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Job: Hoofd Team Methodologie (Head of Team Methodology)

Active since 10-07-2018 Job category Science, research & development
Location Den Haag Level Mid-Senior level
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 32 - 40 Salary Your gross salary is a maximum ...
Hoofd Team Methodologie Den Haag (Head of Team Methodology)


Den Haag

A challenging position as a methodologist with team spirit in one of the most innovative statistical offices in Europe.

Over CBS
In a society where the amount of information is growing explosively, free access to reliable and integral data is crucial. As the national statistical office, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) provides reliable statistical information and data to produce insight into social issues, thus supporting the public debate, policy development and decision-making while contributing to prosperity, well-being and democracy.

CBS was established in 1899 in response to the need for independent and reliable information that advances the understanding of social issues. This is still the main role of CBS. Through time, CBS has grown into an innovative knowledge institution, with continuous adoption of new technologies and developments in order to safeguard the quality of its data and its independent position.

Wat ga je doen?
As a team manager at The Process Development and Methodology (BPM) sector, you lead one of the four teams within this sector. In this case, the Methodology team in The Hague. The team is approximately 20 FTEs and consists of highly educated professionals. As a team manager, you are responsible for the daily management of the work of your team and the realisation of the work plan of your team and the sector. Furthermore, you are continuously developing the team and always want to get the best out of your employees, coaching them in their development. You help determine the policy of the sector and thus contribute to the renewal of CBS. You keep a close eye on the outside world and maintain contacts with universities and other statistical bureaus.

Wie zoeken wij
Your profile:

  • Academic professional background and thinking level in a quantitative field such as mathematics, physics, econometrics, biometrics, psychometrics, sociometrics.
  • You are a strong and experienced manager, both in coaching your employees and your team and in monitoring content and progress.
  • You have a broad knowledge of methods for official statistics.
  • You communicate easily with colleagues, including colleagues from other disciplines and other countries. You are able to bridge the gap between the statistical managements and your own team and sector.
  • You have the decisiveness and the courage to take decisions.
  • In addition to management skills, the position also requires specific entrepreneurship, innovative action and result-orientation.
  • You are passionate about research on methods in statistics (e.g. samples, administrative sources or big data).
  • You have a vision on the future of official statistics in policymaking.
  • You are a doer and a team player.

Waar kom je te werken
The Corporate Services, IT and Methodology (BIM) Division provides the foundation for the statistical production of Statistics Netherlands (CBS). It provides expert support in the areas of methodology, process development and IT, effective and efficient implementation of the renewal of the CBS together with the Social and Economic Divisions. The Process Development and Methodology (BPM) sector carries out methodological research, contributes to the preparation and implementation of large projects for process innovation and provides advice to other parts of the organisation. Knowledge is gathered through own research or by studying methods and systems developed elsewhere. BPM consists of 4 teams, namely The Hague Methodology, Heerlen Methodology, The Hague Process Development and Heerlen Process Development. The vacancy is at Team Methodologie The Hague. The team offers an inspiring working environment. Employees know their profession and expand it in breadth and depth. They think on the basis of opportunities and possibilities, show an entrepreneurial spirit, search for simplicity and combine professionalism with cooperation.

Your gross salary is a maximum of € 6,543.69 per month (salary scale 14). The grading depends on knowledge and experience. In addition to a good salary based on 36 hours, holiday pay and a fixed end-of-year bonus of 8.33%, excellent pension plan with ABP, flexible working hours, annual leave and the possibility of compensatory leave, CAO à la carte, NS Business Card (1st class business trips), excellent study facilities scheme and various discounts (e.g. 10% discount on health insurance).

Interested? For more information about the content of the position, please contact Winfried Ypma (Director Process development and Methodology) at tel. 070- 337 4901 or by e-mail at

For more information about the recruitment procedure, please contact Robin Pichler (Corporate Recruiter) at tel. 070- 337 5363 or by e-mail at

Candidates: Please include a list of your publications in your CV.

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Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Government / Non-profit
Region Zuid-Holland
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Name Winfried Ypma
Phone 070- 337 4901