Specialist, Master Data Maintenance

Date: Jun 24, 2019

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

Company: Apotex


Apotex is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines (both generic and innovative pharmaceuticals) for patients around the world. We are the 7th largest generic pharmaceutical company globally with more than 12,000 employees and estimated sales of approximately $3 billion. Our fully integrated operation is comprised of four lines of business: Global Generics; Apobiologix; Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API); and ApoPharma (Innovative Products). With our worldwide manufacturing sites, Apotex can produce up to 24 billion dosages per year. We produce 300 medicines in 4,000 dosages and formats that are exported to 115 countries. Apotex will spend $2 billion over the next 10 years on research and development.


Job Summary


The Master Data Management Specialist supports business processes and data quality governance by reviewing and processing change requests submitted by the business teams, in accordance with current quality, regulatory, and compliance requirements.
The Master Data Management Specialist will have an understanding of relevant master data management processes. Activities include impact assessment, implementation, and verification of product related master data change requests in the ERP system, ensuring these are carried in accordance with current quality, regulatory, and compliance requirements.

Job Responsibilities


•Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of business processes in the pharmaceutical industry.
•Have detailed and thorough understanding of SAP product related master data and functionality with regards to Material Management (MM), Quality (QM), Sales (SD), and Production Planning (PP).
•Reviews and assesses the impact of submitted change requests, and work closely with the Business SMEs and stakeholders to ensure that all requests are clear and accurate, and that the required supporting documentation/data is present and complete.
•Maintains master data by executing requested changes as governed by the established processes.
•Provides guidance and support on master data process to users.
•Demonstrate an advanced understanding of business processes and regulations in the pharmaceutical industry, especially regarding change control practices and applications within a GxP environment
•Analyze and identify areas for data quality improvements in order to meet the demanding needs of the business. 
•Lead and/or represent the department in cross-functional projects and initiatives; and liaise with other departments as required
•Be proficient in the use of SAP and office applications, including Microsoft Access, Word, Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook , Microsoft PowerPoint, TrackWise and WinShuttle.
•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
•Strictly enforce that all tasks and activities are compliant with current standard operating documents, industry regulations and customer-defined levels of service
•Identify and escalate issues to management as necessary
•All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


oPost-Secondary Degree and/or Diploma in a related discipline (i.e. Business, Engineering, Sciences, Supply Chain Management or IT)
oSAP MM certification is an asset
oAPICS designation or actively working towards is a valuable asset

•Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
oStrong skills in communication, facilitation and stakeholder management
oRobust knowledge of master data management processes and industry best practices
oAdvanced knowledge of ERP systems, specifically regarding the functionality and integration of Sales, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain (SAP preferred)
oExperience using Winshuttle for data automation is a strong asset.
oStrong computer skills particularly MS Office tools (Excel, Access, Visio and PowerPoint)
oProven capacity to consistently produce accurate, complete and thorough work of high quality
oGood organizational and time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities to accomplish objectives and goals anticipating and adjusting for problems and interruptions/roadblocks
oProven ability to function in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment
oExcellent interpersonal skills

oMinimum of 3 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical/Process Industry, Consumer Packaged Goods, Information Systems, Project Management or Management Consulting environment
oMinimum of 2 years’ experience in Master Data Management
oSolid understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Documentation Practices, and Data Integrity is an asset
oData Governance experience is a strong asset
oProject management experience and expertise a valuable asset



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.


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