Working Student Data Office

Job description

ERIKS Digital is looking for a working student to join our Data team!

We are looking for a student to join our global Data Product team as a junior data analyst to help us gain valuable insights to solve complex problems. Are you a Bachelor- or Master student, motivated to pursue a career in data analytics and are you looking for a flexible part-time job in an international, fast paced environment with a lot of opportunities to develop yourself, then we are looking for you!

You will be part of a team of enthusiastic data analysts, data scientists and data engineers with various levels of experience, who are operating in ERIKS’ global landscape and with whom you will closely cooperate. This is an excellent opportunity to develop yourself in various technical aspects, but also to improve your communication skills as you will be engaging with stakeholders from multiple countries.

In ERIKS Digital, it is our mission to maximize the power of digital technology and data for every ERIKS colleague and customer. The Data Office, which comprises of the Data Product team and the Data Platform team, delivers on this mission by developing the required data infrastructure and platforms to make data available across the organization, and by developing data products that provide actionable insights for better decision making to help ERIKS to meet its strategic goals.

The Data Office is an international team that consists of 11 colleagues with 6 nationalities and for which we are currently fulfilling 4 positions. We strongly believe in diversity of culture, gender, and perspectives to innovate and solve problems. Our core values are Integrity, Trust, Inclusivity, Passion, and Curiosity. They are part of us in our professional and personal life. We are keen to grow our team with new colleagues who share these values and add even more diversity to our team.

What you will do:

You will work in multi-disciplinary teams on value cases. There you will -

  • Support our team with various tasks related to data preparation, data cleaning, analysis and data visualization.
  • Prepare communication to help the adoption of our data products.
  • Continuously find ways to improve existing, or new, products and processes to make even more impact.
  • Engage in strategic discussions with multiple levels of hierarchy within ERIKS.


  • You are a Bachelor or Master student in Business Intelligence, Business Analytics, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a similar field
  • You are available to work on average 2-4 days per week
  • You have at least basic knowledge on using SQL and data visualization tools such as Microsoft PowerBI or Tableau
  • You ideally have practical experience with data analysis and data visualization
  • You are hands on and have strong communication skills
  • You have a positive and solution-oriented mindset
  • You have made many mistakes and you are not afraid of making more
  • You have the desire to work in a diverse and enjoyable team and to contribute to our productivity and fun at work!

What do we offer:

  • The opportunity to develop yourself in various data analytics related fields
  • A small & high energy team, lots of challenges
  • A nice office next to Amstel station with a good lunch
  • Flexibility to plan your work next to your study schedule


80 years ago, ERIKS started as a supplier to the dairy industry in the Netherlands, providing mechanical components and tools that helped dairy plants increase efficiency. Since then, the company kept innovating, evolving, and expanding. Through a consistent focus on technology and service, it became a key sparring partner and service provider for a range of industries. Among its clients are high-tech manufacturing and food companies (such as ASML and Heineken), energy industry players (from windmill operators to power plants), heavy vehicle manufacturers (making cars, ships, or airplanes), construction firms, medicine production businesses, and more.

For these clients, ERIKS provides a wide range of technical products (for instance hoses and valves), co-engineering, customization solutions, and related services. Technical teams are at customers’ beck and call for sophisticated support and advice – from design to smart maintenance. And on the local web shops, customers can easily order tools or component parts.

“We provide products and know–how in a way that has a direct impact on the economy. In each household you’ll find at least one item of which the production was improved with help from ERIKS.” – Floris Jan Cuypers, COO at ERIKS

Dutch DNA, global culture

With its expansion into 17 countries and many different industries, ERIKS became a global organization, with a truly international culture and vision and with talent, experts, and client relationships from everywhere. Meanwhile, its headquarters and roots are in The Netherlands. The company is owned by SHV, a family-owned Dutch group with a portfolio of seven companies that together employ nearly 60.000 people worldwide. The culture at both SHV and ERIKS is built on integrity, entrepreneurship, and a core value of investing in people. With its 6.500 employees and nearly 2 billion Euros revenue, ERIKS is an established corporate – yet one with the entrepreneurial drive and willingness to invest that is often found at younger, smaller, PE-backed businesses.

Digital transformation
ERIKS now finds itself in a very exciting phase: that of a companywide digital transformation. The potential of digital technology for ERIKS extends to all business aspects, from easy business workflows to direct commercial purposes. Digital technology can advance ERIKS e-commerce channels as well as offer new innovations and service propositions that are partially or fully digital. Examples include the proposition of Smart Asset Management (IoT) or ‘ERIKS Wiki’, a knowledge mining database for employees and customers. ERIKS has a dedicated approach to digitization. The company is internally building a proactive, solution-oriented product organisation with top-notch developers and digital and industry experts. Recently, a Chief Digital Officer was hired, and the next three years people, operating model, architecture, governance, and strategy will take full focus.

Eriks Digital is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equal treatment for all genders. Eriks Digital adheres to ethical recruiting methods ensuring that we do not discriminate against any candidate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. This is a fundamental part of our values and beliefs and we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can reach their potential.