Master Data Lead

Palatine, IL

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The Master Data Lead is accountable for day to day operations for the Material Master Data elements at Weber.  This role will “Own” and be responsible for the governance of the Material Master.  They will have a good understanding of the components in setting up the material master with both upstream and downstream impacts to the Material and setup.  This role will be responsible to monitor field level data quality & aid in establishing metrics and identified controls within the systems of record or multiple domains.  Minimal travel is expected for this job.  

This role will work closely with the MDM team in both a leading role w/the ability to provide hands on support to the team.   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Strong knowledge of the Material Master setup using SAP.
  • Ability to troubleshoot data issues within the Material Master
  • Assists with the resolution of data integration issues as requested by the business data stewards
  • Responsible for monitoring data quality and standards
  • Investigates and initiates appropriate corrective action when data quality in their span of responsibility does not meet required quality levels
  • Maintains the processes and documents our data corporate data management standards, processes, controls
  • Stays informed of changes in data standards and processes which impact the data and communicates this throughout the team
  • Ability to train the MDM team members on setup, standards and process changes when required
  • Works with the MDM Data Governance manager to leverage the tools & templates used to automate the data entry of master data (Winshuttle)
  • Participates or leads projects related to master data management or business related projects related to Master Data in regards to business changes.
  • Works with the business to manage data obsolesce and archiving requests of data  

 Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Collaboration – Ability to communicate and team effectively with others in a respectful manner while maintaining a high-quality of delivery.
  • Project Management – Competency to manage global, cross-functional teams to effectively drive on-time, on-budget, quality delivery of project deliverables. Ability to identify, communicate, and resolve issues and risks early so as not to impede project / program success.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving

Qualifications to perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

Education and/or Experience

  • Hands on experience in setting up materials in SAP for Item Master Data Management
  • 3-5 years managing or leading people and/or teams to provide guidance, mentoring and management
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Work experience in SAP material master
  • Experience in working in manufacturing environment helpful with SAP Master Data Add, Changes, Deletes
  • Knowledge of most of the key concepts around key concepts around master data management, data standards and organizations
  • Ability to communicate with the Business Users to explain processes and changes
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Project and Visio required
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Exhibit excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Project management skills:
  • High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.

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