Habasit America Group Data Quality Manager in Dąbrowa-Górnicza, Poland



As a result of a strategic review at group level, a new Business Intelligence team is being formed to significantly expand and improve the company?s BI capability and drive competitive advantage. A new focus on innovation within the group means that the right candidate has the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge projects that make a big difference to the performance of the company, as well as setting up global data quality improvement processes and systems from scratch to ensure a solid foundation.

Working as part of the new Group Business Intelligence function, the Group Data Quality Manager will report to the Group Head of Business Intelligence


  • Being responsible for the creation, oversight and refinement of Master Data Governance polices and processes at Group level;

  • Carrying out the subsequent implementation and control of above policies/processes;

  • Managing (indirectly) Affiliate Companies (AC?s) along a ?pathway? to full compliance with ever-expanding data capture requirements across diverse systems;

  • Working directly with data and system owners to ensure continual improvement of data consistency and quality;

  • Building and maintaining a group data dictionary & related KPI definitions;

  • Establishing consistent data capture in order that the wider Business Intelligence function can provide group-wide analysis of business trends and opportunities;

  • Measuring and improving data accuracy and timeliness of submission (run audits, track and ensure resolution of actions). Reporting on compliance. Managing a set of metrics that control costs and outputs associated with good data governance ? both master data and transactional data;

  • Ensuring reconciliation of BI reports to other sources, principally Financial Consolidations (Hyperion P&L) to ensure a single-version of the truth;

  • Introducing tools to manage requests for master data changes, ensure traceability of governance and authorisation, plus push authorised changes out to the relevant systems;

  • Working closely with Industry Segment Managers, Product Managers, Affiliate Companies (including Finance, IT & Customer Care functions) to drive improvement;

  • Also work closely with our ERP (SAP) Competence Centre and CRM Competence Centre for the same goal;

  • Work closely with IT department and third party suppliers on issues of data security, confidentiality and data protection.


The candidate will have experience of data quality improvement and data management, ideally in a multi-national B2B environment. Habasit is a family-owned organization that values trust and integrity above all else. It is critical that the successful candidate will be transparent, energetic and project a passionate attitude about the business and Habasit.



The candidate will ideally have a university degree (Bachelor) in an IT-related discipline. Being numerate and articulate, coupled with well-developed social and communication skills is essential.

Professional & Personal characteristics:

The successful candidate will demonstrate a transparent communication style that is easily understood by all levels of the organization and demonstrates superior collaboration skills, conflict management capabilities and strong executive presence/composure. S/he will display the energy and ability to travel approximately 40% of the time ? to include overnight trips and international trips involving longer stays. Ultimately, the candidate will bring a combination of experiences, along with the interpersonal and communications skills to develop into broader roles over time.

Additional personal traits and values that define the successful candidate include:

  • Eye for detail;

  • Influencing skills ? no direct reports;

  • Good understanding of business processes and terminology;

  • Evidence of a background in continuous improvement / change management;

  • SAP experience, particularly in relation to master-data governance, would be highly advantageous;

  • Experience of reporting and analytics, in particular around data quality analysis;

  • Database design, development and data management experience, particularly around Microsoft technologies would be advantageous;

  • A background in manufacturing would be preferred;

  • Ability to work as a point of contact for international stakeholders in relation to data quality;

  • Ability to work closely with industry segment managers, product managers and other key stakeholders;

  • Self-motivated, demonstrates initiative to set priorities, work plan and schedule to achieve goals;

  • Excellent problem solving, quick and penetrating mind and learns a new environment quickly;

  • Excels in relationship-building roles ? credible, convincing, persuasive, and creates trust;

  • Demonstrates a high degree of learning agility, actively benchmarks/networks ? shares information and coaches/develops others;

  • Analytical and fact-based; Combines strong problem solving (both strategically and tactically) with a high bias for action and accelerated execution;

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English;

  • Exhibits a sense of urgency, continuous improvement mindset, achieves process-driven results.


Habasit (www.habasit.com) is the world?s leading manufacturer of power transmission and conveyor belts. The company was founded in 1946 by Fernand Habegger and Alice Habegger-Fluck in Reinach-Basel, Switzerland, and is privately held and solely owned by the Habegger family. With global Sales of more than CHF 607 million (2015) and more than 3,700 employees (2015), the company has a long and proud heritage of manufacturing quality power transmission and conveyor belts (fabric and plastic) to serve a variety of industry segments including materials handling, textiles, food and beverages.

The Group operates 18 state-of-the-art production facilities around the world, and serves customers around the globe via 40 fully owned affiliated companies. As the global No. 1 in the industry, Habasit supplies over 4 million square meters of belting each year.

OUR MISSION - to help customers improve the reliability, quality and productivity of their equipment and processes, providing them excellent conveyor and power transmission products, systems and services

OUR CORE VALUES - Entrepreneurship, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, Highest Ethical Standards, Organizational Pride

For more information, please also see www.habasit.com