11 months
03/01/2024 - 31/12/2024 Brussels, Belgium
  • Proxy Product Owner Expert
  • Dutch Active knowledge
  • French Active knowledge
  • English Active knowledge
  • Project Management Confirmed
  • Agile / Scrum Expert
  • MS SQL Server Stack Confirmed
  • Product Management Expert
  • MS Power BI Confirmed

Proxy Product Owner with strong project management competencies

General Description

The Proxy Product Owner at the Data Office blends data product vision with practical project management, playing a key role in developing data-driven solutions in collaboration with product experts and data cells in the business units. Responsibilities include defining product strategy, managing the backlog, and task prioritization in line with customer needs and strategic objectives, while focusing on a clear product roadmap executed via Scrum methodologies.

This role involves project leadership, overseeing project delivery, maintaining quality and timelines, and working with cross-functional teams. It requires effective communication, risk management, and coordination with the Program Manager for resource allocation and milestone tracking.

The position is actively involved in executing data strategy, developing INAMI – RIZIV’s central data platform, and collaborating with Data Governance Manager, Data Functional Analysts, Data Architects, and the BI development team. Knowledge of Data Privacy and GDPR is essential.

Reporting to the Program Manager Data Office, the Proxy Product Owner aligns product development with organizational goals, ensuring the delivery of high-quality data solutions.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Proxy Product Owner, making crucial decisions on analytical solutions and priorities, in close collaboration with the business units.
  • Manage the product backlog and establish sprint goals for a feasible delivery plan.
  • Work with the Scrum team to align solution development with the product roadmap.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams for timely delivery of product features, maintaining high quality.
  • Define and communicate project goals and scope clearly to all stakeholders.
  • Oversee data-driven projects, focusing on timely, quality delivery within project phases.
  • Liaise with the Program Manager for resource planning and project milestone control.
  • Provide regular project updates and transparently manage issues and risks.

Key Skills

  • Master/bachelor degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management, or related field.
  • Experience in product management, especially in data and analytics.
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum practices and project management; able to lead complex projects.
  • Skill in translating business needs into technical requirements and product features.
  • Ability to drive solution delivery from start to finish and work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; capable of presenting to senior management.
  • Knowledge of modern data & analytics technologies, including cloud platforms like MS Azure, is a plus.
  • Basic understanding of MS SQL Server BI stack and MS Power BI. 
  • Advanced communication skills, able to interact with senior management.
  • High execution and mobilization capabilities.


  • Ability to balance product vision with practical project management skills to deliver results.
  • Analytical mind with a problem-solving aptitude.
  • Strong problem-solving, pragmatic approach and delivery focus. 
  • Team player with an ability to work in a collaborative spirit within a transversal organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Perseverance, stress resistant and flexibility.
  • Proficiency in either Dutch or French, complemented by passive comprehension of the other language.
  • Like to learn and open-minded.