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Team Lead Reference & Master Data Supply

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Location: Zoeterwoude
Discipline: Finance
Working Experience: 3 - 5 Years
Type of Contract: Permanent
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Team lead Reference & Master Data – HEINEKEN Netherlands Supply

We are looking for Team Lead Reference & Master Data who is able to help us with a radical transformation of our Master Data Landscape and processes of HEINEKEN Netherlands Supply. Reference & Master Data is critical for our primary processes and operational excellence. You will operate as the delegated business process owner for our Vendor, Customer and Material (Product) master data management processes. In this digital world HEINEKEN Netherlands Supply does not only deliver Premium Quality Beer but also Premium Quality Data to win with our markets. Complying to standards, legislation while accelerating the time to market of our products and operational excellence. Our customers and markets demand for data is increasing rapidly. You will play a pivotal role in becoming a circular supply chain.


You will manage a team of 4 FTE data administrators. Redesign processes, implement new tooling (MDM, DQ) and policies together with our global data team, local teams within the business lines and teams of our markets.


You will be part of an exciting journey. If you like to make an impact then this your chance.


What are your responsibilities as Team lead Reference & Master Data ?

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Lead a team of Data Administrators (4 FTE)
  • Execute the Master Data Management strategy for Heineken Netherlands Supply
  • Act as the delegated business process owner of the master data management processes
  • Represent HEINEKEN Netherlands in GS1 working groups
  • Implement relevant (Industry, Global, Local) data standards, processes and policies
  • Conduct/Initiate impact analysis of Global or Local Data initiatives with potential business impact
  • Continues enhance Master & Reference Data Quality
  • Optimize Master & Reference data related processes based on Lean Six Sigma method
  • Identify gaps and misalignments between local and global data needs, standards, processes and policies
  • Contribute in Data Cleansing and alignment initiatives to prepare for Global Initiatives/programs, as well as Local Initiatives
  • Continuously look for best practices inside and outside the organization in Master Data Management to optimize, rationalize and automate processes and activities


Your environment

Within HEINEKEN Netherlands Supply, you will be a part of the Data & Analytics Office. The D&A Office consists of a growing number of passionate professionals. Our goal is to enable colleagues, suppliers and customers to make informed decisions based on easy accessible and trusted data and insights to win together in a circular economy. The Data & Analytics Office consists of four teams: Data Governance, Reference & Master Data, Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics. You will report to the Manager Data & Analytics Office. 


Are you the Team lead Reference & Master Data we are looking for?
To be successful we’re looking for individuals who are used to work in a dynamic, fast-moving  environment, where timing and quality are key. You are willing to challenge the status-quo to ensure sustainable business value creation. Also the ideal candidate has:

  • A bachelor’s/master’s degree, preferably in Business Administration or Information Management related;
  • At least 3 years’ work experience in Master Data Management or data related field
  • Relevant knowledge of (Reference & Master) Data Management. Data Governance and Data Quality Dimensions knowledge is a necessity
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English.
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Stakeholder management experience to be able to work with and manage stakeholders from all levels in the organization
  • Experience with SAP ERP and MDM is a pre
  • Project management experience
  • Lean six sigma Green Belt or willing to achieve this level of certification
  • Knowledge of and experience with GS1 is a pre
  • Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position


What to expect from us

Working at HEINEKEN means looking beyond the boundaries of your own job title. Your opinion and talents are important for every change and improvement. This means that you may be involved in a project that falls outside of your specialization.


The salary differs per position within the company. It will be based upon the intensity of the job, the relevant work experience, and your education. Having fun in your work and a good balance between work and private life is equally important. The more you enjoy your job, the better your contribution to our products will be. A career with HEINEKEN offers great challenges combined with exciting opportunities to own and grow your career in line with your aspirations. 



HEINEKEN is the leading international brewer, with more than 250 international and local beer and cider brands in more than 190 countries. Our colleagues come to work every day with pleasure to ensure our consumers can enjoy numerous beer and cider brands, such as HEINEKEN, Amstel, Brand, Desperados, Affligem, and Apple Bandit.

In the Netherlands, HEINEKEN has three breweries in Den Bosch, Wijlre, and Zoeterwoude, the latter being the largest brewery in Europe.


Are you interested in this job and would you like to apply? Then please click on the application button. For additional information about this job or the application process, please contact Bart de Geus, Manager Data & Analytics Office. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

HEINEKEN Netherlands is working with preferred suppliers. Acquisition will not be appreciated.

At HEINEKEN, we brew great beers and we build great brands. We are committed to surprising and exciting our consumers and employees everywhere. We have a proud history and heritage in brewing and in our communities. With operations in over 70 markets globally, we are the world's most international brewer.

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