Master Data Guardian Material


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9820

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 Guardian manages the Data Governance process and documentation, acts as functional owner of different applications and manages projects for material (direct spend), customer, vendor, finance, trade terms Master Data. 

Key responsibilities include

  • Be single authority person – within the boundaries of assigned functional domain – for approving changes/deviations to the data policies & procedures, data model and data standards.
  • Manage the Data Governance process globally.
  • 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.
  • Continuously update and improve Master Data documentation. Be the functional owner of different applications.
  • Manage the application in line with the application management framework and best practices.
  • Manage all incoming requests for changes: evaluate, design functional solutions together with business and IM, test and implement without incidents.
  • Minimize downtime by solving incidents as soon as possible while tackling the underlying root cause.
  • Ensure documentation is complete and up-to-date.
  • Develop and deliver training, provide support to the regional Master Data teams and act as project manager for global and regional projects within Master Data.
  • Responsible for identifying and organizing key improvement initiatives with the assigned functional domain.
  • People manager of other Master Data Analysts and/or Master data Experts.


About you

  • Master Degree in Economics/Business or a Science related field
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in Master Data environment and/or application management
  • 3+ 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
  • Experience in People Management is a plus


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