BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774.  Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,500 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 locations in Germany, with privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.


To help us achieve our goals at our location in Cologne, we are looking for a


Global Master Data Manager (f/m/d) - Production, Logistics, Quality Management


In order to support our digitalisation and transformation strategy, we are establishing a new business function for “Global Master Data Management”. The team is integrated within the product organisation and directly reports to the Chief Product Officer. As an expert for master data topics related to Production, Logistics and Quality Management, you will be operating in the following areas:



  • Support the design and establishment of a company-wide master data framework: master data governance, organisation, processes, systems & tools
  • Work closely with business stakeholders to coordinate and document master data needs & to create suitable end-to-end concepts / data models
  • Understand business relevance of existing & new data requirements and ensure proper implementation across systems (such as PLM, SAP, LIMS, etc.)
  • Solve operational issues by analysing the root causes and implementing solutions based on the master data framework
  • Steer and facilitate solutions in case of conflicting interest between business functions (e.g., unclear definitions, responsibilities, use of attributes, etc.)
  • Define data standards and KPI`s to secure a high data quality across related functions and systems
  • Create data reports and conduct master data audits regularly



  • Completed business, IT or engineering degree
  • Business background in production/logistics, ideally related to master data management
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Know-how in MDM tools, SAP (especially MM, QM), MS Office
  • Experience with QM Software, LIMS, EWM is an advantage
  • Excellent networking and communication skills
  • Passion for data and numbers and ability to lead cross-functional initiatives
  • Fluent command of English, German is an advantage 
  • Willingness to travel occasionally 



BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations!

If you have any further questions, please contact Chloé Gouysse +49 175 209 46 88.

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