Master Data Specialist

Master Data Specialist

Job area Corporate functions Location Veghel, Netherlands. Contract type Full time

Your position

As Product Data Management (PDM) Specialist your key objective is to be the subject matter expert within the Vanderlande global organization on Master Data Management and Product Data Management which is fundamental for our engineering and operational processes. You will be working closely together with Business Process Owners, Data Stewards, Key-Users, Application architects during solution design, and support line management worldwide during the implementation in their part of the organization.

Your responsibilities

Being the Product Data Management consultant:

  • Share your PDM knowledge on the data you are managing to help our business colleagues.

  • Maintain and monitor the master data business rules on the share master data and are aware how it impacts processes and IT applications.

  • Use new data processing technologies from Business Intelligence and Data Science to increase your effect as an PDM specialist.

Support the Data- and Application Architects:

  • Co-identify and analyze global data improvements based on business opportunities, audit results (from Process Information Manager’s), improvement ideas and change requests.

  • Co-define IT application and process requirements and create an accepted data architecture design with a clear impact on people, organization, processes and tooling.

  • Effectuate Vanderlande’s Global Data Governance Policy by defining data definitions.

Align with your stakeholders:

  • Align data management processes to the business’ value chains and process areas.

  • Stimulate stakeholders to collaborate to align different ways of working within the company regarding PDM related processes, tooling & data.

  • Create an effective cooperation structure for Change Control Board(s).

Support and facilitate business improvement decision making regarding data:

  • Facilitate and support business improvement decisions regarding data together with Process Information Manager, Business Process Owners and Change Control Boards.

  • Support the creation of business cases for data related improvement project proposals and define the way to measure the added value of the improvement.

Support worldwide implementation of PDM solutions:

  • Support improvement projects from data perspective.

  • Provide awareness training and key user support on product data structures.

  • Assist audits on data adherence to measure the adoption level and identify improvement opportunities.

Your global team

Master Data Management is globally organized (Americas, EMEA, APAC) within Data & Analytics. We are a major contributor of Business Support within Vanderlande.

Our department is responsible for managing the world-wide Master Data based on Vanderlande’s Global Data Governance Policy, to support the entire End to End process from product and system design until the end-of-life of our customer’s system. There is a high degree of collaboration and interaction with the global Vanderlande Organization

Data & Analytics focusses on the further professionalization of Vanderlande’s Information needs to facilitate and support the company’s objectives worldwide.

Your profile

To be successful in this role, you have Bachelor working and thinking level, ideally, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in field of technology, data science or IT.
You have at least 3-5+ years working experience in PDM, being involved in improvements projects on tactical and operational level, preferably handling product (structure) data. Furthermore, you are/have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels in the organization, building relationships based on trust, persuasiveness and impact.

  • Broad knowledge of and hands-on experience with Product Data Management and experienced with IT systems for product data management or engineering.

  • Experience with 3D computer aided design (CAD) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications are an advantage.

  • Very good analytical skills with the ability to translate the results to the business needs related to data, processes, system, people and organization.

  • Accurate in your work and a systematic thinker, during root-cause analyses and data quality improvements of complex data structures.

  • Bringing people together in teams and decision meetings, by coordinating and facilitating them with respect for local cultures.

  • Team player with strong focus on stakeholder management and building cross department relationships.

  • Good in the English language, both verbal and written, since this is essential in our culturally diverse global work.

  • Experience in PDM applications, relational databases, scripting languages and/or advanced capabilities of MS Excel are a big advantage.

  • Flexible in travelling internationally for a minimum of 5% of the time.

Our offer
In the challenging position of Product Master Data Management Specialist, you get the chance to work on a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande. Our organization has been named for several years in a row as ‘Top Employer’ and ‘Best Employer’. We offer a fulltime position in an informal and professional working environment with a lot of possibilities for your own personal development. Besides your primary salary, you will receive the following secondary conditions:

  • 27 days of vacations & 13 ADV days;

  • Flexible working hours;

  • Training

  • Commuting allowance

  • Collective pension scheme and insurance facilities for healthcare.

Our company 

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS, DHL and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, including Amazon and Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services. 
 

If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects. 

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries. 

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins… 

Our Offer 
This challenging position offers the chance to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries, a company which is already years in a row chosen as “Top employer” in the Netherlands. 

We offer a fulltime position in an informal, professional work  and technical innovative environment with a lot of possibilities to develop yourself. 

Besides your salary, we offer you the following: 

  • 27 holidays & 13 ADV days (based on fulltime) 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Training possibilities 

  • Travel compensation 

  • Collective Pension and insurance 

Your application 

If the role of Product Master Data Specialist appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Tjalling Kraak, Specialist Recruitment on +31 413 49 30 24. 

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