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Company: Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Group Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony’s principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music, and the PlayStation Network, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth. To learn more: www.sony.com/en.

POSITION SUMMARY

At Sony, exponential data growth and proliferation of data sources offer opportunities for unprecedented insights that can drive innovation, enhance decision making, and unlock new revenue streams. Enabling Sony to unlock such potential through data requires effective democratization of data and disciplined governance. As such, the Data Enablement group, which sits within Sony’s Digital Transformation (DX) division, is seeking an experienced Senior Manager to lead our efforts in ensuring effective stewardship of data assets within our organization. This pivotal role will encompass key facets of data governance and democratization, with emphasis in data privacy compliance and discoverability of data through data cataloging.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Data Governance: You will play a critical role in instilling effective processes and accountability to enforce data governance policies. This includes deeply understanding data policies (strong emphasis in privacy, but also business and security policies), implementing effective processes to ensure compliance, and measuring such processes for continuous improvements.

Data Cataloging: Collaborating with Product Management and Technology teams, you will develop a comprehensive data catalog that enables effective discovery of data assets available to the organization. This includes identifying and documenting data sources, metadata management and automation, and developing a global support framework to assist Sony data users with data discovery.

Collaboration: As a Senior Manager, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including Business, Product, Technology, and Analytics teams, to understand their data needs and requirements. By fostering collaboration and communication, you will be able to effectively triage data activities to ensure compliance, continuously refine processes to eliminate inefficiencies, and understand the effectiveness of data utilization.

Leadership: Manage direct reports. Instill structure and good project hygiene. Develop clear roles and responsibilities. Navigate ambiguity into actionable steps. Establish alignment in processes where clarity is needed. Set a high bar in communication, transparency, and continuous improvements.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION

Your qualifications and experience should include:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, information systems, or related fields. Master’s degree a plus
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in the data field, with experience in one or more of these areas:

o Data governance or data privacy

o Data project management

o Data catalog

o Metadata management

  • 3+ years in management of direct reports
  • Strong understanding of relational database and ETL concepts
  • Skilled in developing an execution path from high level ideas
  • IAPP/CIPP certification highly desired
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Japanese language fluency a big-plus
  • NOTE: This position is not suitable for those seeking a career in analytics, data science, or data engineering

In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we offer an environment and culture that promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for you to thrive as part of Sony’s purpose to “fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology”.

Benefits:

SCA offers benefits-eligible employees (generally regular employees scheduled to work 20 or more hours a week) a comprehensive benefits program that offers coverage and support for employees and their family’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

What we offer you:

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage with coverage for spouses/domestic partners and child dependents, including access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee assistance plan and comprehensive behavioral health benefits
  • Fertility benefits, including surrogacy, and adoption assistance programs
  • Basic and supplemental life insurance for employees as well as supplemental life insurance coverage for their spouses/domestic partners and children
  • Voluntary benefits such as group legal, identity theft protection, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance
  • Short-term & long-term disability plans
  • Paid parental and caregiver leave
  • 401(k) Plan with pre-tax, Roth, and after-tax options and company match with immediate vesting
  • Education assistance and student loan programs

Other Programs:

  • Time off to include vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, Summer Fridays (early release), and a winter break between Christmas and New Year’s Day (based on business needs)
  • Referral bonuses (subject to eligibility)
  • Matching gift program
  • A wide variety of employee business resource groups (EBRGs)
  • Special discounts on Sony products, offered exclusively to Sony employees
  • Employee stock purchase plan (Sony covers commissions and fees for your Sony stock purchases made through after-tax payroll deductions)
  • Annual incentive bonus

The anticipated annual base salary for this position based on location is as follows: Los Angeles, CA: $165,000-175,000, San Diego, CA: $155,000-165,000. This range does not include any other compensation components or other benefits that an individual may be eligible for. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

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Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

Disability Accommodation for Applicants to Sony Corporation of America

Sony Corporation of America provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact us by email at careers@sonyusa.com or by mail to: Sony Corporation of America, Human Resources Department, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Please indicate the position you are applying for.

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While SCA does not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, there are certain Sony offices that require employees to be vaccinated in order to enter. If you will be located at or travel to those offices, you will be required to be fully vaccinated to enter. The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for documented medical reasons and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law. Please do not include proof of vaccination status or any indication of a possible request for a vaccination accommodation when submitting your application materials. If applicable, the Company will follow up with you directly to request proof of vaccination and to discuss any potential accommodations.

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