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Master Data Specialist - EMEA

ref nr: 2/1/2024/KJ
Leading Consultant: Kateřina Janičatová
April 12, 2024

In Antal we have been dealing with recruitment for over 20 years. Thanks to the fact that we operate in 10 specialised divisions, we have an excellent orientation in current industry trends. We precisely determine the specific nature of the job, classifying key skills and necessary qualifications. Our mission is not only to find a candidate whose competences fit the requirements of the given job advertisement, but first and foremost a position which meets the candidate’s expectations. Employment agency registration number: 496.

Field: Engineering/Logistics/Operations/IT/

Company size: international corporation

Location: Prague + home office

Contract type: HPP

The SAP Master Data Specialist - EMEA takes ownership of consulting and client activity by advising and defining solutions and acting as a specialist who provides subject matter expertise. They are typically recognised as a leader in a particular area within the company’s group IT and assist in developing and mentoring others and innovating company’s IT solutions.

Purpose of the role would be:

  • Understand current and target business data structures and use data modelling and analysis techniques to support data cleanse & migration from old to new data models
  • Develop and define a plan for cleansing the data to meet the business requirements defined in the new solution
  • Work with the business to resolve Data Quality defects identified through the Project Lifecycle ensuring they are remediated within the required timeframes
  • Understand, describe and assess user and business data requirements
  • Challenge constructively and act as a critical friend to achieve solutions that are fit for purpose
  • Develop into a key point of contact for data within the business
  • Support the Business Process Leads with planning and coordinating activities
  • Facilitate collaboration and lead effective communication with all stakeholders to support deliver the Data Migration cleanse activities
  • Grow their understanding of the Solution to be readily able to support the BPL

Job description:

  • Requirement gathering – Drive the research and gathering of data requirements within a defined scope, determining the approach for delivering each requirement based on the context
  • Data Analysis – Analyse and model ‘As-Is’ and ‘To-Be’ business data migration to ensure that it is accurate and efficiently supports the business processes. This will often involve modelling and data queries to build business understanding and confidence
  • Stakeholder Management & Engagement – Engage with business owners, Business Process Leads and users to ensure ongoing mutual understanding of data processes, priorities, context and challenges
  • Facilitation – Work with business owners and business users to discover and articulate data requirements in a variety of ways.
  • Assurance & Quality – Understand and apply the company's Business Process design principles, business rulebooks and data rulebooks
  • Traceability – Ensure that approach to the Data Cleansing tasks are reusable and clearly documented
  • Reporting - Data Cleansing status is clearly reported within the agreed Programme Framework
  • Risks and Issues - Risk and Issues are identified, escalated and managed within their area of responsibility
  • Suggest better ways of doing things that the Data Migration Team, Product Owner or Business Process Leads may not have considered
  • Represent the User and Business within Data Migration Status meetings where applicable
  • Take part in Root Cause Analysis to uncover the cause of persistent Data issues and/or process underperformance
  • Support the Business Process Lead with reporting and Migration activities / tasks as and when required

Candidate’s profile:

Technical Competency requirements:

  • Strong skills in Data Modelling and excel management
  • Knowledge of, or capable of gaining an understanding of business structures
  • Knowledge of SAP data structures and process foundations (S/4HANA experience will be an advantage)
  • Knowledge of SAP migration tools such as Data Services or LSMW
  • Strong/Advanced skills with datasets in Excel (experience in PowerBI, including PowerQuery and PowerPivot will be an advantage)
  • Confidence with other Microsoft365 products especially SharePoint Online, Teams

Behavioural Competency requirements:

  • Strong listening, communication and documentation skills at all levels, including working with non-native speakers of English
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Detail-oriented and capable of delivering a consistently-high level of accuracy
  • Proven time management and organisational skills, including self-starting/directing
  • Working with ambiguity
  • A working knowledge of credible action, collaboration, influencing, conflict resolution, resilience and innovation techniques
  • Ambition to develop personal skills and a passion for business process and data improvement


Are you interested in this position? Apply now!


How will your application process proceed?

Your application will be assessed by an Antal expert consultant.

If you are shortlisted, a consultant will contact you for an initial call to clarify the details of the position and your expectations.

If you agree to participate in the selection process, the consultant will present your profile to the prospective employer.

They will continue to advise you throughout the selection process!

We wish you good luck!


What will you get if you apply through Antal?  

Free career support from our expert consultant who will be in contact with you by phone or email, help you prepare for the interview and ensure the quality of the recruitment process.