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Senior Product Owner Data Platform

Fulltime (flexible) | Amsterdam, Hoofddorp

Digital transformation

As a GMDM (Global Master Data Management) Product Owner, your role involves handling use cases, experiences, and solutions that add value and align closely with the business, other Product Owners, and IT stakeholders. In this specific position, your focus will be on GMDM software, integration, applications, data dashboarding, and the Global Data Model. As the Product Owner, you’ll oversee the entire development process, ensuring quality and the well-being of the system to meet the needs and preferences of users. You’re accountable for CluedIn and the global data model. Your main responsibilities include defining the overall vision and managing various backlog items and improvement initiatives. You’ll also serve as the primary point of contact for the organization, handling suggestions, questions, escalations, and other matters related to software and data insight needs.

About the role.

Together with key stakeholders, you will define a product vision that seamlessly aligns with GMDM’s business needs, roadmap and growth opportunities. The goal is to ensure that business needs are clearly understood and defined in epics, features and user stories. These efforts require close coordination and buy-in from IT counterparts, with a special focus on technology and third-party solutions. You create integration between data, user research, (A/B) testing, market insights and business needs to define and prioritize the Product Roadmap. A transparent, data-driven prioritization process guides the approach to backlog items with the highest business value. You are also the driving force behind the team, driving productivity and ensuring the release of high-quality items. Agile tools and practices are adopted under your coaching. Communication with stakeholders about priorities, features, testing and release planning is essential and continuously maintained. A measurable set of KPIs are established to measure the success of the project, while also staying abreast of industry trends.

As the primary operational point of contact for all aspects of the software, you will work closely with senior stakeholders to discuss updates on the status of the application. You will contribute to the identification and management of technical projects to meet requirements and maintain service levels. Support is provided for strategic capacity and performance management, software licensing, security certificates and contracts. You also contribute to ensuring available application and service knowledge and documentation. Finally, you will work independently in global virtual teams to provide timely solutions to any audit or regulatory issues.

You will be responsible for:

  • Converting backlog items into executable tasks, both in terms of development and organizational level;
  • Greenlighting roadmap items before they reach the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) stage;
  • Playing a key role in building and overseeing a global data management team, which acts as a bridge between Business IT owners and the digital service;
  • Resolving and communicating integration issues between services;
  • Maintaining strong relationships with data stewards of the GMDM software;
  • Actively working with business partners to understand their business and reporting needs;

Our ideale candidate.

  • Has experience in analyzing, implementing and managing data;
  • Is independent, enterprising and flexible;
  • Has the ability to prioritize;
  • Has a background in project management;
  • Has experience within the digital field;
  • Has a strong network within the industry and a background in senior management;
  • Has the ability to be effective, influential and thrive in a matrix environment;
  • Has a ‘growth mindset’;


  • Strong communication skills;
  • Flexible;
  • Result driven;
  • Down-to-earth;
  • Pragmatic;
  • Hands-on mentaliteit;

About Barentz.

Barentz was founded in 1953 and has offices in more than 70 countries. The company has a strong presence in Europe and North America and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and the Asia Pacific. Barentz is a leading global distributor of life science and specialty ingredients. The company works closely with leading manufacturers around the world. Barentz experts provide value-added technical support including premixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing. They do this from ultra-modern centers and application laboratories in EMEA, America and South-East Asia.

Facts about Barentz:

  • Present in more than 70 countries;
  • More than 2500 employees around the world;
  • More than 25,000 customers worldwide;
  • A turnover of €2.5 billion;

The work culture:

  • Family culture, which is performance and results oriented;
  • An organization that believes in hands-on collaboration;
  • Emphasis on openness, transparency and understanding;

Employment conditions.

The employment conditions are in accordance with the difficulty of the position. For more information about the employment conditions, please contact us.

Gerben van den Hout

Director Executive Search

As Director of Executive Search, Gerben makes the connection between an organization’s challenges and the right leadership. For years he has been binding and connecting leaders at C-level, Director level, MT level and in supervisory positions. Gerben previously worked in the financial sector, where he was at the forefront of digital transformation.


We are very curious about who you are! And of course we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Your response will be kept strictly confidential.


If you are excited about this position, but may not meet all the requirements, we cordially invite you to contact us!


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