Master Data Design & Implementation Specialist

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the role

Catawiki is looking for a Master Data Design & Implementation specialist to join our Commercial Operations team. In this position you will work together with our Taxonomy Specialist and Business stakeholders to maintain the quality of our product master data and partner closely with our Tech teams to implement the optimal master data structure. As the subject matter expert for our master data structure, you will support key initiatives and requests from key stakeholders, including day-to-day data updates.

Your key objectives

  • Ensure timely and correct execution of master data setup, update/cleanup
  • Drive optimal data organization/setup to allow scalable maintenance processes and fast responsiveness to business needs

What you’ll do

Data Maintenance

  • Understand functional configuration and data structures
  • Maintain product master data (incl. object data and object attribute data)
  • Develop efficient data maintenance processes to ensure quality and consistency
  • Coordinate and support data clean-up activities in source systems in collaboration with DS & Tech teams and category/SME stakeholders
  • Execute data validations Pre and Post updates to ensure consistent quality
  • If needed, help manage the curation master data requests received through our Service desk, incl. auction/ category tree, Standard Replies, Disclaimers


  • Develop and maintain documentation for master data structure, respective configuration and application across systems
  • Inform and align updates to product data structure with relevant cross functional stakeholders 

Design for optimization

  • Participate in data mapping and design workshops to optimise our curation and object master data structure in line with business and technical needs
  • Design master data setup for effectiveness and scalability in collaboration with members from our Tech Data Architecture and DS teams.
  • Suggest to Product & Tech stakeholders changes in the architecture to maintain ontology structure and linked data (object based thresholds) in most effective & scalable manner
  • Provide input for Product & Tech on usability (e.g. which field should be filled in first) considering setup requirements and data dependencies
  • Collaborate with our Tech teams to drive optimization of back–end Admin tooling, BAU & request processes and dashboards for data quality auditing


What you’ll bring

    • Bachelors or higher in Computer Science or related field or equivalent level by proven experience
    • Experience in maintaining, managing and optimising product master data that used across an e-commerce platform, such as product catalog and product attribute data
    • Actively participated in or driven decision making processes for optimising master data
    • Proven work experience in driving data quality and data cleansing activities 
    • Good understanding of data structures and data maintenance processes in business applications

    • Ability to interpret technical requirements

    • Ability to communicate technical information effectively to co-workers

    • Familiarity with Agile ways of working

    • Consistent capability to independently manage workload and schedule

    • Working in a structured and methodical way is your second nature
    • Ability to translate insights into relevant sizeable actions
    • Comfortable to work in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment
    • Team player

    • Pragmatic and solution-oriented

    • Proactive, Fast learner

    • You have excellent English communication skills

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
  • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
  • Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growth
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
  • Stock Options: All Catawikians are granted 100 Stock Options after 12 months of service.
  • And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and new way of working

We’ve embraced an activity-based way of working, meaning our team can choose how they split their work week between home and the office, in line with our remote framework and guidelines. In locations where we have physical offices, most employees enjoy two days at the office to connect and collaborate with each other.

Our experts and sales staff in local markets work 100% remotely – in most cases from home. Some key positions are hired remotely, while we also offer relocation services for colleagues needing to be closer to the office.


Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working
We champion flexibility. We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.
Stock Options
We make sure all Catawikians can share in the company's success.
Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.

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