• Analyst, Global Master Data Management

    Location US-IL-Lake Zurich
    # Positions
    ACCO Brands
    External Referral Bonus
    Not Eligible
  • Position Summary

    Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.


    Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.


    ACCO Brands Corporation is seeking a Master Data Management Analyst. The Master Data Management (MDM) Analyst is responsible for turning information into knowledge and how this knowledge supports and enables key business processes.  Maintaining the data governance standards across the enterprise, and executing and directing master data audits to ensure data integrity. They will work with teams in reporting data quality and standards. This position will work with associates from various departments who are responsible for creating and managing master data and collaborate with them in managing the governance processes. Standards include actual data structures, service level agreements (timing) for completing creation and updates, as well as audit parameters, and archive policies. Also required are analytical skills, the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, as well as an innate curiosity around wanting to understand business processes, business strategy and strategic business initiatives.


    This position is responsible for maintaining global standards and procedures around master data within our systems including but not limited to SAP and legacy environments.  Maintaining global standards includes evaluating current master data processes, establishing a global standard for master data management, defining and implementing governance rules and tools, and leading data harmonization, rationalization and consolidation efforts.



    This position includes the stewardship of enhancements and interfaces related to:

    Customer, Material & Vendor Master

    Purchase Info Record

    Source List

    Material Pricing




    • Implements the vision and strategy for Master Data Management for the company with a focus on how to utilize data to achieve exceptional growth through data standardization and information management.  Define and communicate a sustainable master data governance strategy across the enterprise.
    • Develops and delivers leadership-level master data dashboards highlighting master data “health”.
    • Maintains the process models for the material, customer and vendor master processes.
    • Maintains working relationships with all levels of business leadership to ensure business needs are met.  Maintains and develops strong working relationships with business owners as a process advocate.  Maintain alignment with global business process strategies through interaction with functional and regional business process owners.  Leverages master data as needed by business processes.
    • Analyzes global master data risk mitigation. Routinely audit data against established rule sets to ensure consistency and accuracy of information, and update data as necessary.
    • Recognizes and resolves conflicts between models, ensuring that data models are consistent with the enterprise model (e.g. entity names, relationships and definitions).

    Position Qualifications


    •  Bachelor’s degree or work equivalent in computer science, technology, business analysis or Data Governance.
    • At least five (5) years of progressive enterprise information management experience with a focus on master data management, especially with commercial-oriented data elements such as the customer.
    • Experience in Data Governance, Data Stewardship, Data Quality Management and Data Architecture Standardization with involvement in standing up a new Master Data Management program.
    • Direct experience building and leading diverse teams with both internal and external resources and managing vendors to an agreed upon performance level a plus.
    • Ability to serve as a relentless champion for data as a corporate asset and drive cultural change.
    • Familiarity with computer systems analysis and solutions delivery experience, preferably in large-scale business software implementation projects (MDM, ERP, CRM, BI, etc.).
    • Knowledgeable of master data management strategies and best practices.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with an ability to present and discuss technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others and gains understanding.
    • Ability to discern needs versus wants through challenging parties as to what decisions will be made with the information they are requesting.
    • Ability to resolve conflicts and drive collaboration across the organization.
    • Ability to meet deadlines and produce quality results under pressure.

    About Us

    You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.


    If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of nearly $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth.  We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.


    Apply and build your future with ACCO Brands.


    More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at www.accobrands.com.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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