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Director of Data

  • Stockholm +1 more
  • Stockholm +1 more

Schibsted is on a mission to become the most data-empowered company in the Nordics! We are a family of over 55 brands (and growing!), which consists of world-class media houses, leading Nordic marketplaces, and digital companies.

Schibsted News Media owns the leading newspapers Aftenposten and VG in Norway and Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet in Sweden. We also have a number of local newspapers in Norway. Our publications are renowned for their exceptional journalism, high editorial independence, and strong digital development.

We, Schibsted News Media, are looking for a leader to join us as Director of Data. In this role, you will be a key player in driving Schibsted News Media’s data strategy and road map, as well as Schibsted’s ambitious overarching data strategy. You will establish, lead and grow a business-critical team of data professionals ranging from project managers to data engineers. You will collaborate with key stakeholders in the News Media environment ranging from top management to hands-on data engineers, product managers, and designers. Not only will you have contact points towards all of News Media, but you will also be a key player in the larger Schibsted data network.

You will report to the CTO/CDO within the Schibsted News Media organisation.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Lead the work to define and execute Schibsted News Media’s data strategy

  • Be tactically and operationally responsible for data in the Schibsted News Media landscape - driving and executing the News Media data roadmap and priorities

  • Have manager responsibility for data engineers and professionals in the central News Media data organisation - a team that you will be a key part of defining and growing

  • Lead cross-functional teams and forums with the purpose of assuring fit for purpose data- and data processes across News Media

  • Align with key data stakeholders all over Schibsted to ensure tactical collaboration and strategic alignment cross teams and divisions

  • Be part of the News Media-Tech Management team and partner with the tech organisation to clarify demand, build requirements for data and application development infrastructure necessary to facilitate efficient analytics development

  • Help define critical commercial and operational data elements and focus the build-up of data capabilities centred around those elements

As part of your daily work, you will:

  • Collaborate closely with product & engineering teams to achieve the goals set out in the data strategy and roadmap

  • Lead strategic projects to ensure that News Media is forward-leaning and have fit for purpose capabilities in the data area

  • Lead tactical projects to ensure data quality, integrity, and compliance, among many other things

  • Help optimising activities of data analytics and data warehousing

  • Help optimising data sciences activities in order to ensure alignment with business goals and strategies across News Media

What we are looking for:

Are you ready to make a broad impact in our organisation and on Schibsted News Media’s data strategy and road map? We believe that you’re the right person if you:

  • Have a passion for data, and you have a strong understanding of how to create high impact data strategies

  • Have solid experience in strategic roles where you both drive the strategic development as well as successful execution

  • Have proven experience in tackling complex technical problems, balancing between business deliveries and technical improvements

  • Have a track record of leading in change while creating engagement, cooperation, and well-being in your team

  • Are perceived as trustworthy and have a genuine interest in developing people - coaching, involving, and enabling the potential of your team

  • Have a positive mindset and a “can-do-attitude” - curious, confident, prestige and willing to deal with problems

  • Are open to new ideas, see the bigger picture and dare to make decisions that challenge your team and yourself

Your skills & experiences:

  • You are a leader who has experience in establishing and growing a team and managing its success in a fast-moving environment

  • You have a detailed understanding of data governance, data management processes, and data visualisation tools

  • You have a documented background and experience in data science or engineering

  • You have solid experience in the project- and stakeholder management in data- and tech environments

  • You are comfortable working in an agile environment, and more importantly, you are comfortable working in a cross-functional team environment

  • You have strong analytical skills and a structured and process-oriented way of working

