Analysis Group, Inc.

  • Director, Data Governance

    Locations US-MA-Boston
    Data Science
  • Overview

    Analysis Group is one of the largest economics consulting firms, with more than 900 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.


    The Director, Data Governance, will work closely with senior consulting leaders, the Information Technology (IT) team, the Legal team, the Client Finance team, and the Corporate Finance team to refine and execute the firm's Data Governance strategy, policy, and procedures. This includes managing all aspects of the data lifecycle including overseeing the procurement and intake of data from clients and other external sources; ensuring the data is appropriately categorized, tracked, handled and secured; and confirming the data is appropriately addressed at the end of its use.


    The role involves managing a team of data specialists. With this team, the manager is responsible for overseeing the firm's proprietary databases, including AG's health care claims database, and maintaining the firm's data warehouse. Another important role is negotiating access to and monitoring the usage of critical outside data, especially health care claims data, data from clients and data from a variety of other third party sources. The manager also serves as a bridge between the firm's Legal / Compliance team and consultants, and will be a key participant in the firm's Data Security Committee.


    Critical skills required for the role include (1) strategic and process thinking, (2) an ability to recognize and think through the implications of various kinds of data sets, (3) strong technical skills, especially including data structure and analysis, (4) excellent organization, initiative, customer service, (5) very close attention to detail, and (6) strong written and oral communication ability.


    Candidates should have experience with data governance, and be able to think strategically and deliver tactically around all aspects of data management. Candidates should also have a proven track record of successfully leading both large and small scale projects, and be effective at leading people and teams. 


    Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Data Access: Work with consulting teams to identify and secure outside sources of data to meet case requirements. Negotiate terms and usage and facilitate the transfer of data to consulting teams.  Responsible for communicating information about existing data sources and any usage restrictions broadly to consulting staff.
    • Data Intake: Refine the firm's data intake policies and procedures to meet short-term needs and long-term expectations about what will be required. Develop a plan to build the necessary staff and technology to meet those requirements. Provide advice to consulting teams as to the most appropriate way to structure and potentially analyze the data.
    • Data Oversight: Monitor usage of data across the firm to ensure compliance with firm policies, client requirements, and government regulations.   
    • Data Disposal: Work with client teams and the IT team to confirm that data is appropriately destroyed, returned, or stored at the end of its use, consistent with firm policies, client requirements, and government regulations.
      Management: Oversee a team of data specialists, currently staffed by three and expected to grow.
    • Data Standards: Facilitate the development and implementation of data quality standards, data protection standards and adoption requirements across the firm.
    • Data Warehouse: Oversee the firm's data warehouse by working with consulting teams to determine whether data is appropriate for the warehouse and overseeing the processing of data into the warehouse and its upkeep.
    • Client Interaction: Comfort and skill working with client staff both to facilitate the intake of data and to respond to client audits or questions regarding data governance.
    • Health care data: AG's proprietary claims data represent a significant portion of the data warehouse and obtaining outside sources of claims and other health care data is a critical activity.
    • Collaboration: Work closely with the Legal / Compliance team, the IT team, and consulting teams to identify issues and effectively resolve data and compliance related problems.


    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Eight to ten years of experience, preferably in a data or technology role within a professional services, health care, or financial services environment.
    • Experience with developing and implementing data governance policies and procedures, ideally working across functional areas.
    • Experience dealing with highly varied data sets including very large (multiple terabytes) and those containing Personal Information (PI), Patient-Level Health Information (PHI), and Personal Data under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
    • Ability to communicate clearly, in writing and orally.  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build and sustain positive relationships.
    • Ability and comfort working in a collaborative and unstructured team environment.
    • Proactive self-starter, strong attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to multi-task and be flexible.
    • Ability to work independently and within a team on projects.



    • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
    • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
    • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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