KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development.
Do you want to help shaping the future of agriculture in a leading breeding company? Do you have knowledge about data governance and would like to apply it to improve our data processes that we can bring best crop varieties to farmers? Then apply to be part of our KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA team in Einbeck (Germany) as a Data Governance Analyst (all gender).

How can you contribute to the team ?

  • As a member of Research & Development (R&D) Digital Product and Technology Development you will contribute to our Data Governance Program and establish trust in our R&D data enabling FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) principles;
  • You partner with stakeholders from different domains from R&D and Business Units to define and document standards, policies and procedures;
  • You work with metadata management and cataloging systems; create master tables; and support data classification models;
  • You are part of data quality initiatives and help us to integrate data silos;
  • You strongly advocate for the data governance principles and support training on existing policies
  • You engage with external service providers to establish data governance tools.

Which strengths will help you in this position?

  • University degree or equivalent certification in computer science, statistics or related fields plus hands-on experience with data governance;
  • You are self-organized, and hold the ability to drive topics and solve problems;
  • Strong communication skills in fluent English language (German is a plus);
  • You never stop learning: willingness to develop competences and pursue career on data governance with availability to participate in further trainings.

To let you grow with us… What can we offer you to support you?

  • As a family-run company, we live by the values of closeness, reliability, foresight and independence – a culture that is also lived in practice, e.g. through an open and friendly working atmosphere.
  • True to the motto: “Make yourself grow!”, we promote individual professional and personal development based on respectful feedback culture.
  • As a basis, we offer excellent work equipment, a fully subsidized canteen, direct train connections to Göttingen and free parking spaces on site.
  • We create the right conditions for you: flexible working hours, possibilities to work partly from home, company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, christmas and vacation bonuses – all included in a fulltime, unlimited contract for this role
  • We attach great importance to health and safety, which is ensured by our company doctor, company fire brigade/paramedics (with time credit) and company sports.

Did we spark your interest? We are looking forward to your application using our online application system.
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