Data Governance Practice Lead

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Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Deerlijk, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.

As Bekaert, we have put infusion of Digital in our business strategies as one of our key priorities.

In order to make this digital strategy happen, we are looking to reinforce our Advanced Digital Solutions (ADS) team with a

Data Governance Practice Lead

We are looking for an experienced leader who can shape, implement and grow our Data Governance Practice for Bekaert.

Recently, we have articulated our Data Story for Bekaert. As an essential building block in this story, we belief in the value of mature data governance practices will assure maximizing value out of data services for our businesses. 


Your role:

  • As Data Governance Practice Lead you will be leading the shaping, implementation and growth of our data governance practice for Bekaert.
  • In collaboration with key roles within ADS, you will be responsible for
  • The assessment of our current state with regards to data governance (metadata management, master data management, data quality, data privacy and security, data lineage), and develop a roadmap to grow our maturity
  • The definition and implementation of transversal elements of data governance: you will be responsible for implementation of standards, policies and guidelines which are needed to realise the maximum value for data driven businesses.
  • The implementation of an operating model and roles and responsibilities with regards to data governance.
  • The implementation of necessary tools and platforms
  • You will be also the guardian of correct application of these policies and procedures, and will do this in a way which will deliver most business value. You will be convincing to businesses by putting the policies and procedures in a bigger framing and explaining the value of it for final business products
  • You will contribute to the data literacy within Bekaert, as a cornerstone of our data strategy

What you bring: 

  • You have a Master degree
  • You have affinity with data and a data driven mindset, and you have proven record in a similar function
  • You are autonomous but like to collaborate with other peers in similar domains and you see your role into a bigger data ecosystem within Bekaert
  • You are an excellent communicator and can convince people on your strategy and goals
  • You are result oriented and you know where to prioritize
  • You keep good relations with your stakeholders, although you are firm when specific requirements need to be filled
  • You will work in a global environment


What we offer:

  • A unique and exciting opportunity, impacting Bekaert’s digital future, to shape your career and to push the boundaries of the industry
  • A competitive salary and extensive benefits package
  • Flexible work arrangements with remote working possibilities
  • An innovative and collaborative “better together” spirit
  • A human-centered, diverse company that values and supports your physical and mental wellbeing
  • A learning culture with an opportunity to grow your career across the organization, and to strengthen your skills and competences through our Bekaert Digital Academy





The digital transformation that Bekaert is going through has created a number of digital opportunities, such as this position!

For a full list of our digital opportunities, click here!


You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.

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