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Date posted:  Feb 20, 2021
Location: 

Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, BE

Job Function:  Information Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  6063

Senior Manager, DataOps & Data Platforms

About the Unit

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Responsibly feed the world and protect the planet. This is Yara’s mission and is both simple and ambitious. Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet, to fulfill our vision of a collaborative society, a world without hunger, and a planet respected. To meet these commitments, we have taken the lead in the development towards sustainable agriculture and digital tools, to contribute to solving the challenges which the agricultural industry is facing globally. We have a worldwide presence with sales to ~150 countries and around 17 000 employees. The newly established function, Yara Farming Solutions, will lead the transformation towards more sustainable and efficient food production, by innovating our offering and the way we work.

 

Crop and Digital Solutions is responsible for developing and scaling new “on-farm” digital and integrated tools and solutions, which will work toward driving a more efficient and transparent food system.

About the Role

 

The Senior Manager, DataOps and Data Platforms will lead a global team of Data Engineers in managing data through its lifecycle.


This is a key role that will transform how we manage and process our data. Manage our different data platforms and create a scalable world-class data estate that allows Yara to complete its transformation to a data-driven organization. Ensure we have clean, healthy, high-quality data, with an established data lineage, available for our research and data science teams.


You‘ll require an understanding of technology and processes for managing data and the ability to interface with senior and executive leaders within the data organization and across the company. This is a pivotal role to build out and transform our global data management and operations team.

Responsibilities

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  • Build and manage a high performance, highly scalable data estate across Yara
    • Manage the different data platforms and related technology
    • Manage the data engineering teams
  • Work closely with the different data Scientists and research units around the world, and with the Senior Manager, Data Management to achieve and build Yara’s global data ambitions.
  • Ensure data quality and health and operate the global Yara Data catalog and data governance tooling
  • Ensure compliance with global data privacy regulations and data governance standards

Profile

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  • Proven experience leading as a senior leader in data engineering, data operations, and data quality management
  • You will have a strong understanding of data management fundamentals, including concepts such as data dictionaries, data models, validation, and reporting.
  • You have experience and a thorough understanding of data privacy frameworks such as GDPR
  • Able to manage a team in using data tools to create validation rules (both simple and complex)
  • Able to lead teams in building dynamic dashboards, reports, and presentations on data quality and data status
  • Experience managing data through its lifecycle (especially sourcing, validating, and deploying)
  • Experience with a wide variety of data infrastructure and tooling
  • Ability to manage complex relationships in a matrix environment and strong stakeholder management skills
  • Willingness to travel internationally when required

Why us?

 

  • Evolving tech development division of an established agricultural products and services company.
  • Explore and develop digital, software, hardware products, which provide value to farmers, smallholder communities, and the value chain.
  • Be part of our mission to build sustainable solutions that benefit humanity and the environment.
  • Support for personal development, training, and continuous learning.
  • Commitment to using new technologies and frameworks, meetups, and knowledge sharing.

Additional Information

 

As a global organization, we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We, therefore, encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality.

 

Please note: This recruitment process will be managed by Korn Ferry, and by submitting your application you acknowledge and confirm that your application-details can be shared with them. Korn Ferry will manage your data according to GDPR regulations and in line with the frame agreement in place with Yara.

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