Work with great people

Anniken Ore Larssen
Product Manager
"At Schibsted you meet people who cheer each other on, creating great products facing millions of consumers every day."
Stina Janson
UX Director
"Schibsted has the fantastic combination of having the strengths of a large organization and being a place for innovation, growth and new initiatives."
Egil Martinsson
Machine Learning Engineer
"Schibsted is an awesome place to work with Machine Learning at scale. We really try to foster a culture of high ambition & lots of fun"
Joanna Eriksson
Data Engineer
"Schibsted is a great workplace with amazing people, interesting technical challenges, and a constant strive to always be better."
Maria Slanova
Machine learning Engineer
"På Schibsted får du möjlighet att arbeta med briljanta människor från hela världen och göra innovativa idéer till verklighet."
Joanna Eriksson
Data Engineer
"Schibsted är en arbetsplats med fantastiska människor, intressanta tekniska utmaningar och det finns en ständig strävan efter att alltid bli bättre."
Armin Catovic
Senior Data Scientist
"Vår tech stack och den otroliga mängden data som vi arbetar med är otroligt attraktiv för utvecklare, data scientists och ML-ingenjörer där ute."
Egil Martinsson
Senior Data Scientist
"Det är en fantastisk arbetsplats för den som vill jobba storskaligt med machine learning"
Anniken Ore Larssen
Product Manager
"У Шибстеді усі підбадьорюють та підтримують одне одного, створюють неймовірні продукти для мільйонів споживачів кожного дня"
Egil Martinsson
Machine Learning Engineer
"Шибстед це виняткове місце для масштабної роботи з Machine Learning. Ми формуємо культуру великі амбіції & забави"
Stina Janson
UX Director
"У Шибстеді фантастично поєднується комбінація потужностей великої організації та простору для інновацій, розвитку та нових ідей"
Joanna Eriksson
Data Engineer
"Шибстед - це чудове місце для роботи, з неймовірними людьми, цікавими технічними викликами та постійним прагненням до розвитку"

Skills & Requirements

It’s an advantage if you have:

  • A passion for metrics, monitoring and code "transparency"

  • Experience with any of the following areas: AWS, Kubernetes, and large scale data pipelines

  • Experience with shipping SDKs or library code to real users (e.g. open source projects)

  • Thoughts on API design and semantic versioning

Great Place to Work

  • Karriärmöjligheter inom Schibstedfamiljen

  • Var del av en mångfaldig, inkluderande arbetsplats

  • Personlig utveckling och lärande inom Learning Lab

  • Work with products that matter in peoples lives

  • We embrace diversity

  • Career opportunities within the Schibsted family

  • Empowering body and mind with Schibsted Life

  • 5000 fantastic colleagues in over 4 countries

  • Learn and develop within Learning Lab

  • Personlig utvikling og læring i Learning Lab

  • 5000 fantastiska kollegor i fyra länder

  • Schibsted Life erbjuder fysisk och mental träning

  • Jobba med välkända produkter och tjänster

  • Bli del av mangfoldig, inkluderende arbeidsplass

  • Karrieremuligheter i Schibstedfamilien

  • Mer enn 4500 fantastiske kollegaer i 4 land

  • Styrke kropp og sinn med Schibsted Life

  • Jobb med anerkjente produkter og tjenester

About the company

Schibsted is a family of digital brands with a strong Nordic position, and more than 5,000 employees. Millions of people interact with our companies every day through our leading online marketplaces, world-class media houses. We also help new promising businesses grow. Our joint mission of empowering people in their daily lives is rooted in the values of our media heritage and a legacy of bold change. At our best, we are a fearless force for change in a society built on trust and transparency.

Product & Tech is responsible for product development and technology platforms for News Media brands. The unit consists of product managers, software engineers, UX experts, and user researchers. Most of our teams work distributed, with colleagues in Oslo, Stockholm, Krakow, Gdansk, Bergen, and Stavanger.


1839Christian Schibsted 
founds a Printing House

1860Aftenposten is established,
 soon becoming a favoured and trusted media channel.

1966Schibsted acquires VG that
at the time had a financial crises.

1996Schibsted buys Aftonbladet,
 today the primary news source 
in Sweden.

1998Schibsted acquires Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s leading national quality newspapers.

2000Finn.no is founded.
 The marketplace has 
been enormously popular
in Norway ever since.

2003Blocket is acquired. Today 
the number one market place 
in Sweden.

