CDW Product Data Specialist in Lincolnshire, Illinois

Job Description

The Product Data Specialist provides data stewardship for product data critical to the enterprise. This role executes on product information management strategies to ensure CDW is able to leverage product data as a corporate asset. The Product Data Specialist gains product knowledge and interacts with master data management systems and processes to ensure quality data is leveraged throughout the organization.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Master and apply product knowledge through training, day-to-day experience and working with product management stakeholders

  • Ensure the creation and maintenance of effective product attribution across multiple domains

  • This individual is responsible to ensure data integrity across all systems as well as develop and enforce product data standards and procedures, which improves CDW’s ability to master product data

  • Identify and help drive process improvements to the maintenance and enhancement of product data as a critical component of CDW’s go-to-market strategy

  • Develop strong business relationships with key stakeholders across the organization, including Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Purchasing, and Finance


  • Interface with Partner and Product Management, vendor partners and data providers to develop and/or enhance product content and information work streams

  • Apply product knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving to ensure accurate categorization for specified product categories and overall data stewardship

  • Execute new product introductions and respond to product data change orders

  • Recommend category specific improvements to master data management strategies. For example, improving supply chain efficiencies, strategies to improve partner funding, the sales/marketing and promotion of products

  • Work interdepartmentally to maintain, gather and analyze reports and product data information from various partners to ensure consistency and efficiency across the business

  • Assist in developing, enhancing, testing, and implementing of various internal system functionality

  • Continuously improve understanding of product data management procedures, and their impact to business operations, in order to provide solutions and improve decision making

  • Qualifications*

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR equivalent CDW / PPM or IT Channel experience

Other Required Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of personal computing technology and products

  • Strong Attention to detail and customer focus

  • Ability to effectively prioritize, follow-up, and meet deadlines with multiple tasks and projects.

  • The ability to think critically to improve data management systems and manage multiple deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in one of the following: Marketing, Finance, Business, and Information Technology

  • Previous experience in the technology industry

CDW is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Product Data Specialist IL-Lincolnshire 17000936