A leading organisation is looking for a senior people master data specialist to join their team. The main purpose of the role is to provide oversight of People Master Data across the People function and to monitor and analyse people master data within the organisation.


  • Establish, align and apply People data management protocols as aligned with company standards and requirements.
  • Leading and supporting data management, governance, and data quality of master data requirements with other functional data owners to ensure functional master data integrity across the operation of systems is consistent and meets stated business rules and requirements.
  • Establish, align and apply People data quality and compliance guidelines and checks to proactively ensure integrity, accuracy and thoroughness of data (including historical system data being mapped to current system data for cumulative and comparative analysis).
  • Introducing mechanisms and approaches whereby the functional teams can work with the systems team to ensure data integrity in key people systems.
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining processes to support data quality.
  • Identifying areas for data quality improvements and resolving data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies.
  • Ensuring quality of master data in key systems, documenting processes with other functional data owners to support ongoing maintenance and data integrity.
  • Defining and implementing data strategies, policies, controls, and programs to ensure the learning data is accurate, complete, secure, and reliable.
  • Managing, analysing, and resolving data initiative issues and managing revisions needed to best meet internal and customer requirements while adhering to published data standards.
  • Apply logging procedures to ensure accurate and complete data.
    Manage and safeguard data as prescribed by legislative and company requirements such as POPI, including data sharing agreements in consultation with the department head.
  • Mindfully integrate data sources from various systems, including social media platforms by using relevant tools and techniques for the data analytics process.
  • Oversee and guide the loading of master data as required by various functional areas and/or provide stakeholders with relevant guidelines to ensure accurate and consistent data input with a view of how doing it incorrectly impacts the outcome.

About The Employer:


  • Degree in BSc in Computer Science, Systems or equivalent – (essential)
  • +4 years in a Systems master data or data QA analyst orientated or equivalent role – (essential).
  • Previous exposure to and capable of working with large and complex data sets using appropriate tools. MySQL, Bigquery, R, Python, Excel, Tableau, Qlikview/QlikSense are examples of the tools that will be beneficial in this role – (essential).
  • Experience within the FMCG, retail sector or similar – (preferred).
  • We value practical learning experiences, in the event that a candidate does not have a degree, demonstrable relevant experience will be considered. A proven track record of delivering Master Data Analysis or QA on core People systems in a retail environment – (essential)

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