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Senior Specialist Master Data

Cheshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Role: Senior Specialist Master Data

Rate: 15 Per Hour

Duration: Rolling 12 Month Contract

Location: Chester - Hybrid

Job Description:

This position is responsible for the independent execution of day-to-day activities related to Order to Cash Master Data function including (but not limited to) maintenance of customer, material, price, credit data and setting of controls in the system.

This position is designed to advise and provide support in terms of master data to stakeholders in the local BU and colleagues in the Order to Cash department with the result of helping our patients to prevail.

In case of business need stands as a backup for SOX controls reviews/approval (in case of exceptions- SoD might apply). Supports internal, external, statutory audits in providing supporting documentation and actively preparing and participating on audit walkthroughs and liaising with colleagues.

High emphasis on cross-functional, cross matrix and in market stakeholder collaboration.

Proactive solution orientation, eye for detail, analytical skillset and high level of teamwork and standard + country specific understanding is essential.

Active participation in continuous improvement of processes, projects, testing, and implementation of new tools.

All of these activities need to be understood and executed in compliance with Good distribution Practices (GDP) and Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX).


Positions require extensive remote interaction with Business Unit Finance Personnel, Finance Shared Services, Accenture Partners, Corporate Financial Reporting, Global Process Owner Team and other above marker functions

Perform tasks accurately and independently as assigned through application of master data maintenance standards and application of business knowledge (for example customer maintenance and qualification process and execution, credit maintenance, price maintenance, material extension from one plant to the other, etc.)

In business need and business continuity situations perform SOX Reviews (Control Edit Report Reviews) thoroughly, independently and in a timely manner for all designated markets in the ECC Order to Cash master data function. Raise issues and concerns via appropriate escalation path to direct line manager, GPO and BCF (BPC) when needed.

Ensure appropriate documentation is in place for changes in all master data aspects and any missing documentation is questioned and resolved in a timely manner.

Proactively cross-train countries in your scope to other team members and ensure that colleagues are confident with covering market on their own with little support.

Suggest ideas for improvement within own area of expertise and take steps to implement changes as agreed with support from management.

When assigned, drive project for Continuous Improvement to a successful completion.

Actively obtain understanding of local business through interaction with market contacts and GFS lead and apply this to assigned tasks. Become a subject matter expert in relation to processes performed.

Have a good working knowledge of company systems, procedures, policies and controls, information sources and analytical techniques. Actively execute update of SOPs and country specific OCD's per defined scope and schedule and or when major changes occur.

Understand end-to-end process and have awareness of the broader Order to Cash Processes.

Contribute to ad hoc projects and unusual or complex assignments initiated by GPO or operations with support and review from manager/project lead.

Actively obtain understanding of local business through interaction with market contacts and GFS lead and apply this to assigned tasks. Become subject matter experts in relation to processes performed.

Co-operate with internal and external above-market GFS services, e.g. Capability Centers, Accenture, Interco COE, Tax COE, and Global Process Owners.

Act independently within assigned scope; demonstrate ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Report any potential delays or issues timely to line manager whilst proposing possible solutions, discussing final decisions with manager.

Take responsibility and accountability for successful completion of assigned tasks

Daily/weekly/monthly work prioritization and planning within assigned scope.

Co-operate with other teams internally in O2C, with BU and matrix functions. Collaborate on cross-functional deliverables, report issues to manager and support in their resolution.

Communicate clearly and appropriately at different levels of the company regarding assigned tasks.

Ability to work in a team and as well as an individual contributor

Strong quantitative and analytical skills

Adapt and embrace change

Demonstrating a Sense of Urgency while delivering the job.


Degree or certificate in Business/Finance/ Compliance or equivalent business experience.


+ 3 years' experience in financial services or pharma industry is welcomed

IT background welcomed

Experience with finance tools such as SAP, Oracle and/or others is advantageous

Fluent in English and other European language

If you are interested please apply or send your CV to luke.sandilands@cpl.com

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2209-501630
  • Posted: 22nd September 2022
  • Expires: 20th October 2022

Cpl Life Sciences

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