Abbott Master Data Analyst in Lake Forest, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary liaison between the businesses as it relates to the create / read / update / delete of master data throughout the enterprise. The Master Data Management Analyst plays a business critical role to identify, analyze, and implement all required process checks and ensure compliance with all appropriate master data governance. These process checks are performed in order to insure that the proper Product flow in cMat/SAP is followed , providing for seamless shipments and orders, as well as an effective month-end close with minimal disruption to the business.

Analyst will work directly with the customers to support and resolve challenges related to the mastering of critical business data. Applies relevant principles to support projects and ongoing activities. Completes tasks which support business teams and assists in the development of business requirements in order to solve for master data related business problems. Leads department level initiatives or provides assistance to departmental managers on phases of larger projects. May assist in supporting business continuity, relationship management and business strategy.

Core responsibilities:

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Perform various master data Create/Read/Update/Delete responsibilities including the mandatory validations. Responsible for communicating Master Data creates / changes to internal and external customers in a timely manner.

  • Requires high degree of communicative ability due to multi-divisional and multi-functional issues. May be required to participate in process improvement teams.

  • Investigate and analyze product shipment/order issues, pertaining to material maser setups and identify key data stake holders in resolving these issues. Provide data analysis to verify/validate data and drill down to identify root causes

  • Understand the implications of master data as it relates to SAP and other business systems based on requirements. Gather/document business requirements for Master Data initiatives.

  • Leads, mentors and/or provides guidance to less experienced team members, where applicable, including guidance for troubleshooting escalated issues.

  • Applies and executes standard strategic business theories, concepts and techniques and assists in the development of master data standards and procedures. Process map "old world vs. new world" process flow for new implementation of SAP to EU and other sites.

  • Assist Master Data team with MDG deployment to ensure seamless transition to the new workflow cApp tool.

Minimum education and experience:

B.A./B.S. degree in Business, Accounting, Information Technology or Finance preferred

0-2 years experience with degree or minimum 4-6 years experience with Master Data Management exposure is preferred.

SAP experience along advanced SQL, MS Access and Excel skills are strongly preferred.

Business Analyst along with Data Analytics experience is a plus

Ability to prioritize many incoming demands and differentiate on level of importance

Attention to detail and accuracy

Fast learner, able to adjust to new environment (systems and business process issues)

Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to interact with all levels of the organization, including senior management

Able to work independently, with minimal supervision

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email