Data Architect


Data Architect
IT & Data
3 Jan, 2023
Job ID
IT & Data


Be a frontrunner in building a solid Data Foundation that will help TVH in taking the next step in becoming a digital, data driven company. As a Data Architect you will lead and drive the creation of the data architecture and data modeling standards within a new application landscape at TVH. By designing the best fit data architecture that supports the TVH business vision you also coordinate, guide and advise on the implementation road map.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop an enterprise data architecture framework that can be used as guidance for the different (master) data domains, having a good end-to-end view on the data flows on a global level. 
  • Create new data models and flows to meet requirements from the different end-to-end streams, based on our enterprise data architecture framework . 
  • Transform as-is data models and flows into new and improved models based on requirements defined by different end-to-end global process owners, in line with our framework. Ensure continuous improvement after installment of new/improved models. 
  • Support in technology solution selection and lead the set-up and implementation of Data management platforms (eg. Data catalogs, DQ tools, MDM Hub,…) in order to gain a firm grip on the data models and flows.
  • Enable effective data and analytics governance: Suggest who can take which actions with which information, and under which circumstances. Assist data and analytics leaders, business and IT leadership in developing information governance processes and structures.
  • Decide on Data & Analytics  strategy in line with the data management strategy: You will partner with business & IT leadership and provide strategic recommendations to maximize the value of information assets within their lifecycle.
  • Manage risk: you aid in the definition of data classifications and data zoning to allow information assets to be immediately identified and proactively managed as more information becomes federated in a digital economy.
  • Be part of the TVH Architecture Board to secure a solid IT and Data foundation that’s being created by phasing out legacy applications and implementing the brand new target architecture
  • Leading in creating more data awareness, ensures that data is addressed within the change processes of IT and Business 
  • Coordinate and advise key stakeholders on data modeling standards


  • Desired education level: Master degree (computer science, commercial engineering or related field) or equivalent by experience 
  • Desired years of experience: minimum 6 years of relevant experience in business & data architecture 
  • The ability to translate conceptual use cases to practical solutions
  • Experience with designing and defining roadmaps on strategical, tactical and operational level, with a clear long-term (“bigger picture”) end in mind. 
  • Experience with working in medium to large global organizations, driving key implementation/transformation data projects 
  • Experience with TOGAF and DAMA DMBOK is considered an added value
  • Experience with managing outsourcing partners is a big plus
  • Excellent collaboration skills & able to engage with multiple business, technical stakeholders (both internal and external) and senior management
  • Excellent communication-, people- & stakeholder management skills 
  • Ability to work autonomously and make critical decisions 
  • Unbiased towards specific technologies or vendors 


  • A competitive salary with benefits such as meal vouchers, a company car and insurance.
  • 20 paid vacation days and 12 WTR days. 
  • An easily accessible work location, no traffic congestion. 
  • You are part of a dynamic team, where initiative and entrepreneurship are valued.
  • You arrive in an innovative, progressive and technical environment.
  • Numerous opportunities for personal development, among other things through permanent guidance and professional (internal/external) training courses.
  • A flexible work arrangement including homework providing a good balance between work and private life
  • An infectious ‘We Are One’ can-do mentality. 
  • A people-centric culture where your fitness and mental well-being matter.
  • Lunch breaks and sports facilities in TVH Park, the company’s green zone.
  • Fun afterworks and other optional events (e.g. TVH Kaffee).
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