Corporate Master Data Manager Applications & Projects

Lebbeke-Wieze (BEWI)
Dec 23, 2016
May 10, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for Corporate Master Data Manager Applications & Projects in Belgium (BE) for Lebbeke-Wieze (BEWI). Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide. We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of more than 9000 Barry Callebaut employees around the world. Our international focus in the fascinating world of cocoa-growing and chocolate are the colorful backdrop for our many functions across a wide range of disciplines. In addition to sharing a passion for chocolate, Barry Callebaut employees live our other corporate values every day - customer focus, entrepreneurship, integrity and team spirit. We are committed to making sure that they have the right skills, know-how and deep understanding of our customers and their needs. Engaging and developing our employees is the key to our success. Because our business focus is so broad, the scope of career opportunities within Barry Callebaut can cover many functional areas.



The Corporate Master Data Manager Applications & Projects is responsible for the management of all SAP Master Data applications globally and for the program management of all Master Data projects globally for material (direct spend), customer and vendor Master Data. The incumbent supervises a team of Master Data Experts.


Lead a team of experts who are responsible for managing several applications and who manage different projects. Therefore ensure to; set priorities and coach and develop the talent of Master Data Experts. Be the point of contact for escalation of issues. Have end responsibility for all Master Data applications worldwide, ensure high service level of all critical applications, implement and continuously improve the application management framework (strategy, design, testing, training, …) in order to minimize the number of incidents. Set priorities on change requests and work closely with IM/IT to ensure alignment in planning & methodology. Align with all business stakeholders and regional Master Data Managers on expectations and priority setting regarding the further development of the different applications. Support the Master Data Experts in the daily management of their applications. Take responsibility for program management of all Master Data projects globally, implement and continuously improve the project management framework (planning, status reporting, …) to maximize project success. Support the different project managers within Master Data in project management. Take responsibility for the monthly resource planning process. Manage the monthly execution of this process and aligning with other Master Data managers to Master Data resource utilization - continuously improve this process. Act as project manager for complex global and regional projects within Master Data


Master Degree in an Economics/Business or Science related field
8+ years of relevant work experience in Master Data environment and conceptual application development
Extensive experience in Project Management, preferably in an IM/IT business process and application re-engineering environment
Very good leadership, communication, analytical and stakeholder management skills
Proficient in SAP and MS Office Suite
English - Fluent

Our strength comes from the passion and expertise of our people. As we strive to create an environment in which our people can continue to learn and develop their skills on an ongoing basis, it is our goal to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. Apply for one of our interesting positions today and start a great career in the world of cocoa and chocolate.