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Data Lead


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Data Lead will be accountable for end-to-end planning, design, implementation and deployment of a master data management strategy (including governance), data profiling and cleansing, and execution plan to ensure success and support for a Global ERP implementation.

The role will partner with business process teams and end users to understand current state, define and execute a data strategy plan and understand/plan for downstream and future wave impacts. Additionally, the role will create base recommendations for data process improvements.

The Data Lead will lead by influencing business process teams and business stakeholders to make long-term decisions about data that will lead to high quality master data.

This role is responsible for pre-work, build, integration, training and testing of the process area, partnering with all parts of the business and IT to meet required timelines with approved resources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with stake holders to gain insight and understanding of their current end-to-end process state and gather information on their optimal future state. Correlate information and develop system solution recommendation to meet business requirements. Lead the specific process build and design working with subject matter experts.
  • Partner with IT to validate accuracy and thoroughness of process flows, hand offs, exceptions and approvals.
  • Execute scripts to prove system is error free and accurate in process area. Identify and help resolve incidents discovered during testing activity.
  • Deliver training courses to impacted stakeholder groups. Facilitate training evaluation and remediation.
  • Support the Change Management team in readiness activities to prepare for end-to-end process go live. Communicate key messages and provide feedback.

Typical Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

5+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to cultivate professional business partnerships. Ability to act independently and as part of a team. Willingness to be flexible and adapt to diverse stakeholder needs and organizational culture. Experience (and preferably enjoyment of) balancing numerous priorities and demands. Ability to query and profile data to extract insights
Experience in executing data and/or process improvement initiatives. Demonstrated partnering skills with both technical and non-technical partners (including senior leadership) with focus on informing, influencing, and relationship building. Self-motivated and results-oriented. Demonstrable track record dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering measurable results in an agile, fast-paced environment. Experience with SAP preferred, especially SAP Master Data Governance. Willingness to travel up to 15%, which may include international travel.

Job Requisition ID: 10959

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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