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Master Data Lead

Requisition ID:  1614

Louvain-la-Neuve, BE

Department:  MAS-MSC-Tools & Data
Shift:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract


At IBA, the Master data team supports the governance for key data within the company mostly in the ERP (materials, customers, vendors) and sometimes in other tools. Master Data Associates are the first point of contact for business teams (e.g. planning, procurement) regarding operational issues with master data, requests to create/change data, collect new data, monitor it, launch cleansing initiatives etc.

The team is also involved in several business projects such as the inception of S4/Hana, the implementation of our new PLM system and various improvement initiatives that impact master data such as the customs and trade program. Currently the team uses MDG on SAP ECC for materials. Vendors and customers are not (yet) governed in MDG.

Our vision for the team is to empower business users to understand, own and use “single source of truth” data to deliver on IBA’s promises. The Master Data team is part of the Tools & Data team

which sits in operations and collaborates closely with business analysts in Digital Solutions (IBA’s IT). As part of a broader digital team, you will have the opportunity to enlarge your knowledge of various business and digital solutions.


General mission 

Coordinate activities within the master data team. Lead continuous improvement initiatives across the business to ensure right quality, right information and on time data for Master data.

Challenges we trust you with

As a master data lead, your responsibilities will be to:

  • Coordinate & improve team activities:
    • Support with resource planning and priorities
    • Ensure documentation, processes & working instructions is kept up to date
    • Coach and develop colleagues
    • Lead the continuous improvement of the team and ways of working
  • Manage master data creation & modification processes:
    • Create and modify data related to Materials, Documents, Customers and Vendors with the right parameters
    • Verify the consistency of creation and modification of internal requests
    • Analyze root causes of data quality issues and propose solutions
    • Launch, manage and ensure data enrichment flows involving different departments are done within the defined SLA
  • Lead for continuous improvement initiatives related to data quality & data management and projects including master data in the organization:
    • Monitor data quality with the team, analyze data quality and make propositions to the business for improvement initiatives
    • Provide support, communication and training to the business to accompany the change
    • Work hand in hand with IT and the business to deliver on the solutions

What we value

You are/have: 

  • ~3-5 years of hands-on experience in a similar role with master data (SAP MDG or other master data management experience)
  • ~5 years working in SAP with demonstrated appetite for SAP logic and improving the usage of SAP
  • A first experience in coordination & change management
  • Customer oriented, with excellent listening and communication skills
  • Aware of potential business implications and make decisions/recommendations appropriately
  • Growth mindset, curious and eager to learn
  • Professional, reliable, organized, and able to work independently and collaborate with your team member
  • Fluent in English, French

Cherry on the cake :

  • You have experience with setting up and working with workflow tools (asset)
  • Process modeling configuration (Business Activity, Change Request type, BRF+)
  • SAP S/4 Hana is a plus

Impostor syndrome: if this description matches what you'd like to grow into and not necessarily where you are now, we encourage you to apply

Cherry on the cake

  • Purpose – you’ll directly contribute to IBA’s mission to enhance, protect and save lives. You’ll be in a central team for Operations directly helping our colleagues to deliver cyclotrons
  • Personal & team growth – we grow individuals providing coaching, learning & training opportunities both within IBA and leveraging external expertise where needed
  • Team – we have a team with diverse experiences and background located mostly in Belgium as well as Germany and the US. We strive to make it as inclusive and collaborative as possible
  • Flexible and remote-friendly work environment within Belgium

Life at IBA

Diversity is fundamental to our culture. We value the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives and talents they bring to IBA. We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work, promote diversity within our workforce, and have an inclusive environment that helps each and every one of us to fully contribute to IBA’s success.

The identity of IBA is characterized by a group of colleagues driven by motivation, curiosity, creativity, the desire to learn on a daily basis, by technical challenges and above all by a highly developed team and family spirit that makes the daily life smoother and more enjoyable!

By joining a team of about 40 nationalities and working on more than 45 different sites on 3 continents, IBA offers you the opportunity of a meaningful career with a direct impact in the fight against cancer.

We are driven by: 

  • Innovating in a cutting-edge technology environment
  • Developing professional and personal skills by learning on the Job; by participating in challenging projects; top class courses 
  • Evolving in a friendly culture environment based upon solid values (dare - share - care - be fair) 
  • Acting autonomously and belonging to motivated teams with good work-life balance 
  • Contributing to a company where sustainability, safety and well-being are key to our success

If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning.

IBA Group

IBA is offering a broad and amazing diversity of careers. For our business units to perform at their best, they can rely on various shared services that give the appropriate support to each activities so that they can run their business smoothly. Finance, legal, corporate communication, human resources play together a key role in the company growth.

IBA: Protect, Enhance and Save Lives

IBA is the world leader in particle accelerator technology and designs, produces and markets innovative solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other serious illnesses, and for industrial applications such as the sterilization of medical devices.

IBA is driven by a mission to Protect, Enhance and Save Lives. IBA’s innovative mindset, dedication to technological and scientific progress and long-standing open relationships with customers and partners make IBA a unique scientific company.

A committed company

IBA believes in a business model that creates shared and long-term value for all its stakeholders:

IBA increases market share and return for its shareholders, improves quality of life for its customers, patients and employees, and contributes to the well-being of the society. All while maintaining and restoring the planet’s health. IBA has integrated this stakeholder approach into its company bylaws.

This vision is operationalized since 2021 by the B-Corp certification, a holistic tool to assess, benchmark and ultimately improve its sustainability journey.

Learn more about IBA and its technologies, download our new corporate brochure or visit our corporate website.

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