Data Lead (Hybrid)

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Dublin 1
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We embarked a seven year global Business Transformation program enabled by SAP S/4HANA in January 2021. This is a greenfield implementation for Sandvik, a large Swedish multinational group. Ireland was chosen as the central hub location for this business digitalisation initiative which we call the “Seamless Flow Program”. A second phase of the Program is now starting, with ambition to extend the template to our Sales Units

We are looking for exceptional people to join our diverse and multi-cultural team. This is a fantastic opportunity to create the digital future for our organisation using the very latest SAP technologies, creating sustainable business benefits and supporting the execution of Divisional strategies.

As we are creating a new internal SAP competency, this presents a great opportunity for learning and career development in this full-time position.

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering Group with a strong commitment to enhancing customer productivity, profitability and sustainability. The Sandvik Group has been in operation since 1862 and today employs some 44,000 people, working in approximately 160 countries. Our diverse solutions delivered by our highly qualified and proficient employees enhance our customers’ productivity, safety and their profitability.

We are now recruiting for a Data Lead - for a permanent role in our Dublin Office.


The purpose of the Data Lead role is to provide leadership, direction and oversight of all data migration related activities carried out on the SAP S/4HANA programme. The individual will be responsible for working with the business, IT and programme leadership to help define the overall data migration strategy and approach for the programme and will manage a team of data / technical analysts (both internal & 3rd party) to execute on those data strategies and approaches.

The role requires knowledge of SAP data structures and elements and experience of working with and managing large SAP datasets. Excellent communication (verbal and written), teamwork, and organizational skills will also be critical to executing the role successfully.


  • Enhance the overall data migration strategy and approach

  • Develop the overall data migration plan in conjunction with the programme management team

  • Lead a team of data analysts (both internal and 3rd party) responsible for the overall extraction, cleansing, transforming and loading of data into new SAP systems

  • Work effectively between the functional team and the data migration team, understanding the business data & translations, leading the data analysts to develop the ETL routines.

  • Ensure coordination between the data migration team, the functional teams and the IT development team is managed effectively

  • Manage the creation and maintenance of data architecture related design artefacts

  • Manage the setup and testing of the necessary data tools including SAP Data Services, Migration Cockpit and Information Steward

  • Plan and manage the mock data migration activities for the programme, including scoping of user acceptance testing of migrated data

  • Plan and manage the migration of data for each “Go-Live” event within the programme

  • Assume ownership and responsibility for data accuracy, completeness, consistency, and integrity of data fields

  • Develop ongoing data quality monitoring procedures and reporting in S/4HANA utilising SAP Information Steward

  • Advise on the development of BAU master data processes and organization

  • Input into project related Design Governance forums as appropriate

  • Other tasks as required and directed by your line manager

Your Profile

You are a highly motivated, delivery focused leader with superb interpersonal skills and a passion for excellence. You have a can-do attitude and thrive on working in a multi-cultural team environment. You have 5+ years of experience in a similar role. You have extensive experience working with SAP data structures and elements.

Education, Licenses & Certificates

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT or related discipline

What we offer:

22 days annual leave

4 Company Days

Defined Contribution Pension

VHI Health Insurance

Life & Disability Insurance

Health & Wellbeing Initiatives – gym membership, wellbeing seminars, bike to work scheme

Flexible start & Finish times

Hybrid working

Diversity, Inclusion & Sustainability

Sandvik has a developed belief in conducting our business in a sustainable and responsible manner, both for our employees and the environment; wherever in the world we operate.

Our high ethical standards determine our policy of putting Safety at a premium, acknowledging and respecting the communities and giving due consideration to the environment in the areas we operate.

These core values, to prioritise the safety and well-being of our employees, are the foundation of how we work today. We also recognise the importance on inter-personal relationships and how those based on honesty, respect and trust, enhance our working lives and help each other’s growth and career development.

Equality of opportunity is fully supported and endorsed as an employer by Sandvik, while also welcoming the additional strength that diversity brings, by providing a work environment where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

Location: Dublin, Ireland, with exceptions for EMEA based on internal resources with required skillsets (Current office on Harcourt Street, we will relocate to a new office in the IFSC district as of 1st May 2022)

Reporting to: The Programme Director

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunnelling and quarrying. In 2021, sales were approximately 41 billion SEK with about 15,500 employees within continuing operations.

A glimpse of our culture

At Sandvik, we’re tech driven, innovative and entrepreneurial! For us, success is a team effort - we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where people can be themselves and reach their full potential. So, we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our differences. We also give you the freedom to find that perfect mix between work, family life and interests. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn or Facebook to get to know us further.

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2022

Applicants must be eligible to work in the EU or hold a valid permit to work in the EU

Deadline: Not set
Job-ID: R0041420

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