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Master Data Specialist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 01/09/2017
  • Job reference: J372639A

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Master Data Specialist required to join a leading biotech company in Waterford. This position is responsible for the Master data for a project across the site.

Job Requirements

Master Data Portal

  • Responsible for the ongoing admin of the portal
  • Provide regular KPIs and reports related to the usage of the portal and provide support to end users

Material Master

  • Responsible for the creation of new material codes in all relevant systems
  • Responsible for the 'workflow' functionality in Athena
  • Support the business with regards to the maintenance and obsoletion of material masters in all systems

Master Recipe

  • Responsible for the creation of all new master recipes in Athena
  • Responsible for the ECR/ECO administration in Athena
  • Support the business with regards to the maintenance and obsoletion of master recipes/production versions in Athena
  • Produce monthly KPIs and reports on Athena master data
  • Support the ERP Support Specialists with IDOC master data issues as required
  • Support master data experts in the business as required
  • Provide material master and master recipe overview training for any new Athena user
  • Maintain all Quality documents in a current and compliant state
  • Support above site data governance, end-user forum & transversal knowledge sharing initiatives
  • Adhere to all corporate policies/procedures in relation to Master Data

Compliance Related Tasks

  • Compliance with quality documents and SOX compliance


  • Recognised third level qualification, preferably Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management, IPICS or business related qualification
  • Master data experience within an operations environment. SAP experience desirable

Skills & Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing ERP systems
  • Microsoft Office experience, with especially strong Excel and Powerpoint knowledge
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Ability to support and challenge others

Designation Deputy

  • May be required to deputise for manager

Personal Characteristics

  • Bias to action, Focused on achieving results
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • A team player
  • Able to positively influence
  • Ability to lead teams at all organisational levels
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Flexible approach - willing to accept continuous improvement resulting in ongoing change
  • Willingness to partake in plant teams / projects.

For more info contact Paul on 016455250 or email