Digital Data & Governance Manager

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Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Barcelona, ES

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Digital Data & Governance Manager - Job Purpose


The Digital Data & Governance Manager is responsible for the overall governance of Digital & Data activities and projects within ISC (Integrated Supply Chain) in all domains (MAKE, DELIVER, PLAN).

It is a key transversal role, which requires to rigorously monitor at a macro level Digital & Data activity with the ability to identify and manage main challenges, risks and issues by developing a strong relationship with key stakeholders of Digital ISC.  

This position has a preferred location in Spain (Barcelona region)  but locations in Amsterdam or another European country could be considered.

The role will be hybrid (mixed remote/on site).


Key Accountabilities


The Digital Governance Manager is leading and managing all deployment activities, with the following responsibilities:

  • Managing overall governance for digital & data team ensuring all required routines and processes are in place
  • Overview of all digital solutions in ISC to ensure consistency, synergies, and owning the digital catalogue for ISC
  • Overview of all data activities in ISC supporting prioritization of activities
  • Define, maintain, and ensure compliance to digital project methodology in ISC.
  • Facilitate roadmap definition and prioritization of digital & data activities and monitor deployment plans consolidated between all domain/regions
  • Define right support models with relevant parties on the portfolio of solutions
  • Support best practice and knowledge sharing within the organization and ensure project inventory to keep an overview of all activities
  • Manage key third parties defining right strategy and monitoring routine
  • Monitor global budget and support budgeting exercise to ensure alignment with regions/domains 
  • Drive global initiatives aiming to improve current way of working on technologies within ISC



  • Define and manage ISC Digital Governance to plan and monitor all activities in regions/domains
  • Manage demand from regions/domains on digital solutions part of Digital catalogue
  • Define scalability model of confirmed Proof of value (PoV) ready to be deployed after value has been confirmed for ISC managing third parties associated
  • Define and ensure compliance to project/deployment methodologies
  • Monitor progress and provide coaching and support to regions on deployment and execution when required
  • Own costs tracking and budget monitoring of ISC activities globally.

About you


  • Degree, preferably Master, within Business Administration / Engineering / Computer Science
  • Strong PMO or Project / Program management experience in delivering IT, Digital and/or technology projects
  • Preferred experience in implementing global MES, SAP PP/QM, IoT platform and/or low/no code solutions or app
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Digital / Technology / IT
  • Experience of working in a multi-vendor environment and managing projects through 3rd party vendors
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Strong knowledge of implementation models and challenges  
  • Proven leadership capabilities within project execution. Excellent communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills
  •  “Can do” attitude, ability to work independently and define and develop own targets
  • Appetite for digital manufacturing, Supply chain and logistics opportunities: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0, advanced analytics, digital twins, big data, etc.   
  • Ability to travel on occasion

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 28211