Data Governance & Metadata Executive

MBC Group


Ref: LP104-131

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

MBC Group is the largest satellite TV, Radio and Digital Media network in the Middle East based in Dubai Media City. MBC is looking for a motivated and results oriented colleague with an agile and collaborative mindset to join our Data Governance team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help driving the Data Governance program within the company. You will work closely with business and functional areas on the topics of Data Stewardship, Data Standards and Policies, Data Protection and Meta Data Management to support the strategic requirements of the department and the company.

Job Objective

Your broad responsibilities will include

Data Standards and Policies
- Develop and enforce data standards to improve data migration and exchange across the enterprise
- Work on data related policies to ensure the proper handling and managing of data throughout the company

Data Protection and Compliance
- Support the departments roadmap to transform MBC into a company which is compliant to the recent Data Protection regulations e.g. GDPR

Data Stewardship
- Support the implementation of the Data Stewardship model in order to establish accountability for data
- Establishing and moderating a Data Owner and Data Steward committee

Meta Data
- Ensure integrity of all information like titles, synopses, age rating etc. in the current databases.
- Coordinate with suppliers and colleagues the delivery of mandatory meta data and ensure the most efficient workflows are in place across all divisions
- Constant review of best practice and fulfillment of new requirements as technology and services develop

Project and New Initiatives
- Actively participate in strategic and tactical initiatives in order to ensure that data requirements are considered in projects


- 4+ year’s experience in a Data Governance role
- Experience in developing Data Standards and data related policies
- Experience with Business Glossaries and Data Catalog
- Experience with Metadata management (preferably in Media)
- Excellent communication skills
- Highest personal and professional integrity and strong work ethics
- Ability to manage senior stakeholder across all the business and functional areas
- Ability to develop cooperative and constructive working relationships

Desirable Requirements
- Arabic language
- Experience in Data Protection especially GDPR
- Familiar with the DAMA methodology
- Developed skills in priority setting and alignment of project priorities with Departmental strategy
- Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
- Ability to get to the heart of the problem and make sound and timely decisions to resolve problems

About the Company

MBC Group is the largest satellite TV and radio network in the Middle East based in Dubai Media City. It broadcasts a portfolio of Arabic and Western entertainment channels; as well as managing the Al Arabiya news channel and New Media platforms. The group has expanded significantly in the last several years moving from one TV and radio channel to ten TV, four radio channels and a range of broadcast and news service companies. Additionally the Group operates a number of successful websites and is aggressively expanding its internet and multiplatform operations.

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