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Master Data / SAP Manager

Company: Planet Pharma Staffing Limited
Location: Zwolle Area, Netherlands
Reference: SC MDM205
Closing Date: 20 Jun 18
Type: Contract
Salary (£): 60,000 - 80,000
Benefits: NA

Job Summary:

Located in the Zwolle OR Amsterdam area, the Master Data Manager is responsible to provide and maintain high quality compliant master data that are available on time, in a consistent and controlled way; thus facilitating smooth execution of operational Supply Chain processes across EMEA region. If you would like to work for a top 20 global pharmaceutical company then please read on and apply!


The Business Process – Master Data Management (BP-MDM) department

(Candidates MUST speak dutch)


  • To own the Supply Chain Business Flows in EMEA SAP; organize and manage the creation and maintenance of material master and master data aspects according the business scenarios and business rules. And create and maintain material master data to support changes in existing business and introduction of new products and materials. Lead or participate in various projects where master data creation or change is involved.
  • Due to various medium and large sized projects within Astellas – many material master data records need to be created, updated or deleted. Additionally some processes need to be changed. Changes in processes and master data that need to be documented.
  • As a net result the BP-MDM Department needs additional staffing to manage all required changes.
  • The Team is looking for a new colleague that fits the following requirements:
  • Minimal five years’ work experience
  • ERP SAP hands-on experience minimal three years
  • MDM hands-on experience minimal two year – materials domain
  • Profound English language – verbal/writing (ILR Level 3 – Professional working proficiency)
  • Understands and speaks sufficient Dutch (ILR Level 2 – Limited working proficiency)
  • IT literate (MS Office, Word, Excel)
  • HBO Education / Bachelor degree
  • Structured way-of-working
  • Proactive communication / understands proper stakeholder management.
  • Supply Chain Management background is considered to be a pre-requisite
  • Primary tasks – after a thorough on-boarding period working on:
  • Supporting BP-MDM Department and Project APPLE with regards to MDM
  • Master Data Governance and Maintenance Documentation e.g. Manual, Procedures, Guidelines, etc.
  • Business Process Redesign (BPR) following the project APPLE principles and direction
  • Representing BP-MDM as Subject Matter Expert in MDM related projects

The material master contains information on all the materials that a company procures or produces, stores, and sells. It is the company's central source for retrieving material-specific data. This information is stored in individual material master records. Includes inventory levels. 


Office based in the Zwolle or Amsterdam area with up to 2days from home a week


Full-time (40hrs a week), 1year rolling contract (expected to last much longer)

About Planet Pharma
Planet Pharma is an American parented Employment Business/Agency that provides global staffing services with its head-quarters in Chicago and our EMEA regional office located in Central London. We have invested significantly in creating a robust international platform that enables us to work compliantly in 30+ countries with a current network of 2500+ active contractors globally as well as a very strong permanent / direct hire recruitment offering. 

Our specialist knowledge and close relationships with our clients and the wider industry really makes us unique in our field. Just recently we were recognised by FORBES as the 17th best professional staffing firm, and have won multiple awards from industry accredited bodies for our commitment to excellence and service delivery. We have extensive functional expertise including: Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, QA, QC, Submissions experts, Clinical development, Quality, Biostatistics, and Medical Affairs / Writing.

We are an equal opportunities Recruitment Business and Agency. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

To apply 
If you would like to discuss this vacancy further or to discuss your career options in confidence, please telephone Sam Chapple on +44 (0)203 868 8607 or e-mail on

If this role isn’t suitable for you, please let us know if you can refer anyone – any recommendations are much appreciated! Planet Pharma offers a competitive referral scheme so you will be rewarded for your help!


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