2005-2021Schibsted Growth 
starts investing in
various digital brands.

2006The international expansion of 
Schibsted classified business is
 starting.

2009Fædrelandsvennen, Bergens Tidende and Stavanger Aftenblad are fully incorporated in Schibsted

2009 – 2019Schibsted Growth expands the portfolio,
 by 2019 it consists of more than 20 brands.

2019Adevinta is listed at Oslo Børs. Schibsted’s international Marketplaces is spun off into a 
separate company.

2019Schibsted's international marketplaces are spun off into a separete company - Adevinta

2020Schibsted aquired 100% of Oikotie

2020Adevinta acquires 100% of eBay Classifieds Group creating the worlds largest online classified company

2021As part of the agreement in 2020, Schibsted buys eBay's online classified businesses DBA.dk and bilbasen.dk

1839Christian Schibsted grundar tryckeriet Schibsted Förlag

1860Aftenposten etableras och blir snabbt en prioriterad och betrodd mediekanal

1966Schibsted köper VG

1996Schibsted köper Aftonbladet, Sveriges primära nyhetskälla idag

1998Schibsted köper Svenska Dagbladet, en av Sveriges ledande nyhetstidningar

2000Finn.no grundas. Norges mest besökta marknadsplats.

2003Blocket förvärvas. Den dominerande marknadsplatsen i Sverige idag.

2005-2021Schibsted Growth börjar investera i digitala bolag

2006Den internationella expansionen av Schibsted Classified startar

2009Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad och Fædrelandsvennen blir helt integrerade i Schibsted

2009-2019Schibsted Growth utökar portföljen som vid 2019 består av över 20 bolag

2019Adevinta listas på den norska börsen. Schibsted’s internationella marknadsplatser etableras som ett eget bolag.

2020Schibsted köper 100 % av Oikotie, en finsk multi-vertikal online marknadsplats. Schibsted har ägt Tori.fi i mer än ett decennium. Förvärvet av Oikotie markerar Schibsteds ambitioner att utöka sin närvaro i det finska segmentet av onlinemarknadsplatser.

2020Adevinta förvärvar 100 % av eBay Classifieds Group och skapar världens största onlineklassificerade företag

2021Som en del av avtalet 2020 köper Schibsted eBays onlineklassificerade företag DBA.dk och bilbasen.dk

1839Christian Michael Schibsted grunnla Schibsted forlag

1860Lansering av Christiania Adresseblad - som senere byttet navn til Aftenposten

1966Schibsted kjøper VG som på det tidspunktet gjennomgikk en økonomisk krise

1996Schibsted kjøper Aftonbladet, i dag den viktigste nyhetskilden i Sverige

1998Schibsted kjøper SvD, en av Sveriges ledende nasjonale avis

2000Finn.no blir etablert. Markedsplassen FINN har vært enormt populær i Norge siden etablering.

2003Schibsted kjøper Blocket. I dag den største markedsplassen i Sverige.

2005 - 2021Schibsted Growth starter å investere i ulike digitale selskaper

2006Den internasjonale ekspansjonen av Schibsted classified starter.

2009Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad og Fædrelandsvennen er fullt innarbeidet i Schibsted

2009-2019Schibsted Growth utvider porteføljen, innen 2019 består den av mer enn 20 selskaper.

2019Adevinta blir børsnotert på Oslo børs. Schibsteds internasjonal markedsplasser blir etablert i et eget selskap.

2020Schibsted kjøper 100% av Oikotie, en finsk multi-vertikal online markedsplass. Schibsted har eid Tori.fi i mer enn et tiår. Oppkjøpet av Oikotie markerer Schibsteds ambisjoner om å utvide sin tilstedeværelse i det finske segmentet av nettbaserte markedsplasser.

2020Adevinta inngår avtale om å overta 100% av eBay Classifieds Group, og danner dermed verdens største online rubrikkselskap.

2021Som en del av avtalen i 2020 kjøper Schibsted eBays nettbaserte rubrikkvirksomheter DBA.dk og bilbasen.dk.

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