Head of data management - Data Analytics Center of Expertise

Data analytics

Our organisation

Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning 190 years.

It offers Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products designed to suit their specific needs, today and tomorrow. As one of Europe's larger insurance companies, Ageas concentrates its activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the major part of the global insurance market. It operates successful insurance businesses in Belgium, the UK, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and long term partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors.

Ageas ranks among the market leaders in the countries in which it operates. It represents a staff force of over 40,000 people and reported annual inflows close to EUR 32 billion in 2016 (all figures at 100%).

Your function

Creating value with analytics requires our local entities to tap into their own data assets as well as external ones with speed, accuracy and ease (a.k.a. data management) as analytic models performance and analytic projects ROI are directly driven by data assembly and integration costs. To achieve this, we are looking to recruit a Head of Data Management.

As a Head of Data Management, your main objectives will be:

  • Animating and developing a global team of practitioners in such a way that top talents in the field will be attracted to work for Ageas,

  • Participating in defining the global data strategy & help realizing synergies in the domain,

  • Collaborating with local entities to raise their level of readiness for agile next-gen data management.

You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Organizing, delivering and ensuring data management activities success in data analytics projects,

  • Supervising and/or managing data management project scope to ensure successful delivery (including quality, budget, plan, risk management),

  • Driving and participating to recruitment activities to acquire top talents in the field,

  • Establishing best practices architecture for agile next-gen data management (MDM, data lake, unstructured data…),

  • Scouting data management software market for technology to implement the agile next-gen data management paradigm. Realize POC’s with the aim to set-up global cloud services,

Engaging with local entities to define and help with the required modernization activities in data management.

Your profile

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience and 5 years in a similar position,

  • Master in Engineering, Computer Science/IT or equivalent professional experience

  • Strong understanding of typical data management pain points & challenges, good vision on how they could be solved by next-gen approaches,

  • Experience with working in a large, multi-cultural and distributed organization,

  • Experience with delivering impactful data management projects end-to-end,

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with senior management,

  • Strong and convincing communicator/influencer with excellent presentation skills,

  • International mindset with a focus on Europe and Asia,

  • Willingness to travel (20% - 40% of the time),

  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch and/or French are a plus

We offer

You will join an agile team constantly working in “start-up mode” while enjoying the support of the top leadership (the DA Center of Expertise directly reports to Ageas global COO) & the resources of a large multinational group. You will work in a stimulating international environment, with numerous opportunities for personal development.