Manager, Master Data

Posted Date: Oct- 1-2018

Job ID: 12181

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Kent Headquarters

What's cool about this job

The Manager of Master Data contributes to REI’s success by providing day-to-day leadership to the team that ensures our Enterprise Master Data (such as Article, Site, Vendor) in SAP is maintained with the highest levels of quality, integrity, and timeliness. Establishes and enforces best practices and policies for the governance of Enterprise Master data. Manages the relevant Enterprise Master Data lifecycle (create, maintain, archive, delete) in collaboration with business clients to: define, optimize, and implement processes and data quality standards. Provides direction to the team, establishes work priorities, and ensures the team’s commitments are managed, and meet or exceed expectations. Contributes to and enforces departmental strategies, policies and standards. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

  • Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
  • Supports the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages.
  • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
  • Ensures employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
  • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
  • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results.
  • Establishes and maintains visibility within the department.
  • Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action.
  • Oversees and coordinates the work of the Master Data team who are the stewards of the Enterprise Master Data.
  • Establishes work priorities of team.
  • Understands, advocates, and educates on the concepts and principles of the Management of Enterprise Master Data and Master Data Governance across REI.
  • Work collaboratively with partners, both internal (IT and business division) and external (vendors), to ensure REI’s master data is accurate and timely to support business processes and systems.
  • Advocate, implement, and maintain the master data governance processes that will continuously improve the efficiency, accuracy, consistency, and timeliness of master data.
  • Establish methods by which the Master Data team will enter and maintain Enterprise Master Data in appropriate systems, and necessary tools for those activities.
  • Manage the intake and demand management of business requests and needs, to ensure low-cost operation and effective utilization of staff and equipment.
  • Creates support structures to ensure dependent business processes are maintained at all times.
  • Ensures that required tools and training are available to the staff providing support.
  • Keeps abreast of industry and technology changes and innovations in Retail and Master Data Management
  • Follows the governance process for projects, ensuring that project goals and decisions are based upon business priorities.
  • Creates and maintains staffing plans.
  • Ensures the team is properly trained and staffed to handle the projected workload, both from an internal staffing and outsourcing standpoint.
  • Makes recommendations to management regarding long-term contractors and/or additions to staff.
  • Provides management with accurate, timely and relevant information about the status of projects, personnel and activities within the team.
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results.
  • Communicates with team regarding policies and procedures, projects and activities in other groups.
  • Analyzes, assesses and recommends improvements in programs and practices to ensure compliance with regulatory and internal controls.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Understanding of concepts and principles of the Management of Enterprise Master Data and Master Data Governance.
  • 2+ years management experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in retail industry
  • Knowledge of SAP Retail functional capabilities related to Merchandising, such as: retail master data, pricing, promotions, POS, inventory management, and purchasing.
  • Ability to create, maintain and grow relationships with internal business partners.
  • Ability to work and manage in a high energy, fast paced, deadline driven, multiple project, multiple customer environment, meeting high expectations
  • Skills in resource management, project prioritization, problem-solving, issue management and negotiation, and mediation.
  • Professional attitude and customer service centered approach
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts.
  • Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best.
  • Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics.
  • Delivers on commitments and holds others to same; establishes trust and inspires others
  • Champions the organization and advocates solutions in the overall Company's best interest.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.
  • Fosters change in company direction.
  • Effectively plans and executes changes.

Why you'll love it here

We’re a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our over 6 million active members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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