Data Management Specialist

Data & Analytics
  • Utrecht
  • The Netherlands
  • 36 hours
  • Full time

Are you passionate about (meta)data? Do you want to help Rabobank fuel its strategy with data? Then don’t hesitate to respond!

You and your job

You are working in a dynamic environment, where you act as a spider in the web of (meta)data. Together with your colleagues you are responsible for the advice, implementation and oversight on the enterprise-wide implementation of our data management standards. The Squad Metadata is responsible for all metadata related topics, such as Data Lineage, Data Definitions, Data Requirements and Reference Data Management. A fast moving and developing area within the subject of Data Management, where in the near future exciting things are about to happen! If you are passionate about data and you want to add value, this is the job for you!

Practical examples

  • Work together with Tribes and Chapters throughout the organization to help implement our global (meta)data management standard and procedures (like i.e. data lineage, data definitions).
  • Help Rabobank execute on the Critical Execution Priority (CEP) on Data Management by making business critical reports and models compliant to our standard and procedures.
  • Provide guidance (stakeholders) and inspiration (literacy program) to improve data management awareness and maturity throughout the Rabobank enterprise.
  • Help the team in developing a metadata management vision and strategy based on emerging technologies like AI and GenAI.

Top 3 responsibilities

  • Sparring partner: As a sparring partner and consultant you will support stakeholders on the topic of Metadata Management, and support the implementation of different metadata practices.
  • Data Management inspiration: inspire and improve the data management mindset of our stakeholders. Help us improve our guidelines, our way of working, our processes and underlying workflows.
  • Guidance creation: Together with stakeholder shape the future of Data Management within Rabobank, by developing the procedures regarding metadata management and governance.

Together we achieve more than alone
We always aim for perfection, knowing that perfection is an utopian state but aiming helps to encourage people and teams to set ambitious goals, inspire the challenge of the status quo and drive next level results. The (sub-) Chapter Global Data Management is one of 4 sub-chapters in the Chapter Data & Analytics. The others 3 are: Data Protection, Global AI and D&A Academy and Development Centre. Chapter Data & Analytics sets the direction for the data driven enterprise.

Working together is the way we work: as one goal-oriented team at Rabobank. Talking of Rabobank: we are a Dutch bank that operates in 38 countries for over 9,5 million customers. Together with these customers, our members and partners we stand side by side to create a world in which everyone has access to enough healthy food. In the Netherlands we work to create a country in which people are happy with how they live, work and do business.

You and your Talent

  • You are a professional academic working and thinking level with 3-5 years relevant working experience in data & analytics within large (financial) organization(s).
  • You are an experienced data management professional (5+ years). Passionate about data, guided by this passion to make the difference for you and your team members.
  • Knowledge of DAMA DMBoK, and specifically proven experience with metadata management topics (e.g. Data Lineage, Data Definitions, Reference Data).
  • Academic working and thinking in everything that you do.
  • Able to communicate, inspire and motivate others in Dutch and English.
  • Demonstrable experience in working in complex banking environments, speak the language of various stakeholders and inspire them to play their responsible part.

This is what we offer

  • A contract for 36-hours in Scale 10 with a minimum salary of € 5.115 and maximum of € 7.307 gross a month and depending on experience.
  • An Employee Benefit Budget (11 % of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash pay-out.
  • Thirteenth month's salary and 8% holiday allowance.
  •  personal development budget of €1400.
  • A pension scheme to which you contribute 3,5% or 5,5%.
  • Hybrid working: we work 1 or 2 days a week from the office.

This is a selection of the terms of employment based on 36 hours a week. You can find all terms of employment on

You and the job application process

  • Apply to the vacancy for Data Management Specialist at Rabobank.
  • Any questions about the job content? Contact: Joris Lindenhovius, Chapter Lead Global Data Management:
  • Any questions about working at Rabobank and the process? Contact Lisa Boschma, recruiter, via #LI-LB
  • We will hold the interviews through a video call.
  • You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions on
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    Step 1Applying

    Thanks for applying! We consider all the CVs and covering letters that we receive. After the closing date, you will hear from us as soon as possible.

    Step 2First interview

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    Step 3Second interview

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    Step 4Offer

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