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As part of the Financial Times, one of the world's most respected brands and news sources, we at FT Professional work to help our customers get more from Financial Times journalism – through additional resources, curated news, and action-oriented tools. We proudly serve over 7,700 businesses, governments, and education institutions, equipping users with specialist knowledge and tailored insights to help them make the best strategic and commercial decisions in an unpredictable global environment. FT Professional is entering a new exciting chapter in its growth journey - with an ongoing focus on developing our existing offering along with creating new stand-alone and complementary products for our customers. 

Role Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the FT Professional Data Insights team. The Data Quality Specialist will be responsible for supporting the FT Professional department (Marketing, Customer Success and Sales) in proactively monitoring and maintaining the data quality throughout the B2B customer lifecycle, including fulfilling a stewardship role and ensuring the data in the system is fit for purpose and of sufficient quality.

FT Professional's B2B Data Quality Specialist will perform functions to support improved data quality that can be leveraged across the organisation to enhance the business. This is a hands-on operational role. The successful candidate will have experience managing customer databases and be a natural collaborator, capable of engaging with the wider FT Professional, analytics and business community across multiple regions.

The successful candidate must be passionate about solving problems and have strong commercial acumen and excellent interpersonal skills. They will be expected to hit the ground running with the ability to understand the B2B data and organisational context swiftly.  

What you will be responsible for

  • Define and take ownership of the B2B customer journey data. Ensure that data is fit for purpose and manage change.

  • Determine how we get the best out of our databases. 

  • Define processes to maintain and improve data quality, and work with the wider team to implement them.

  • Monitor, test and log data quality and data changes to ensure quality standards are met. Create remediation plans where this is needed.

  • Responsible for data governance, ensuring we have a lean B2B customer data platform. Includes ensuring no duplication of data/variables etc.

  • Identify areas where better data could simplify or make business processes more efficient.

  • Proactively identify areas for process improvement, automated or manual, and scope to integrate. 

  • Manage deletion of irrelevant or obsolete data, and implement any needed retention policies. 

  • Work with relevant teams to create and maintain automated processes to delete data identified as not needed systematically and embed those processes.

  • Have extensive knowledge of the data throughout the B2B customer journey and the wider FT business. Be the voice of authority on the description/parameters of what a data point can and can't do, supporting the creation of documentation and best practice sharing. 

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining documentation related to data throughout the B2B customer journey within the wider data governance framework, i.e. data dictionary, change control logs, and data definitions.

  • Understand the impact of business changes on data. Be able to feedback on processes that break/ create problems in the database and work with stakeholders to find solutions to implement upfront proactively.

  • Keep up to speed on industry trends and software to make recommendations for improvements.

  • Extensive stakeholder collaboration to ensure business needs are met, including:

    • Maintain working relationships with the central Data Governance Team, Compliance, Legal and other areas. 

    • Liaise with Data Stewards and the Data Strategy and Governance Team and identify opportunities to enhance the value and quality of data. 

  • Have an understanding of GDPR and other relevant regulations, policies and laws.

What you'll bring to the role


  • Experience in 

    • customer data management and customer data platforms;

    • data maintenance and database management.

  • Process-orientated with a passion for all things data.

  • Strong organisational skills, able to manage multiple stakeholders & initiatives simultaneously and to deliver effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

  • Strong communication skills - ability to explain complex technical processes in simple terms.

  • Ability to assess the impact of changes and trace and manage these in upstream and downstream applications, systems and data.

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel.

  • Analytical and project management skills, including strong attention to detail. 

  • Thorough, inquisitive, innovative, ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking. Ability to think creatively, ask questions and test ideas.

  • Talent or experience working across business areas; adaptable to different contexts and able to reach across organisational silos.

  • The ability to manage stakeholders' expectations.


  • Experience in SQL (basic or advanced).

  • Experience working with Marketo and Salesforce CRM.

  • Knowledge of data validation techniques and implementation to ensure data consistency across multiple systems.

  • Experience working in a subscription/media-based business.

  • Educated to a degree level, ideally in a numerate, business or marketing field.

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, talent@ft.com and a member of our team will be happy to help.


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