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John Martin Faucon

Master Data Project Lead

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  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 100 €/hour 800 €/day
  • Languages: English (Full Professional) | Portuguese (Elementary) | Spanish (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 25.01.2017
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Migration
  • Data Modelling
  • Master Data Management
  • Data Governance
  • Data Quality and Reporting
  • Enterprise Data Architecture
  • Big Data
  • Project and Integration Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Business Transformation
  • Great leadership qualities.
  • Organized and methodical.
  • Excellent communication and soft skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management.
  • Able to work under pressure and stressful situations.
  • Large experience in global and multicultural environments.
  • Effective management of interdependencies between projects.
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring, budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Sufficient seniority and credibility to advise business units on their initiatives in relation to a business transformation programme.
  • Data Solutions: SAP BODS, SAP MDM, SAP MDG, Informatica, Trillium, SQL Server, Cransoft (dspMigrate and dspMonitor), PLM Matrix, DEMS and D&B.
  • SAP Solutions: Materials Management, Finance, Controlling, Asset Management, Business Intelligence, Special Ledger, Funds Management, Solution Manager, SRM, EP, ECM and APO..
  • Process Solutions: ARIS, SAP BPM, MEGA and PowerDesigner.
  • MS-Office package: Project, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel, Access, and Word.
  • Mother Tongue(s): Spanish, Catalan
  • Professional/Fluent: English
  • Basic Knowledge: Portuguese, Italian
  • Ability to get on well with people and extrovert.
  • Available to travel or change residence.
  • Proactive and Optimistic.
  • Exigent in obtaining best results.

GLOBAL HEAD OF MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT                     September 2015 – Actually
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG, CH-8152 Zurich (Pharma Industry)
Establishing a Global Master Data Strategy to govern data driven by value that will ensure an activity priorization based on tangible value and anticipated results.
Main Tasks:

