The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods.
The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations.
These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency.
Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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Group Commercial Data Steward
Location : Athens, Greece / Other in Europe
Role overview : The Data Steward role is responsible for aligning data requirements and processes with global data governance rules and standards.
Focus will be on the commercial data domain (customers, markets, segments, etc.) and how this data is used and flows through the various tools used by the business (BI, CRM, ERP, etc.).
Reports To : Data Governance Manager
Direct reports : No
Responsibilities and Duties
Develop and maintain a solid understanding of the existing Structures, Rules, Policies, Glossaries, Models ... related to Commercial Data Reference and Master Data tables (incl.
merging rules for Golden Record creation in the MDM tool)
Promote data accuracy and adherence to global governance practices , as well as driving acceptance of globally accepted data standards and policies
Transform the Data documentation in Data Quality control checks and corrections enabling the creation of master data Golden records using data extractions, master data management tools, matching algorithms and other stewardship techniques
Based on data quality objectives set by Data Owners, Business Areas (BAs) and Business Intelligence (BI) needs, define and execute data quality improvement plans by relevant data domains and data sources in close coordination with System Owners, BA Data Stewards and Data Source Administrators
Initiate and lead continuous data quality improvement exercises
Define, implement and follow data quality KPIs into a dedicated reporting following up on : The global quality of Data Reference and Master Data tables (based on the prioritization of attributes)The data creation and changes performed in source systems
Responsible for defining and implementing policies and procedures for the day-to-day operational and administrative management of systems and data with the Data Source Operators includingcreation, storage, processing, enrichment and transmission of data to internal and external systemsdefining the values, ranges, and parameters that are acceptable for each data elementPrivacy, Security, and Risk Management (retention, archival, and disposal requirements / compliance with regulations)the criteria for data access authorization based on role and / or the individual, working closely with IT to establish controls.
Animate and coordinate the Data Stewards located in the 5 Business Areas of Imerys
Advise on various projects and initiatives to ensure that any data related changes and dependencies are identified, communicated and managed
Internal & External Interaction
Inside Imerys :
Data Governance Architect
BI Solution Management department and other departments of Data & Integration Services
BA Data Stewards, BA Champions and BA Subject Matter Experts
Group Data Owners (Commercial Excellence, ) and Business Process Owners (BPOs)
Data Source Administrators
IT System Owners and especially S4 / Hana System Owner
Outside of Imerys :
3rd party services for Data Enrichment, like D&B
Qualifications & Experience
Previous experience in financial controlling / business analysis
4 to 5 years' higher education Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Audit, Risk Mitigation, Engineering or a related field.
5 to 7+ years of experience with a strong data management background who understands data, how to ingest data, proper data use / consumption, data quality, and stewardship
3 to 5+ years of experience working with data in the commercial domain (e.g., Customer, Product, Market, etc), preferably in a minerals-related industry
Strong knowledge and understanding of master data elements and processes
Experience working in an industrial company preferably in a minerals-related one
Experience working with SAP (S / 4HANA & SAC BI) and CRM (SalesForce) would be a plus
Skills & Person Specification
Ability to see the big picture and then break down into tactical solutions / actions.
Strong communication skills with the ability to persuade / influence others at all levels of the organization.
An ability to obtain buy-in from other Stakeholders to think beyond the way things work today’.
Proven ability to handle multiple projects and duties of different urgency and importance at the same time.
Experience of working within a culturally diverse global company.
Self-starter who welcomes responsibility, along with the ability to thrive in an evolving organization and an ability to bring structure to unstructured situations.
Ability to arbitrate on difficult decisions and drive consensus through a diplomatic approach.
Excellent planner with a track record of managing diverse stakeholders without missing deadlines.
Very good writing and speaking English level.