Senior Manager - Master Data

Job reference: 134837BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Finance
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
We are recruiting for an experienced manager to lead the Global Brands master data team, a team of c.10 FTE who oversee the governance and management of master data with a particular focus on the end to end product data value chain. This leader will also be responsible for overseeing our upcoming Product Data Transformation programme, including the implementation of a Stibo STEP platform covering both Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM).

Key Responsibilities
• Providing leadership to the master data team, focussed on improving the performance, productivity and efficiency of the team by instilling and driving a continuous improvement mindset and enabling the best possible data and information experience for customers and end users.
• Owning the end to end process for managing product master data in Global Brands SAP including checking, loading, rationalizing and implementing corrections, updates, improvements and expansions to the master data, plus builds actionable reporting that monitors and pinpoints data requirements and challenges.
• Acting as the business owner and overseeing the delivery of the Product Data Transformation programme, contributing to all aspects of the programme from architecture, design, development, deployment and establishing ongoing support for and maintenance of the data managed through the Stibo STEP platform.
• Leading on behalf of the business the transition from traditional master data to enhanced data management and governance that spans core content, standard content and enhanced content creating the foundation of a digital catalogue that serves internal user, customers and consumers alike.
• Collaborating and building powerful cross functional relationships, helping the business to recognise where data fits into the overall business and how it can be leveraged to support strategic goals.
• Maintaining alignment with Group wide data initiatives, be the go-to person in Global Brands for master data and product information, contributing to and influencing global data strategies and understanding the impacts for Global Brands.

A bit about you…
• You are already, or are capable of quickly becoming, a senior leader comfortable with regular exposure to our senior leadership team, with an expectation of outstanding stakeholder management and an ability to communicate with others at any level and from any function in a language they can understand and engage with
• Deep understanding of the criticality of product and product related data in a modern CPG and how to influence how it is structured, governed and flowed around and into/out of the enterprise.
• Previous experience of data management is preferable but as a minimum experience of process design, process management and workflow management techniques, ideally Lean Six Sigma, is required alongside experience of working in an agile environment
• Self-motivated and able to drive collaborative success with limited guidance
• Proven ability to effectively drive people, process and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment. You act as a change agent for ongoing improvements and innovations by identifying and implementing best ways of working across the business.
• Desirable – experience of digital content management and/or Management Information/Business Intelligence.

A bit about us…
At Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global Brands, we believe in being PIONEERING, INSPIRATIONAL and CONNECTING with people. Our market leading brands such as No7, Liz Earle, Soap&Glory and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions all over the world. We put the consumer at the heart of everything we do using real time insights to activate brands and products on a global scale. With a passionate and innovative approach to Beauty and Healthcare, we are shaping the future of health and wellbeing for everyone. We are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores globally, helping people live happier and healthier lives.
What we can offer you:
We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition. We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:
• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy – please contact bobby.green@boots.co.uk.

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To learn more about our functions, explore our brands and find opportunities all over the globe please visit: https://globalbrandscareers.wba.com/.