Director, Data Governance

 Niles, Il (Chicago)
Salary range:
per year

As the Director, Data Governance, you will be responsible for enhancing the quality, integrity, usability, and availability of information to streamline business processes, improve decision-making, and meet compliance and regulatory requirements across the Shure organization. We're looking for an innovative data influencer to lead change and build a world class analytics environment. Sound like you? Apply today!

This leadership role will be hybrid based out of our Niles, IL headquarters.


  • Establish a data governance culture within the organization by promoting awareness and understanding of the importance of data governance and its impact on business outcomes.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive data governance framework, including policies, procedures, and guidelines, to ensure the accuracy, consistency, and integrity of data across the organization.
  • Create and implement common data management processes, data quality standards, data management tools, policies and procedures.
  • Execute a comprehensive roadmap of data governance initiatives that align with and support our corporate strategic initiatives.
  • Contributes to business case development to help frame, justify, and gain approval for data initiatives.
  • Ensures all relevant stakeholders are aligned on priorities and the program's implementation and management. Facilitate education on data governance processes and best practices.
  • Utilize the organization's data governance processes to ensure fitness of data elements, both the content and metadata.
  • Data quality assessment, data remediation and cleansing, data conversion validation, data quality monitoring, development of risk-based performance and regulatory and compliance management (i.e., dashboards), and development and implementation of other business and accounting analytics.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, such as Data Owners, Business, legal and IT to develop and implement enterprise data governance strategies aligned with organizational objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitors emerging technologies to identify new opportunities for effective and compliant use of data assets.
  • Analyzes current business practices, processes and procedures as well as identifying future business opportunities for leveraging data storage and retrieval system capabilities.
  • Monitor, tracks, and reports ongoing data quality and data governance metrics to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions.
  • Lead recruitment and training of Data Governance resources as needed, developing their ability to understand and resolve technical and data policy issues.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive communication plans to articulate the importance and benefits of our data strategy at all levels of the organization.
  • Create clear and concise presentations, reports, and other communication materials to explain complex data concepts and their impact on business operations.
  • Organize training sessions and workshops to educate employees about the proper execution and utilization of our data strategy, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.
  • Minimum of 12-15 years’ experience in data management, data analysis, data quality, business data modeling, and reporting area including five years of management responsibility.
  • Minimum of 5 years people management experience.
  • Experience creating and implementing a successful Master Data Strategy and Governance Model.
  • Experience with SAP enterprise applications is highly desirable (ECC and S/4HANA).
  • Understanding of current (eg, HIPAA) and emerging (GDPR) data privacy regulation, and the ability to identify their impact and compliant opportunities meeting business requirement (for example: data architecture, data catalogs, data warehousing, machine learning)
  • Understanding of the Informatica cloud data management platform applications (Data Governance, Data Catalog, Data Quality, Data Marketplace).
  • Able to make final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures objectives are achieved.
  • Able to participate in corporate development of methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.
  • Demonstrated ability of working on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth knowledge of the company.
  • Past interaction with executives and/or major customers involving negotiation or efforts to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.
  • Past experience of having overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending, and implementing change.
  • Ability to work on issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives, as well as an understanding of company culture.

Shure’s mission is to be the most trusted audio brand worldwide – and for nearly a century, our Core Values have aligned us to be just that. Founded in 1925, we are a leading global manufacturer of audio equipment known for quality, reliability, and durability. We engineer microphones, headphones, wireless audio systems, conferencing systems, and more. And quality doesn’t stop at our products. Our talented teams strive for perfection and innovate every chance they get. We offer an Associate-first culture, flexible work arrangements, and opportunity for all.

Shure Incorporated is headquartered in Niles, Illinois, with remote and hybrid opportunities throughout the United States. We have more than 35 regional sales offices, engineering hubs, and manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia.

Don’t check off every box in the job requirements? No problem! We recognize that every professional journey is unique and are committed to providing an equitable candidate experience for all prospective Shure Associates. If you’re excited about this role, believe you’ve got the skills to be successful, and share our passion for creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible work environment, then apply!

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At Shure, we prioritize the well-being of our associates. We offer competitive rewards packages that address physical, mental, financial, and overall well-being. Our benefits include retirement savings plans, generous paid time off programs, employee discounts, professional development opportunities, work-life balance initiatives, employee recognition programs, commuter benefits, employee assistance programs, and volunteering/community involvement opportunities. To learn more, visit our careers page at