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

THIS POSITION CAN BE LOCATED IN ATLANTA(USA), LEEDS (UK), FRANKFURT (GERMANY) or KRAKOW (POLAND)

PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE:

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

Responsibilities

  • 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.

PERFORMANCE PROFILE:

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.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

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.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

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