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Supply Chain Master Data Specialist (Latin America/Caribbean/Telecommuter)


Job Title: Supply Chain Master Data Specialist- I

Department: GSCM

Reports To: Supply Chain Master Data Manager

Country/Location: Telecommuter (LACRO based)

Job Summary:

CRS is implementing an Oracle Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning system, called "Insight" within the agency. The web-based, real-time system will help to give more visibility and controls of daily operations. The Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) Unit is working closely with the Project Insight team, which leads the overall project and IT management of the roll-out, to implement Insight where it's needed and to support and train CRS supply chain staff who will use the software.

We are looking for a Master Data Specialist to help us manage master data in the system, on behalf of our Country Programs (CPs). The Master Data Specialist will work with Country Programs to provide timely updates to master data elements while ensuring that all edits and new entries follow MDM standards and system design. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring master data and module architecture remain sound by collecting data on relevant KPIs and reporting to the Master Data Manager on any identified areas of improvement.

This position requires an independent, self- motivated and analytical individual who can work with varying domestic and international stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

S/he is responsible for ensuring the proper set-up and maintenance in the system. Specific tasks include:

System Maintenance

  • Helping CPs in the setup of inventory organizations, sub-inventories, and locators

  • Maintaining item master, supplier master, beneficiary group master, reason code master, for all country programs in assigned region(s).

  • Maintaining offline forms and ancillary systems.

  • Providing back-up for report creation, process uploads, etc. for CPs facing connectivity issues.

  • Performing different levels of testing (e.g., regression, smoke) to ensure that the SC modules perform as expected after updates are applied.

  • Evaluating quarterly updates from Oracle and their potential business process impact on the SC modules within Insight, as well as making recommendations on the adoption of new features for SC.

  • Providing day-to-day support on CP inquiries related to MDM for assigned region(s).

  • Providing education to end-user on MDM standards, policies, and updates.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Maintaining KPIs on system usage to pinpoint key areas of improvement

  • Performing analysis of SC performance indicators (KPI), evaluating the state of CRS supply chain for assigned regions/countries.

  • Creating dashboards and data visualizations that can be given to various CRS audiences, to be reported regularly to the Master Data Manager, as well as participating country programs.

  • Under the direction of the Master Data Manager, helping to implement learning programs to help staff, successfully adopt and analyze SC KPIs.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Engineering in computer science, Supply Chain or related discipline.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of hands of experience with report development using SQL (Structured Query Language) is required.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of hands on experience with scripting languages like Excel macro development using VBA, Visual Basic and is required.

  • Knowledge of Master Data Management is required.

  • Ability to work in cross-regional and cross-functional teams, collaborate with all levels of management is required.

  • Ability to work non-traditional business hours to support CPs globally.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience with data analytics tools like Power BI and Oracle Report Builder is preferred.

  • Hands on experience with ETL processes and data quality management using tool like Dell Boomi is preferred.

  • Hands on experience with reporting tools is preferred.

  • A minimum of one (1) year of supply chain experience is preferred.

  • Experience with ERP systems preferred.

  • Knowledge of testing automation tools like Test Complete is preferred

Personal Skills

  • Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision.

  • Strong strategic, analytical, organizational, and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment.

  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.

  • Enjoys performing day-to day operational tasks, but also thrives in a fast-paced dynamic environment that requires responding to ad-hoc requests quickly.

  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.

Required Language Skills: English

Desired Language Skills: French, Spanish, or Arabic

Travel Required (5%)

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity

  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation

  • Builds Relationships

  • Develops Talent

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Accountability & Stewardship

What we offer

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.

EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions)

Primary Location: HQ-US-MarylandJob: Cross-FunctionalOrganization: Catholic Relief ServicesSchedule: RegularShift: StandardJob Type: Full-time Day JobJob Posting: Mar 17, 2022, 6:52:03 PM
Baltimore, MD, 21201, US