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Senior Master Data Specialist

Permanent, Full-time + Cambridge, ON

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned portfolio of brands established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, REALFRUIT, Boulangerie Grissol, and Whippet (to name just a few).  Our head office is in Cambridge Ontario. We have been located in the Kitchener area since the family’s original store opened in 1892.

We are looking for a Senior Master Data Specialist to join our Finance team in Cambridge, Ontario. Here you will work in a fast-paced environment with experienced and passionate team members with a goal of driving profitable business growth and delivering against our Made Better Promise.

Senior Master Data Specialist

The Senior Master Data Specialist is responsible for managing centralized master data processes to support internal and external customers. You will play a key role in ensuring the creation and maintenance of material masters in SAP are done accurately and completed in a timely manner. You will have a high level of independence to manage master data processes and overall data governance, while supervising 1 Master Data Specialist. This role reports to the Senior Finance Manager – Supply Chain.

You are a detail-oriented master data expert, responsible for material master setups for a wide variety of raw materials and finished goods, across multiple production facilities. You will need to understand how material master impacts a variety of departments including Cost, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Sales. You must have a deep understanding of the SAP ERP ecosystems, and have a strong grasp of standard SAP transaction codes used to maintain master data. Will be involved in projects such as new acquisitions, new software implementations, and heavily involved in future SAP upgrades (S4/HANA).

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Creation of raw material, WIP, finished goods BOMs and routing in SAP
  • Maintain material master data, bill of materials, routings. Calculate impact of changes and communicate to key stakeholders
  • Manage GS1/1WorldSync process to upload new product data (Global Trade Item Numbers), maintain current product data, and assist in image certification
  • Participate in Budget and year-end processes: manage new innovation estimates, setup and enter all new standards, active in Cost Rolls
  • Responsible for vendor master creation/maintenance and also for important reporting processes (Stewardship/Circular Materials reporting)


Successful applicants will have: 

  • Multiple years of SAP ERP experience and expertise with key master data transaction is required
  • Previous experience in a Master Data/Data Governance/Data Compliance type department is required.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively (spoken and written) with all areas of the organization.
  • Preference will be given to those with experience in a manufacturing/CPG environment and/or some experience with Product Costing


We offer training, competitive wages and benefit package. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by November 18, 2022 quoting the appropriate position title and your name in the subject line to: hrresumes@darefoods.com (Word or PDF format)

 Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please

 Guided by our Purpose, Mission and Values Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, supported and proud to work here. 

Dare Foods Ltd. will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.