Enterprise Material Data Steward Manager


PepsiCo Data Governance Program Overview:

PepsiCo is establishing a Data Governance program that will be the custodian of the processes, policies, rules and standards by which the Company will define its most critical data.

Enabling this program will:

  • Define ownership and accountability of our critical data assets to ensure they are effectively managed and maintain integrity throughout
  • PepsiCo’s systems
  • Leverage data as a strategic enterprise asset enabling data-based decision analytics
  • Improve productivity and efficiency of daily business operations

Position Overview:

The domain Data Steward role is responsible for working within the global data governance team and with their local businesses to maintain alignment to the Enterprise Data Governance’s (EDG) processes, rules and standards set to ensure data is fit for purpose.

This will be achieved through the EDG Data Steward operating as the single point of contact for those creating and consuming data within their respected data domain(s). Additionally, they will be driving the team to interact directly with key domain and project stakeholders, the EDG Lead, Governance Council, other data stewards across the organization and relevant SMEs throughout the organization as necessary. This position collaborates / advises with PepsiCo’s Governance Council, of which they are accountable for the success of PepsiCo’s EDG program.


Primary Accountabilities:

  • Support strategic initiatives (e.g. IBP) that depend on the consumption of Supply Chain & Product data
  • Promote data accuracy and adherence to PepsiCo defined global governance practices, as well as driving acceptance of PepsiCo’s enterprise data standards and policies across the various business segments.
  • Maintain and advise relevant stakeholders on data governance-related matters in the Material domain with a focus on the business use of the data
  • Monitor operational incidents, support root cause analysis and based on the recurrence propose ways to optimize the Data Governance framework (processes, Data Quality Rules, etc.)
  • Provide recommendations and supporting documentation for new or proposed data standards, business rules and policy (in conjunction with the Governance Council as appropriate).
  • Advice on various projects and initiatives to ensure that any data related changes and dependencies are identified, communicated and managed to ensure adherence with the Enterprise Data Governance established standards.
  • Represent market specific needs in Sector data councils and above, ensuring locals user needs are heard/met/addressed; Voice opinions around why proposals will or will not work for the market you represent and provide alternative solutions
  • Coordinate across the Sector (with fellow Market Data Stewards and the EDG Steward; strategic initiatives, Digital Use Cases and the federated data network) in order to maintain consistency of PepsiCo’s critical enterprise, digital, operational and analytical data.
  • Accountable for ensuring that data-centric activities are aligned with the EDG program and leverage applicable data standards, governance processes, and overall best practices.

Data Governance Business Standards:

  • Ensures alignment of the data governance processes and standards with applicable enterprise, business segment, and local data support models.
  • Champions the single set of Enterprise-level data standards & repository of key elements pertaining to the Material domain and promoting their use throughout the PepsiCo organization.
  • Owns one or multiple domain perspectives in defining and continually evolving the roadmap for enterprise data governance based upon strategic business objectives, existing capabilities/programs, cultural considerations and a general understanding of emerging technologies and governance models/techniques.
  • Advise on various projects and initiatives to ensure that any data related changes and dependencies are identified, communicated and managed to ensure adherence with the Enterprise Data Governance established standards.

Data Domain Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Responsible for helping identify the need for sector-level data standards (and above) based on strategic business objectives and the evolution of enterprise-level capabilities and analytical requirements.
  • Collaborates across the organization to ensure consistent and effective execution of data governance and management principles across PepsiCo’s enterprise and analytical systems and data domains.
  • Accountable for driving organizational acceptance of EDG established data standards, policies, and definitions and process standards for critical / related enterprise data.
  • Promotes and champions PepsiCo’s Enterprise Data Governance Capability and data management program across the organization.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The expected compensation range for this position is between $91,100 – $ 152,450
  • Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary
  • Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 12% of annual salary paid out Annually.
  • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement
  • In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan



  • 6+ years of experience working in Data Governance or Data Management within a global CPG (Consumer Packaged Good) company; Strong data management background who understands data, how to ingest data, proper data use / consumption, data quality, and stewardship
  • 6+ years of experience working with data in the Material domain including Supply Chain Planning, associated processes, involved systems and data usage.
  • 5+ years of functional experience working with SAP ECC or S/4 HANA in the Material domain.
  • Minimum 2+ years of functional experience working with SAP S/4 HANA.
  • Minimum of 5+ years functional experience working with and designing standards for data cataloging processes and tools.
  • Ability to partner with both business and technical subject matter experts to ensure standardization of operational information and execution of enterprise-wide data governance policies and procedures are defined and implemented.
  • Matrix management skills and business acumen

Differentiating Competencies Required:

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of master data elements and processes per the Material data domain.
  • Understanding of Material setup impact on Finance, Planning and Promotions value streams.
  • Understanding of operation usage of transactional data as it relates to Supply Chain planning.
  • Strong Communication Skills/Able to Persuade/Influence Others at all Organization Levels and the ability foster lasting partnerships
  • Ability to translate business requirements into critical data dependencies and requirements Ability to think beyond their current state (processes, roles and tools) and work towards an unconstrained, optimized design
  • An ability to solicit followership from the functional teams to think beyond the ‘way the things work today’
  • Able to align various stakeholders to a common set of standards and the ability to sell the benefits of the EDG program
  • Foster lasting relationships across varying organizational levels and business segments with the maturity to interface with all levels of management
  • Self-starter who welcomes responsibility, along with the ability to thrive in an evolving organization and an ability to bring structure to unstructured situations
  • Ability to arbitrate on difficult decisions and drive consensus through a diplomatic approach
  • Matrix management skills and business acumen
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role. Please note that all such company vaccine requirements provide the opportunity to request an approved accommodation or exemption under applicable law.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

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