Data Governance Expert - 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 Expert within our Data & Analytics team, you play an instrumental role in the realization of this vision by setting up and improving SNCB’s data governance framework and providing guidance and support in its roll-out.

Role & Responsibilities

  • 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 develop 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
  • You provide the necessary support, coaching and training to business and IT during the roll-out of SNCB’s data governance framework – you have special attention is required to make sure the business understand their new (operational) roles (data owner, data steward)
  • You pro-actively challenge (the realization of) the data governance framework to make it evolve where/when required
  • You lead and participate to data governance communities within and outside of SNCB
  • You follow-up up on data governance operations, insuring data governance deliverables and information are of quality and up-to-date – in particular, you monitor information contained in the data catalog and data quality tools.
  • You place special focus on the governance of master data
  • You report and address 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


  • You have proven experience in data governance, data modelling, data protection and privacy by design activities in a large company
  • You have proven expertise in business and functional analysis
  • You have basic knowledge in Enterprise Architecture and Data & Analytics
  • Experience with industry-leading data management and governance tools is a plus
  • 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 challenge requirements and provide alternative approaches
  • You have knowledge of risk data architecture methods and related technology solutions
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • You are fluent in Dutch, French, and English (active knowledge of French or Dutch)


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