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Supplier Master Data Management Senior Analyst (M/F)


28.05.2022 | Porto | Referência: 2043997


Supplier Master Data Management Senior Analyst (M/F)


Your new company

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies. Kantar’s 25,000 people based in more than 100 countries help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow. Nobody knows people better than Kantar. We provide insight and inspiration to help our clients, our people and society to create and flourish in an extraordinary world. Kantar is building a world class delivery centre in Porto with finance, human resources and procurement professionals at its heart. Key investments in our technology and digital infrastructure have opened up opportunities for Kantar to deliver critical business services from a broader range of locations. Join us as we shape the future together.

Your new role

The Senior Analyst, Supplier Master Data Management role is part of a dynamic and integrated Finance, Procurement and HR function delivering services through customer focus, transparency, effective process design, both internally and with our business process outsourcing (BPO) service delivery partners. The role will report directly to the MDM Tower Lead and will be part of a team that is responsible for driving the delivery of a high-quality MDM service to the Kantar business across different subject matter areas.

  • Act as the subject matter lead for Supplier and related master and reference data.

  • Provide MDM guidance and support to both the Kantar business and BPO partners.

  • Build and maintain expertise in how master data flows across different business systems and a basic understanding of related core business transactions.

  • Build strong, collaborative partnerships with the KBS Finance teams and MDM service provider partners

  • Oversee and participate in the creation and publishing business MDM documentation, including training material as required.

  • Work with the MDM service providers to ensure master data problems and issues are effectively remedied in line with service level agreements (SLAs).

  • Plan and co-ordinate projects to implement new and revised MDM processes and to cleanse master and reference data.

  • Update MDM service provider team members on new and modified processes, providing training where appropriate.

  • Actively participate in operational meetings between MDM RDC and the MDM providers, constructively raising issues and providing specialist advice as required.

  • Participate in design, testing and delivery activities for automation of MDM processes.

  • Provide a professional, proactive and responsive service to internal customers.

  • Provide updates and training, where appropriate, to MDM requesters where new processes are introduced, or existing ones changed.

  • Be a champion for the use of standard MDM policies, procedures and standards. Advocate and facilitate wherever possible that business teams and third party partners adhere to these.

  • Identify opportunities to improve data quality metrics, agree with MDM RDC management team and implement in partnership with the business.

  • Work closely with other process teams within Kantar Business Services (KBS) and provide support to business colleagues.

  • Responsible for pro-active and regular communication with other areas of the Kantar Business Services (KBS) and the wider organisation.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree level education in Accounting/Business Administration or equivalent.

  • Extensive work experience in a similar MDM or systems role.

  • Knowledge of key business process technologies, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

  • Proven ability to plan and prioritise own workload to meet deadlines.

  • Strong financial modelling and analytical skills.

  • High standard of accuracy with financial and statistical data.

  • Good communication/ interpersonal and influencing skills.

  • Ability to deal with high levels of complexity, change and evolving processes, often at short notice.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals and teams both cross-functionally and geographically.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills. Strong ability to present information informatively and effectively to different audiences.

  • Robust skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.

  • Fluent English speaker, accurately able to read and write English and to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders and management.

What the company can offer you

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion, and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us. We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted, and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration. We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes. We believe in the importance of coming together as teams in an office environment, it helps us create communities and builds a sense of belonging. Kantar offers flexible ways of working (hybrid working) based on the inherent value of being available to collaborate, work creatively and to learn from others when working together in one location.