Vacature Manager Data Services

Manager Data Services in Gorinchem

Manager Data Services

About us

Family owned business Damen Shipyards Group has been in operation for over ninety years and offers maritime solutions worldwide, through design, shipbuilding, ship repair and related services. Damen operates 36 shipyards in 18 countries. We offer direct employment to around 12,000 colleagues, bringing together a total production value of 2 billion euros and delivering more then 143 ships annually.

The role

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to join Damen Shipyards as Manager Data Services. In this strategic, corporate role you will be responsible to set up a new department: Damen Data Services, alignment about Data Services with all Damen divisions, governance and roll-out of all data service related elements within Damen. Damen Data Services consist of 4 areas: Master Data Management, Data Quality Management, Data Management and Data Analytics. You will also be responsible for the implementation and integration of Master Data Management within the Damen organisation across IT platform implementation projects. Additionally, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the sustainability and digitalization initiatives within our organization.

The digital goal of Damen is ambitious! In Damen's four strategic pillars Tech and Digital are the key drivers:

  1. Excel in Customer Experience : At Damen we believe in improving total customer experience. This increase will result in client loyalty and trust which again will fulfil our business goals in terms of new and existing business;
  2. Sustainability : "Our ambition is to be the most sustainable maritime solutions provider. We will build our ship cradle-to-cradle and operate them emission-free." We will deliver solutions that leave a positive impact on the environment and society, ensuring our sustainable growth and increasing new revenue streams;
  3. Digitalization is key for our ambitions to deliver maritime reliability and increasingly autonomous capabilities. Digitalization is an important theme in our products, our business model and our business operations;
  4. Operational Excellence is about Continuous improvement, constant quality and focus on efficiency over the complete value chain. It is our goal to grow further towards a process driven organization, maximize client value and minimize waste.

Key accountabilities

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Set up of the new Department "Damen Data Services". This includes defining the Data Services and their Service Level Agreements and Alignment and coordination with the full Damen organization about possible transfer of their Data related activities to Damen Data Services based on the dialog about added value;
  • Strategic Vision : Collaborate with senior leadership to develop and execute a data-driven strategy that aligns with Damen's corporate objectives and long-term vision;
  • Data Governance : Establish and enforce data governance policies and best practices to safeguard data assets and ensure compliance with relevant regulations;
  • Master Data Management (MDM) : Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive Master Data Management strategy, framework and set up of a team, to ensure data quality, consistency, and reliability across the organization;
    Data Architecture: Develop the design of the overall data structure ensuring data integrity, security and accessibility for efficient data management and decision making;
  • Sustainability (enabled by Data) : Drive digitalization efforts to enhance Damen's sustainability initiatives, enable sustainability reporting needs and promote eco-friendly practices and technologies across our operations;
  • Technology Integration : Stay abreast of emerging technologies and trends in data management and analytics, and assess their potential impact on Damen's business.

Skills & experience

To be successful in this role you bring:

  • A Master's degree in a relevant field and 10 years of relevant working experience (e.g., Data Science, Business Analytics, Information Management);
  • Proven experience in leading Data Services and Master Data Management initiatives in a corporate setting;
  • A strong background in data governance, data quality, and data integration;
  • Demonstrated expertise in sustainability initiatives and digital transformation;
  • Excellent leadership (5-10 years of senior leadership experience), communication, change management and stakeholder management skills;
  • Proficiency in data analytics tools and platforms;
  • Innovative thinking with a passion for leveraging data to drive business.

We offer you:

  • Personal guidance, freedom, varied work and a work environment where your opinion counts;
  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • An open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines;
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events and sports.


  • Referentienummer NL02087

  • Plaatsingsdatum

  • Sluitingsdatum

  • Locatie Gorinchem

  • Land Nederland

  • Teams IT IM

  • Product Group Damen Shipyards Group

  • Company Damen Shipyards Group

Functie:manager data service
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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