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MDM Product File Analyst

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44115

Company: Applied Industrial Technologies



The MDM Product File Analyst is globally responsible for working with Service Centers, Field Management, Vendors, Product Management, Supply Chain, and IT to analyze data in order to maximize revenue and operating efficiency as it pertains to all material related master data and material price records. The Master Data Analyst will be involved in designing and enforcing Global Data Governance rules and standards to maintain data integrity, problem solving and resolution for an array of data related issues, and providing consulting expertise to business partners.




  • Work with supplier contacts and Product Management for information required to accurately and timely set-up, maintain, cleanse, and ensure all aspects of correct material master data, including the SAP material master, material price records, CMIRs, interchange records, PIRs, source lists, and consignment records, through agile analysis to drive efficient and effective sales processes.
  • Perform root-cause analysis on master data inconsistencies. Recommend and execute corrective action.
  • Routinely audit data against established rule sets to ensure consistency and accuracy of information. Work with supplier contacts and business partners to resolve any discrepancies in data.
  • Support SAP deployments across the company by ensuring the data cleansing meets the global and business specific standards.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities to maximize revenue and operating efficiency.
  • Develop knowledge and expertise of best practices and end-to-end business processes involving master data.
  • Help to develop standard procedures, user guides, and other necessary training and job aid materials. Provide training / coaching as needed.
  • Validate and process vendor product files, performing all necessary levels of SAP maintenance, including creating and maintaining material price records, new adds, creating substitution tables, maintaining accurate values and statuses.
  • Research the root cause of errors, process, and data integrity issues and provide resolution.
  • Assist in leading process standardization, data governance, cleansing activities, maintenance and data quality improvement efforts in alignment with data strategy goals.
  • Enable the team to drive efficient, accurate set-up through understanding Microsoft Access, WinShuttle, and other technical capabilities.
  • Support Company acquisitions via file conversions.
  • Follow-up with vendors to expedite and obtain pricing and product data.
  • Play a key role with the design, testing, and implementation of new process and/or enhancements to the systems that support master data.





  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field preferred.
  • Up to 1 year of relevant experience or equivalent.
  • Excellent computer skills: Access, Excel, Power Point, etc.
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; positive business relationships.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills including proper English grammar.
  • Solid analytical & problem solving skills.
  • Process orientation, detail focus, ability to multi-task.
  • Results oriented. Self-Motivated. Ability to handle stress & deadlines.

Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than five million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied® provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training and inventory management solutions that provide added value to our customers.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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