Master Data Expert


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9300

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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 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 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 job


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 is responsible for managing projects, provide expert support to projects, support Data Governance and Data Quality, and manage applications relevant to his/her domain.


Key Responsibilities Include

Project Delivery:

  • Project Lead on Master Data led projects
  • Manage the Master Data scope on larger projects (SAP integrations, Digital projects, etc.)
  • Specific focus on designing innovative and efficient solutions together with impacted business and Information Management (IM) departments.


Data Governance:

  • Document policies & procedures, data models, data standards, etc and make these available to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure everyone adheres to the agreed rules.
  • Support the business with data governance queries on how to translate a business scenario/issue into a master data setup.

Application Management:


  • Gain expertise in Master Data applications/tools (mainly Microsoft Excel/Access based but also SAP) in order to support changes, solve incidents.


Data Quality:

  • Align on data quality checks with business stakeholders and translate these into system-technical requirements.
  • Drive data quality issues to resolution via data stewards in the regions and business functions.


About You


  • Master Degree in Economics/Business or a Science related field
  • 8 years of relevant work experience in Master Data and SAP environment
  • 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

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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