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Knab was founded in 2012 because we wanted to do things differently. Simpler, smarter and more advantageous for our customers. Because we believe we can help everyone maximize their financial affairs. "Feel at ease when it comes to your finances. Every day." By combining smart technical solutions with a healthy dose of human intelligence, we create financial services that really meet your needs. Add to that some of the sublime personal service from our employees and you end up with something that's truly unique to the world of finance!

The role

As Chief Data & Analytics Officer you lead the Expert Center Data (25fte) which aims to leverage on data within knab to deliver on our promise to customers and other stakeholders. The Expert Centre Data consists of two staff functions and four departments: data science, data engineering, data management and data base administration. The staff functions are held by a data officer overseeing knab wide data governance and product owner for our data lake, intelligence infrastructure.

The Expert Center Data supports the whole organization with data driven decisioning and innovative technologies. Your responsibilities will include analytics and insights for decision making, value creation and advanced automation. They will also include the continuous improvements to keep our state of the art data platform in a market leading position and you will create the right preconditions to position data as a strategic asset while adhering to supervisory guidelines (EBA and BCBS-239). These responsibilities will give direction to the data strategy and roadmap that you will maintain, execute and voice in an unambiguous and transparent manner to supervisory authorities and other stakeholders.

Data Science department (10 fte):

  • Advanced analytics commerce (ROI optimization, Customer Lifetime Value Calculations, Propensity to buy models/Next Best Action, connecting online and offline data, funnel performance)
  • Analytics for a Scalable Operation (process optimization, performance service desk, text mining algorithms)
  • KYC analytics (AML transaction monitoring, data driven Customer Due Diligence)
  • Extensive reporting/business intelligence stack in Tableau


Data Engineering department (5 fte):

  • Develop, maintain and continuously innovate our cloud native intelligence infrastructure
  • Design develop and maintain data pipelines (ELT/ETL)
  • Productionize machine learning algorithms


Data Management department (4 fte):

  • Creating publication sets and datamarts from (replicated) source data
  • Implement data management framework, data models and dimensional modelling
  • Define patterns and validate data primarily focusing on the Finance & Risk data management practice (and prudential reporting)
  • Enhance data quality


Data Base Administration (2 fte) cross company (user, data, release and change, performance, incident management)


Your main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for industrializing the importance of data within Knab.
  • Give direction to the data strategy and roadmap that you will maintain and execute
  • Proactive, driven to achieve results, support organization wide projects with data
  • Accountable for defining and shaping the analytics and insights for decision making, value creation and advanced automation
  • Head of data and analytics expert center. Define member responsibilities and accountabilities. Define job roles, recruit talent and manage a team of data and analytics leaders


The Team
The Expert Center Data consist of 25 young professionals with a big heart for Data. The team consists of all communicative 'beta nerds' who get energized by complex data challenges (and a Friday afternoon beer). In this role you will directly report to our CFO Mike de Boer and to the board of Knab.


Your Profile

  • Proven thought leader with at least 10 years of relevant experience; data, analytic, architecture, technology and/or business management. Broad experience within the data industry is needed.
  • Demonstrated leadership of teams, experience in leading cross-functional teams and data or analytic programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization
  • Team player: Energized leader with eye for people, can create a fun working environment in high performant culture
  • Proven delivery with clear business impact, great storyteller. Clear communication and strong interpersonal skills (clearly formulating opinion, showing critical thinking, etc.);
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills within all levels of the organization and outside the organization (dealing with C-Level executives and external regulatory bodies);
  • Proactive, driven to achieve results and flexible. 
  • Strategic thinker focused on execution; will roll up their sleeves to get things done;
  • Ability to create and execute our data strategy and data management roadmap to modern architectures and platforms;
  • Experience in strategic technology planning and execution, and policy development and maintenance;
  • Analytical skills: outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities

Diversity Statement: Come as you are. Knab is an open workplace with positive vibes. We are inclusive of all nationalities, races and genders. We feel comfortable to bring our authentic whole selves to work and like you to do so too.

Work with us!
If you come to work with us, Knab will become a significant part of your life. Therefore, we make sure the ambiance is just as exciting as your job. Check the benefits!

If you have any questions regarding this role or the process, please feel free to reach out to us!

We don`t collaborate with third parties to fulfill this role.

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