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Master Data Management (MDM) Platforms Manager - Konstanz, Germany - Germany  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 19 September 2017

Project Description


  • Leads analysis and technical expertise for IT solutions on complex IT systems projects within area of expertise.
  • Defines and establishes design all technical aspect on assigned projects.
  • Using knowledge of business operations, explores and identifies possible solution needs based on defined business problems, and defines opportunities for improving related applications.


  • Leads a team of technical solution specialists to deliver IT solutions that allow the business to reach its strategic objectives and are implemented in a cost efficient and high quality manner
  • Defines solutions that are designed, developed and maintained in support of business.
  • Performs analysis, design and configuration of solutions according to Takeda standards for complex business requirements.
  • Oversees the capture and assignment of user enhancement requests to support one or more solutions.
  • Ensure documentation according to Takeda QMS standards, policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to detailed roadmap development of complex software or solution systems platforms working directly with the business and other IT groups
  • Owns technical relationships with vendors in support of projects and ongoing operations.
  • Ensures that solutions are designed, developed and maintained as part of structured SDLC and ITIL business process
  • Maintains up-to-date expertise in the solution area assigned and the business areas supported and continuously enhances own skills. Is considered a subject matter expert in the area of expertise.
  • Accountable to empower and guide the MDM related roles of the SAP CoE via dotted line reporting
  • Analysis of the current MDM IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and researches/evaluates alternative solutions while weighing costs, efficiencies, and industry best practices to provide recommended solution
  • Resolves issues / escalates issues appropriately to Global Head of MDM
  • Trains, guides and manages the associated MDM Platform team from the SAP CoE
  • Measures and improves service level of the MDM platform team


  • Bachelor/ High School degree with 8 years equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • Experience partnering with business area leaders to plan and deliver projects
  • Extensive knowledge about master data management, especially master data architecture
  • Knowledge about SAP ERP and SAP MDG
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, business acumen with problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong awareness for quality and results
  • Extensive experience implementing applications
  • Ability to write and speak in the English language

  • Experience with the design and development of pharmaceutical life sciences software or solutions
  • Familiarity with regulated systems – high level understanding of computer systems validation
  • SAP IS knowledge is a plus
  • Ariba knowledge is a plus


  • Access to transportation to attend meetings
  • Ability to fly to meetings regionally and globally