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Pearson Master Data Lead, Global Procurement in Bangalore, India

Master Data Lead, Global Procurement


About Pearson:

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We believe education is a vital force that can empower people, help them to reach their potential and contribute to more connected communities, all around the world. Our strength comes from our outstanding people; our strong relationships in the education world; our expertise in using technology to help people learn; our global footprint and local reach; and our position as a profitable, global company with a unifying sense of purpose.

We're investing in our technology and infrastructure. By working at Pearson, you have a unique chance to make a real difference to the lives of people all over the world.

Summary Description of Role

The Master Data Lead shall form part of the Management Information team and act as the custodian of Procurement-owned Master Data and responsible for ensuring robust data across a complex system landscape underpinning the Source-to-Pay processes.

The individual will be required to build credibility through demonstrating an understanding of current challenges and subsequently through recommendations, both in terms of specific solutions and industry best practices.


The Master Data Lead shall primarily be responsible for owning integrity of and driving improvements to key data objects including Vendor, Commodity taxonomy, Catalogue and Contracts across Pearson’s global system landscape.

The individual shall also be responsible for ensuring that a continuously evolving set of requirements i.e. risk, legislative, are being met through robust data-sets, reducing the risk of non-compliance to Pearson.

The Master Data Lead shall also identify opportunities to automate their activities where applicable.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop master data strategy and governance framework for Procurement data

  • Use data, metrics and stakeholder feedback to identify and understand pain points and inefficiencies

  • Translation of business outcomes into requirements that will bring measurable improvements to the user experience and effectiveness of processes

  • Lead initiative to cleanse and normalise global vendor data

  • Identify opportunities for automation and the practical application of robotic and/or machine learning technologies

  • Make an active and material contribution to the Procurement team and promote best practice to ensure that the function meets it’s short and long-term objectives

  • Establish and utilise network to keep abreast of industry best practice and drive innovation

  • Able to work with closely with other data custodians to agree common standards and ways of working

  • Work in collaboration with the extended team to drive function and organisation wide objectives

  • Able to build strong, trusted relationships with stakeholders in technology, finance and other areas

  • Be comfortable working in an environment which promotes constructive challenge, delivery, innovative thinking, accountability and a sense of fun



  • Relevant experience working within master data governance frameworks in large corporations

  • Knowledge of best practices of master data management

  • Experience across Source-to-Pay processes, systems and data objects

  • Hands on experience of Oracle, Coupa, OBIA and other enterprise systems

  • Appreciation of the benefits of cutting edge technologies e.g. RPA or Machine Learning and an understanding how these could be applied in a practical sense

  • A sharp focus on getting results and insights using the most practical and fastest approach.

  • Experience of working with both virtual and physical global teams

  • Curiosity and real passion for making an impact along with strong attention to detail.

  • Strong problem solving ability and comfortable with ambiguity

  • Natural ability to interact positively with all internal stakeholders across cultures, countries, and professional disciplines

Primary Location: IN-IN-Bangalore

Other Locations PH-PH-Manila

Work Locations: IN-Bangalore-DivyaSree Chambers Wing A, DivyaSree Chambers O'Shaugnessy RoadLangford Town Bangalore

Job: Supply Chain

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 15, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1914903

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.