Chief Data Officer (all genders)

We have partnered with a prestigious manufacturing client based in Munich, Germany. Our client is a renowned player in the industry, known for their innovation, cutting-edge technology, and commitment to excellence. They are seeking a visionary and accomplished Chief Data Officer (CDO) to lead their data-driven transformation and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of their organisation.

Job Summary:
As the Chief Data Officer (CDO) you will be responsible for driving the strategic direction and implementation of data-related initiatives, transforming raw data into actionable insights, and fostering a data-driven culture within the organisation. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, senior leadership, and stakeholders to enhance decision-making processes, optimise business performance, and ensure data integrity and security.


  • Develop and Implement Data Strategy: Define and execute a comprehensive data strategy aligned with the business objectives, ensuring that data initiatives support innovation, growth, and competitive advantage.
  • Data Governance and Compliance: Establish and enforce data governance policies, data quality standards, and compliance frameworks to safeguard data integrity, privacy, and security.
  • Data Analytics and Insights: Lead the development of data analytics capabilities to extract meaningful insights from complex data sets, empowering informed decision-making at all levels of the organization.
  • Data Infrastructure and Architecture: Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of scalable and robust data infrastructure and architecture to support data storage, processing, and analysis.
  • Collaboration and Leadership: Foster a collaborative environment, working closely with data scientists, data engineers, IT teams, and other stakeholders to ensure successful project execution and alignment of data initiatives with business goals.
  • Innovation and Technology Adoption: Stay abreast of emerging data technologies, trends, and industry best practices, providing strategic guidance on the adoption of cutting-edge tools and solutions.
  • Data-Driven Culture: Champion a data-driven mindset across the organization, promoting data literacy, data-driven decision-making, and data awareness at all levels.
  • Stakeholder Management: Engage with senior executives, board members, and other stakeholders, effectively communicating the value of data initiatives and driving consensus on data-related strategies.


  • Proven Experience: Extensive experience (at least 10 years) in leading data-focused initiatives, preferably within the manufacturing or related industries, with a track record of successfully implementing data strategies that drive business growth.
  • Educational Background: A master’s or doctoral degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, or a related field. An MBA or business-related qualification would be advantageous.
  • Technical Expertise: Proficiency in data management, data analytics, business intelligence tools, and data governance. Familiarity with modern data platforms, cloud-based solutions, and data security protocols.
  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrated ability to inspire and lead cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration and innovation while driving a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Strategic Vision: Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to envision and execute a data-driven transformation that aligns with business objectives.
  • Communication and Influencing: Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders effectively.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding of the manufacturing industry and its unique data challenges, with the ability to translate data insights into tangible business outcomes.

If you are an ambitious and dynamic data leader with a passion for driving data excellence in the manufacturing domain, we encourage you to apply. Our client offers a stimulating work environment, competitive compensation package, and significant growth opportunities for the right candidate.
Note: All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

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