Head of Data

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Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerBarcelona, ES
  • cardRequires Work Permit
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  • routeSenior
  • routeRequired language: English

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At Holded we are upgrading the way SMB’s manage their business since 2016. We are a well-funded startup that has raised nearly $8M from world-class investors like Lakestar (their first investment in Spain after previous investments in Facebook, Spotify & Airbnb) and Nauta Capital (Socialpoint, Privalia).

Our mission is to create a Business Operating System that covers all areas of business. From financial management (such as accounting and invoicing) to HR, CRM and Project & Inventory management, allowing companies to automate more than 50% of their overall administrative tasks and become Business Heroes.

We are building a global company, and we are looking for passionate people who strive to be the best at what they do.

Join us and help us reinvent the concept of ERP!

The Role

As a Head of Data you will be in charge of leading the Data Team at Holded. Collecting, processing and storing data as well as extracting insights and allowing the management team to make data driven decisions. The team you’ll lead will be in charge of the whole pipeline, with the main goal of extracting meaning from our data and distributing it in a structured way to all departments, based on their needs. As Head of Data your main responsibilities will be:

  • Responsible for the data strategy at Holded, aligning it with the vision and mission of the company
  • Take ownership of all data processes, from extraction to presentation; manage our data infrastructure and design a pipeline & ETL process
  • Lead a team of 3 (and growing) to achieve your goals and contribute to the company reaching its targets
  • Report directly to the VP of Finance
  • Attend the Data needs of every area in the company, bridging the gap between the tech team, and other departments, providing them with not only what they ask for, but what they need to thrive
  • Design and implement A/B tests alongside various teams including marketing & tech
  • Use data to provide further insights into target customer profiles & existing customers’ behaviors
  • Championing a healthy data culture and encourage & promote data-driven decision making throughout the organization 

Main requirements

  • 5+ years of work experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience managing multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical specifications: Define the right data, analyses or interpretations leading to the right recommendations
  • You're accomplished at orienting business users within the data domain, understanding their needs, and translating them into technical requirements to ultimately design effective BI solutions to communicate, visualize or report results/analyses so they are clear and unambiguous to technical and non-technical audiences
  • You have a keen eye for identifying operational inefficiencies and information gaps at a global level
  • Experience using Business Intelligence (BI) tools such as Looker, Tableau or QlikView
  • You have experience integrating data from multiple sources including DBs, product tracking, and APIs
  • You can code SQL in your sleep, optimizing queries for performance, scalability, and ease of maintenance
  • Solid proficiency in Python and experience working with analysis tools such as Pandas, Jupyter/iPython notebooks
  • Experience in web analytics and web tracking and event-based analytics tools
  • Google Cloud experience is highly valued
  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field
  • Fluent in English 


  • Flexible working hours
  • Short work-day on Friday’s 
  • Free catered lunch
  • Continuous Training: annual budget for training for each employee
  • Fully equipped kitchen with snacks, drinks and fresh fruit
  • Top-notch work equipment
  • Office in front of the sea with ping pong, pool table, PlayStation
  • Interesting projects and a great work environment
  • An excellent opportunity to grow with the company
  • Discounts on Gym membership 

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