Data Governance Manager - EMEA

Data, Analytics & Insight London, England


Position at Choreograph


We create the data products & technology that make advertising work better for people.

Choreograph, an affiliate of GroupM, is a global data products and technology company, purpose-built for an era that demands a new approach to data management, usage, and brand growth.

 Data is the fuel that powers growth. The companies who best leverage data are creating unbeatable advantages over their competitors while simultaneously connecting with customers more effectively.

Our goal is to help future-focused businesses use their data in ways that meet savvy customers’ expectations while building trust and understanding. 

We are over 700 strong in 17 markets around the world and we offer a modular product suite, empowering marketers to drive sustainable, data-enabled growth. 


Choreograph is seeking a Data Governance Manager – EMEA, based in London, United Kingdom to aid the Global Data Governance Director deploying the industry leading Data Governance Framework across Choreograph. The Data Governance Framework is designed to put in place industry leading practices in the end-to-end management of data. It encompasses Standard Operating Processes including for the vetting and onboarding of new data suppliers and clients and the ingestion of client first party data through to the integration of GroupM Privacy Programme requirements and application of WPP IT Security standards. It ensures the application of full due diligence and evaluation for new products and sets controls to test for compliance with the framework as well as educating employees about the requirements.

We are looking for a Data Governance Manager - EMEA who will work with senior stakeholders and report to Global Data Governance Director and play an important role in implementing the programme across the business.


Reporting to Choreograph Data Governance Director your responsibility will be: 

  • Assist Data Governance Director with formalizing the data governance programme
  • Assist to roll out the Data Governance framework within EMEA region and work to achieve control adoption.
  • Set up and operate a tracked system of control checks and remediation monitoring.
  • Perform compliance monitoring of controls as per established protocol.
  • Support Data Governance Director to provide regular, periodic reporting on framework and controls compliance to senior management.
  • Carry out training and education to support the culture of best in class data governance.
  • Answer operational questions on Data Governance process implementation.
  • Serve as escalation point for clarification requests on Data Governance processes.
  • Support and troubleshoot the use of Governance technologies.
  • Own and report on technology access control checks and approvals.
  • Continually seek and implement initiatives to improve operational systems and processes.
  • Maintain close working relationships with Legal, Privacy teams and other key stakeholders.


  • Proven track record within a multinational data and technology or advertising/media company; or consulting experience in ethics, compliance, business processes, risk management within the fields of data and/or technology.
  • A strong understanding of how media agencies and advertisers use data technology to support their business operations and strategies.
  • Experience working with sensitive/confidential data and legal matters.
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand, and work with new and emerging technologies and methodologies.
  • Validated self-starter with a robust set of problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills, able to balance multiple priorities and manage your own workload.
  • Flexible and resourceful. Excellent written and oral communication skills.


The ideal candidate will have experience of:

  • Identifying and assessing risks associated with the data products and services
  • devising and amending policies associated with identified risks
  • supporting a compliance framework across multiple markets
  • successfully devising, rolling out and testing controls
  • providing training on policy compliance and controls

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Enthusiasm for technology and data governance.
  • An ability to collaborate cross functions, with other opcos and parent company.
  • Ability to engage senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to motivate relevant employees ‘to do the right thing’
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, start-up environment.

Choreograph™ is WPP’s global data products and technology company fueling growth for the world’s most admired brands. Discover more about Choreograph at

Choreograph is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skill.  Our work is enhanced through inclusivity. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment.