Master Data Expert


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9280

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the Role


The Master Data department is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of master data, manage projects with
impact on master data, Data Governance, Data Quality and applications where master data is a key factor.
Within this department, the Master Data Expert manages internal or business Master Data projects or the Master
Data scope on IM/IT projects, manages Data Governance processes and documentation and acts as functional
owner of different applications. The Master Data Expert focuses on a specific domain: materials/BOM’s,
customer/vendor, finance, etc. In this case, the focus area will be customer/Vendor.

Key responsibilities include



  • Manage internal or business Master Data projects, or the Master Data scope on IM/IT projects.
  • Manage Data Governance processes and documentation: policies & procedures, data dictionary, possible values,
  • etc.
  • Evaluate incoming requests with the different business stakeholders.
  • Design innovative and efficient solutions together with the impacted business departments as well as with IM/IT.
  • Implement solutions for all impacted processes and applications in relevant regions and business units.
  • Manage the application in line with the application management framework and best practices: change
  • management, incident management, functional specifications, technological vision, etc.
  • Minimize downtime by solving incidents as soon as possible while tackling the underlying root cause.

About you



  • Master Degree in Economics/Business or a Science related field
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in Master Data environment and/or application management
  • 2+ years of experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP
  • Experience in Project Management, preferably in an IM / business process and application reengineering
  • environment
  • Very good analytical, communication & stakeholder management skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel and Access)
  • English - Fluent

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.