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Master Data Analyst

Columbia Sportswear Company

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 06/14/2019

As a Master Data Analyst you will be responsible for overseeing key processes and projects associated with the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of one or more critical master data domains. This role will encompass finished goods, non-finished goods, customer master, customer pricing and discounts, vendor master, costing and EDI components. A Master Data Analyst is considered a content expert in these areas. Analysts are independent workers and will prioritize and manage time accordingly.

The Master Data Analyst will lead cross-functional conversations to capture business requirements that drive process improvements in master data maintenance with both internal and external customers. Analysts in this position are also responsible for analyzing large amounts of data to develop data management recommendations, effectively communicating related results and implications of the various options across multiple integrated teams. This position will report on key master data metrics.


•Responsible for Corp Master data configuration & data quality across a complex integrated landscapes and applications
•Govern all functions and utilization of company's master data policies and procedures within multiple domains across all Brands/Regions/Channels. (Customer, Material, Vendor, Cost, Price, Discounts)
•Configure Columbia Sportswear's MDM application; win shuttle scrips, and Integration Cross Reference Tables. Seasonally configure data elements in JDE and SAP to support operational needs
•Uses MDM expertise to manage and solve data issues. Accountable for quick resolution to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information. Reviews and approves changes / additions to key strategic data elements to ensure application harmonization and business effectiveness
•Provides recommendations to internal and external partners related to Master Data for process enhancement, seasonal initiatives, other projects as needed
•Proactively analyze data to increase quality as it relates to accuracy, completeness, consistency, integrity, timeliness, conformity, and validity; verify accuracy of data across the system landscape
•This position will require collaboration with key members of IT, Supply Chain, Account Operations, Sales, Global Merchandising, Finance, Quality, Retail, Legal and other teams as needed
•Utilize advanced analytical tools and routines to maintain and improve the quality and integrity of the company's enterprise master data files
•Defines processes required to resolve data quality gaps
•Deliver training of future members of staff


•Bachelor’s Degree preferred applicable certification or equivalent experience
•4-5+ years of experience in Data Management, Quality Assurance, Database Analyst, Risk Management, and general proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures required to accomplish the job. Sound knowledge of the principles, best practices and industry concepts related to and Master Data Management
•Comprehensive understanding of MDM business processes management. Actively applies industry best practice to day to day problems & projects
•Comprehensive knowledge of end to end Product, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Retail and financial processes
•High level of proficiency with Excel, Access, SAP (or similar scale ERP), PDM ( or similar scale PLM), SQL, and master data management
•Latitude to solve complex data problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
•Effective project leadership and management skills to lead organizational change to effectively meet strategic and tactical goals
•Strong written and verbal communications skills required
•Organizational agility with the ability to support large cross functional programs involving coordination with multiple stakeholders

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

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