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Benelux Digital Manager

Benelux Digital Manager


Digital and IT


ENE00001085 Requisition #

ENGIE Electrabel is the largest energy company in Belgium, where it also aims to become the energy transition leader. We form part of ENGIE, an international player in the energy world. You have the opportunity to progress within the company and fulfil yourself while meeting new challenges. Our opportunity is unique. It is up to you to seize them, regardless of your educational background. Come on and join us.
The Support Services provide the company with the help and advice it requires in a variety of fields, such as finance, HR, legal expertise, communications and management.
Objective of the function:
* accelerate the digitalization of the BU as a whole: in its dealings with customers, in its services/solutions/products, but also in its internal activities
* steer the Corporate Digital team and maximize the added value of the team and the whole digital line for the BU
* animate the relevant communities & contribute to a cultural change
* scout the external market & help the BU seize new opportunities
* with regard to Digital, be the link with the Group

Your mission
* strategy
+ help setting the strategic directions the BU will take
* business development
+ with these strategic directions in mind: co-develop and roll out the BU's digital roadmap in close cooperation with the BU entities and Functional Lines
* project management
+ build a close relationship with BU entities
+ promote convergence of customer or employee solutions where it makes sense, and thus contribute to optimizing each entity's investments and development costs
+ work with entity to analyze and prioritize the projects
+ promote the digital solutions already developed (reuse) by the BU entities and the Group or even other Bus
+ contribute to external growth projects in the technological/digital sphere in cooperation with the management teams of the BU entities
* management
+ develop, lead and unify players in the BU's Digital Line by devising appropriate management practices
+ contribute to people reviews/plans for the Line's key positions
* finance
+ develop a consolidated overview of the BU's digital budget and recommend areas for optimization, development and/or inter-entity arbitrage
+ put forward a budget and governance rules for the BU and oversees them
* technological watch and Business Intelligence
+ coordinate key internal/external digital partnerships at BU level, keep abreast of these partnerships and inform the BU's Digital Line about them
+ conduct a diagnosis/inventory of the BU's and its entities' digital practices, cultures, solutions, tools, competencies and organizations
+ assess options for improvement and optimization, draw up recommendations
+ foster digital innovation and sharing of best practices among BU entities
+ identify key digital actors within the BU and the Group and externally (e.g. partners, advisors, suppliers, start-ups, incubators)
+ benchmarks best practices by competitors in the sector and regularly update the BU information. Organize technological watch
* from strategy to execution: capacity to "zoom in" & "zoom out" very easily
* complex (heavy) decentralized organization to transform
* creative, flexible, stress resistant: person must show high agility and be able to adapt its attitude and objective in a quickly-changing environment
* internal interfaces
+ heads of BU entities, business departments & other key business players
+ digital & IT communities (BU & Group)
+ BD & innovation teams (BU & Group)
+ …
* external interfaces
+ digital & IT communities
+ digital start-ups
+ digital suppliers
+ …

* university degree or equivalent by experience
* proven experience in the digital ecosystem
* proven experience in a major digital transformation project
* technical/business skills:
+ strategy definition and argumentation
+ ability to translate strategy into concrete roadmaps
+ ability to understand/challenge/transform business plans
+ technical knowledge related to the digital ecosystem
* languages: Dutch, French, English
* behavioural skills:
+ creativity
+ taking initiative
+ entrepreneurship
+ convincing
* people management skills:
+ forming a (virtual) team
* business understanding:
+ knowledge of the products & services we sell and want to promote in the future

ENGIE Electrabel offers you
* a highly competitive salary & fringe benefits package
* a wide range of training & development opportunities
* a priority to internal mobility by first presenting new vacancies to our employees
* a healthy work/life balance is considered as important
* a wide range of formal and informal networks, a.o. due to ENGIE, the worldwide utilities Group we are part of

Your HR contact person
Gavin Johnston - +32 2 213 52 67
Workplace: Brussels + at least 1/day week in the Netherlands. Travelling within Benelux + Paris & ad hoc participation to international events

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Benelux Digital Manager

ENGIE, Brussels
Contract Type: 
Permanent contract, Temporary fixed-term contract
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