Architect Master Data

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Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose and Responsibilities

As our Master Data Architect your role is that of a maestro orchestrating a symphony of data. Just as a master conductor brings harmony to a musical composition, you will be responsible for defining, designing, and evolving our master data architecture, ensuring the seamless flow and integrity of data throughout our organization.

Join our esteemed Data & Analytics domain as a Master Data Architect, and embark on a transformative journey where you will shape the foundation of our data landscape. As a key member of our global architecture team, your expertise in master data governance, deep understanding of the business context, and ability to deliver concrete solutions will be instrumental in driving our organization's data-driven success. Together, we will unlock the full potential of our master data and pave the way for data-driven decision-making and insights that will set us apart in the digital age. 

What do you bring

To excel in this role, you should meet the following technical requirements: 

Comprehensive understanding of the crucial role master data plays in an organization and the ability to translate business context into tangible solutions. This role requires business acumen. 

  • Proficiency in master data governance systems and familiarity with SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) and alternative platforms. 
  • You understand what it takes to set-up harmonization initiatives for consolidating multiple SAP systems with different datamodels towards S/4 
  • Familiarity with key technologies and tools in the master data space, enabling you to architect robust and scalable solutions. 

To succeed in this position, you should possess the following skills and qualities: 

  • Knowledge and Vision: Deep understanding of master data architecture and the ability to envision its future state, aligned with business objectives and data analytics strategies. 
  • Proficiency in relevant technologies and tools related to master data management and governance. 
  • Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address complex data challenges and drive innovative solutions. 
  • Ambassador of Architecture Governance: Advocate for architecture governance, ensuring adherence to established processes, standards, and best practices in master data management. 
  • Strategic Thinking and Adaptability: Apply strategic thinking to align master data architecture with evolving business needs and technological advancements.  
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively with stakeholders, understand their requirements, and articulate architectural concepts 
  • Ability to influence: Ability to engage and influence senior stakeholders, showcasing the value and impact of master data architecture on business outcomes and the ability to adjust your message from abstract/conceptual to engineering detail - depending on your audience. 

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 32110