Master Data 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

You will work closely together with the business to maintain the quality of our data, making sure that all of the data we store is clean and usable.

On a daily basis, you will look into the new requests from category teams, and you will provide them with their requested data. You will have regularly meetings with stakeholders to understand their needs so that you will be able to deliver on them. Furthermore, you will be working  on various task such as creating manuals, delivering quality guidelines and editing content for our auctions.

You will be part of the Category Operations Team, reporting into the Operations manager. In this position you will work closely together with the colleagues from the Commercial Operations teams, including the Taxonomist, Data teams and Product teams.

What you'll do

Data Maintenance

  • Understand functional configuration and data structures
  • Maintain object tree and object specification master 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

Documentation and data governance

  • Develop and maintain documentation for master data structure, respective configuration and application across systems
  • Define and manage related governance/conventions and drive their adoption across stakeholders 

Design for optimisation

  • Participate in data mapping and design workshops to optimise our curation and object master data 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.
  • Collaborate with our Tech teams to drive optimization of back–end Admin tooling, BAU & request processes and data dashboards for ComOps self-service

What you’ll bring

  • You have experience in working with customers and you are administratively strong
  • You are an absolute expert in Excel/Google spreadsheet expert (or keen to become one)
  • Working in a structured way is your second nature
  • 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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