Senior Manager Product Data Management

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Date: Mar 30, 2021

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: British American Tobacco

Job Number: 31341

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At Reynolds American, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:

Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands, Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; and Vuse Stores LLC.  This position is with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (2004).

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At Reynolds American, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:

Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands, Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; and Vuse Stores LLC.  This position is with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (2004).

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

RJRT R&D – Senior Manager – Product Data Management

Reynolds American Inc. is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; American Snuff Company LLC; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company.  RAI is a wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco (BAT).

The employees of RAI and its subsidiaries are committed to innovation with purpose: transforming the tobacco industry. Our employees are invited and expected to think and act boldly - and are rewarded for it. Our people drive the innovation and ignite the thought leadership that is transforming an entire industry.

We offer employment opportunities with a meaningful purpose, and employees are empowered to make a difference as soon as they join the team. It's an exciting, creative, and fast-paced environment.

Position Description:

This position is responsible for leading a group in the Research and Development Product Data Management organization accountable for product specifications, bills of material and SAP master data including systems configuration, integrations, testing, documentation and support of system validation, and reporting of regulatory and business data for a subset of operating company product platforms.  This position leads the development of vision and strategy for the sub-group by leading the application of corporate strategy across business functions.  Leads cross-functional projects while guiding team members by delegating authority appropriately and utilizing resources effectively.  Responsible for creating an environment where direct reports look for root causes while providing significant individual contributions. This position effectively resolves issues. This person maintains strong credibility throughout the organization and demonstrates an ability to manage change cross functionally.  This position is responsible for developing and selling business cases. This person maintains high standards and integrity for product data and product introduction and change processes, while adhering to all applicable regulations and procedures. 

 

The role serves as the Agile champion for assigned product platforms coordinating work and priorities commensurate with business objectives and priorities.   Additionally, the role encompasses leadership of a cross product platform master expert of technical data for either packaging, product design or systems configuration and master data.

 

Accountabilities/Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Sets strategy for the group that aligns with the R&D strategy and cohesively integrates across other functions to achieve goals.  Provides input to the strategy of the sub-function.
  • Manages and develops personnel to deliver against R&D objectives within their group and sub-function. 
  • Interacts with and builds relationships with outside departments and suppliers to drive and support innovation and transformation within the business and industry.  Initiates and leads change within sub-function and across R&D and the business.
  • Maintains broad knowledge of the business with proven ability to lead large projects within timelines. 
  • Provide leadership to assist others in solving complex problems. 
  • Provides direction to ensure key business needs are met; must take basic scientific and data concepts and apply them to computer systems, technologies, products or research.  Acts as a technical consultant across R&D and business projects.
  • Prepares and maintains annual budget and ensures programs are completed within the given budget.

 

Job Requirements:

 

Education:

4 year degree in scientific, engineering or business dicipline plus 7 years relevant experience in data management or 10 years of progressive relevant experience in data management

 

Required Skills to Perform Job:

  • Management of people and human resource processes
  • Management of agile request fulfillment processes
  • Project management
  • Master data management in SAP
  • Specifications and bill of material development and associated system configuration using Siemen’s Interspec
  • System development processes including system functionality, data integration and data quality
  • Development of regulatory and business reports
  • Adherence to business and regulatory processes and requirements

 

Relevant Experience and Preferred Skills:

 

  • Proven leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and coach others.
  • Is known for significant scientific and managerial accomplishments.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Strong company knowledge and business acumen. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects and manage resources effectively.
  • Willingness to take responsibility and accountability.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities. 
  • Orientation to creativity, innovation and action.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • The ability to lead and drive in an environment of change and continuous improvement.
  • Experience in a regulated consumer goods industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to see the big picture.
  • Regular attendance at work.

 

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • Proven leader of people with strong coaching skills and experience in training others
  • Ability to coordinate group efforts to align across business disciplines
  • Demonstrated commitment to development of self and others
  • Strong agile project management skills with the ability to parse objectives into work items and incorporate continuous improvements
  • Ability to quickly comprehend and comply with business processes
  • Data management experience and expertise in an ERP system
  • Expertise in specification development
  • Expertise in bills of material development and use
  • Ability to quickly learn how to use and configure computer software applications
  • Systems development expertise including systems validation processes
  • A drive to provide excellence in data quality and business customer services

 

 

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Targeted Annual Bonus
  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
  • Confidential personal financial counseling service
  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers
  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care advocacy service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Extensive training opportunities  

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

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Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.

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Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Targeted Annual Bonus
  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave; Also Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule
  • Confidential personal financial counseling service
  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers
  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care advocacy service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Extensive training opportunities  

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

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Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.

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