Manager - Finance Master Data

Lake County, IL, US
Aug 04, 2018
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Finance Master Data Steward provides overall leadership for the Finance master data domain by defining data standards, establishing related business rules and processes, instituting data quality metrics, and overseeing master data operations. This individual liaises with business process stakeholders across organizations and geographies to build, sustain and leverage Finance master data across the enterprise. The Finance Master Data Steward seeks constant improvement in the quality and accuracy of the Finance master data domain, ensuring uninterrupted business continuity. The Steward performs day-to-day processes, as beneficial and in alignment with the Master Data Director, other Master Data Stewards, business leaders, Global Process Leads, and site stakeholders. A key area within the Finance Master Data domain is the SAP Stock Transport Order (STO) master data setup process.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and resolves Finance Master Data issues.
  • Ensures the STO master data setup process is operating optimally. Demonstrates with appropriate performance metrics.
  • Interacts significantly with the Master Data Director, fellow Stewards, business representatives, and ERP and DSP solution team leadership.
  • Facilitates cross functional meetings with various stakeholders and end-users.
  • Maintains tactical relationships with external solution providers.
  • Delivers trainings, presentations, workshops, and group communications.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement and implements solutions.

Position Accountability
  • Data Design - Manages the Finance Master Data domain across the enterprise, ensuring high levels of data quality, integrity, availability and privacy. Defines standards for data design, naming, data definitions and usage.
  • Data Quality - Monitors/audits master data and remediates issues to maintain defined levels of quality. Focuses on business benefits, fosters the goal of data sustainability, and articulates the strategic significance of quality data to the organization.
  • Workflow/Process - Oversees the STO master data setup process. Defines and oversees enterprise adherence with consistent master data workflow for Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) process.
  • Data Operations - Oversees centralized master data operations organizations supporting creation and maintenance of enterprise master data elements.
  • Compliance - Enforces compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies, processes and procedures and introduces new compliance documents.
  • Vendor Liaison - Coordinates and manages relationships with vendors, consultants, and external resources in support of master data management initiatives.
  • Client Relationship Management - Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with management and various stakeholders, including but not limited to ERP teams and business process owners.
  • Change Management - Engenders organizational change across functional and geographical areas ensuring successful implementation of master data and related practices. Specifically addresses integration of new data sources from mergers and acquisitions.

  • Bachelor's Degree (MBA preferred).
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PPT).
  • Excellent phone and interpersonal, analytical, negotiation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop collaborative relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Strategic business understanding and vision, and the ability to translate strategy into tactical execution.
  • Program management experience running multiple projects simultaneously with ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience in division and enterprise-level project management communications.
  • Experience establishing and leading an operational support organization strongly preferred
  • Advanced understanding of DSP and ECC systems.
  • 7+ years of operational experience with specific knowledge of Finance data, data governance, data quality, and related business processes.
  • Experience in division and enterprise-level project management, running multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Six Sigma Certification preferred.
  • MBA is strongly preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled