Data Quality Specialist HR,

Netherlands, Gelderland, Arnhem

Business unit: Global Business Services

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Help us to achieve the highest standards of global data quality and coordination

AkzoNobel’s global business success is supported by an extensive and outstanding HR organization. Within this context your mission in this role is to support the Global SME OM & People Data Quality for the global monitoring of data quality in myHR and downstream systems.

You are part of the global data governance structure for HR data and you work closely with regional Data Quality Coordinators (DQCs) to clean and report on data, and perform mass changes etc. In doing so you actively monitor the data entry/change process and action Data Quality Coordinators when needed.
Is this a role that matches your skill and ambitions? Do you have a background in SAP HR Personnel Administration and Organizational Management? Can you deliver according to Service Level Agreement and create the conditions in which others deliver? Are you equipped with the strong communication and facilitation skills at both at an operational and tactical level? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?

If you offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the position of

HR Data Quality Specialist

Working from our office in Arnhem, the Netherlands, you lead the HR Data related activities at a global level, ensuring optimal facilitation of the data entry process and improvement of data quality. You also train others in the use of the Data Quality processes and actively monitor the data entry process using reports to verify that DQCs/HR Admins follow the process in a timely manner.

This requires you to act as an ambassador who communicates the importance of correct HR data and explains how data is used and protected. Further, you understand and explain to others the main principles behind the HR data structures.

At all times you ensure data maintenance process and compliance, and you perform hands-on Data Quality checks.

As such, this is a key role for a proactive and dedicated Data Quality Specialist and leader who can interact effectively with colleagues in different countries and with different cultural backgrounds.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

June 29, 2017

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Business unit

Global Business Services

Job family

Human Resources

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:
- Relevant Bachelors degree and more than 3 years experience with HR data handling and/or migration;
- Excellent Excel skills for comparing data and creating reports;
- Good analytical and organizational skills;
- Able to work flexibly across different time zones in a virtual team;
- Not afraid of open communications across a borderless, matrix organization;
- Fluent written and spoken English.
Application details
For further information, please contact Roy Tholen, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-0106789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to, reference 170000XF.

An employment screening may form part of the selection procedure.

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