Data Custodian

Avantor Devens , MA

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Summary

Under moderate supervision, assists in the design and development of data storage systems, processes and enhancements for company's complex high traffic, business critical internet site communications and/or network-based (cloud) product systems. Assists with the implementation of new or additional storage technology to improve infrastructure service locally and remotely.


  • Extract, analyze, update data, and implement of process improvements

  • Product Add Forms - interacts with VWR marketing, supply chain, pricing and regulatory teams, along with contacts at suppliers to shepherd and complete the product add process. Applies proper coding where needed.

  • Product maintenance - works with other functional teams on the discontinuation and attribute changes of products, including description changes, warehouse ties, internal coding, etc. to maintain current and accurate information.

  • Responsible for understanding end-to-end data flows and identifying data dependencies in support of delivery, release, and change management

  • Works with other departments to stage, test, and validate system enhancements

  • Product pricing - works with marketing, pricing, sourcing, and purchasing teams to maintain accurate supplier pricing in the system.

  • Works with large amounts of data and regularly audits, researches, analyzes, makes modifications to, and communicates about all of the above tasks.

  • Maintains accurate tracking of open and closed requests to ensure smooth workflow and accurate reporting.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Bachelor degree preferably in science, math, biology, information systems, or engineering field

  • 1-5 years work experience

  • Experience in manufacturing and distribution environment preferred

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Results oriented and works with a sense of urgency. Assertive, responsible for his/her own work and has a strong affinity for defining work in deliverables and is willing to commit to deadlines.

  • Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure

  • Knowledge of distribution, project management skills, critical thinking, data analysis

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel, Access, SAP, and SQL skills

  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written

  • Results driven, self-sufficient and highly motivated

  • Must be able to work effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Must be able to develop excel reports as well as PowerPoint presentations

  • Knowledge of Avantor systems and business processes (i.e STIBO and Qlikview) a plus


  • Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

  • Although the associate performs clerical duties, while performing the duties of this job, the associate is exposed to an industrial warehouse environment. The associate may work near moving mechanical machinery and noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

  • A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

  • Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 75 lbs.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

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3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

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