Business Data Manager (Data Steward)

Job location:
Singapore, Singapore
Created moment:
January 29, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 07863

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Business Data Manager (Data Steward)

Job Summary


  • Define & implement processes, methods to manage data at PM APAC level –Produce relevant guidelines and manuals to be followed by the organization (Blue book of Data Management)

  • Identify & Resolve critical data management topics

  • Initiate, coordinate or lead Data management projects

  • Master Data Champion: representing & coordinating PM APAC in the master data and common language Global project, and Imerys Data Management initiatives

  • Oversee the transition of Market Segmentation code &  Territories Management v1 change to v2

  • Coordinate subject matter experts (i.e. Customer codification and creation process, segmentation, Commercial Product and Product groups, ERP Product and Product creation process, Standard costing)

  • Make sure that data flow and content provided to the organization and teams are updated & validated through systematic controls and clearly defined processes

  • Ensuring Master Data is maintained up-to-date in systems (i.e. legacy BI, CRM), and coordinates / leads so that Data are created and up-to-date in the ERPs including Opera, exception rules

  • Create / Update customers, vendors and materials in SAP Opera, using Opera tools and following Opera methodology. Scope covered: PM APAC, countries under Opera

  • Identify, implement and homogenize the relevant tools / templates when this is required

  • Key interfaces: strong partnership to be built with (i) Sales organizations, (ii) Finance, (iii) Product Managers, (iii) Customer Service (iv) IT, (v) S&OP, (vi) Supply Chain, (vii) Group Data management team

  • Assign and approve MAIN-PROD Code and MAIN-CONSUM Code requests by entity via RunMyProcess


  • Understand, define and implement common data management process

  • Ensure data management process & rules consistency within BA and with group

  • Ensure data completeness and accuracy in the systems covered: local ERPs, SAP Opera, global Business Intelligence

  • Ensure month end data reliability in local ERPs

  • Ensure MDM KPIs are met , i.e. core allocation in local ERPs such as no unassigned Market, Sales Manager & WorkDay ID, CRM account)

  • Follow up master data management initiatives (includes M&A impact, product master format change in local ERPs, etc.) and validate new master data demands

Competencies and Experience

  • Strong communication and project management skills

  • Very strong quantitative and analytical capabilities (“data savvy”)

  • Strong strategic understanding of business topics

  • Financial competencies

  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team

  • Others: strategic thinking, interpersonal skills, ability to propose solutions

  • Advocate for data integrity

  • Experience and expert in ERPs (especially SAP and Accpac) and / or Business Intelligence solutions is a plus


  • Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in IT

Position Type

Full time



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