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Data Steward I

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 11/5/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-20284

Position Overview:

Why Join Coca-Cola North America?

It's an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company's flagship market. We're accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do - whether we're innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we're collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we're returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people - with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace - are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

Function Specific Activities:


  • Data Steward will be responsible for the lifecycle of product master data to ensure product data alignment and accuracy within Informatica, while also serving as an advocate for product data accuracy across the Coca-Cola System (Bottlers/DSD, Warehouse/CCNA, FSOP and ecommerce). 
  • This position will be aligned with the innovation process / routines (e.g., Stages & Gates, etc.) and a team member for new item launches (e.g., periodic meeting cadences, etc.) to ensure product data is accurate from the time of creation to retirement.  
  • Data Steward will be the one point of contact (for assigned products) for Brand, Commercial, Common Innovation Framework (CIF) project managers, ISSCOM, Engineering, Cross-Franchise partners, R&D and other key stakeholders for product data attributes.
  • Developed understanding of end-to-end master data processes and flows; designs and implements master data management solutions; provides system support and data quality governance for master data through data coordination and integration; conducts testing and system validation to troubleshoot non-routine and complex issues related to master data management and system; implements process improvements in relation to master data processes. Individual contributor that is fully proficient in applying established standards; knowledge base acquired from several years of experience in particular area; works independently; may coach other professionals.

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities

  • On-Boarding New Products - Own the accuracy and completion of the product data attributes from UPC/GTIN creation to retirement including GDSN publication/modifications (US, Puerto Rico & Caribbean). This includes:
  • Collect product data attributes from key constitutes (CIF PMs, Commercialization, Engineering, SRA, etc.) for timely, accurate and complete entry into PIM to create a UPC / GTIN.
  • Serves as an advocate to support product commercialization in the requesting of new BP from ISSCOM.
  • Provide request for new BPP from ISSCOM, and ensure timely completion. 
  • Once all required data attributes are complete, confirm syndication of complete and accurate records to GS1 and acceptance by customers. 
  • Ensure UPC creation and GS1 syndication timelines adhere to business requirements (e.g., production artwork, Customer requirements, etc.).
  • Provide alignment status at Gate meeting to verify product master data requirements are accurate, completed on time, and any key risks to the launch.
  • Manage the UPC / GTIN PIM assignment process for entire product hierarchy (each/pack/case).
  • Provides interpretation of data standards and GS1 rules as needed in key innovation routines (e.g., Stages and Gates, Commercial Readiness, etc.).
  • Initiate and/or collaborate with master data resources to implement process improvements.
  • Provides SME knowledge to support CIF PM with master data setup within the supply chain systems.
  • Product Hierarchies - Providing SME support to facilitate accuracy on all levels of product hierarchy. 
  • Provides expertise on product master data hierarchies for internal data stakeholders (e.g., RGM, Finance, Supply Chain, etc.).
  • Advocate for consistency between the unique product identifiers (Beverage Based Number, Beverage Product, UPC, GTIN, Material #, etc.) using an ability to influence others as some of these are not under their direct accountability.
  • Ensure newly created / updated product are added or updated by the Hierarchy Analyst within the business intelligence product hierarchies (e.g., PPG, EPG, CCR Brand / Pack).
  • Data Accuracy - Maintain data accuracy scorecards and respond / resolve customer scorecard issues
  • Proactively engaged during product lifecycle to maintain updates to product attributes as changes are made (e.g., shelf life extensions, reduction in added sugar, etc.).
  • Collaborate with customer teams to develop / review data accuracy scorecards to ensure errors are identified and diagnosed within SLAs.
  • Review and steward correct of data issues with internal and/or external business partners. 
  • SME Support - Serves as the single point of contact for internal and external stakeholders for product data attributes.
  • SME on product hierarchy that supports and provides guidance to customer, brand, commercial, cross-franchise partners and supply chain.
  • Supports INFA/PIM new software releases through testing, release management, and initiative changes.

Related Work Experience: 

  • GS1 Standards experience in a manufacturing company or FoodService industry, including UPC/GTIN registration process, data quality standards and data sync
  • Understanding of Coca-Cola's various routes to market, and bottler community relationships
  • A medium to high level of product and package knowledge, specifically as it relates to Master Data thru the lifecycle
  • Master data creation & maintenance in a book of record database (i.e. Informatica, SAP)
  • Bottler or manufacturer experience a plus.

Functional Skills:   

  • Demonstrated understanding of master data concepts, standards and processes
  • Ability to manage and drive execution for multiple activities and self-manage day to day activities
  • Must be able to thrive in a collaborative environment building partnerships and trust
  • Comfortable with learning new systems, processes and complex data structures/concepts

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation). 
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders. 
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible. 
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential. 

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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