Data Steward, Supply Chain Master Data

Date: Sep 2, 2022

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 1N7

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit:

Job Summary


The Data Steward, Supply Chain Master Data is accountable for the management and fitness of assigned supply chain master data elements. Sponsored by data owners and participating in an overall data management process, the Data Steward, Supply Chain Master Data is responsible for managing all aspects of pre-defined data with respect to data integrity, accuracy as well as privacy where required. The Data Steward, Supply Chain Master Data possesses strong process domain and data management knowledge, and has skills in analysis, facilitation and negotiation, and communication.

Job Responsibilities


Defining data definitions for key master data elements that encompass:

  • Where and how the master data is used in various systems and processes
  • Naming standards and field-by-field definitions of content requirements from hierarchical and individual master record perspectives
  • Ensuring that business roles are maintained and updated when required within data definitions

Developing, implementing and providing oversight for CRUD workflows

  • Supporting the implementation tools, processes and approval workflows for the creation, update and deletion of supply chain master data elements in the context of broader entity master data management practices, ensuring that key systems integration points, data sources and data mapping processes are reflected
  • Providing hands-on oversight for CRUD processes once implemented, ensuring conformance to defined standards

Facilitating data remediation activities

  • Leading and directly participating in data remediation activities that close gaps between defined data definitions and existing data, resolving identified inconsistencies.

Audits / Validations - Sustainment

  • Defining, implementing and operating structured regular audits & validations for the supply chain master data in scope, ensuring continued conformance to CRUD and data definition requirements once data remediation has been completed
  • Ensuring that security requirements are appropriate in support of CRUD processes, limiting systems access for the creation/update/deletion of supply chain master data elements to appropriate resources

Communication / Training

  • Train process participants in data definition, data remediation and CRUD processes
  • Ensure strong integration between diverse stakeholders, including other data stewards across the business, and functional stakeholders of specific data elements
  • Ensure strong ongoing communication of CRUD process status and issues to key sponsors & leaders
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Education
    • BS/BA Degree in Information Systems, Business, Engineering or a Supply Chain/Operations discipline.
    • APICS CPIM certification and Lean Six Sigma certification or training would be an asset.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Strong functional and data-specific understanding of relevant business process areas, including integration to other areas
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong knowledge of data management principles, with experience in data analysis processes & tools
    • Self-starter, with demonstrated ability to plan, lead and manage – driving cleansing efforts and leading CRUD processes for defined master data elements
    • Solid ability at conflict resolution – reconciling competing stakeholder & process needs
  • Experience
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a Pharmaceutical/Process/Consumer Packaged Goods industry, within an Information Systems, Project Management or Management Consulting Environment, with some exposure to Manufacturing and Packaging processes.
    • Good understanding of Business processes and regulations in the pharmaceutical industry desired.

At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.