Head of Data Strategy & Management (m|f|d)

  • Sartorius
  • Göttingen, Germany
  • 18/08/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Head of Data Strategy & Management (m|f|d) at our headquarters in Goettingen, Germany (Sartorius Corporate Administration). In this senior leadership position, you will work hand-in-hand with our Business and IT departments to provide overall direction and oversight of the data strategy, governance and management.

What you will accomplish together with us

  • Develop a data strategy and framework that reflects the business priorities and leverages data as a growth and transformation driver

  • Enable the company to deliver the required data at the right level of quality, supporting business leaders in extracting all relevant insights from it

  • Take the lead for a team of data professionals in charge of data management, data governance and data analytics

  • Lead transformation projects in a matrix organization

  • Actively shape the group wide data culture

What will convince us

  • Many years of leadership experience and ability to syndicate senior stakeholders around data topics to mobilize them for action, preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • A passion for data and the ability to drive change management initiatives

  • Hands-on experience of setting up data governance in larger organizations

  • A thorough understanding of data management processes and tools

  • Profound expertise on data quality and data lifecycle management

  • Successful implementation of company Analytics and Data Science standards & practices

  • Strong project management experience in coordinating across a matrix organization

  • Ability to travel as needed

  • Identification with our core values: Sustainability, Openness, Enjoyment

What we offer

Our ambition is to simplify progress in life science research and the biopharmaceutical industry to help translate scientific findings into new therapeutics faster and more efficiently. So that more people can obtain access to better medicine. More than 11,000 employees at more than 60 production and sales locations worldwide are committed to this vision. And together, we have grown strongly over the past years. Do you also want to contribute to our vision? Grow with us and benefit from working with a Global Player that has kept its familiar atmosphere:

  • Opportunity for international career development: a global network offering seminars and training sessions, expert and manager career paths

  • Open and highly collaborative culture: mutual support within teams and working as equals, team spirit and international collaboration

  • Work-life balance: Working from home at many sites

  • Intelligent working environment: working in smart buildings with the latest technology and equipment

  • Ambitious goals: Sartorius plans to double its sales revenue approximately every five years and expects to grow its global team to approximately 15,000 people in 2025.

We look forward to receiving your application.


We look for employees who would like to grow with us and move the innovative life sciences sector forward. In the process, we focus on agile project work, mutual support within teams and working as equals. Sartorius thrives as a company with people who give their very best every day and who are eager to develop personally and professionally.

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