Chief Data Officer / CDO (m|f|x)

Job description

idealo is Germany's largest price comparison service. We are also the largest price comparison brand in Europe and one of the fastest growing e-commerce services.

We create transparency for consumers. We are convinced that informed people make better decisions. This also applies to us, which is why data plays such a big role at idealo.

And idealo generates a lot of data: We are one of the widest-reach sites in German-language e-commerce: we reach about a third of all online shoppers (in DE) with billions of price updates per day from tens of thousands of merchants. Every day, data is generated everywhere across the company. We need to bring it all together and make use of it according to the department’s needs. That's why we're looking for a Chief Data Officer (m|f|x) on a full-time or part-time basis, so that together we can handle this data even better and make more of it.

About your new role

  • You are responsible for the holistic data management across idealo's entire value chain.
    • You are the owner of our data roadmap and data strategy.
    • You ensure the availability, quality, clarity and understanding of data in the organization.
    • You ensure that we have the necessary processes and organizational structures, and that responsibility for data and its use is taken in the right places.
    • Our technical data infrastructure is developing optimally for the achievement of our business goals.
  • You are motivated to use data for our business goals. You find data-driven solutions that help us to
    • increase our analytics, recommendation and prediction capabilities.
    • better target our stores and partners for quality.
    • get better customer insights.
    • provide our customers with information that is truly relevant.
  • You find and develop the most important talent for idealo, including Analysts and Data Engineers.
  • You lead on an eye-to-eye level, for which freedom, trust and responsibility are the pillars for successful teamwork.
  • Data is a key topic for our business success. That's why you are part of idealo's strategic steering committee and report directly to the management.

Job requirements

Skills & Requirements

  • Several years of experience as an executive in a BI or Data Science environment.
  • In-depth knowledge in the use of Machine Learning.
  • Strong implementation skills and pragmatism combined with understanding of organizational challenges in high-growth technology companies.
  • Eye for business results and strategic thinking.

Your benefits at idealo

  • Huge amounts of exciting data and things to work and grow on.
  • A corporate culture that is based on the values of freedom and responsibility.
  • The best colleagues in the world, who make idealo a better company every day.
  • Family friendliness based on deep conviction, including flexible working hours, remote work options and 30+ vacation days per year.
  • So happy: We have been named Germany's best employer in the Internet/multimedia sector for the second year in a row! Source: Focus Business, 01/2021, issue dated 19.02.2021

About idealo

idealo is a Berlin success story: in 2000 we started out with the mission of helping consumers make the best purchasing decisions. Right in the heart of Berlin, almost 1,000 employees from 40 nations are supporting our make the best purchase decision. We are focusing on agile and autonomous work, sustainability and a healthy relationship between work and private life. These values are firmly anchored in our corporate culture and an integral part of our corporate philosophy.


As part of our team, you can look forward to freedom, an international and inspiring working environment. Your ideas are particularly important to us. Not only our product portfolio is diverse, but also the people who work on it. We want you just as you are! Origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or a severely handicapped degree do not play a role.


Information for applicants with severe disabilities: As an applicant with a severe disability, you can get advice from our Severely Disabled Representation (SBV) during the application process.


idealo continues hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic

We do still hire great talent from around the world! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are checking almost every day with the authorities if and how we can relocate talent from EU and non-EU countries to work with idealo. Please bear in mind that we will take individual decisions in close consultation with the applicant and the authorities.

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