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Global Master Data Business Information Architect

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 by Coopers Group GmbH

Basel, Switzerland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

For our Pharma client in Basel, we are looking for a

Global Master Data Business Information Architect

Start date: 01.02.2020
End date: 31.12.2020
Workl ocation: Basel Area


ASPIRE is a multi-year program which aims at defining and developing one global functional ERP in order to simplify, standardize and automate business processes and systems by leveraging SAP's, industry and available best practices.

It aims at enabling to be sustainably successful in the future by streamlining and simplifying its business model and systems globally.

As the ASPIRE Master Business Information Architect you are responsible for driving the creation and implementation of strategies for information and data processes within the landscape. In additiona, you are responsible for driving alignment of the global template for the Future ERP and the systems outside of the core scope of the program with a focus on information creation, sharing and processes.

You will closely work with the Master Data Business Streamleads, the Integration Team and the Master Data Cleansing Manager to develop and implement Transition and Migration strategies with a corporate information process focus. You will also closely align with the reporting team to ensure common usage of information.

This role reports to the Aspire Master Data Lead.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Lead the definition of strategy and approach for business information architecture with a strong focus on business processes across different systems.
Together with IT counterparts establish an enterprise master data model to ensure data capture at source and clear ownership of information.
Develop enterprise taxonomies to organize data (eg products) in a hierarchical manner as part of the master data management environment (eg how to relate to information, common definitions and vocabulary) to enable common views in reports and portals.
Accountable for the metadata strategy with a focus on master data, therefore making sure our client establishes a common definition of Master Data and this is captured in a single source.
Lead the definition of strategies to localize data and information during the roll out phase especially in regards to what is local and where the global template needs to be adapted.
Supports the functional streams in the transition phase with a strategy on information architecture (eg enable new batch concept, while still have other concepts live in parallel)
Document information model and architecture progress on frequent base and align with Business Process Team to ensure common methodology.
Develop a deep understanding of the current differences and how to bridge to the to-be state.
Ensure the continuity of data model documentation activities together with the Information Architect & Data Quality
Together with the cleansing lead owns the strategy and approach for Data Cleansing including harmonization and standardization and ensures sustainability after the program.
Responsible to enable "capture at the source" aspiration
Responsible together with overall MDM leads for all data/information tool selection.
Support streams in building master data life cycles with a special focus on information sharing across systems and transition phase.

Must Haves:

8+ years of hands on experience in delivering Master Data Architecture activities, preferably in Pharma/healthcare industry
Expert knowledge in master data management
Proven track record of introducing and delivering innovative solutions in the Data Transformation area with the ability to manage demanding timelines and operate in a complex environment
Project Management experience in global virtual teams
Knowledge of Agile and Scrum
Good knowledge of SAP MDG, S/4 HANA and Solution Manager
Strong analytical thinking, result-oriented team player and ability to prioritize and organize work effectively
Experience in managing stakeholder partnerships, focusing on the fundamentals of reliability and credibility
Ability to establish a solid network and work effectively across organizational boundaries
C-level fluency in English is a must

Reference: 823497424

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