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Data Steward
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
a competitive salary package
full time

What are you going to do?

Do you want to provide everyone in the world with healthy vegetables? Do you want to contribute to the improvement and sustainability of food production? Enza Zaden is a biotech company that develops, produces and sells seeds for vegetable varieties all over the world. Seed Operations is responsible for the production, processing and worldwide shipping of these seeds. We are on a mission to become more data driven and we need you! As our Data Steward you are responsible for all data management capabilities in our department, and you ensure adoption of data management practices across our organization. Hence, you will play a crucial role in realizing our data and analytics ambitions.

You will be the core person for data management for the Seed Operations domain. You oversee data quality across our data landscape and actively improve where necessary through flagging of issues, initiating investigations and taking corrective actions. All your stakeholders are eager to meet you and can’t wait to make their business more successful with your well managed data!

What does your team do?
The Data, Analytics & Reporting team helps to take Enza Seed Operations to the next level of becoming data driven! We do this by coaching teams on how to manage and use data. Every team within Seed Operations has data challenges that can be solved by collaborating. We have a global data governance lead that you will work closely with to align policies and standards. Your other stakeholders are our architects, data engineers and other data stewards in different domains.

Our culture encourages professional competencies and short communication lines. We work in multi-disciplinary teams and like to learn from each other. Because you will work in a new team within Enza, it is important that you are able to coordinate and that you know how to set the right priorities. Our goal is to continuously improve and you get excited about that! You feel comfortable in an environment that changes quickly, and don’t need a well-established process in order to excel. If you have a positive and pragmatic attitude, can structure your work in an agile environment, then you will fit in well with us!

Your power

You are an expert in interpersonal communication with the ability to educate, inform, persuade, and achieve understanding and agreement on data management across different functions, levels, and customers. You foster a culture of data savviness in the organization. Your most important responsibilities:

  • You own data quality and ensure this through analyzing, monitoring, defining and maintaining master data.
  • You assist Data Owners, Data Specialists and Data Engineers in attribute definitions, resolving data issues or other change requests.
  • You make sure changes are well documented and communicated.
  • You act as voice of authority over changes to the assigned master data, monitor the change process from beginning to end, and ensure proper workflow management.
  • You deliver projects and changes in line with future state data architectures, as requested by the architecture team.
  • You maintain the lexicon, data dictionairy and (conceptual and logical) data models for domain data, Meta Data definitions, reference data and other data types.
  • You help to set policies, standards and procedures with your stakeholders to improve data maintenance and increase usage and risk awareness.

To meet the job requirements, you;

  • Have a minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience within the data domain. You have experience in implementing data governance standards, practices, support models and technology related to the management of data assets. Ideally you know DAMA DMBOK.
  • Enjoy working with business and analytics staff to identify and align on data requirements and challenges, including distilling vague requirements into concrete actions.
  • Demonstrate consulting skills, as you are the linking pin between multiple stakeholders. You take a team-focused approach where you lead and prioritize.
  • Are currently living in the Netherlands. Working from home is possible, but we expect you to work at the Enza Zaden office in Enkhuizen for at least two days per week.

Who are we?

Enza Zaden is an independent family business with more than 2500 colleagues. Sounds special? It is! As a biotech breeding company innovation is key and our focus on innovation and development has made us big. This also applies to our people! We are growing fast and there is plenty of room for you to grow with us but we always stay focused on personal contact. Furthermore, you will of course get:

  • A very good salary! Both fixed and a good bonus scheme,
  • A good pension,
  • 26 vacation days with the possibility to buy additional ones;
  • A laptop and phone;
  • Flexible working, where you are partly in the office to work with colleagues or can do focus work at home;
  • An innovative work environment where your ideas are valued,
  • A collegial atmosphere, we like to have fun!
  • A training budget and personal growth plan so you can continue to develop.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. And produces and sells its seeds all over the world. We have made an animation to explain to you properly (and as briefly as possible) what we do.

The purpose of our work? To offer everyone worldwide access to healthy and varied vegetables. With more than 2500 passionate colleagues all over the world, we work together every day on the vegetables of tomorrow.

Would you like to know more about Enza Zaden as an employer? Then take a look at the Careers & Learning page or view our page on LinkedIn. Contact Please, send your application to our Recruitment department, via the Apply now! button.

More information:
Sander Schoe, Recruiter, tel +31 6 2136 8907,

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