Master Data Specialist

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Saint Charles, IL (30+ days ago)3.6


Job Requisition ID: 12641

Additional Locations: Boston, MA

Overall Responsibility:
The Master Data Specialist acts as a Master Data expert for the Centralized Master Data Team in either Material or Customer. The Master Data Specialist possesses an understanding and knowledge of SAP Master Data and their impact on the business units. This position understands the relationship between products, customers and other integrated functions within SAP and works with key divisional users to identify new requirements for Master Data and implement such requirements. The Master Data Specialist possess the ability to create and maintain aspects of Master Data Records including, but not limited to, Customers, Materials, Bills of Material and Manufacturing Specifications.

Primary Accountabilities:
Creates and maintains Materials/Bills of Materials/Customers for the business units based on information provided by the business unit, verifying that the appropriate information is supplied for input into SAP
Understands each Business unit’s process and can make recommendation or provide support to other team members as needed
Creates materials/customers, and Bill of Materials in SAP based on information provided by the division
Reviews the information for completeness and accuracy based on the business requirement/process
Accurately reflects the appropriate product or customer information in the Master Data Record
Performs MASS update functions on the Master Data Record based on business requirements
Offers guidance and support to team members in determining appropriate actions to be taken by the team or business units
Uses Winshuttle or other automated functionality when appropriate
Applies knowledge and understanding of divisional requirements appropriately in SAP
Understands the Impacts of Master Data throughout the organization
Raises issues and risks to appropriate team members relating to Master Data and impacts in other areas of the business
Works with business units and appropriate team members to resolve Master Data issues in an efficient and timely manner
Assists in testing change requests affecting master data
Generates existing reports as required via SAP R/3 and Business Warehouse
Reviews the Master Data Record created/updated for completeness and accuracy based on the business requirement/process and initial request
Assists in documentation of process internal to Master Data Organization as well as assist with documentation of inputs/outputs to Master Data Organization
Assist in creating templates to be used for data requests
Assist in creating process documentation for process and make recommendation for improvements
Other duties as assigned

Skills & Competencies:
Possess ability to create and maintain aspects of Master Data Records including, but not limited to, Customers, Materials, Bills of Material and Manufacturing Specifications
Establishes an excellent working relationship with the business units
Understands the expected service level commitments for the business unit and their requirement to meet and/or exceed the divisional expectation
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Analytical problem solving and computer skills
Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills
Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, Outlook skills preferred

Education & Experience:
HS Diploma/GED equivalent required
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
3-5 years’ experience in publishing, inventory planning, manufacturing or SAP Master Data preferred

Physical Requirements:
Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing)
The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings

ABOUT US:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com

PLEASE NOTE:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.