Santander is looking for a Nordic Chief Data Officer

Santander is developing and growing. We are one of the biggest and exciting financial institutions in Europe and as a company we embrace the agility to innovate. We believe in sustainability, team- based ways of working and in accepting and valuing differences between people – and so do you.
We believe remote working contributes to a more diversified workforce. You need to be willing to learn, self-sufficient and flexible – so are we. Since work is a huge part of your life, we want it to be interesting and fun. We keep up with the latest technologies, tools, and tricks of the trade – we are always refining our approach, and everyone has a seat at the table.

We have great plans for the future and we want you to join us on the journey as our Chief Data Officer (CDO)

One of our big questions is: how do we make the best decisions based on the vast amounts of data available? We are hiring a CDO to help us succeed in forging a data-driven organization. If you have proven results within the field and know how to create business value, you should read on. If you also have experience with risk mitigation and knows how to how help an organization take more analytical decisions, this might be a very interesting match!

Your job will be to take lead in all of Santander’s data-driven ambitions in the Nordic region. Your goal will be to ensure a sound strategic and operational focus on how we can transform data into valuable assets for business. This includes the following tasks:

Our dream candidate

We believe a relevant education combined with 5-10 years of experience within technology and data management is needed to succeed. With this background, you should have a proven track record from strategic data management initiatives, and a sound knowledge of data analytics, data mining and related systems and tools. Experience from, or strong understanding of, the banking industry and markets is also important, since knowledge of banking systems and data structures are essential. Our company language is English, but knowledge of a Scandinavian language and Spanish will be very useful.

To thrive in this role, we think you need the following:

What we can offer

An opportunity to work in a large, high-performing international company, in a local unit with an entrepreneurial spirit and an agile mindset. Our annual employee survey shows that we are one of Norway’s most attractive workplaces, staffed by dedicated employees who enjoy their work and are proud to be part of Santander. A corporate culture that is professional and dynamic, yet informal. Bureaucracy is kept to a minimum, as we expect our skilled employees make long lasting and impactful decisions to shape our future.

Are you interested?

To discuss the position, please contact Bård Idås at +47 95 04 44 83 (