Data Lead (Hybrid)

Job Description

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

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Data Lead (Hybrid)


  • Date Posted:Jun 10, 2022

  • Location:Dublin,ireland

  • Job Role:Data Lead (Hybrid)

  • Salary: Not disclosed

  • Category:Technical Lead/ Manager

  • Work Type:Full Time

  • Work Mode:Not Disclosed