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)

Our offer

Within our open corporate culture, you contribute to the digital transformation of SNCB. You will have a job with social impact and ample opportunity to make your own contribution. In addition to a good work-life balance and a competitive salary, you will receive the following benefits:

  • the possibility to work remotely for up to three days per week + flexible working hours;
  • 35 days of leave;
  • a company car + a public transport season ticket;
  • a target bonus;
  • a comprehensive insurance package (affiliation without own contribution, excl. outpatient costs for family members);
    • hospitalisation and dental care for the whole family;
    • outpatient costs (= medical costs separate from hospitalisation);
    • group insurance: supplementary pension, work disability and death (cafeteria plan);
    • accidents at work (extralegal);
  • meal vouchers and eco-vouchers;
  • net allowances for remote working and carwash + internet budget.
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Near Brussels Midi Station

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ERP & Data Management

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Challenging projects

At Ypto, you never stand still. Every day is different and offers the opportunity to be challenged to innovate in order to find the best solution for our customer.

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Social impact

Through your work, you contribute to the future of Belgian railways and have a tangible impact on millions of people.

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Growth opportunities

Initiative, trust and self-management are key. You will have the support of your colleagues to develop and the opportunity to grow.

Application procedure

Did you apply for a position at Ypto? Or are you curious about how our application procedure works? We follow the four steps below each time. Depending on the position, an additional interview or assessment may be required.


CV screening

We take a close look at your CV and check whether it matches the profile you are looking for. We may call you briefly to ask about your motivation and experience.


Interviews and questionnaire

If the outcome of this screening is positive, you are invited to a (video) interview with your direct supervisor and your HR Business Partner. During these interviews, we discuss your motivation, knowledge, experience and skills as well as the content of the job. We also talk about the online questionnaire you filled in prior to the interview.


Reference analysis

Finally, we contact the references you will have provided. This way, we can make you out better.


We have a match: welcome to Ypto

Have you been selected? If so, we will be happy to draw up an attractive proposal and welcome you to our organisation.

Spontaneous application

Would you like to work with us on the future of SNCB but cannot immediately find the right vacancy? Then feel free to submit a spontaneous application. Who knows, you might soon be part of our team!