Master Data Specialist,

China, Shanghai, Shanghai

Business unit: Ethylene & Sulfur Derivatives

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


• Maintains and processes master data requests accurately for customers, vendors, materials and finance. 
• Ensures validity of data, makes connections between data request and real-life business application.
• Is able to interpret and provide documentation behind master-data changes to internal and external auditors.
• Ensures data quality and evaluates for redundancies. Is ultimately responsible for the quality of the data input into SAP system.
• Evaluates, communicates and corrects any inconsistencies on the initial input request from business partners.
• Collects data, prepares and distributes lists and reports.
• Responds to client change requests in a timely manner and meets or exceeds SLA requirements.
• Maintains communication with the user community and business stakeholders to ensure correctness and completeness of data contain in requests.
• Updates the records of customers, vendors, materials and finance.
• Is responsible for reducing data redundancy for customers/vendors and enhancing overall data quality based on input from Senior Master Data Specialist.
• Ensures internal processes are followed correctly.
• Is responsible for training new MDM colleagues

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Ethylene & Sulfur Derivatives

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

• English speaking + writing
• Ability to work accurately
• Ability to identify key areas of opportunity for improvement within existing business processes
• Ability to interact and effectively communicate with all departments within the organization and partner companies
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills
• Excellent people skills
• Experience with vendor, customer, material and financial master data is preferred
• Strong background and experience (at least 2 years) with SAP and basic knowledge of networking platforms preferred 
• Both internal and external industry knowledge strongly preferred.