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Data Steward

Job Introduction

Working within the Risk Models and Data team, part of the banks' 2LOD Risk function, the role of Data Steward to support the data governance activities of the team. 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Data Steward to be part of a diverse risk analytics team and be actively involved in a broad range of initiatives.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Embed the Bank’s data governance framework within the Risk function to ensure consistent data management across the organisation
  • Identify data quality issues, root causes and support their remediation. Collaborate cross functionally to identify data ownership, responsibilities and accountability
  • Prepare the material to be presented in the regular data governance forum of the Risk function including the monitoring and reporting of key performance indicators and metrics related to data quality, governance and compliance
  • Perform Data Lineage for various business outcomes of the Risk function
  • Act as a liaison between the Risk function, other business functions, IT and data users to understand data needs and address issues
  • Provide training and support to data users of the Risk function if and when required on data governance topics, tools and best practices

Ideal Candidate

Research (by Harvard University) shows that women are particularly likely to second guess themselves and not apply - so if you are worried you don't meet all the criteria, get in touch anyhow and let us do the worrying…

  • A strong communicator that can build a network across the bank and collaborate cross-functionally while applying their technical skills to support the data governance and lineage activities of the team
  • Relevant experience working with data governance within financial services;
  • Be degree educated or equivalent, preferably in computer science, information management, data science or similar;
  • Have a strong understanding of data governance frameworks, data quality principles and data management best practices;
  • Be comfortable working with various MS Excel features such as formulas and pivot tables
  • A basic knowledge of SAS and SQL is desirable, as well as a familiarity with regulatory requirements

Company Information 

Handelsbanken is a relationship bank with a decentralised way of working, a strong local presence thanks to a nationwide network of branches, and a long-term approach to customer relations. Each Handelsbanken branch operates as a local business enabling it to make decisions at a local level and provide a bespoke service. The focus is always on the need of the individual customer and not on the sale of specific products. 

The Bank is deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities. This is so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work that encourages everyone to apply, regardless of socio-economic background, age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), veteran status, marital and civil partnership status, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation. 


Check our Handelsbanken website for further information


At Handelsbanken, we deeply value our unique culture and values including trust in and respect for each individual. We take pride in nurturing a work environment where people flourish, and where they are empowered to take decisions in their areas of expertise. We take a long term perspective in everything we do and want each employee who joins us to build a long terms successful career with the Bank.  


What is in it for you?

  • We have a wide range of learning and development available, empowering and enabling our colleagues to take ownership of their own development. 
  • Competitive Salary and an extensive range of benefits is provided, including private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance
  • A market-leading pension contribution of 15% paid by the bank, which can be invested in a wide range of funds (including ESG and Shariah funds)

Application next steps

Your journey with us begins once you have submitted your application. One of our Handelsbanken recruiters will be reviewing your details and will later organise a phone conversation if you match the role requirements. If there is a mutual fit, we will extend an invitation for you to participate in an interview.  

How can we support you to be your best self? Our Talent Acquisition team will be happy to provide support e.g. if you need additional time to prepare for an interview or you have any requirements for any part of the interview/hiring process – just let us know by email


This advert will be live for a minimum of two weeks. However, please note that after the two weeks, the closing date could change at any time depending on the number of responses received.

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