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Publicis Groupe Senior HR Data Governance, Analytics, and Reporting Lead in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Description

Publicis Re:Sources is the backbone of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications group. Formed in 1998 as a small team to service a few Publicis Groupe firms, Publicis Re:Sources has grown to 4,000+ people servicing a global network of prestigious advertising, public relations, media, healthcare and digital marketing agencies. We provide technology solutions and business services including finance, accounting, legal, benefits, procurement, tax, real estate, treasury and risk management to help Publicis Groupe agencies do what they do best: create and innovate for their clients. In addition to providing essential, everyday services to the 86,000+ global Publicis Groupe employees, we build products and support capabilities that advances Publicis Groupe’s long-term growth strategy — taking even the smallest ideas into big concepts and beyond.

In addition to providing essential, everyday services to our agencies, Publicis Re:Sources develops and implements platforms, applications and tools to enhance productivity, encourage collaboration and enable professional and personal development. We continually transform to keep pace with our ever-changing communications industry and thrive on a spirit of innovation felt around the globe. With our support, Publicis Groupe agencies continue to create and deliver award-winning campaigns for their clients.

The company is a premier shared services company serving the financial, technological and administrative needs of U.S.-based business units of the world’s third largest Communications company. With 2021 net revenues of over 10 billion Euros, the parent company specializes in Advertising, Digital, Media buying and consultancy. The parent company is present in over 100+ countries on 5 continents, with 80,000 employees.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior HR Data Governance, Analytics, and Reporting Lead to drive our people data strategy and initiatives and elevate our data-driven decision-making capabilities. Join us in shaping the future of our organization and making a positive impact on our global workforce.

Position Summary:

As the Senior HR Data Governance, Analytics, and Reporting Lead, you will be responsible for leading a team overseeing and optimizing the people data strategy, governance, quality, and security of our people data. You will also lead efforts to develop and deliver comprehensive HR information reports and analytics, enabling data-driven decision-making across the organization. Your role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities, including data governance, advanced analytics, and operational reporting, while collaborating globally with stakeholders across all Publicis Groupe markets.

Key Responsibilities:

People Data :

  • Establish and enforce people data governance, compliance, security, privacy, and protection initiatives across the organization.

  • Develop and execute HR information delivery and analysis strategy in alignment with business objectives.

  • Collaborate with GDPO and Market stakeholders on system projects, integration, and data requests, streamlining processes.

  • Own and manage role-based data permissions (RBP) across all people systems, defining a system-agnostic RBP framework.

  • Lead initiatives to simplify and enhance RBP setup and management.

  • Manage approvals for data requests and access, including setup and approvals for data access within Groupe people systems.

  • Lead data governance activities, partnering with Global Talent Systems Support team and local HRIS Leads.

  • Audit people data and processes, identifying gaps and implementing data integrity controls.

  • Collaborate with entities, Chief Talent Officers, and local HRIS Leads to correct data issues and maintain data integrity.

  • Engage employee groups in updating and maintaining their data through Employee Self-Service/Manager Self Service.

  • Create and lead the Groupe data steering committee for visibility, enforcement, and alignment.


  • Build, deliver, and maintain operational reports for all Groupe-people systems.

  • Conduct regular report reviews, managing inventory, eliminating redundancies, and categorizing reports for ease of use.

  • Manage all Global People Data Requests, including client requests, sales pitches, DEI requests, and cross-market/cross-country reporting.


  • Expand the people analytics function to incorporate external data sources, providing holistic business insights.

  • Work with Groupe HR operations, local Chief Talent Officers, and HRIS Leads to define requirements, best practices, and adoption of HR data.

  • Implement BI technologies for data visualizations and dashboards from HR GDW.

  • Produce quarterly and ad-hoc reporting and insights for senior leadership.

  • Consult with Markets and Stakeholders on all HR system, dashboard, and reporting initiatives.

  • Establish a cross-Market reporting forum and participate in HR Systems projects as data/reporting lead.

  • Lead projects as applicable, ensuring alignment with Groupe standards and guidelines.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Data Science, Business, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in HR data governance, analytics and reporting roles.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a people manager; mentoring leading and coaching teams

  • Proficiency in data governance, data security, data privacy, and data protection.

  • Strong knowledge of HR information systems and data management tools. Specific experience with SAP SuccessFactors, PowerBI and Qualtrics preferred.

  • Experience with role-based permissions (RBP) and data access controls.

  • Proven ability to develop and deliver operational reports and data analytics.

  • Expertise in BI technologies and data visualization tools.

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to lead cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and stakeholder management skills.

  • Analytical mindset and the ability to translate data into strategic and actionable insights.

  • Knowledge of global HR regulations and compliance standards.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) currently in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relations.