Production Data & Workflow Analyst (f/m/d)

Datum: 22.06.2022

Standort: Heidelberg, DE

Unternehmen: Springer Nature Group


Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 175 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities – enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow.

We are hiring for the position


Production Data & Workflow Analyst (f/m/d) 


To be filled as soon as possible.

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13.000 staff in over 50 countries.


Who we are:


You will join a team working at the vibrant pulse of Springer Nature’s journal and book production workflows processing thousands of articles and books per year. Production, by incorporating standardized systems and workflows, manages the process of producing content with good and consistent quality metadata in order to support our role as an ePublisher. This allows our global audiences to use our products through a variety of reading devices, both electronic and paper. We work with vendors that incorporate our workflows, automate processes wherever possible, follow standardized procedures and create our content in full text XML which is the essential foundation for producing materials that can be utilized in the electronic environment.

We take our work seriously but not ourselves, placing more importance on collaboration and relationship building than on solo heroics. Our mission is to perform together to lay the foundation for data-driven decision making.


Who you are:

You are as much into working with data and software solutions as you are into working with people. You would describe yourself as a get-it-done and out-of-the-box person who appreciates the cultural diversity of a global company. You have already gained professional experience in international projects, you value self-dependency and reliability as much as we do, and you would be ready to get trained on the job.


What you will do:

  • Conduct process and report requirement analysis
  • Compile, analyze, visualize and present operational data
  • Draft, implement and monitor production KPIs
  • Create and deliver (SQL level) ad hoc reports
  • Build dashboards for production workflows
  • Develop best practices and blueprints for reporting that can be used across projects and teams
  • Develop scripts for automation and workflow improvements in close collaboration with the book and journal production teams
  • Creation of new procedures to enable new business models within the production and pre-production stages
  •  Interact and collaborate with our software vendors and in-house departments on automation, data and process related initiatives
  • Conduct presentations and training sessions


What we expect:

  • University degree in the area of computer science, engineering or a comparable education
  • Solution-oriented problem-solver, proficient and experienced with SQL and Python
  • Experience with processing and analyzing data in different standard formats like XML, CSV, Parquet
  • Profound experience with BI tools like Google Data Studio and / or Looker
  • Experience working within Cloud environments, preferably Google
  • Strong analytical, organization and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive and communicative t-shaped personality with excellent time management
  • Ability to work independently and to drive change with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Excellent commend (business fluency) of English and German skills


What we would appreciate:

  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of production processes and publishing

What we offer:

  • Fair play – fair 37-hour-week and 30 days holidays
  • Privileges – job ticket for public transportation, book discount (not limited to Springer Nature titles) between 15 and 44%
  • Daily thrills – exciting job in a successful, international company



Permanent contract

Working hours: full-time

Company and location: Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg 


Please apply using our online application system (SuccessFactors) stating your salary expectations and your first possible date of joining. Your contact person for this position is Ms Birgit Kolb, Director HR Heidelberg.


At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.