IFCO Germany / IT

Head of Data Analytics (m/f/d)

For our head office in 82049 Pullach near Munich (Germany)

To define and drive our data analytics strategy, ensuring the delivery of innovative and highly insightful analytics to enable deep business and market understanding to support decision making and business direction. Also, the primary purpose of this role is to be passionate about data, and what we can learn from it to benefit our business, brand and customers

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About us:

Acquired from Brambles in 2019 by a partnership of Triton and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), IFCO is the world’s leading supplier of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs). Sustainability and the concept of the circular economy is at the core of our business model. Our Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) are meant to be shared and reused for a more sustainable supply chain. We have been doing this since 1992.

IFCO is commencing a major multi-year IT transformation programme involving several IT related initiatives; including a significant uplift in the Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics capability. To lead this change we are looking to appoint a Head of Data Analytics (m/f/d).

Key responsibilities:

  • You develop the data analytics strategy, and eventually data science strategy for IFCO
  • You get the basics right – drive automation and consolidation of the current reporting set; and create a trusted "one source of truth" data warehouse
  • You keep BI & Analytics technology current, relevant to business and IT strategy
  • You drive appetite and excitement to learn from data insights, promoting data and analytical capabilities with a passion for making sense of information, and what could be answered next
  • You influence senior stakeholders in obtaining buy-in to solutions
  • You lead teams and customers to problem solve and create effective solutions
  • You deliver solutions enabling growth and efficiencies, leveraging different techniques, data, tools and functionality
  • You deliver visualisation and reporting, presenting actionable insights clearly and intuitively for use across various platforms and devices
  • You promote Data Citizens within IFCO, adapting style and language appropriately to enabling users and customers to use data and tools effectively and intuitively, but also securely
  • You appreciate the change journey many of the IFCO employees will need to go through and come up with innovative approaches to overcome adoption challenges
  • You establish the whole Data & Analytics estate in a way that it is supported, maintained and secure for operational use

We expect:

  • You hold a university degree in business informatics, computer science, business administration with a focus on IT or comparable education
  • You are a seasoned senior IT leader, with proven track record of delivering data & analytics information systems, tools and processes
  • You gained experience with leading and managing data & analytics teams, in multiple locations, driving change within large businesses
  • You are experienced in creating business value from data insights using information technology tools
  • You are skilled in the design, development and validation of descriptive, perspective and analytics
  • You gained excellent influencing skill and you are able to build effective relationships with senior stakeholders in order to truly understand the underlying needs of the business.
  • You prove a track record of developing IM roadmaps in line with business aspirations and its execution
  • You have a breadth of experience on the data & analytics technology landscape, managed and delivered in cloud-based solutions
  • You are experienced in evolving technologies i.e. Big Data, Real Time Analytics, Predictive Analytics and you keep up to date with latest technology developments, proactively looking outside and proposing ideas
  • You gained experience of current development practices e.g. Agile
  • You know the Microsoft based BI tool set (e.g. MS Azure, Power BI) ideally
  • You are fluent in English and German additional European languages i.e. Spanish are desirable

We offer:

  • A workplace in a sustainable and very crisis-proof industry
  • Bright and modern offices
  • Appreciation and respectful interaction in an international team
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths
  • Further training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work mobile
  • Free beverages
  • Company gym
  • Available parking space nearby
  • Easy accessibility by public transport


Please send your application, including your CV in English (mandatory) as well as your desired salary and your earliest possible date of joining to recruiting@ifco.com. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

IFCO MANAGEMENT GmbH |Zugspitzstr. 7 | D-82049 Pullach | Germany www.ifco.com

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