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Manager, Vendor Master Data & Governance

Location San Rafael, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

Department:  IM

Group: Enterprise Master Data Management (MDM)

Title:  Manager, Vendor Master Data & Governance


Primarily responsible for the global creation, maintenance, governance and support of Enterprise Vendor Master Data for both goods and services; collaborating with cross-functional business and IT stakeholders at all BioMarin locations to sustain the ongoing data quality/accuracy/ completeness of Vendor master data


  • Manages the overall process and governance of master data creation and maintenance to ensure consistency across the organization for all Vendor Master and Reference data

  • Lead cross-functional efforts to implement initial data set-up or mass data creation, revision or enhancement, as necessary to deploy new functionality or business process, to comply and better align with evolving data standards, policies or guidelines

  • Manage governance of change requests to MDM components and policies. Review Vendor Master Data requests to ensure high quality data is available to execute Global Procure-To-Pay business processes within Oracle ERP, Data Warehouse and other downstream applications

  • Lead Master Data issue resolution efforts. Identify master data quality issues and engage data stewards or owners, ERP Support, IT or other subject matter experts (SMEs) as appropriate to determine root cause and resolve as necessary

  • Serves as the main Vendor Master liaison between the MDM team and the business and is the principal voice for data quality, integration and governance

  • Enforce established Master Data standards and best practices

  • Educate and train data steward community on Master Data creation, maintenance and governance. Provide instruction and training to data stewards in the definition, compilation and submission of data management requests

  • Assist in the user promotion, education and ongoing development of standards and business rules. Document master data standards, associated business rules, and data dictionary reference

  • Develop processes and procedures to facilitate the compilation, review and approval of master data, along with written instructions, user references and special formatted forms and templates, to aid business users with defining their data requirements, and to enhance data quality and consistency

  • Serve as process owner for the Vendor Data Hub – leading the implementation and ongoing maintenance

  • Manage the data requirement for the implementation of new locations and Vendor master related projects and integrations

  • Audit data quality of all master and reference data across all locations and coordinate resulting data cleansing activities

  • Serve as Master Data Management Stewardship Council member, representing the Enterprise MDM team. Collaborate and provide support in the establishment of data governance and management processes

  • Leads master data integration activities but not limited to data cleansing, data creation, data conversion, issue resolution, and data validation

  • Provide support and assistance to user groups in the implementation, ongoing development and user adoption of Vendor master data. Engage Data and Process Owners to define master data and process metrics, agree on targets and create plans managing toward the targets

  • Collaborate or provide input in the design and deployment of essential Vendor master OBIEE and Power BI reports or queries for system user groups

  • Lead in project management of master data related tasks assigned to MDM through external projects or initiatives. Identify and communicate project risks and recommend solutions

  • Perform or coordinate selective UAT testing in support for deploying software patches, upgrades or initial implementation of existing, unused modules, and the Production verification of automated mass data loads


Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of direct experience in Master Data Governance role

  • 4+ years or direct experience supporting master data for large ERP implementations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to state things simply and persuasively for a variety of audiences – internal, external, business and technical

  • Highly motivated, disciplined and self-directed

  • Analytical mind and methodical problem solver

  • Process orientation and user satisfaction attitude

  • Very good interpersonal skills with excellent customer service and “Can do” mentality

  • Ability to execute and manage performance and expectations within a cross-functional, matrix management environment

  • Ability to collaborate with and present to other leaders at all levels up to and including C-level

Desired Skills:

  • Strong technical fluency; understanding and discussing architectural and data quality concepts

  • Relevant experience in data management and analysis or other relevant fields

  • 2 – 3 years Oracle ERP master data experience

  • Experience working with geographically diverse teams and remote employees a plus

  • Experience with Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SQL

  • Experience with Visualization tools (ex. Power Bi, Tableau)


  • BS Degree in Computer Science, IT, Business Management or equivalent

  • Advanced degree a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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