  • Define and execute the master data management strategy and roadmap, continually evaluate strategy and roadmap with stakeholders to ensure value is realized.  
  • Driving the global data governance framework and collaborating with business leaders to ensure business resources are properly engaged in the process
  • Develop, initiate and maintain global policies and procedures related to the management of master data within the organization
  • Manage and direct employees.  Developing organizational structures to meet business objectives (by defining a service model and building internally staffed and outsourced team to effectively deliver services to the organization).  Accountable for human resource processes including career development, salary reviews and performance management. 
  • Oversight of existing platforms and processes to deliver required services to meet the expectations developed with stakeholders
  • Ensure an effective and fair management of Third parties and partners.
  • Create and maintain an environment that encourages skill growth, teamwork, and a high level of engagement. 
GLOBAL DATA LEADER (Chief Data Officer)                   November 2013 – September 2015
Novelis AG, CH-8007 Kusnacht  (Metal Industry)
Defining and Driving the Global Data Management Strategy to achieve that data is treated as a company asset and key enabler for business success.
Main Tasks:
  • Analyzing the data needs of the organization and prioritizes the design and delivery of new and/or modified data management process and procedures.
  • Responsible for all Data Management activities, controls, governance and standards.
  • Defining the organization as Shared service center by separating global functions and regional operations (IT Data Tools and Services, Global Data Governance and regional MDM centers)
  • Defining and owning Data Governance bodies (data governance council) and processes to drive a continuous improvement on the data area.
  • Recruiting and providing leadership to the Enterprise Data Management organization.
  • Evaluating and allocating resources (personnel, software, equipment, and facilities).
  • Reviewing, evaluating and presenting performance, activity and progress reports in relations to data management services
  • Defining, establishing and implementing data quality management including appropriate roles, process and technology
  • Planning and providing for the training and development of department staff to establish appropriate capabilities and the wider education of the business in the need for strong data management.
  • Reviewing, negotiating, and maintaining service level for Data Management service provision
  • Supporting ERP deployment teams through the deployment methodology to ensure appropriate adherence to data standards and quality are achieved. (definition of data integration approach: cleansing & migration)
GLOBAL PROGRAM MANAGER (BPM/MDM)                                   June 2011 - October 2013
Novartis AG, CH-4002 Basel (Pharma)
Program Manager for Supplier Information Management (Supplier On Boarding and Vendor Master Data Management) to centralize the process and related tools across all Novartis divisions as part of Procurement Transformation.
Main Tasks:
  • Definition of Data Management strategy to achieve the standardization of business processes
  • Implementing business requirements relating to data and reporting.
  •  Managing program up to 20 million USD in compliance with Novartis methodologies. (ICE, GxP, SOX, etc.)
  • Giving the project team directions and maintain control of progress, quality and budget.
  • Managing and representing Group Sourcing Enterprise Assets x-divisional projects from start-up to completion for Supplier Management across all divisions.
  • Plan and organize the project, allocate internal and/or external resources to accomplish project tasks.
  • Being accountable and responsible for achieving the program objectives.
  • Managing quality, timeliness and cost of the deliverables.
  • Maintaining control over the project’s status and budget.
  • Reporting project status and issues where help is needed to the Steering Committee.
  • SPOC for all topics related with MDM. Setting-up and leading the regional MDM centers of excellence and Data Governance board.
GLOBAL MASTER DATA LEAD (Global Process Owner)                      July 2009 – May 2011
Sika AG, CH-8967 Widen (Chemical Industry)
Driving Data Management strategy in Alliance world roll-out to integrate all the business units into global SAP system (More than 70 countries).
Main Tasks:
  • Definition of Data Management strategy to achieve the standardization of business processes.
  • Implementing business requirements relating to data and reporting.
  • Plan and coordinate: Data team activities, Data owner activities to ensure the success of the project objectives.
  • Managing Master Data Lifecycles and definition of the strategy for Data Dual maintenance.
  • Provide the planning, support and administrative direction for daily operational activities.
  • Intermediary between Business and SIS.
  • Management and documentation of procedures to fulfill its verification.
  • The focus points for the functional areas to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective solutions in their respective areas.
  • Management of Support phase: non-rollin projects & Incidental.
  • Providing strategic project management for new SIKA acquisitions (Companies): defining a global Integration process (governance), supporting the Integration team in documentation procedures (standards definition) and executing Master data strategy, Archiving concept and authorization validation procedure.
  • Acting as functional lead of Demand to supply and Quality management to ensure the Product lifecycle.
  • Leading the global data stewardship organization and Local Data owners. (LDO at country level)
  • Performance monitoring based on data quality standards. (KPIs, SLAs)
PRODUCT DATA MANAGEMENT LEADER (PLM/PDM)                  January 2009 – May 2009
Faurecia, 60110 Meru/Paris (Automotive Industry) - Freelance
Managing the Product lifecycle Management strategy in Faurecia to integrate PLM process into business units as part of the Global Implementation (FSC).
Main tasks:
  • Business calendar definition (Business Milestone Project Plan).
  • Plant process Analysis (manufacturing audit) and business processes mapping definition.
  • Definition, validation and implementation (into Galileo PDM Solution) of Product Management processes.
  • Definition and execution of data readiness strategy (cleansing and migration) to integrate product data management (PDM/PLM) with established material management and production processes (SAP MM/PP).
