Master Data Process Expert @ Vandemoortele – Gent

Client Description

Vandemoortele is a leading European food group that manufactures and sells high-quality food products. Vandemoortele has two business lines; one in frozen bakery products and one in margarines, culinary oils and fats.

In Bakery Products, Vandemoortele offers throughout Europe a wide range of frozen bread products, pastry, sweet treats, patisserie and savoury products for professional users in the bakery and foodservice channels as well as for retailers, who appreciate the quality and convenience of Vandemoortele’s products.

In Margarines, Culinary Oils & Fats, Vandemoortele targets European professional users with a broad portfolio of products that combine processability, taste and flavour, as well as European retailers with private label margarines and frying fats. In addition, Vandemoortele has a number of strong consumer brands in the Benelux such as Vandemoortele®, Vitelma®, Diamant® and Gouda’s Glorie®.

In 2020, Vandemoortele realized a revenue of ca 1,2 billion euro with 4,500 associates. The Vandemoortele Group is present in 12 European countries and in the United States, with its own sales organizations and/or production facilities. The Vandemoortele headquarters are located in the Food Experience Center in Ghent, Belgium.

To further elevate business process quality and systematic automation, Vandemoortele is currently working together with Purson to hire a Master Data Process Expert to join the master data team.

Job Description

As Master Data Process Expert you develop a deep understanding of master data processes and systems. You track and challenge new opportunities to improve efficiency and to automate processes. You take master data lead from business side in case of new system introductions and act as a liaison between business and IT.

  • Become an expert in the field of master data processes and systems with strong focus on automation;
  • Act as a MD spokesperson in various international projects related to master data processes and systems
  • New system introductions: be part of team as MD process expert and take decisions for MD department (e.g. Product lifecycle management, Portfolio Project Management, data quality & data governance. .)
  • Work closely together with IT and with BPO to improve process efficiency
  • Collect proposals for process improvements and validate with parties involved
  • Test and implement process improvements in close collaboration with key users
  • Assist in training and aligning the teams in different locations (Ghent, France and Italy);
  • Support PMD officers in reporting and systems
  • Be a back-up for team members and support key users


  • You hold a Master degree in Economics or Engineering (Industrial, Business, Bio-, etc.),…
  • Preferably you have a first experience in (product) master data with an emphasis on analytics or strong affinity to data analytics.
  • You have a strong affinity with process management and always looking for ways to improve the process.
  • Preferably you have technical experience in SAP ERP/ SAP BI/ Microsoft office Excel and Powerpoint.
  • You have a well-developed analytical, conceptual and synthetic mindset with eye for details. At the same time, you are pragmatic, problem-solving and looking for initiative.
  • You are flexible and hands-on.
  • You are a team player and you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, in English.  French and Dutch is a plus.


Vandemoortele offers you challenging work at their HQ in Gent with a great purpose in an international company having a dynamic, driven and ambitious culture and a collegial atmosphere. You will get all chances to grow within a people oriented and value driven environment, where cooperation, respect and ambition are key.

You will receive an attractive salary and will enjoy all fitting extralegal advantages.


 Frederik Degryse | | 0032 470 19 40 13