• Senior Manager, Enterprise Master Data Management

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
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  • Responsibilities

    The newly created role of Senior Manager, Enterprise Master Data Management will develop, design and implement a Master Data Framework at Otsuka.  This position will manage the Master Data across functions, while establishing the appropriate governance, technology, standards, processes and policy for the organization. 


    The position will have an active role in supporting data cleansing efforts from Oracle and SAP ARIBA, with a future integration of SAP 4/Hana.


    • Develop and maintain the MDM strategy (goals, objectives, priorities, and scope) for all business areas through data governance
    • Deploying, managing and enforcing standards and rules for data management and usage
    • Maintaining Business rules and managing Metadata
    • Ensuring creators, users and administrators of the data are educated on data governance standards, policies, processes, procedures and tools
    • Developing and Implementing policies, guidelines, business definitions, metrics, and standards for managing information
    • Evaluating, managing and resolving issues and risks to ensure business alignment
    • Providing operational leadership and authority
    • Collaborating with other functional area stewards on serving business needs & triaging requests from functional areas


    Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

    • Develop a future Master Data Management Framework and team to support the MDM Model;
    • Serve as lead authority on Data Governance for all enterprise master data elements
    • Identify and assign the appropriate business owner of each data field and specify the frequency at which each data field should be reviewed;
    • Train business owners on the data definitions for the data fields they own;
    • Hold business owners responsible and accountable for reviewing the master data within the specified frequency to ensure it is correct;
    • Train business owners on the creation, change, extension and extinction procedures and ensure these procedures are used correctly;
    • Develop and implement the use of global standard automated workflows to regulate the change, creation, extension and extinction process so that only approved and accurate data is uploaded, approved and maintained by the appropriate business owners;
    • Develop and implement a periodic review of all master data, vendor data and customer data to ensure data is current and accurate across functions and divisions as well as provide metrics to ensure the reviews are completed;
    • Provide work direction and guidance to direct reports and divisional resources to assure completion of assigned tasks and other duties;
    • Responsible for policy and procedure development reviews / improvements and facilitating procedure updates with process owners;
    • Assure that all company personnel are adequately trained in the principals, policies, and procedures of the configuration management system;
    • Support Business Projects including integrations, SAP roll outs, etc.;
    • Drive process improvements;
    • Engage and educate business owners;
    • Focus on process excellence and data quality.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is required with 8 years’ experience effectively working with and implementing master data systems, processes and procedures across functions.
    • 8 years’ experience in master data management with a large ERP is required, preferably, Oracle/SAP;
    • Experience with SAP ARIBA is strongly preferred
    • ERP Implementation experience required
    • Experience successfully communicating complex technical concepts, processes and procedures to all levels of audiences from senior management to end-users is required.
    • Ability to work in and/or lead a team is required
    • Ability to clearly and accurately define problems by collecting data and facts and the ability to develop solutions to those problems;
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, ability to multi task and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills





    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.
    In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying creativity in everything it does.
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 50,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (€ 9.9 billion) in 2016. 
    All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com.
    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.
    Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.

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