Data Analyst

Job description

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About Us

Get on board with Damen Naval, along with more than 1,200 professionals based in The Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. We are the naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group which employs 12,000 professionals globally. Damen Naval designs and builds advanced naval vessels for customers all over the world. With a passion for technological innovation and sustainable solutions, we continue to push the boundaries in naval shipbuilding. You can be part of our team! Are you ready for duty?

The role

As the Data Analyst at Damen Naval, you hold a key position in enabling departments and management across the board to make informed, data-driven decisions. Working as a part of a new team within our IT-staff organization, you act as a liaison between the business and the data management team. You manage the complete data lifecycle, from gathering data to leveraging it effectively within organization.

Since we are building naval ships, we have to take very strict security measures, which means we only work with on prem data (SSIS / SSAS).

Key Accountabilities

As the Data Analyst , your key responsibilities will include:

  • Gathering data from various sources, including ship sensors, production systems, and relevant application databases, and integrating it to create a comprehensive dataset for analysis.
  • Collaborating closely with engineers, project managers, supply chain, and other stakeholders to understand their data needs and provide insights for informed decision-making.
  • Determining and sustaining data ownership, formulating and upholding quality rules, developing a data risk profile, ensuring data security, and managing definitions and descriptions according to data governance.
  • Performing statistical analysis to identify trends, patterns, and anomalies in the data; generating reports and visualizations to communicate findings to stakeholders and decision-makers.
  • Ensuring data accuracy by identifying and rectifying errors or inconsistencies and validating data to maintain its quality and reliability.
  • Supporting and training end-users on reporting tools and best practices.
  • Identifying areas where data analysis can enhance operational efficiency or streamline processes.
  • Staying updated on the latest tools and technologies in data analysis and exploring new methods and approaches to improve the effectiveness of DN’s data analysis needs.
  • Documenting data analysis processes, methodologies, and findings to facilitate knowledge sharing and future reference.

Skills & Experience

To excel as a Data Analyst , you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • 5+ years of experience with providing business critical insights through data analysis.
  • Experience in working with Power BI or SSAS data analysis tools.
  • (Preferably) experience in the maritime / defense or related industry.
  • Experience in data management in a large international company.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.

What We Offer

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. We also provide our employees with:

  • A competitive salary and 8% holiday pay.
  • 27 holidays and 13 ADV days.
  • Travel allowance of 23 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%.
  • Profit sharing based on company results.
  • Working from home policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.


Are you interested in the position of Data Analyst , kindly submit your application along with your CV and motivation letter, along with an indication of:

  • Your (preferred) monthly gross salary based on fulltime work.
  • Availability (fulltime / part-time / number of hours).
  • Notice period / possible starting date.

For more information about the vacancy or Damen Naval, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Naval Career website or contact the Corporate Recruitment department via recruitment@damennaval.com.

Please note that due to the military nature of our projects, only candidates who have permanent EU nationality can be considered for vacancies at Damen Naval. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to process candidates who (also) have a non-EU passport or nationality. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process.

Damen Naval does not approve commercial, contractor and/or agency or other commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and they will not be considered.

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