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Master Data Program Manager Job

Date: Dec 1, 2020

Location: Duluth, GA, US

Company: AGCO

JOB Title:  Master Data Program Manager

Job Summary

The Master Data Program Manager is responsible for the management and fitness of data elements (both content and metadata) used across the corporation.  This position will be part of a shared business services organization reporting into the Information Technology division.  This position will work with different business units to support, guide, and help them implement Master Data.


This will be achieved by providing the business with a methodology, tools, and guidelines for administrating master data.  The overall objective is to ensure data quality of critical data elements used across the enterprise operating structure for different data domains.  This includes capturing and documenting information on these data domains such as definitions, rules/governance, understanding data models, identifying owners, and aiding with project requirement data facilitation.  These efforts will enable the corporation to reuse and leverage existing master data sets and tools.


This position will take on a lead role in establishing and transforming the way business units manage master data by working with the regional operational data maintenance teams residing at locations in North America, Europe/Africa/Middle East, South America, and Asia-Pacific.  This will include getting business alignment across the organization and developing data standards, as well as guiding teams through standardization, harmonization and deduplication of existing data in order to create a single source of truth for master data.  This position will also lead in identifying systematic ways to drive data quality from the point of creation to encourage proactive rather than reactive data quality. 


Job Function and Responsibilities

  • Single point of contact for subject matter expertise and industry best practices related to Master Data Management.
  • Define, develop and drive Data Governance/Quality initiatives from the ground up.
  • Collaborate with IT to develop appropriate frameworks for controls and governance.
  • Partner with Business, IT, and external vendors to identify data quality/governance opportunities around Master Data domains including ensuring adherence to laws and regulations across the globe regarding data security and privacy.
  • Devise a sustainable data strategy that will enable a solid data structure and framework while having high data-quality as one of the foremost priorities, through effective interaction with internal Business teams and IT.
  • Advise, train and support business users on Master Data topics such as resolve data related issues, answer questions, and educate them on master data request and enrichment processes and related system use.
  • Participate in testing of IT system changes around Master Data systems.
  • Identify and propose process or system improvement opportunities around Master Data.
  • Stakeholder management and ability to communicate with multi-tier cross-functional teams, get their buy-in, and implement Master Data initiatives across the organization.
  • Geographic responsibilities include collaborating with cross-functional teams and peers in North America, Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific.



  • 5+ years of experience with Master Data Management
  • Strong Program Management experience building and driving initiatives
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English
  • Advance expertise in Microsoft Excel and reporting tools
  • Experience managing business critical data in enterprise systems such as SAP ECC, SAP HANA, and SAP MDG.  SAP MM and SD is a plus.
  • Experience with defining, documenting, developing business process
  • Have a "Driver personality" with a proactive, ambitious and "get things done" attitude
  • Critical thinker and process-oriented expert with ability to analyze data
  • Ability to influence & collaborate at all levels including navigating/operating through ambiguity at times
  • Experience & proven ability in planning and implementing large complex projects
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic environment with minimal supervision
  • Working understanding of various data privacy laws and regulations (e.g. GDPR and CCPA)



  • Detailed understanding of data management best practices and is required to ensure solutions meet true business needs and requirements.
  • Discreet Manufacturing experience is preferred plus.
  • Global company experience is a plus.




  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Business, Mathematics, Economics, or other analytical/quantitative major or 10 + years of equivalent experience.
  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Very strong communication / interpersonal skills, capable of interacting with multiple levels of IT, business management, vendors and dealers.
  • Successfully influences diverse groups and teams in a complex, ambiguous and rapidly changing environment to deliver value-added solutions.

AGCO offers competitive benefits including options and choices to fit your needs such as medical, dental, prescription drug, life and accident insurance, long and short term disability, matching 401k plan, employee assistance program, and discounted home and auto insurance.

At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own.  As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of approximately 3,000 dealers and serve more than 140 countries. We are celebrating our 26th year in business, and pride ourselves on competitive relocation and employee benefit packages. While headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, AGCO has manufacturing facilities all over the world creating and distributing their full-line of products, including Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It’s time to embrace your infinite possibilities!


AAP/EEO Statement

  • AGCO is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of inappropriate or unlawful conduct on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or other protected group status as provided by law.




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