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Master Data Analyst (Product Data Management)

Company: Lakeshore Learning Materials
Location: Carson
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt Lakeshore, we create innovative learning materials and world-class guest experiences for teachers, parents and children. Since 1954, we've grown into a global community-with a thriving e-commerce business, multiple catalogs, 60+ retail stores, a peerless national sales force, plus international offices that support our preeminent supply chain division. But today we're working better, smarter and faster than ever-and setting our sights even higher. We're building an infrastructure designed for scalability, embracing data-driven decision-making and using technology to improve efficiency and ensure the best tools for the best work. Most importantly, we continue to invest in a diverse team of inquisitive top talent who fuel each other's passions and curiosity, take risks, try new things, and believe that every new day brings opportunities for growth.
Job DescriptionWe are searching for an experienced master data analyst (PDM manager) to serve as the leader of our Product Data Management team. In this role you will define, develop and champion best practices in product data management to ensure optimal workflows and data integrity. With an eye toward bigger-picture data governance strategy, you will utilize your exceptional technological skills to develop, execute and document dataflows across multiple systems. You will work collaboratively with various departments such as Supply Chain, Data Analytics and IT to execute strategy and consult with stakeholders to problem-solve. As a people-driven manager, you know how to coach and develop a team to attain strong outcomes. The successful candidate will be a true champion of change as well as a superb performance manager, collaborator and communicator. A day on the job looks like this:

  • Overseeing the Product Data Management team through data configuration and maintenance, as well as supporting item master and vendor master data
  • Implementing processes and governance to ensure data integrity, data quality, data standards and change management of data across multiple groups/business functions and systems
  • Capturing and reporting critical data to senior management in clear, easy-to-read formatting-including pricing and costs analysis and product margin analysis
  • Managing the team through hands-on coaching, training and consistency of expectations while providing direction and clear feedback
  • Developing best practices for data workflow, as well as documenting processes to ensure optimal dataflow and user adoption
  • Collaborating with IT to install any system changes and conducting User Acceptance Training
  • Supporting the Supply Chain and Data Analytics departments on strategy execution
  • Representing the department at interdepartmental meetings
  • Developing policies, procedures and performance metrics in accordance with operating requirements and company goals
    QualificationsGot the skills and experience? Here's what we're looking for:
    • 2-3 minimum years of management experience (3+ reports)
    • Excellent performance-development, coaching and mentoring skills
    • Master Data Management of an ERP system a plus
    • Exceptional organizational skills, superb attention to detail and excellent follow-through
    • Strong process-management and digital workflow skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced atmosphere
    • Excellent problem-solving skills applicable to both creative and practical needs
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Power BI, etc.)
    • Solid team approach combined with a flexible mindset that can adapt to competing priorities and deadlines
    • Superb written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to comfortably present ideas in a collaborative setting
    • Ability to question, understand and challenge development
      Additional InformationAnd here's our end of the bargain!
      • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience, plus a bonus plan
      • Excellent medical/dental and vision coverage-EPO, PPO and HSA
      • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution (because you will retire someday)
      • Flexible benefits-choose what you like, ignore the rest
      • Exceptional training and support, and all the resources you need to be successful
      • On-site preschool for our employees' children
      • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
      • Generous employee discount
      • Casual dress---and we really mean it
        At Lakeshore, we know our diversity makes us stronger, and when everyone feels included and valued, we all win. We strive to embrace our differences and create an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that is representative of the teachers, families and children we serve.We know we couldn't do the extraordinary things we're doing without the people on our team. Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of this spectacular group, Lakeshore is more than a great place to work-it's a great experience to be part of. Day in and day out, we give everything we've got to create products that instill a sense of wonder and foster a true love of learning. To help maintain this high bar for success, we're constantly on the lookout for people to join us. So if you're a down-to-earth professional who shares our desire for making a difference, we'd love to hear from you. To learn more about Lakeshore, visit Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyPeople are selected to become members of the Lakeshore family based on skill, merit and mind-boggling talent-not based on race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, domestic partnership status, military status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, alienage, AIDS or AIDS-related complex status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If things aren't equal, we all lose.
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