SAP MDG and Data Design – Material

Job Description

Auto req ID: 186517BR

Job Description

Main Purpose

The Data Design and MDG expert - Material will be responsible for functional delivery of Material master data requirements within the extent of Data Conversions, Master Data Governance (MDG), and across other related solutions as part of ESSA Enterprise First Wave 1 implementation in UK, Poland, GBIN and ESSA HQ.

The objective of this role is to ensure that the business processes implemented for Material master data maintenance (workflows, screens, data rules) result in high quality master data records that support transaction and reporting business processes and other data requirements in SAP and legacy systems.

  • Lead design of the Material masterdata related processes for all markets in scope of the project leveraging Global template design, including understanding impacts to existing PepsiCo master data business process solutions already in place, and offering alternatives for flexibility, optimization, simplification.
  • Partner with the SAP MDG functional leads and specialists to translate Material business process requirements into flexible functional and technical solution.
  • Partner with Data Conversion team to ensure Material and related masterdata migration plan and approach is in place, support data quality rules design, data validation and testing.
  • Provide SAP S/4 Material master data process documentation to SAP Master Data Governance team.
  • Collaborate with multiple Agile scrum teams to deliver an optimized end-to-end solution based on Global Template leveraging agile methodology.
  • Define and develop user stories and critical test scenarios for major configurable variances in the Material master maintenance process.
  • Lead test execution and issue resolution for Material masterdata processes test scenarios.
  • Provide business training on Material masterdata solutions.
  • Participate in all Sprint planning, execution, retrospectives and other key ceremonies.


Key/Skills Experience Required:
  • Experience in supporting and deploying SAP ERP (ECC) implementations, with an ideal focus on a key area functional area (e.g. modules such as SD, GP, MM, PP, IM/WM, PM, QM)
  • Experience in a dedicated Data role, preferably on the SAP ERP platform, with a focus on the Material Master functional area. Specific knowledge and expertise of the SAP Make to Deploy, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash design would be an advantage.
  • SAP MDG experience is a plus.
  • Strong influencing, facilitating, and consulting skills in working with stakeholders at all levels in the organization and across departments (including at a global or corporation-wide level)
  • Ability to understand complex functional and IT requirements, and be able to identify and offer multiple solution options to facilitate the best outcome
  • Excellent oral and written skills to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts, and provide clear documentation to the management and executive leadership, and across multiple geographies
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes in timelines and sequences, deal with ambiguity, and succeed against in a high-pressure environment
  • Knowledge and experience in the Agile Methodology and related tools (such as MS VSTS) desired
  • Ability to work flexible hours based on varying business requirements
  • Knowledge and experience in the following tools, disciplines and processes are nice to have: SAP SolMan 7+ , MS VSTS, Quality Center and MS Project
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Travel required up to 80%
Differentiating Competencies Required:
  • Demonstrates the desire and ability to develop new technology skills, business knowledge, and customer service capability through training, experimentation, and self-study
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Provides outstanding customer service skills to direct and indirect customers
  • Ability to effectively manage an international team of experts
  • Ability to effectively work with remote teams in different regions of the world
  • Strong vendor management abilities.

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Pipeline