Data Governance Operations Analyst

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We are looking for a talented Data Governance Operations Analyst to join our team specializing in CDM Capability Program Office for our Colombus, IN / your remote home office.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

Job Summary :

  • Leads, develops, and implements project(s) of varying complexity and size in assigned functional area

  • Partners with business stakeholders to ensure a successful project completion and

  • organizational improved capability to data quality standards.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Leads the quality and integrity of the data within the assigned functional area.

  • Serves as an expert on data quality tools.

  • Conducts data profiling for data.

  • Develops Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure data quality.

  • Creates and executes action plans to resolve data quality issues.

  • Maintains existing rules and develops new rules to support a robust data quality process.

  • Escalates issues and critical conflicts in a timely fashion.

  • Identifies and mitigates data quality risks.

  • Reports data quality risks and KPI measurement statistics to data governance council.

  • Manages metadata and data standards to ensure adherence, working closely with IT.

  • Coordinates activities of data stewards located within the business, working closely with the business process owner.

  • Supports business data analysis and proposal creation as a member of a data governance council.

  • Guides the business to prepare data.

  • Leads initial data exploration steps (binning, pivoting, summarizing and finding correlations, for example).

  • Catalogues business attributes to enable data discovery.

  • Coaches business to establish and enforce guidelines for data collection, integration and processes.

  • Leads data and systems analysis as required to support data governance processes. Understands data governance roles and processes and ensures that they are followed.

  • Prepares and presents communications to leaders and stakeholders.


  • Data Literacy - Expresses data in context, including data sources and constructs, analytical methods and applied techniques; describes the use-case application and resulting value.

  • Data Profiling - Assesses data issues and cleansing requirements to perform data extraction, mapping, collection, and testing; establishes good, quality data.

  • Data Governance - Assures definition, ownership, metadata management, and security for Cummins data.

  • Data Communication and Visualization - Constructs a tale of the business problem, root cause, solution options, and opportunities through illustrating data visually, including reports and dashboards.

  • Data Analytics - Discovers, interprets and communicates qualitative and quantitative data; determines conclusions relying on knowledge of business or functional frameworks; simultaneously applies statistics, data validity, data visualization, and problem-solving approaches to effectively extract meaningful patterns and business insights; presents conclusions and outcomes that enable data driven business decisions.

  • Data Quality - Identifies, understands and corrects flaws in data that supports effective information governance across operational business processes and decision making.

  • Data Mining - Extracts insights from data by identifying relationships and patterns through use of a suite of data exploration and data visualization techniques to understand the underlying structure of the data and enable sound conclusions upon model building.

  • Data Modeling - Creates, writes and tests data models, test scripts and build scripts using industry standards and tools, version control, and build and test automation to meet business, technical, security, governance and compliance requirements.

  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Interpersonal savvy - Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

Education, Licenses, Certifications :

  • College, university, or equivalent degree in statistics, information systems or related field required.

  • This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.

Experience :

  • Intermediate level of relevant work experience required.

Additional Responsibilities :

  • Manage data governance collaboration team site

  • Provide training on Data Governance tools for data governance leads, council members, system owners, and data stewards

  • Drive data literacy initiatives by collaborating with functional teams

  • Collaborate with data quality and data governance council leaders to collect and organize data standards, rules, and metadata in the Axon Data Dictionary/Marketplace tools

  • Audit data governance tools (Data Dictionary) for completeness, accuracy, and validity of the metadata within the tools and work with functional leaders to ensure completeness of the data dictionary

  • Create reports (PowerBI) based on the data dictionary audits (Usage, completeness & coverage by function). Maintain and track KPIs for Critical Data Elements (CDEs)

  • Business Analysis skills: Capture requirements, understand business needs, and align with tool capabilities.

  • Excellent communication & business stakeholder management skills.

  • Creative with presentations & training in Powerpoint

  • Able to provide long and short-term solutions.

  • Able to connect business needs with different capabilities within the data governance organization

  • Support data governance initiatives through project management

  • Represent the Data Governance team in the councils and provide the necessary support to ensure the effectiveness of the data governance council

  • Lead as a Project Management activity for EDC/Axon/Portal or any other DG initiatives

  • Increase adoption of Axon data dictionary and any other products owned under data governance organization

  • Leads multiple projects from inception to completion; facilitates project planning sessions with internal stakeholders to determine the scope and objectives of each project; works with business stakeholders to establish project performance goals; designs project plan, develops timeline, identifies project milestones, and tracks performance against performance goals and timeline

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Corporate Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Mar 4, 2023, 12:00:00 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 230001TK