IT Senior Manager

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Information Technology


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At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

  • Partners with the IT Delivery leaders, Enterprise Architecture, Technology, and projects stakeholders to identify, support, and analyze the business’ need for data management practices and data governance capabilities to determine how to best drive business value.
  • Develops a company-wide vision, strategy, and roadmap for Data Governance capabilities. This will include:
    • Capturing and refining the business drivers including the policies and standards, business and technical metadata, data lineage, data profiling, data quality rules, and data remediation requirements.
    • Collaborates closely with business leaders and to implement data management and governance policies and standards with capabilities like data modeling, data security, data ownership/stewardship, business metadata capture and data quality rules.
    • Defines the overall data management and governance goals, principles, policies, and standards of the enterprise.
    • Establishes appropriate data management and governance best practices, processes, and requirements.
    • Responsible for defining enterprise data standards associated with data modeling, data security, business and technical metadata and data quality.
    • Provide a strategy, roadmap and set of plans for data management and governance services and capabilities.
  • Develops a company-wide vision, strategy, and roadmap for Master Data Management (MDM) capabilities. This will include:
    • Capturing and refining the business drivers including the source data, profiling, de-duplication, cleansing, enrichment, data quality, security, usage, and integration requirements.
    • Collaborates closely with business leaders and to implement master data management policies and standards with capabilities like data profiling, de-duplication, enrichment, and data quality.
    • Defines the overall master data management goals, principles, policies and standards of the enterprise.
    • Establishes appropriate master data management best practices, processes and requirements.
    • Responsible for defining enterprise data standards associated with data profiling, de-duplication, enrichment, and data quality.
    • Provide a strategy, roadmap and set of plans for master data management services and capabilities.
  • Collaborate with other IT leaders to fulfill the IT vision of delivering and governing a world-class integrated information and technology platform for growth to enable UL’s mission.
  • Navigates the IT organization effectively - knows where, how, when and with whom to interact to drive results
  • Collaborates with other IT leaders to prioritize master data management needs to ensure their team’s resources are aligned to the most critical work.
  • Administration/Technical ownership of cloud-based application platforms for Master Data Management, e.g. Informatica MDM.
  • Leverages best practices to develop innovative ways to integrate master data management across the enterprise and between various operational and analytic solutions.
  • Keep IT Delivery, Architecture and Technology leaders aware of key data issues, identifying and resolving potential problems and conflicts.
  • Focuses on developing talent and building a high performing team.
  • Acts to assure the integrity and security of information technologies and/or systems.  Understands and follows the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct and follow all physical and digital security practices.
  • Develops and reviews capital and expense budgets for assigned operations. 
  • Leverages UL IT metrics to ensure quality, timely and consistent delivery
  • Owns the overall quality of IT services and solutions for the IT data governance team.
  • Data Management and Governance strategy, policies, and procedures.
  • Data management and governance technology roadmap in partnership with Enterprise Architecture

Defined data management and data governance practices

What makes you a great fit:

  • At least 5-7 years of experience with document management, production, forms-management, content authoring/management technologies, capabilities, and solutions within diverse heterogenous environments.
  • Experience serving as an IT leader with budgetary responsibilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Analytics, or a related discipline. Masters degree in related area preferred.
  • Advanced level knowledge and understanding in concepts related to structured and unstructured data, documents, and content management.
  • Experience leading and managing large IT teams
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments required.
  • Experience as a global leader with the ability to communicate/influence culturally diverse people.
  • Experience leading or participating in cross-functional digital and data transformation projects
  • Experience with document and content management principles, policies, standards, and technologies
  • Subject matter expert knowledge of emerging data management products and services.
  • Ability to develop and integrate new ideas and initiatives that improve the performance of the organization
  • Possess analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Experience balancing priorities and driving to execution
  • Experience with setting and executing strategies
  • Track record of building strong teams/people
  • Demonstrates executive presence
  • Drive results, ability to complete projects within timeframe and budget
  • Track record of building strong teams/people   
  • Making sound decisions based on a cost-benefit analysis
  • Able to build and foster strong relationships with peers and senior business leaders
  • Able to partner across global, matrixed, and cross-functional divisions/teams  
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and objectivity
  • Possess strong team skills
  • Leads by example
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills – able to craft messages based on audience
  • Possess diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Able to balance multiple priorities
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 127 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Diversity & inclusion: UL is committed to celebrating acceptance, equity and inclusion of all people.  We believe our diverse views when combined bring a greater representation of the world and a better representation of our customers.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off and family-friendly work policies.

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Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


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