IHS Markit Quality & Data Governance, Specialist - Product Master Data in Penang, Malaysia

About IHS Markit

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

Internal Title: Quality & Data Governance, Specialist - Product Master Data

External Title: Quality & Data Governance, Specialist - Product Master Data

SAP Job Title Quality & Data Governance, Specialist - Product Master Data

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This role is within the IHS Markit Product Master Data Maintenance team. It includes performing Product Master Data Maintenance duties, ensuring governance policies/controls are followed, improving and enhancing existing repeatable processes and tools, and supervising the work of other team members.

The Product Master Data Maintenance team members are the IHS Markit subject matter experts on managing and maintaining internal product data that is needed for transaction processing, product delivery, revenue recognition, and strategic reporting and analysis. This includes maintaining and stewarding product data in order processing (ERP) and sales force automation (SFA/CRM) systems to ensure correct and current data. This role will interact and collaborate with teams throughout IHS Markit, including finance/accounting, sales operations, product management, order management, and pricing teams.

General Job Duties:

  • Follows defined processes to maintain correct and accurate product master data (proper identification, standardization and classification) for transaction processing in key systems; meeting agreed upon internal Service Level Agreements (SLA)

  • Works product maintenance task queues to create and maintain products.

  • Applies product data management and governance policies, standards, and procedures to ensure accuracy and reliability of IHS product data

  • Resolves data quality issues as assigned

  • Tracks and reports work progress for audits and data validation activities

  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.

  • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.

  • Develops subject matter expertise on product master data

  • Communicates all product master change information to stakeholders.

  • Retains and archives all documents relating to product master data.

  • Performs other tasks as required to support product data quality

  • Supports product master data stakeholders in understanding product master data standards, definitions, processes, policies, and tools via process and training documentation and job-aids as needed

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Experience working with data entry or billing/ERP systems desired

  • Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.

  • A strong desire and interest in being part of a growing team

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail/accuracy with data entry

  • Quick learner with ability to work independently when trained.

  • Analytical thinker who can define problems, collect data, establish facts, perform basic analysis, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Reliable to meet established quality standards even under tight schedules/deadlines

  • Strong communication (verbal & written) skills with the ability to communicate, collaborate, and interact professionally within a matrix organization

  • Computer experience in a windows environment and Microsoft office (incl Excel & PowerPoint) desired


  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 years of related experience; or an advanced degree without experience; or equivalent work MDM experience

Organizational Relationships:

  • The position reports to Supervisor, Data, PSPMO APAC

  • Additional Reporting to Director, IT (Vanguard Master Data)

  • Titles of positions reporting directly to this position: none

  • Number of employees supervised: none

Physical Requirements: Enter data into PC for long periods of time – criticality essential, frequency daily.

Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.