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Director Global Master Data Management

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Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Libertyville, IL, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Libertyville 
Department: Finance 



This position leads our Master Data strategy, enterprise wide and its supporting processes, tools and organization. This position will bring industry experience and expertise focusing primarily on the creation and governance of the master data supporting each of the company’s Global Processes, including Sourcing, Manufacturing, Enterprise Warehouse Management, Global Supply Chain Planning, Sales Order Processing, Quality Management, and Finance. The position has the primary governance ownership of the Core master data consisting of Customer, Material, and Supplier. Additionally, the position has responsibility for the Governance of the Conditional data consisting of BOM, Route, Customer Info Records, Supplier Info Records, Warehouse Storage Locations, and the other, similar data objects. This position has up to 9 reports and 15% travel would be required.  Hollister Incorporated operates in a Hybrid Work Environment; regular attendance in the Libertyville, IL Corporate Headquarters is required.





  • Assess the current data governance practices and build a comprehensive strategy for managing Hollister’s global master data
  • Operationalize the master data management strategy, roadmap, and prioritization process, working closely with the global process stakeholders and analytics partners
  • Promote and stabilize MDM as a core function to the overall organization


  • Lead functional strategies and metrics that align to corporate strategies
  • Understand business challenges and provide thought leadership in addressing issues
  • Identify and implement opportunities for increased disciplined MDM practices
  • Develop and nurture operational and organizational competence

Management and MDM Governance

  • Establish policies, processes, standards, and tools in partnership with the business process owners and IT application owners to govern the Core and Conditional Data Objects
  • Create and maintain reference and meta data as a ‘single source of truth’ to ensure that Operations, Quality, Regulatory, Customer Service, Marketing, Reporting, Analytics, and Applications are using consistent cross-references and governance rules
  • Enable data quality assurance, data compliance, and business partner collaboration including but not limited to GUDID, EUMDR, GS1, and GDSN
  • Lead the data conversion activities for the multi-phase reimplementation of SAP, including the interim phases when ECC and S/4 are in simultaneous use 
  • Project/Program Management
  • Collaborate across all functional areas in Enterprise to drive innovative business solutions that provide high-quality information and transactional support within Hollister to enable a strong and sustainable internal controlled environment.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholder groups to align local business processes to global processes and solutions
  • Partner with relevant IT groups to ensure the successful delivery of value added solutions consistent with the financial strategic objectives
  • Obtain and/or negotiate resources as applicable, assign tasks as appropriate, and ensure that commitments are met
  • Manage, monitor and communicate to project progress. Anticipate risks and develop proactive solutions. Highlight and address changes to the overall project or program plan
  • Provide regular updates to sponsors on the status of the overall program or project
  • Business Acumen
  • Effectively prepare, manage and communicate project and cost center expenses and / or capital budgets
  • Utilize resource planning to support department and corporate resource monitoring
  • Ability to simplify complex topics and communicate across multiple levels and functions within the organization.  Ability to lead and influence cross functional stakeholders




  • 12-15 years overall experience is required
  • 7 years of management/supervisory experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or related field 
  • Extensive knowledge in Master Data Management as a formal practice
  • Leadership experience in the pharmaceutical and/or medical device industries
  • Experience working with master data governance applications like SAP MDG and SAP Information Steward
  • Knowledge of how Customer, Material, and Supplier core data objects are used in the global processes
  • Experience creating and applying master data governance rules
  • Practical experience in defining actionable data quality measures for master data
  • Ability to operate independently with broad general guidance against a framework of defined business objectives
  • Experience influencing and partnering cross-functionally and across geographic boundaries
  • Show creativity in presenting ideas, and overcoming organizational resistance
  • Detail oriented, organized, and analytical with the ability to handle several projects at the same time.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office suite of business software including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word. Knowledge of SAP Financial modules, including how they work and interrelate





Our Total Rewards package in aggregate is above market and includes competitive pay, generous paid time off programs, peer-to-peer recognition, health and life insurance, wellness programs and incentives, generous retirement savings, and a unique Benefit of Employee Share Ownership Program (BESOP).


Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 30945

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