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Master Data Analyst

Company: Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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This position provides data analysis and systems support to promote the strategy, management, and governance of master data including the integration of data ownership in business processes across the Smithfield enterprise.

Core Responsibilities

* Data creation and maintenance: * Executes master data creation and maintenance in accordance with established standard operating procedures, templates/mapping documents, service level objectives, and project plans. * Completes/processes SAP loads utilizing data workflow tools, load templates and corresponding programs, mass change transactions, and/or direct entry depending on the situation. * Includes some evening/weekend work to minimize impact to the business.

* Data governance: * Enforces gatekeeper processes requiring appropriate data and approvals to ensure SOX compliance. * Upholds master data standards by validating/normalizing/cleansing data to ensure adherence to technical and business rules, naming conventions, abbreviations, etc. * Runs error reports and/or pulls data to identify inconsistencies and load corrections. * Performs periodic data audits.

* Data resource: * Functions as a master data knowledge resource by helping the business understand master data and the data workflow tools used to request adds/changes (level 1 support). * Documents data issues engaging Manager to work with the business and technical teams as needed to reach resolution. * Provides business and third parties such as customers, warehouses, and consultants with ad hoc reporting as directed.

* Data initiatives: * Works with Sr. Analyst and/or Manager to understand rules and data setup for new requirements due to system enhancements, process improvements, and/or business rule changes. * Provides support for testing and implementation.

* Data documentation: * Maintains logs/shared files to document master data activity for projects, status reports, and SOX compliance. * Creates/maintains standard operating procedures, user request forms, and other documentation to promote data consistency.

* Data skill building: * Provides cross-training/shares knowledge with teammates to build skills across the master data team. * Continuously improves knowledge of master data to better understand how data elements are used both technically and by the business.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

* Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and 2+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required. * Advanced user of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel. * SAP and DSP (Data Stewardship Platform) experience is preferred. * Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills. * Highest level of accuracy and attention to detail. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic. * Proven success working in a team environment. * Adaptability and flexibility in a fast-changing environment. * Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment * Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly." and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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