Product Data Custodian

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, Belanger, and Lansas.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

What we’re looking for…  

The Product Data Custodian’s role is a tangible function of the organization’s migration towards using product data to help drive business growth. This includes ensuring our product data is cared for through its complete lifecycle, as an enterprise asset. Product Data Custodians partner across the company to ensure data is created, managed, and effectively utilized as trusted enterprise assets – which leads to understood, controlled, and reliable downstream data.


Expectations & Accountabilities …  

  • Support with data entry for indirect materials such as MRO, Raw Materials, Semi-Finished, and Finished goods  and any discontinuation through the defined processes.
  • Manage the efforts to identify, troubleshoot, cleanse, organize and update data on an on-going basis.
  • Works with the business, data analysts, and data stewards to identify problems and root cause for data quality issues.
  • Responsible for maintaining globally defined master data attributes for their respective domains.
  • Responsible for ensuring master data records are compliant with master date creation/change matrices (yet to be developed.)
  • Ensure master data integrity in key systems.
  • Identify areas for data quality improvements and help to resolve data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies.
  • Oversee data lifecycle including operational and administrative management of data and overall data curation – for multiple data domains/subdomains.
  • As needed, lead others in defining and assisting with implementing specific data quality requirements and present metrics documenting adherence and improvements to data quality rules.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of business requirements / classifications of data (e.g., retention, security classification, etc.)
  • Implement, enforce, and demonstrate strong understanding of data standards and policies.
  • Partner with other members of the data stewardship community.
  • Support multiple, highly complex business processes and serve as a functional leader.

What you’ll need to be successful… 

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience related to industry, functional and/or technical area of expertise.
  • 3+ years’ experience in data management, data governance, data quality, master data management, and/or designing and implementing functional systems and data in a structured process preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills with proven ability to establish and cultivate relationships with key partners.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to research data definition, usage, and flow to gain expertise in existing systems.
  • Expert troubleshooting skills to investigate resolve and escalate problems. Identifies need for technical assistance to help in problem resolution.
  • Deep understanding of some or all of the product data business data domain(s).
  • Ability to prioritize and manage tasks/projects along with recurring responsibilities and adjust to changing priorities with minimal leader input.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Enterprise mind-set with ability to balance flexibility vs standardization.
  • Understand and can apply key data stewardship and data governance concepts.
  • Data and business analysis skills, including strong documentation skills (technical writing a plus).
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills including pivot tables, advanced charting, advanced formulas, conditional formatting.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of data flows and data sources within relational databases.
  • Advanced experience interacting with various database and file storage systems (DB2, IDMS, Oracle, Hadoop, NoSQL), data manipulation language (i.e. SQL), and/or data visualization tools (i.e. Tableau, Power BI).
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education & experience is required with an emphasis in Business, Finance, Computer Science, Engineering or MIS strongly preferred.

Qualifications that will set you apart….  

  • SAP S4/Hana experience preferred.
At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!

Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability income protection coverage at no cost to associates
  • Paid Maternity and Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,880 company contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Oatey family of companies are an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We recruit, employ, promote, and offer competitive pay for all jobs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.