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Title:  Master Data Management Manager

Job ID:  75628
Country:  Spain
City:  Madrid
Professional area:  Information Technology
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Madrid, MD, ES, 12600


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Master Data Management Manager

Position purpose:


The Master Data Management Expert Manager is a key role to lead and manage all organization-wide master data framework activities aligned with Data Strategy journey. The position will focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise master data framework for data policies, standards and practices, both at the department and Business and Functional areas level, to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall business strategy needs.


The Master Data Management Expert Manager serves as global point of contact for Master Data Management, Responsible for the enterprise master data model and master data architecture. The Master Data Management Expert Manager will act as advising role for the implementation of MDM enabling the journey to a data driven company.


What will you do – responsibilities:


  • Establish and govern an enterprise master data management implementation roadmap including strategic priorities for development of data-driven organization
  • Roll out an enterprise wide master data management  framework, with a focus on improvement of master data ownership and governance and providing data business services through modifications to organization behavior policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture
  • Lead master data management committees, comprising resources from the Business and Functional areas and IT business and operations functions, to achieve their objectives; resolve issues escalated from Business and Functional areas data governance representatives
  • Develop standards, policies and procedures to support the creation and implementation of MDM governance policies within the business.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of MDM  standards, MDM governance playbooks and data-centric culture adoption across the enterprise, focusing on business units and markets adoption
  • Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with MDM related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to MDM governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the company’s principal data assets through federated operational model implementation
  • Will stay informed of what MDM  best practices are available  and will research suppliers and markets,  to identify new business opportunities pertaining to the use of data assets to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the business processes / represent data as a strategic business asset at the Senior Management table
  • Facilitate MDM solutions evaluation from technical and functional sides for data governance initiatives and other enterprise projects according to the industry standards and cutting-edge technologies
  • Collaborate with leadership across the organization to identify business needs and implement MDM Governance and MDM Stewardship capabilities
  • Engage a network of business/IT stakeholders and manage relations between them and central Data & Analytics team where there will be influence but not authority.
  • Serve as a liaison between Business and Functional areas and technology to ensure that data related business requirements are clearly defined, communicated and well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning
  • Work on the delivery of MDM communication plans to help establish a cultural change in how data governance is perceived and managed at the company
  • Working with Business teams and other Data & Analytics teams to ensure key business users are educated and trained in what MDM practices are currently implemented and available within JTI to meet business requirements and consequently maintain the data strategy aligned to it.


Who are we looking for – requirements:


  • University degree or equivalent (preferable in Computer Sciences, Information & Technology or similar)
  • 3/5 + year experience of embedding Master Data Management processes and standards into existing and future strategic projects
  • 5+  years in a major services organization, with change or implementation management experience
  • Experience with developing Master Data Management frameworks and roadmaps, aligning and documenting data definitions, setting up a proper data governance organization, and data quality controls
  • Varied and detailed knowledge of Data Management areas such as data quality, data migration, metadata management, master data management etc.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills so you are seen as credible, knowledgeable and a positive representative of the Data and Analytics team
  • Demonstrated consulting skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement.
  • Ability to constructively challenge requirements and current state to increase overall value to the firm
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change
  • Strong organizational, business understanding and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of DMBOK. CDPM certification is a plus.
  • Experience analyzing and applying regulatory policy analysis to business operations preferred
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Azure Purview and Data Catalog is a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Data Quality and Common Data Model is a plus
  • Knowledge of SAP information Steward (Metapedia, etc) and SAP data services knowledge is a plus


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