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    10+ Years
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    • Date Posted
      February 26,2021
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    Director Data Governance

    Jouw nieuwe baan en werkplek

    Do you want to make big impact, work for over 10 international brands within Ahold Delhaize (e.g. Albert Heijn, Delhaize, Stop & Shop and Food Lion) and work within our newly formed European Data Science & Analytics team? Then we are looking for you.

    As our Director Data Governance (internal title Director Governance & Data Stewards) at Ahold Delhaize you will drive and influence strategic use of data across businesses and the Data Science & Analytics teams within our European brands. You will define and support the implementation of global data standards at Ahold Delhaize, drive the EU Data Governance Council, uniformly measure the quality of our data and uniform processes and policies. Subjects that will be on your agenda will be data governance for our products, vendors, customers and location, and many other business areas.

    As an expert within this work field you set best in class data governance guardrails and processes to enable delivery of critical priorities leveraging data at scale. Therefore you provide thought leadership to align brands and functional leaders on this topic through our brands across the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Greece, US etc.

    As a Director Data Governance at Ahold Delhaize, you are part of our newly formed global Data Science & Analytics team. As you will initiate this new EU counsel, you will make huge impact. You are the conscience of our department and keep us sharp on our data governance. You will be our “go to” person and work together with various teams. This means: partnering with our associates both in the US and globally to stay informed, sharing your knowledge, align when possible, and set guidelines. This way you will improve numerous processes and the experiences of millions of customers every single day.

    As our Director Data Governance at Ahold Delhaize you will:

    • Steward the governance of data standards & quality across the EU brands of Ahold Delhaize and implementation of governance to support strategic use of data across the organization.
    • Drive a clear vision around the use of data and industry best in class data governance guardrails and processes.
    • Be leading voice on the design, management and maintenance of data standards from product development to consumer purchase for product, vendor, customer and location.
    • Drive adoption of data standards from external standards development organizations
    • Ensure our ethical use of data principals are followed and made into concrete policies
    • Take Ownership and oversight of data governance guardrails, where you work close together with IT on the identification and development of simplification and best practice opportunities.
    • Bring subject matter expertise and market insight to educate and support the data science & analytics teams.
    • Identify the needs of key stakeholders and assist in the prioritization of new data standards both internally and externally.
    • Support the technical implementation and adoption of data standards.

    Your new office

    As a Director Data Governance you will work at and across Ahold Delhaize where approximately 370,000 employees worldwide serve over 50 million customers a week. Locally, you’ll be working with 1,500 colleagues in Zaandam, the Netherlands. We improve and innovate every day, supporting our trusted local brands and reinforcing our role as a leader in retail and e-commerce.

    Within our new Data Science and Analytics team we work closely together with our data science and analytics teams from our brands and the regional US team. We seek mutual opportunities, work together on implementing state-of-the-art data solutions and help them taking data science and analytics to a higher level. Themes we are working on are relevance, personalization, forecasting, eCommerce and self-service analytics In this new “Center of Excellence” we are looking for a Data Governance expert who will join us on this journey.


    Our main priority continues to be the health and safety of our employees and customers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this position will be remote until further notice. We will continue monitor the circumstances and when we feel comfortable, this position will return to our Headquarters in Zaandam, where you will have the opportunity to collaborate face-to-face with a talented and diverse group of colleagues. This also means that all job interviews for this position will take place via video calls.

    Dit bieden we jou

    At Ahold Delhaize we want to grow. That is only possible if you grow with us. That is why you get access to best in class guidance and inspiring training, to shape your own development and career. As we work together to build on our brand as well as your career, you can count on (based on 40 hours per week):

    • a competetive salary.
    • flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home.
    • a very good pension plan with a personal contribution of 6.2%.
    • a travel allowance for traveling to and from Zaandam, when we return to office.
    • 20 vacation days.
    • A budget choice which you can decide whether you spend it on extra days (+12,5 days), discounts or pay-outs.
    • the possibility to attend training courses at our expense.?
    • a bonus on top of your salary.
    • attractive discounts on various insurance policies.
    • a laptop and telephone.
    • 10% discount on your grocery shopping in our Albert Heijn stores, up to € 300 per year.
    • A new role in a new team, where you can add a lot of value.

    Dit breng je mee

    At Ahold Delhaize you’ll be working for one of the biggest retailers in the world. You are curious, a self-starter and bursting with ambition to keep up with us. You supplement this ambition with:?

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. If no relevant discipline, demonstrably relevant experience and results are preferred.
    • 7+ years of experience within Data Governance.
    • Deep knowledge in Data Governance best practices and organizational development on Data Cataloguing & Data Quality.
    • Experience translating ethical principals into solid data governance policies and actions
    • Experience using various data governance tools (e.g. Collibra, Talend, IBM, etc).
    • Experienced in working closely together with Data Owners and Stewards along with technical stakeholders.
    • The ability to drive ideas through various brands and to influence stakeholders.
    • Excellent communication skills, you are reliable and accessible.

    Apply now

    Do you want to play an active role in changing the food retail landscape as we know it? Then hop in and join us on our expedition. Please apply before Monday March 1st with your resume and motivation letter. Therefore we would like to ask you not to send a standard motivation letter, but to formulate an answer to the following questions:

    • Why would you like to work for Ahold Delhaize?
    • Why do you think you will be successful in this position and what kind of technical skills do you bring with you for this role?
    • What is one of your personal strengths and one skill you wish to improve or develop?

    Want to learn more first, before you apply? Maureen Ensink, Talent Acquisition Partner Data Science & Analytics is happy to tell you everything about this vacancy via

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