Digitalization Expert - Antwerp

Function Group: Shared Services / IT Project Manager


BOORTMALT (the malting business of the agro-industrial French cooperative group AXEREAL) Is a rapidly growing company that grew in the past 92 years from a local company to a world player. With over 26 production facilities worldwide, Boortmalt is one of the largest malting producers in the world. Our global organisation is focused on producing an extensive range of high-quality malt types to meet the exacting requirements of our brewing and distilling customers around the world. By using the most modern production techniques and with our far-reaching logistics capability, we can supply world markets both effectively and efficiently.


As Global Digitisation Manager, you will drive innovation in business processes throughout our global organisation. The Global Digitisation Manager will be reporting directly to the Chief Information and Digitisation Officer and will be responsible to identify, implement and evaluate Digitisation initiatives. In this role, your core responsibilities will be to:

  • To be an agent for change, championing and supporting digital transformation across Boortmalt
  • Define & implement the Boortmalt Digital Vision and Strategy to ensure the development of high quality, innovative and creative digital provision
  • To build and develop digital communities within Boortmalt, working collaboratively with these colleges to fully understand their particular practices and needs
  • To work at a strategic level with external stakeholders (eg customers & suppliers) to identify, prioritise, lead and manage digital transformation opportunities and to translate strategic intent into change initiatives, programmes, projects or task groups, designing implementation plans that are credible in terms of resource requirements, timescales and outcomes
  • To work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, customers and suppliers on existing digital partnerships and developing new collaborations to enhance the business processes, user experience and outcome
  • Responsible for progress throughout a project’s lifecycle: discovery, design and development, deployment, and maintenance while communicating status with all relevant teams
  • To develop a culture in which people are focused on digital and accordingly rethink ways of working
  • Ensure projects are conducted in a way that is efficient and effective, representing best value for money
  • To follow up tools, trends and evolutions in new technologies that can be an added value to our business
  • Challenge, engage and trigger internal stakeholders to implement new technologies to move the business forward


The person we are looking for has a proven experience:

  • Master of Business Administration or similar
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in digitisation initiatives with proven results
  • Has a proven track record on initiatives in the area of sales & marketing, procurement, industrial specific software solutions, web positioning
  • A strong understanding of social media, IOT, big data, machine learning or AI and how these technologies can be implemented in business practice
  • Have marketing, industrial or innovation experience and can help effectively communicate a strategy both internally to teams and externally to clients
  • Shows a professional attitude with main characteristics
  • Is passionate of innovation: eat, lives and breathes innovation
  • Is highly creative, structured, thoroughly and cost-conscious
  • Strong team player, self-motivated, creative and analytic
  • Collaborative in nature and driven to build relationships
  • A business minded, strategic thinker with vision for growth while thorough, methodical and business minded
  • A curiosity and drive to understand our business and improve our processes
  • Strong Communication skills to build the relationships with users, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Is structured in thinking and acting and transparent in reporting


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Wiebe Teeuwen
Manager | Food Sciences


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