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Configuration Data Analyst - Surface Materials

Configuration Data Analyst - Surface Materials

Company Overview

When you feel connected to your work, you feel more engaged. At Haworth, you can pursue a career that offers you ample opportunity to build your portfolio and expand your skillset in an exciting and inclusive environment. Join a company that values innovation, inspiration, and you!


HAWORTH is a global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. As a valued member of our team, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.


Why Haworth? Find out here!


Here at Haworth, our members enjoy benefits from their first day of employment including:

  • 4 weeks paid time off and an option to purchase an additional week
  • Priority Health Insurance
  • Newly renovated on-site gym open 24 hours
  • 401k Benefit -  If you contribute 6% of your annual salary, Haworth will contribute up to 7%
  • Annual bonus programs
  • Company provided Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • 4 hours of paid volunteer time off
  • Zero waste to landfill company which provides personal on-site recycling drop-off

Job Overview

We are currently looking for an entry level or experienced Configuration Data Analyst who will be the Surface Materials Data Owner.  This is a hybrid position working 3 days onsite in the office and 2 remote days from a home office.

As a member of this team, the surface materials data owner role is responsible for working with the PLM product groups to load color codes and product groups into SAP, as well as maintaining current classification and organization/structure of colors moving forward for our specification tools and surface collection website. This position is a bridge between manufacturing and engineering to ensure that all surface materials can be applied to products within specifications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and uses diverse and thorough understanding of integrated computer systems to configure data and implement processes for ordering and manufacturing systems. 
  • Creates more complex configuration rules and related information to support product configuration data sets, as well as Bills of Material (BOMs) and routings. 
  • Utilizes knowledge of product requirements and configuration programming to create and maintain product models to validate and price sales order items and/or configure BOMs and manufacturing routings. 
  • Develops and implements testing strategies to confirm configuration of product models to match both product intent and marketing documentation. 
  • Creates Change Orders to document, communicate, and drive proper workload of data changes throughout organization and, ultimately, applicable data management systems, to support New Product Introduction (NPI) and Maintenance of Business (MOB), through product, BOM, and process routings introductions and changes. 
  • Devises, coordinates, and conducts continuous improvement and other mass-data cleansing activities. Identifies opportunities for standardization of process to eliminate errors and inconsistencies. 
  • Creates and documents methodologies and standards related to use of integrated systems and setup of data in these systems. Creates and presents training and reference materials for data setup and systems to efficiently, consistently, and accurately customize product. 
  • Utilizes project management skills to manage projects for product improvements or process changes or to contribute to management of elements of project, including completing status updates, planning resource requirements, managing risks, and recommending effectively solutions to allow project to be completed on time and within budget. 
  • Provides functional direction over technical staff on specific assignments to delegate tasks or level-loading of work load across department members. 
  • Develops macros or works with secondary software to support improved ERP data movement, seamless workflow or data governance processes driving continued reduce cycle time for New Product Introduction, Cost Reduction Projects, and/or Cost of Poor Quality Projects. 
  • Collaborates with Global Information Services (GIS) with necessary system improvements to develop Functional Designs (FDs) and testing. 
  • Provides training of key departmental and data modeling processes to ensure consistency in process and results across users. 
  • Mentors new members to ensure they are successful, ensuring standards are being followed and remain current. 
  • Serves as systems expert for department and supporting departments to provide understanding of processes, data extraction, and data management. 
  • Develops tracking for critical data related metrics and communication methodology for internal/external departments to drive accountability to those metrics. 
  • Gains buy in to process changes from affected departments to facilitate implementation of changes. 
  • Utilizes personal computer (PC) and keyboard/mouse while performing functions of position.

Do you have these required qualifications?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Finance, Information Management, related business or technical field, or equivalent.


  • 2 years formal education from technical school, college, or certification program in computer science, computer information systems, or computer systems engineering.
  • 2 years work experience in manufacturing and/or configuration systems such as Systems, Applications, Processes (SAP) Variant Configuration, Price Conditions or Sales Order Bills; Baan; or Professional Engineering (ProE).


  • 4 years work experience in manufacturing and/or configuration systems such as Systems, Applications, Processes (SAP) Variant Configuration, Price Conditions or Sales Order Bills; Baan; or Professional Engineering (ProE).



  • Must have current and continuing right to work in the United States without visa or sponsorship.
  • Must have the ability to work onsite in Holland, MI without relocation assistance.

Haworth Values

At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.

We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.

Join the Haworth family. Apply for this job, or learn more about the many possibilities at Haworth, at Haworth Careers

EEO/AA Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, Haworth will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, other protected group status, or any other basis protected by the laws where we employ people. 

Haworth's AAP programs are available for applicant review.  Requests can be made to your Recruiter to review during regular business hours.

This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

If you have questions about any of the above policies, or if you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616)-393-1600.

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