Team Lead, Data Governance

Do you want to lead the charge for better data governance in DFDS? We have brought together master data, GDPR, and data protection in a new department.
We have already come a long way, and now we are looking to strengthen our team, and we need you to lead the effort!

Do you excel at governance, project execution, and strategy, then we need you to take us to the next maturity level on data governance!

Make your mark on DFDS’s Data Governance

In the role as Team Lead for Data Governance, you will be responsible for setting the direction for data governance in DFDS together with your team and major stakeholders. Our current strategy has matured us as far as it can, and we need to reform and create new thrust and energy.

We have several major projects incl. an ERP roll-out running where we have a golden opportunity to have a major impact on data governance in DFDS. Our Finance Division will be among your major stakeholders on master data, and you will also work closely with our People Division, Legal and IT Security on GDPR, privacy and data protection. Join us now and make your mark on our company.

Your team will consist of 2 Data Governors, the Head of Group Master Data, and 25 master data analysts. You will have 2 direct reports and functional responsibility for the remainder. You will report to the Tribe Lead of the Core Enablers and be part of the leadership team in the tribe.

More specifically your main responsibilities include:

  • Solidify and implement our data governance.
  • Reformulate our strategy and roadmap on data governance.
  • Execute on the strategy creating clear impact for DFDS.
  • Working with and present to a steering board.
  • Working with stakeholders across the organization incl. C-level.
  • Building the Data Governance team and ensure continued high motivation and engagement.
  • Exploring continued process excellence and automation opportunities.
  • Stay informed on best practice and trends within your domain.

We expect that:

  • The governance you and your team design and implement is clear and concise with everyone understanding their roles and responsibilities.
  • Your strategy and roadmap offer a clear guiding star and practical steps on how to get there.
  • Stakeholders go away from your meetings with a clear understanding of progress, impact, and how they contribute to the overall success.
  • You clearly map and communicate benefits and risks regarding data governance in DFDS.

What we are looking for

We imagine that you have a deep understanding of how governance can enable rather than limit. We are looking for a structured leader that can rally the team and major stakeholders behind a clear vision. You have a background as a project and change manager and have successfully run data projects in large international organizations.

As the tasks often involve many different colleagues you also need to have strong stakeholder management skills.


  • We imagine that you have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a project manager.
  • You have demonstrated success with running data projects in large organizations.
  • You excel at steering committees and produce high-quality presentations.
  • You drive your projects with passion and can handle resistance and change management.
  • You can navigate in a large organization with many parallel projects, quickly determining where your team can have the best impact for DFDS.
  • You are fluent in English as DFDS is an international company.

You may have experience as a manager or this could be your first managerial position, but you are used to running teams as part of your project manager background. We will make sure you land well in your manager role whether you are new or experienced with dedicated training about what it means to be a leader in DFDS and guidance from your manager.

DFDS is a large international enterprise with a myriad of opportunities, and we will guide and support you in your development while you lead us on our journey.

Grow with DFDS

DFDS has 340+ IT and Digital employees working with the latest IT development technology and tools. So, this job is a great opportunity to develop your skills within IT, agile processes and grow in a large international company with myriads of career opportunities.

Besides our daily work, the team is a social unit with group activities, dinners, sports events and a positive social vibe, which you will be sure to meet in rest of DFDS as well.

You’ll be part of Technology & Innovation, one of DFDS’ five divisions with over 340 people in three European hubs. This is proof of our belief in a digital future.

DFDS employs more than 8,000 people on land and sea all over Europe. Read more about us



If you find the job interesting and you fulfill the expectations, please submit your CV in English. We will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis. The position will be filled as soon as possible.




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