Data Specialist


Robeco is a mid-sized asset manager with about EUR 170 bln assets under management. Robeco services both retail and professional clients with innovative investment products, -services and -solutions. We have offices in 15 countries worldwide and a head office located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. More information about the organisation is available on

C&S Data Management

The Continuity & Stability department (C&S) is responsible for stability, security, business continuity and reliability of Robeco’s data (processing) and IT environment. Within C&S, the Data Management team is responsible for maintaining and delivering high quality investment related data throughout the Robeco organization. Robeco uses a centralized data platform which is connected to other applications. The data required by the Robeco organization is rapidly growing. Internal stakeholders are continuously demanding more data to support their (investment) processes, where time to market of the data is key. The Data Management department works closely with Front Office, Client Services, Risk Management and IT functions.

To support the increasing demand for data we want to expand our team with a Data Specialist. We offer a dynamic environment, due to the large variety of stakeholder initiatives.


Robeco FIRST
Weena 850
3014 DA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Job responsibilities Data Specialist

The Data Specialist overlooks the processes of the data management department and engages with (senior) business representatives to ensure that their data requirements can be fulfilled. The Data Specialist takes ownership to incorporate data requirements into new or extended data services. Therefore the Data Specialist is highly involved in investment related projects, defines policies and procedures and monitors quality, efficiency and consistency of data management processes.

Main activities of Data Specialist

  • Oversees the data management processes and reports on overall quality of received and delivered data;
  • Acts as 2nd line support for Operational Data Managers;
  • Implements data optimizations in cooperation with the data managers and/or IT Delivery teams;
  • Defines requirements for the implementation of changes in data sources / processes fields (including discussions with external vendors);
  • Challenges data vendors on the data quality and services provided and defines plans for structural improvement;
  • Performs user-acceptance-tests for changes in the data management environment;
  • Actively engages with business stakeholders and IT Delivery Teams on data related topics and projects;
  • Advises architects and business stakeholders on data governance and how to handle data in processes and systems;
  • Represents data management in several meetings and projects.

Requested skills / competences

You are a highly motivated professional who likes to work in a dynamic environment with multiple, demanding stakeholders. You are a flexible team player with strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities who is comfortable in working under tight deadlines. You have a relevant university degree or comparable, with good (verbal and written) communication skills. The candidate should be able to function stand-alone as well as in the team. Knowledge of market data and financial instruments is a prerequisite.

You also have the following skills, knowledge or experience:

  • Good communication skills in Dutch and English (verbal and written);
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze data issues in a structural manner;
  • Identifies and initiates improvements on processes and tooling (automation) and collaborates in improving operational activities;
  • Flexible and organized person, who thinks in concepts without losing the details;
  • Positive, proactive and pragmatic with a "can do" mentality, with ability to prioritize activities;
  • Team player with organizational sensitivity;
  • Extensive experience with MS applications and SQL is preferred.

Application process

Please send in your application and motivation quoting job vacancy number 447 to For more information about the position, kindly get in touch with Ivo van Alphen, Manager Data Management and Monitoring & Control, e-mail:

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.