Data Governance Capability Lead

Data Governance Capability Lead

Data Governance Capability Lead Solliciteer bij de werkgever

De functie

With the help of data, we can organize our daily processes smarter, more efficiently and more effectively. The various business domains of Schiphol are taking exciting steps to become ever more data-driven, supporting the vision of a truly Autonomous Airport. This journey is not without challenges: the quality and availability of data are critical for success, data issues must be resolved smoothly, and privacy and ethics aspects must be always safeguarded. 
As Data Governance Capability Lead, you have a number of ‘hats’ and associated activities: 

You are the day-to-day operational team lead for the Data Governance Team, the team consists of: 

  1. a data management sub team, working on a data catalog implementation, DQ engine development, and reference data management
  2. a group of approximately five enthusiastic data governance consultants also providing the role of data steward.

Under your leadership the team supports the Schiphol business domains to get value out of our data, in a responsible way, meanwhile contributing to the resolution of prioritized data issues.  
You help the team grow professionally, provide direction where needed, and report on their activities to the DnA Leadership team. You guide the way forward, building upon the hard work that has been done in the past three years.

You are the primary subject matter expert for Data Governance topics within Schiphol. You are responsible to bring data governance practice at Schiphol to a higher level of maturity. You drive the development of methodology, guardrails and technology in support of the data governance and data management activities. You maintain relations with important stakeholders such as the Head of Data Technologies, the Data Leads, the other DnA Capability Leads and the architecture team. You oversee data governance and data quality processes within the (central) DnA environment. For the broader Schiphol organization, you initiate the required activities to support decentralized data governance and data quality processes in a ‘self-service’ way, with less direct involvement of the DG team.

For 15% to 20% of your time, you are positioned within the CIO Office to develop / maintain / own / promote data governance guardrails that apply to the broader Schiphol organization (also outside the DnA organization) 

Your added value 
Your presence is critical to make sure that data governance activities are well geared towards business value and strategic goals. All data-driven activity within Schiphol, especially around the DnA platform, will be more meaningful, more reliable and more impactful because of your presence and efforts. If the business stakeholders perceive the data governance capability as an enabler instead of a cost driver, you did your job well. Thanks to you, your team members can work in a stable, pleasant and trusted context.

Jij bent

  • We are looking for a person that combines profound DG/DM expertise, proven leadership and people skills, a pragmatic, can-do mentality and a business focus;
  • You have a strong drive for improvement but can also provide stability to a team;
  • You know how to build a team and give structure to their activities;
  • You have some previous hands-on experience with working with data, so you know what you’re talking about;
  • You know how to balance the ‘offence’ and ‘defence’ aspects of working with data. Preferably, you have experience with data activities around a centralized data platform;
  • You have a WO working and thinking level and master the English and the Dutch language.

Wij bieden

  • A competitive salary ranging from € 4.979 and € 6.998,16 based on 36 hours (scale 14) depending on your knowledge and experience;
  • 6,75% fixed end of the year bonus;
  • A variable participation allowance of up to 7.5%;
  • Schiphol Go allows you to decide for yourself how you travel to and from work;
  • We encourage travelling by public transport, which is why you will receive an NS Business Card;
  • Smartphone, choice of iPhone 13 or Samsung Galaxy S21;
  • Flexible working hours for an optimal work-life balance with a home-work allowance;
  • We give you room for development on a professional and personal level. For example, there is a personal sustainable employability budget (for training, coaching, sports and leave);
  • We promote an inclusive culture, which is why you are entitled to two diversity days, to be used on any day (including holidays);
  • 2% Sustainable Employability Budget (DIB).

Apply directly

Do you recognize yourself in the above and does the vacancy appeal to you? Then we look forward to receiving your application. Send your motivation letter and CV online via the application button.

For additional information about this vacancy please contact our People Lead, Evelien Vleems via Do you have questions about the recruitment process? Please contact our recruiter Mark Blesma via

Please note: an AIVD security screening (VGB B-Civil Aviation) is part of the onboarding.

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