Data Architect

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.

Primary Purpose:

To establish and maintain an Enterprise Data Model to be used by Information Systems within Univar globally. The position is responsible for ensuring that corporate naming standards and conventions are followed, working with developers to update logical and physical data models for systems used within Univar USA.


The impact of the role extends beyond traditional RDBMS logical/physical models, and includes providing consultative guidance to XML schema design, custom object design in SaaS solutions such as SalesForce and ServiceNow. The position also provides architectural guidance/oversight to our data integration projects.


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Two individual Contributors: Data Modeler and Data Profiler/analyst
  • Fulfills supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems from fully accredited four year institution is required; Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years’ professional experience, ideally in a variety of technical and business environments.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience in application development, in addition to Enterprise Data Warehousing both for analytical and data hub/integration needs


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience working with a variety of modeling tools
  • Experience with a variety of data management and persistence technologies, including RDBMS, XSD, etc
  • Exposure to the data models used by commercial ERP/CRM systems
  • Experience working with a variety of approaches to data integration & federation, especially at cloud scale.

Univar is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to full time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.

Full time
Downers Grove, Illinois 60555, US