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Title:  Analyst, Vendor Master Data

Requisition ID:  17138-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required


The primary mission of the Vendor Master Data Analyst is ensuring the integrity of Vendor Master Data in SAP (Stewardship) and other Master Data Management reporting and analytics tools.  They will assist in determining the link between the Company’s strategic initiatives and the vendor master data that enables relative success.  They will also assist in identifying improvement opportunities, developing and implementing plans for realizing these opportunities, and managing the sustainability of the plans.  The secondary mission of the Vendor Master Data Analyst is supporting the Supply Chain team by performing and continuously improving spend analytics reporting as it pertains to vendor master data.  The Vendor Master Data Analyst will also be responsible for end user training and training documentation as needed.



  • Key team member in the design, implementation and administration of new vendor onboarding tools and vendor insurance checking processes
  • Ensures vendor data quality is maintained to GPI Data Governance policies and procedures in SAP and other receiving systems using Information Steward and Data Services (ISDS) and other data quality management tools – the role serves as the ultimate “Gate Keeper” for vendor data quality
  • Ensures vendor data standards are maintained and documented, designs rules to meet business requirements and verifies they operate effectively in ISDS
  • Identifies automated correction opportunities, working with IT to design and implement
  • Ad hoc support of business projects related to VMD quality such as systems conversions and implementations, M&A data integration, and data enrichment
  • Participates on formal project teams and activities concerning VMD quality
  • Analytical role working with the Supply Chain team to leverage vendor information to promote company cost savings and earnings growth
  • Utilizes third party data enrichment services to analyze active vendor population for credit worthiness, diversity status, FATCA (Foreign Acct Tax Compliance), OFAC (Office of Foreign Asset Control)
  • Supports Supply Chain with routine and ad hoc vendor reporting requirements such as spend reporting, working capital improvement tracking, and driving transition to standard payment terms across active vendor population
  • Collaboratively collects and reports data quality metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Provides support for internal and external audit requests as needed
  • Works with the AP team, our third-party support team, and business end users to execute vendor master creations and changes, ensuring all changes comply with data governance standards and internal control requirements
  • Develops and maintains documentation pertaining to areas of responsibility
  • Prepares and conducts training as needed for areas of responsibility
  • Assists with other Master Data Management related tasks and projects as needed




  • Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative discipline (Finance, Accounting, AIS, MIS, Mathematics, Engineering)
  • Strong attention to detail and first-time quality and accuracy of work are key requisites
  • Demonstrated proficiency with process and database element deconstruction and reconstruction with a passion for process and continuous improvement
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office, primarily Excel & Access. SQL experience a plus
  • 3 years SAP experience required
  • Experience in master data management approaches, technologies, and processes in a complex organization
  • Experience in collaborating with multiple departments to achieve business objectives
  • Effective project management skills – planning, decision-making, prioritizing, timely completion
  • Must be creative, resourceful, organized, and able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • End user training experience
  • Work involves confidential and sensitive information.  Discretion is essential
  • Willingness to travel – up to 20% 


Preferred / Plus:

  • Experience and exposure with spend analytics
  • Experience with BI and BW or similar reporting tools
  • Experience with data migration activities including Mass Data Loads
  • Experience with SAP Information Steward
  • Manufacturing sector experience

Required Experience


At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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