Brambles Group

Master Data Analyst - Operations and Logistic Glob...

Job description

Posted Date: November 11, 2021

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Req #: JR4431

Location: Westville

Job Category: Information Technology

Brambles companies, including CHEP, help move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Our 330 million pallets, crates and containers are continuously in motion, forming the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. The Group employs more than 10,000 people and operates in over 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For further information, please visit

Job Description

Line of Business : CHEP

Function/Department : Information Systems, SAP Master Data Analyst Applications Team

Position Title* & Location : Master Data Analyst – Operations and Logistic Global, Durban

Position Purpose

The Master Data Analyst in the Business Applications ERP Services and Solutions global group adds value to CHEP’s SAP applications and to the business through their extensive specialist knowledge of SAP Critical Data Maintenance

The Master Data Analyst is responsible for the creation and maintenance of SAP O&L Master Data, this includes but is not limited to Plant Data, Material Master, and Batch.

Scope :

Global support of all countries and locations utilizing SAP ERP

Major/Key Accountabilities :

  • Constantly monitor and improve the effectiveness of the master data processes and documentation

  • Understand and create well-documented and detailed specifications for changes
  • Identify and implement value-adding effectiveness (“doing the right things”) and efficiency (“doing things right”) opportunities and seize quality improvement opportunities in systems and processes
  • Understand configuration of, and logical and process dependencies and interrelationships

between distinct functional modules

  • Share expert functional and technical knowledge, to maximize others’ competence in the function of SAP master data

Challenges/ Problem Solving :

  • Building relationships and communicating to all levels of the organization
  • Team player who looks at the business needs as well as at IT capabilities and constraints
  • Working flexibly and effectively in a matrix-managed and project-oriented organization
  • Able to work effectively with virtual teams
  • Requires limited supervision and works well independently
  • Strongly upholds appropriate governance and process conformance
  • Awareness of cross-cultural characteristics across and within regions
  • Prioritization, and maintaining schedules while multi-tasking in a dynamic environment having concurrent fast-response production issue resolution and ongoing project activities
  • Strong results delivery orientation

Qualifications :

Essential Qualifications

  • Knowledge of SAP OL master data
  • Hands on experience with SAP plant configuration

  • Experience in SAP material master creation and extension
  • Experience in SAP batch creation and extension
  • Ability to understand and updated related SOP

Desirable Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in computer science or information systems or related equivalent experience

  • Ability to run SAP LSMWs

Experience :

  • At least 2 years’ experience with SAP’s hands on maintaining SAP OL master data

  • Working knowledge of SAP Rev Trac
  • Experience with SAP Solution Manager
  • Experience with Service Now
  • Cross-SAP modules integration
  • Global business reach desirable, including working remotely with globally scattered users and IS teams, including external partners

Skills and Knowledge :

  • Excellent communications skills – both written and verbal, and the ability to present difficult concepts in understandable terms to all levels in the organization
  • Highly developed analytical, problem solving, reasoning and assessment skills
  • Demonstrated work planning and prioritization skills for a small group
  • Microsoft Office tools, to advanced user level
  • Ability to work unsupervised and assist new Interns with learning the master data processes and procedures

Position Title* & Location

Preferred Education

Degree and equivalent

Preferred Level of Work Experience

1 – 3 years

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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