JADS Interim Managing Director and Operations MT member (0.6 FTE)

Eindhoven University of Technology
November 21, 2022
Offerd Salary:€ 7.362
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JADS Interim Managing Director and Operations MT member (0.6 FTE)


Non academic staff (supporting staff)

Irène Curie Fellowship



Mathematics and Computer Science

Institutes and others

JADS Den Bosch



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Job description

The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS), the joint Data Science Academy of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, invites applications for a Director of Finance, IT and Operations. We welcome applications from individuals with a high-quality track record in managing and innovating financial, operational, HR and IT services.

You will be responsible for the financial, operational and IT teams at JADS. Finance contains budgeting and controlling the various education programs, externally funded research and contract research. In addition, you are responsible for the operations of the vibrant Marienburg campus and its operations and facilities. Being a data science academy, JADS has the ambition to be leading in the innovative use of ICT services. You will work closely with IT services of TU/Eindhoven and Tilburg university, as well as the external IT service providers to provide excellent IT services to JADS students, staff and researchers.

You will be part of the JADS Management team and report to the JADS scientific director. You work closely with Managing directors and Financial Directors of sister departments and institutes of TU/Eindhoven and Tilburg University. As JADS is a 50/50 joint venture of both universities, streamlining and integrating operational, financial and information processes and systems is among your responsibilities. You provide solid financial reports that enable data driven decision making by the JADS MT. Moreover, you provide analytics, risk assessments and scenarios that facilitate evaluation of strategic scenarios for further growth of JADS while maintaining quality and stability. You develop a vision and build relationships with both universities to make use of the expertise and support of their shared services in ICT, Finance and Operations.

Job requirements
  • A completed academic degree, in the Finance, Economics, Business, or a related field with strong interest in IT and Innovation.
  • Experience in management, ideally in a professional (international) organization, with a proven track record for process improvement and innovation.
  • Financial expertise and hands-on mentality, and be able to provide analyses at a more tactical and strategic level.
  • Affinity with academic research and education, ideally with an interest in the field of Data Science, Entrepreneurship & Artificial Intelligence.
  • A team player and can connect to and work with a diverse and international team of professionals.
  • Demonstrable experience with project management and (project-based) working in a team.
  • A deep understanding of governance relations and processes and affinity with science policy.
  • A high level of flexibility, independence, initiative, and creativity.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written in Dutch and English.
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, and happy to work in a versatile and high paced environment.
  • Start date as soon as possible.

    Conditions of employment

    We offer an exciting position with an international yet personal community in the city center of ‘s-Hertogenbosch within walking distance of the central station. The Managing Director Position for 0.6 FTE is hosted by the Technical University of Eindhoven, organizational unit will be JADS. The salary is in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, min. € 5.784,– and max. € 7.362,- gross per month (scale 14) based on a full-time employment. JADS uses a neutral remuneration system for salary scaling that is based on work experience. The position is open for 4-5 months.

    When appointed at JADS you will have excellent employment conditions with attention to flexibility and attractive fringe benefits. You are entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross annual income. If you work 40 hours per week, you will receive 41 paid days of leave per year. All employees of the university are covered by the so-called General Pension Fund for Public Employers (Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP).

    JADS values an open and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity and encourage the mutual integration of groups of employees and students. We focus on creating equal opportunities for all our employees and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community.

    Are you enthusiast and want to know more about the employment conditions? Here you can find even more information Conditions of employment TU/e Working at Eindhoven University of Technology (tue.nl).

    For more information on working at JADS, see https: // www. jads.nl/vacancies.

    Information and application About JADS

    The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) is a unique cooperation between Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Tilburg University (TiU). At JADS, we believe that data science can provide answers to society's complex issues. We provide innovative educational programs, data science research, and support for business and society. With a team of lecturers, students, scientists and entrepreneurs – from a wide range of sectors and disciplines – we work on creating impact with data science. We do this by connecting people, sectors and industries: in the past 5 years we have been working with 300+ organizations on data-related projects. Our main drivers? Doing cool stuff that matters with data. Our location at the former monastery Mariënburg in Den Bosch houses a vibrant campus fully dedicated to data science.

    Creating value, combining data science & entrepreneurship

    As mentioned, a large number of organizations collaborate with JADS. From startups to SME's, NGO's and large corporates, our business partners gain access to talent, high level knowledge and business opportunities. At JADS new data-driven business ideas are born all year round. Our students create their own start-ups and our looking for new collaborations or investors. We also welcome companies with their data & business innovation challenges in our professional education programs to transform an idea into a project. Due to the strong ecosystem and funding acquisition track record, JADS can uniquely facilitate initiation of new projects in collaboration with various organizations.


    Questions about the application may be addressed to prof. dr. Jos van Hillegersberg (j.vanhillegersbergatjads.nl), scientific director of JADS.

    For more queries about the conditions of employment or the vacancy process you can send an email to HRatJADS.nl


    If you are interested we invite you to apply for this position via the ‘apply now' button on this page. Applications via other canals will not be taken into consideration.

    Please attach the following documents to the application:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV.
  • Contact information for two referees (including name, phone number, and e-mail address). We only approach referees for candidates who go to the second selection round.
  • We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible.

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