Data Governance Lead - Ypto

Near Brussels Midi Station, Brussels BE

At SNCB/NMBS we want to become data-driven. We strive to make data a shared asset giving all stakeholders a common view of the company’s data. We provide users with the tools and methods they need to analyse and explore data, and drive insights, decisions and predictions that improve customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.

As Data Governance Lead within our Data & Analytics team, you play an instrumental role in the realization of this vision by leading the set-up, improvement and roll-out of SNCB’s data governance framework.

Role & Responsibilities

  • You lead a team of data governance experts and officers
  • You manage scope, planning and cost of your team’s activities - you report on your team’s activities to higher management
  • You provide vision/guidance on all dimensions of SNCB’s data governance framework (data operating model, data roles & responsibilities, data governance bodies, business glossary, data catalog, data quality policy, data privacy policy, ...) – you make sure the framework is aligned with the company’s strategic objectives and needs.
  • You lead the definition of SNCB’s data governance framework in collaboration with all relevant business and IT stakeholders
  • You communicate and explain SNCB’s data governance framework within business and IT, including at management level
  • You insure your team provides the necessary support, coaching and training to business and IT during the roll-out of SNCB’s data governance framework - special attention is required to make sure the business understand their new (operational) roles (data owner, data steward)
  • You define useful KPI’s in order to measure the effectiveness of the implemented framework
  • You pro-actively challenge (the realization of) the data governance framework to make it evolve where/when required
  • You lead data governance communities within SNCB
  • You ensure your team follows up on data governance operations, insuring data governance deliverables and information are of quality and up-to-date – in particular, you make sure information contained in the data catalog and data quality tools is monitored.
  • You insure your team has special focus on the governance of master data
  • You make sure your team addresss any data governance issues that need particular attention.
  • You assess Data Quality at the enterprise level and define you clear action plans addressing the needs,
  • You identify Data Privacy issues and propose corrective actions
  • You propose improvements on data literacy and you provide trainings where/when needed

Your profile:

  • You have minimum 5 years of proven experience in leading the implementation of data governance, data modelling, data protection and privacy by design activities in a large company
  • You have good knowledge of Enterprise Architecture and Data & Analytics
  • You have experience with the implementation of industry-leading data management and governance tools
  • You have a master’s degree or equivalent by experience
  • CIGO, AAIM or equivalent certification is a plus
  • You have a data-driven mindset
  • You can analyze complex situations and define realistic targets to achieve a given objective
  • You can summarize and present regulatory and technical information to non-technical audiences
  • You can engage with senior management and executives on data governance topics
  • You have knowledge of risk data architecture methods and related technology solutions
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • You have an active knowledge of Dutch or French (with preferably at least a basic knowledge of the other language) and English

The offer:

Within our open business culture, you will work behind the scenes on the digital transformation of NMBS/SNCB. You have a job with social impact and room for personal input. In addition to a good work-life balance and a competitive salary, your package includes:

  • Possibility to work from home + flexible working hours
  • 35 days of leave
  • Company car + public transport pass
  • Target bonus
  • Hospitalisation insurance (including dental care) for the whole family, group and invalidity insurance (cafeteria plan), without own contribution
  • Meal and eco cheques
  • Net allowances for remote work and carwash + internet budget