Mileway is the largest owner of urban logistics real estate assets in Europe. They are backed by Blackstone Real Estate and booming. As a result, their data environment is growing at warp speed. Because data is key to the business’s success, a high-impact opportunity has come up for an ambitious Data Architect.
With a pan-European footprint of 1,600 owned and managed assets across ten European markets, Mileway is the number one real estate player of the European last-mile logistics industry. Most of those assets are small warehouses close to the big cities. This enables Mileway clients such as online supermarkets and on-demand delivery services to be close to their own customers. Mileway’s top markets are the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Sweden. Together, they represent over 80% of the portfolio. Mileway also has a growing presence in the Nordics and Southern Europe.
Mileway was launched in 2019 by Blackstone Real Estate as their first European start-up company. Blackstone is a leading owner of logistics properties globally. The Mileway launch followed several other investments in the logistics sector.
“Mileway is a natural evolution of our European logistics strategy; it will meet growing e-commerce-related demand for last-mile logistics real estate, facilitate faster delivery times and support the growth of our clients.” – James Seppala, Head of Blackstone Real Estate Europe
Over the past two years, the company has grown a dedicated team of over 400 employees plus 150 freelancers, with a local presence in each of its markets. With employees from all over Europe, from different professional backgrounds, and of all genders and ages, the team is as diverse as the Mileway markets. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, and hybrid working is the norm.
Vacancy: Data Enterprise Architect
To steer Mileway’s stormy growth in the right direction – and to accelerate it even further – data insights are an utmost necessity to make the right decisions. Almost from scratch, the Data Enterprise Architect designs a highly scalable data platform as the foundation for countless strategic decisions within Mileway’s current and future European operation.
“Your mission is to set up a future-proof data infrastructure from the ground up, in an organization that scales up rapidly.” – Emmanuel Van der Stichele, CEO
From data to actionable business insights
The Data Enterprise Architect must be well-connected with all stakeholders in the entire organization. With sharp business analysis, they quickly determine where the information questions lie in the various teams and develop data warehousing and business intelligence solutions accordingly. This means asking the right questions while also understanding how the business uses the data and challenging and prioritizing their requests. As such, this position is at the core of creating valuable, actionable insights that allow the business to accelerate its growth further.
The basis is now laid, with a basic Data Warehouse solution in Azure, based on SQL Server DB, and Tableau. However, the future has more in store. The wish list includes data science solutions to work more predictively and the first steps in IoT for building management.
Apart from being an architect, this person is also the Product Owner of the data platform and, as such, manages three cross-functional product teams of six persons each.
In an organization growing as fast as Mileway, decisive leadership is essential. From the management team to the business teams, the Data Enterprise Architect is widely considered the authority on data. The Data Enterprise Architect convinces colleagues with professional knowledge, leadership, and excellent stakeholder management. In short: this person has an air of gravitas and shows the way with certainty.
This is an unprecedented opportunity for a results-driven Data Enterprise Architect and an exciting moment to take ownership and play an all-important role in the success of the business. The position is based in Amsterdam, combined with hybrid working. Occasional traveling may be involved.
Mileway is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Hayke Tjemmes via firstname.lastname@example.org.