VP of Data


October 7, 2022

Job Description

At a Glance:


Makersite is an award-winning data software company that empowers teams to manage product sustainability, cost, and compliance simultaneously, from web to browser. Our mission is to help manufacturing companies make better decisions and create safer, more sustainable products through data-driven analysis. We believe that technology can help corporations to have a more positive impact on their environment. That is why we developed a platform that uses innovative technology, big-data, and breakthrough algorithms to deliver product intelligence unlike anything on the market.

For manufacturing companies with complex supply chains that want to accelerate product development, build resilience, or reduce costs, Makersite is a disruptive digital twin platform that uses AI to connect and enrich cross-departmental data into live models for analysis, collaboration, and decision support. Digital twins can be used to understand how externalities like regulations, supply shortages etc. affect a business and help teams evaluate scenarios considering multiple criteria like costs, environment, compliance etc. at the same time.

We are a fast-growing start-up of 30+ people. We are a remote team based in Germany, with colleagues worldwide, including the USA, UK, and Japan. We are on a mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable economy by changing the way things are made.


Who we are looking for:


We are looking for someone that is passionate about the power of AI, data, and software and how it speeds up decision-making. We want you to join us in building a solution that empowers the largest manufacturers to make sustainable products and supply chain decisions – from design to end of life.


The role:


The role of Head of Data is the first of its kind in our company and will be reporting to our CTO. You, together with your team, will ensure that the various databases are kept up to date and well connected with one another. The extensions of our data libraries and the integration of this data with our customers will be your responsibility. To maintain our position in the market, you will strategically ensure that the extension of our databases is in line with our current and future customer needs, and we maintain our position as category leaders.


The right person would have:


  • Proven experience working in Data Management, Data Architect, Head of Data, Senior Data Project Manager or a similar leadership role
  • Extensive knowledge in how to develop data strategies, and how these are put into real innovation
  • The right perception to look at remarkably interesting data and could quickly map this data to our model systematically and effectively
  • 5yrs plus experience working with complex enterprise data architecture with a particular focus on supply chain, LCA, sustainability or compliance data in terms of products (linked data)
  • A hands-on approach, in terms of what tools to use and likes to do it themselves, but understanding when to delegate this work to specialists
  • Built data platforms previously; with a combination of public and proprietary data that had the added requirement of having worked with a variety of data that needed to be connected in systematic ways.
  • Broad in-depth technical knowledge covering infrastructure, data storage, application, and product areas of technology.
  • Extensive internal and external stakeholder management, with proven experience in the selection and development of partnerships by understanding give-gets


What you can expect from us:


The facts:


  • Competitive salary
  • 30 days of paid time off per year
  • Remote-first (if you wish to)
  • Office in Stuttgart
  • Generous development budget
  • Your choice of work equipment (Apple or Microsoft)


The feelings:


  • Purpose: Build something meaningful that you can look back on with pride instead of ‘another block-chain app’
  • Great colleagues: We’re open, transparent, international, and inclusive
  • Work-Life-Balance: As a remote-first company, you’re trusted from day one to do your best work when it works for you
  • Pride: We’re already making meaningful change with international and well-known customers that share our vision
  • Security: Realistic growth plans that do not hold back on our ambitions to change the way things are made

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Makersite, check out our Career Page: https://makersite.io/careers/


About the process:


We try to keep the process short and to the point to welcome you to Makersite as soon as possible!

  • CV & Cover letter

Send us your detailed CV and a cover letter.

  • Talent Call

You will meet with one of our Talent team members and have an exploratory call about the role requirements, life at Makersite, as well as your background and aspirations.

  • Hiring Manager Interview

You will then be scheduled to have an interview with the hiring manager. You will have the opportunity to ask about the company and the role, and we will ask you questions about your experiences and goals.

  • Panel Interview

After your interview with the Hiring Manager, we hold a panel interview that evaluates the skills required for the role. You will meet with more members of our team and may be asked to complete a presentation or task.

  • Meet the CEO

You will have an opportunity to speak to Neil and to ask questions about the role, your ambitions, and the ambitions of Makersite. We need to be right for you as much as you need to be for us.

Diversity and Inclusion

If you have a medical condition or an individual need for an adjustment to our process, and you believe this may affect your ability to be at your best – please let us know so we can talk about how we can best support you and make any adjustments that may be needed.

At Makersite, we are committed to cultivating an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We believe diverse teams are the best and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation (and any other status protected by applicable law). All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.