Master Data Management Specialist

Objective of the Position

Participates in design, implementation, and maintenance of the multi-countries master data governance and controls process with logistics stakeholders in Transport , DC, Back office, Global Flows, Customs, network modelling and other key functions. This includes: material, logistics and purchasing data management leadership and governance, data management solution analysis/design and project execution and value realization.

Description of tasks

Master Data Management:

–    Manage through workflow and update product & fulfilment master data for whole responsible territory.
–    Coordinate material and finish products master data setup, validations, periodic maintenance and mass updating as required.
–    Perform regular business related activities e.g. price and contracts updates, approval schemes.
–    System monitoring and user management related activities.
–    Participate in projects and initiatives across multiple functional areas and regions.
–    Work with business units and process experts to resolve master data issues
–    Ensure data quality, compliance and consistency of master data across business systems and align with the governance process.
–    Create and manage adequate documentation, procedures, submit incidents and change requests when needed.
–    Assist business process experts in defining standard operating procedures, process flows and related documentation.
–    Resolve data integrity issues across stakeholders and logistics IT systems

Client Interaction & Business Partnership:

–    Acts as key-support to ensure the data management governance, processes, reporting and systems support the business. Tracks and organizes requirements, and prioritizes them ensuring alignment with process advisors and across Functions
–    Analyze data for quality and reconciling data issues and present change requests to the governance control board..
–    Occasionally work with standard stakeholders and peers to ensure IT solutions are implemented successfully for what concerns master data.
–    Maintains relationships with reporting users and key-stakeholders in Supply Chain, Sales, Operations to identify opportunities to improve the quality and effectiveness of master data management.
–    Utilizes basic knowledge of data management & business intelligence practices to understand business/function requirements and assembles local design needs.
–    Able to create database views for optimization of queries or reports.

Cross Functional Competencies:

–    Ability to successfully pilot a project from beginning to end, including prioritizing, planning, resolving issues, and displaying a persistent drive for results.
–    Ability to understand, appreciate and incorporate the unique contributions of associates with diverse backgrounds in business interactions.
–    Ability to apply change management methodology to implement successful business priorities (on time, on budget, human objectives and business objectives).

People & Culture:

–    Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensure that they are communicated and implemented within the team.
–    Be the representative for Häfele for contacts of suppliers. Be professional in Häfele code of conduct and live on Häfele values (follow the guidelines from any Häfele policy/manual/handbook/book...).
–    Teamwork and support others where needed. Do everything to enhance and to protect Häfele as a company and brand and don’t do anything that can cause disadvantage or damage Häfele as a company or brand.
–    Other jobs assigned by direct supervisor and the company.

Job Requirements

–    University Graduation.
–    Degree Educated: Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Purchasing or relevant major.
–    Previous experiences in master data management through modern ERPs (SAP)
–    Min 2-3 years experience in Logistics environment preferred
–    Ability to pinpoint opportunities and risks related to the supply plan and deliver effective resolutions.
–    Communication abilities and computer competencies
–    Able to bring a cross-functional approach and view, with the attitude to investigate processes that have an impact on different business areas and functions.
–    Good working knowledge of transportation, supply chain management and warehousing processes.
–    Dashboard Business Intelligence tools and development
–    Analytical skills, proactive approach;
–    Excellent English proficiency;
–    Good at computer (MS Office, Excel, and internet);
–    Excellent communication skill, negotiation skill, and interpersonal skill;
–    Strong learning capability and problem solving skills;
–    Good organizational and prioritization skills. High levels of creativity;
–    Good presentation skills.
–    Ethical conduct
–    Attitude to priority setting