  • Definition of the PDM organizational change management strategy to ensure business awareness and commitment. (stake holder engagement, super user identification, training)
  • Establishment of Engineering Change Management processes.
  • Optimization of SAP FCS core solution by integrating PDM solution.
  • Managing the Offshore team Taco-Faurecia (India) to implement PDM.
MASTER DATA/MIGRATION LEAD (Data Manager)               November 2007 – January 2009
Nestle SA, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat (Nutrition, Health and Wellness Industry) - Freelance
Leading Data Management strategy as part of GLOBE Business excellence program:
  • Esquimal Project to integrate the ice cream business into GLOBE.
  • IbR-GLOBE Fusion Integration project to integrate Novartis Healthcare Nutrition Division into GLOBE.
Main tasks:
  • Identification and coordination of the Nestlé business team to execute expected data activities.
  • Defining the data readiness strategy and its implementation. Including identification of scope,  cleansing execution, conversion rule definition and data project plan execution. (data framework)
  • Defining and driving the data validation procedures to ensure that data quality standards are met.
  • Data high level milestones definition according to the project plan to ensure a good monitoring of the data activities. (CS1,CS2,Cutover,PROD)
  • Managing the data resource needs based on project delivery.
  • Ensure the Fulfilment verification of the standards defined by Nestlé.
  • Intermediary between the business team and the Nestlé GLOBE Center.
  • Managing Master Data Lifecycles and definition of Data Dual maintenance strategy.
  • Establishing and driving the data change management process  to ensure the adecuate control of all data procedures.
  • Leading the local data stewardship organization.
FINANCE ERP SUPPORT MANAGER                                        February 2006 – October 2007
AXA-Winterthur, 08036 Barcelona (Insurance) – Freelance via IBM GS
Leading the ERP CoE for Finance and Procurement in combination of ERP financial implementation to integrate AXA and Winterthur.
Main Tasks:
  • Project plan and core solution definition for finance and procurement consolidation. (Chart of Accounts, IFRS, Asset Management, indirect and direct procurement)
  • Intermediary between service provider and business units.
  • Definition of the incidental and change request procedures as part of ERP support model.
  • Optimisation of the ERP solutions already implemented in the customer according with governance guidelines.(ERP change management)
  • Monthly reporting of the IT operations and support activities.
  • Coordinating and monitoring of the service delivery at third party level.
  • Leading the ERP Support organization (about 15 members)
  • Performance monitoring based on SLA.
FINANCE ERP CONSULTANT                                                    January 2005 – February 2006
Winterthur, 08036 Barcelona (Insurance) – Freelance via IBM GS
Participation in Winterthur project to standardize all business processes
Main tasks:
  • Definition of workflow processes to centralize invoicing procedures.
  • Analysis and design of interfaces between business processes.
  • Managing the change management of implemented sanitary solutions as part of ERP support. (MM and FI modules)
  • Definition and coordination of budgetary management reporting.
  • ERP Solution integration (SAP) with other external systems (ORACLE, JAVA…) for the vendor normalization.
  • Definition and maintenance of functional documentation.
  • Business assessment on SAP best practices.
  • Coordinating project delivery organization. (about 5 members)
SENIOR ERP ANALYST (SAP)                                                     January 2004 – January 2005
Winterthur, 08036 Barcelona (Insurance) – Freelance via IBM GS
Participation in Winterthur project to standardize all business processes
Main tasks:
  • Leading ERP development team and its delivery. (about 7 members)
  • Analysis and development of interfaces, dynpros, Loads, dynamic functions, BADIs, IDOCs, ArchiveLink (BC-AL) module to attach document using bar codes.
  • Coordination of project development deliverables.
ERP TECHNICAL CONSULTANT (SAP)                                         March 2003 – January 2004
Winterthur, 08036 Barcelona (Insurance) – Freelance via Pwc/IBM
Participation in Winterthur project to standardize all business processes
Main tasks:
  • Analysis and development of interfaces, dynpros, loads using LSMW,SPRO and BAPIs.
  • Custom solution development inside Material Management area for sanitary solutions. (using module-pools, reports for XML format conversion, dynamic selects, dynamic reports, table control, Tabstrip, field-groups, fields-symbols, ABAP P.O.O(alv_tree, alv_grid), dynamic charges)
  • Definition of the technical documentation and unit testing execution.
ERP TECHNICAL CONSULTANT (SAP)                                September 2002 – February 2003
T-Systems ITC, 08036 Barcelona (Public Sector)
Participation in e-Cataleg project (e-Procurement) based on a new procurement management system for  “Generalitat de Catalunya” (Local Government of Catalonia).
Main Tasks:
  • Definition of the technical Documentation and unit testing execution.
  • Development of EBP (SRM) and MM modules. (using of tools like SapScript, SmartForms , WAS, screenpainter, module-pools, dynpros, forms, smartforms, services (ITS), table control and reports)
Strong experience for over 12 years in large transformation programs where he has built a proven career in successfully managing global and multi-cultural teams within major organisations.
His experience in several industries (Foods Consumer, Chemical, Pharma, Automotive and Metal) gave him the opportunity to clearly understand the business needs and identify easily the areas for improvement in order to define a consistent data management strategy to achieve that data is treated as a company asset, by:
  • Ensuring an effective, standard and enterprise-wide data management framework and capability to provide consistent, quality data to underpin the business transformation strategy for standard processes and business information, which provides a foundation for best practice in data management to support the business units.
  • Defining and leading the Enterprise Data Management Vision and embedding the Enterprise Data Management Strategy through the business transformation initiative.
  • Building and driving the Enterprise Data Management Organization to define Global data policies, governance, standards and processes providing an integrated business data framework.
  • Leading the Enterprise Data Governance bodies (via data governance council) and processes to drive a continuous improvement on the data management area.

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