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Data Governance Expert

About this vacancy
Location: Zoeterwoude
Discipline: Finance
Working Experience: 3 - 5 Years 
Type of Contract: Permanent 
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As Data Governance Expert you are responsible for providing trustful data within HEINEKEN Netherlands. You like to help the business to find, understand and trust the data they’re working with. With your profound knowledge of Data Governance and experience in bridging the gap between data and business, you are capable to help us derive maximum value out of data.

What are your responsibilities as Data Governance Expert?

Your goal in this position is to maintain and expand the governance, guiding principles, meta models, report-/datacatalogs and business glossaries. Where possible you also align with Heineken’s Global Standards. You are the key user of our Data Governance solution (Collibra) and you help other people using it. Although we have a great tool, you also have to know how to enable change towards a data driven culture. Your main responsibilities are:


  • Further roll-out of Data Governance within Heineken Netherlands
  • Describe reports, machine learning models and processes in terms of report attributes and describe the lineage to their source(s)
  • Implement data ownership for described elements
  • Maintain and manage report and data catalog
  • Train end users for Collibra
  • Monitor usage of Collibra, support end-users
  • Coordinate Data Governance processes (issue management, change management, policies)
  • Promote Data Governance and ways of working throughout the company

As Data Governance Expert you will be based in Zoeterwoude and you will be reporting to the manager of the Data & Analytics Office.

Your working environment

Within Heineken NL you will work within the Data & Analytics Office. The Data & Analytics Office consists of 4 teams: Data Governance, Master Data Management, Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics. Our current scope is Heineken Netherlands Supply and Heineken Netherlands Commerce. Our purpose is to “Enable employees and their customers to make informed decisions based on easy accessible and trusted insights”.

Our message is that you have to be in control of your data if you want to accelerate with Advanced Analytics and digital innovation.

Are you the Data Governance Expert we are looking for?
To be successful we’re looking for individuals who are keen on laying the right data foundation and make this foundation work. Also the ideal candidate has:


  • A Master Degree in Information Management, Business Administration, Business Information or equivalent;
  • At least 3-7 years’ work experience in Data Governance, Data Management, information management or equivalent;
  • Relevant knowledge of (industry) standards like the Data Management Body of Knowledge, CMMI, architectural frameworks, reference models is a must;
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Strong persuasion skills; key skill is that you can communicate with and enthuse stakeholders on different levels;
  • Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position.


What to expect from us

Working at HEINEKEN means looking beyond the boundaries of your own job title. Your opinion and talents are important for every change and improvement. This means that you may be involved in a project that falls outside of your specialization.

The salary differs per position within the company. It will be based upon the intensity of the job, the relevant work experience, and your education. Having fun in your work and a good balance between work and private life is equally important. The more you enjoy your job, the better your contribution to our products will be. A career with HEINEKEN offers great challenges combined with exciting opportunities to own and grow your career in line with your aspirations.


HEINEKEN is the leading international brewer, with more than 250 international and local beer and cider brands in more than 190 countries. Our colleagues come to work every day with pleasure to ensure our consumers can enjoy numerous beer and cider brands, such as HEINEKEN, Amstel, Brand, Desperados, Affligem, and Apple Bandit.

In the Netherlands, HEINEKEN has three breweries in Den Bosch, Wijlre, and Zoeterwoude, the latter being the largest brewery in Europe. Furthermore, soft drinks are bottled at Vrumona in Bunnik, one of HEINEKEN Nederland’s subsidiary companies. Vrumona has a varied portfolio, including brands such as Royal Club, Crystal Clear, SiSi, Sourcy, and Sourcy Vitaminwater. In addition, in the Netherlands, Vrumona is the license-holder and supplier of Pepsi, Rivella, 7UP, and Mountain Dew.


Are you interested in this job and would you like to apply? Then please click on the application button. We are looking forward to receiving your application.


HEINEKEN Netherlands is working with preferred suppliers. Acquisition will not be appreciated.



At HEINEKEN, we brew great beers and we build great brands. We are committed to surprising and exciting our consumers and employees everywhere. We have a proud history and heritage in brewing and in our communities. With operations in over 70 markets globally, we are the world's most international brewer.

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