Mgr- Product Master Data (US)

Full time Full day
Lafayette Hill, PA

Job Summary

The Manager, Product Master Data is responsible for all activities regarding product information, product pricing, cross referencing and supplier information including project coordination and management. Direct reports in the areas of product master data and cross-referencing


  • Identifies areas for improvement in the areas of product and supplier master data; works with business leaders and IT department to implement changes to improve data quality and efficiency of processes
  • Manages product/supplier-related data projects and process changes in regards to the daily operations of the teams
  • Responsible for managing the master data tools including the strategy around improvements and changes to drive performance
  • Developing and delivering the strategy and roadmap to standardize the information that VWR uses as part of the foundation that supports all transactional and analytical capabilities for VWR
  • Responsible for designing and implementing data quality initiatives and scans and holding the team accountable for data quality
  • Responsible for managing, coaching, hiring and career pathing of product master data associates
  • Sets long-term goals and drives for completion of goals for product master data teams. This includes documentation and maintenance of product master data processes
  • Responsible for PMD team metrics, quality, issue escalations, short-term goal setting and tracking
  • Responsible for documenting and keeping current data definitions, processes and ownership for product and supplier data
  • Educate and train the data teams on the system and process around pricing, data creation, data maintenance, and supplier creation and maintenance
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • 4-year college degree, preferable in science discipline
  • 3+ years leadership responsibility
  • 8+ years of applicable business experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment is preferred
  • Experience in managing a team of personnel in an operational environment
  • Experience in project management a plus
  • Experience in the areas of product and supplier master data preferred

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Knowledge of distribution, VWR systems, and VWR business processes. Skills in project management a plus
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written and communication skills
  • Must be results-driven, self-sufficient, highly motivated and able to lead cross-functional teams
  • Must be able to work effectively with all organizational layers and willing to challenge decisions
  • Must be able to motivate associates in an operational environment and make difficult decisions


Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position

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