Bilingual Manager, Data Governance Operations

Job Requisition ID: 9919  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Montreal (QC)

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): CBC 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


About the role
Join the Enterprise Data Office Team in the Bilingual Manager, Data Governance Operations position. In this role, your analytical skills, communication skills, experience in data management and passion for strategy will help to clarify and guide teams through priorities and decision-making while helping support the delivery of projects.


What you’ll do: 

  • Lead a team of technical experts by clearly communicating strategy and vision, supporting individuals through change, and creating the conditions to enable performance excellence and innovation.
  • Lead the Enterprise Data Office operations team in the identification and implementation of strategic improvements to operational processes to create efficiencies and enhance the client experience.
  • Lead the team in conveying ideas and information in a way that brings understanding of complex issues to a variety of target audiences and enables execution of a broad range of organizational objectives.
  • Assume responsibility for the achievement of goals, including the determination of timelines, the identification of risks and the provision of recommendations to enable decision making. 
  • Monitor and report on key performance indicators, targets and results, and lead the provision of operational performance reporting.  
  • Forecast and track program and budget related operating expenditures.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of dashboards.

What you should have: 

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field such as Business, Computer Science, Information, Data Management or Finance. 
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant work experience in data management-related positions with increasing responsibilities and a minimum of three years of supervisory or management experience.
  • An advanced demonstration of leadership skills including leading through change and enabling performance excellence and innovation.
  • An advanced ability to engage with others, getting buy-in to deliver results and skillfully influencing to build support and enhance credibility.
  • An advanced ability to identify, assess and manage risk including recognizing when sufficient information is obtained, considering available evidence, weighing the consequences of decisions or strategies in the context of the desired outcome, and exploring new possibilities to create even better outcomes. 
  • An expert ability to think through issues by separating out the parts of the problem or situation and thinking things through systematically.
  • Solid business planning, negotiation and project management skills.
  • Good communication skills in both official languages (English & French).

It would be great if you also had: 

  • A professional certification (for example, CPA, CISA, CIA, PMP, Risk Management). 
  • Experience with Data Management systems, Data Cataloguing tools such as Collibra, Cloud Infrastructure or other key business-related tools.


Posting closing date: Note, the competition will remain active until filled.




Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

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If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!