Head of Data Science & AI

Icon be Zwijndrecht, Belgium
Industrial software & analytics

Are you excited by Data, Technology and Innovation in an industrial context, and are you ready to take an

entrepreneurial challenge? For our new Innovation organization we are looking for an experienced Data Science Manager. As Data

Science Manager you will be building out our data Center of Excellence.


Agidens builds and validates state of the art process automation installations for Energies, Chemicals, Food and Pharmaceutical manufacturers.

These processes generate thousands of data points every second, creating massive untapped potential for further insight & optimization.


The mission of our Data Center of Excellence is to help customers unlock the full potential of this data, and help them move forward.

Because progress never stops.


What will you do?

  • Build out the Agidens Data Center of Excellence
  • Define our offering and growth strategy, together with the CTO
  • Set-up partnerships with technology & service providers
  • Engage with customers to identify data-related opportunities
  • Identify internal opportunities to leverage data for internal processes
  • Lead delivery of critical data-driven (customer-facing) projects
  • Work closely with and report directly to the CTO


Who are you?

  • You are a seasoned Data Science practitioner
    • Hands-on experience executing data driven projects
    • Well versed in most common AI/ML models and technologies
    • Familiar with using modern ML frameworks
    • 5+ years of experience with Data Science
  • You have a keen appetite for industrial automation and validation
    • Experience in data projects related to Industry 4.0 are a plus
    • Interest in or experience with industrial processes
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset
    • You enjoy working in a dynamic, challenging environment
    • You are pragmatic and solution oriented, you strive for impact
    • You are comfortable interacting with clients and taking on commercial discussions
    • You enjoy working as part of a team
  • You are a proven leader
    • You have multiple years of project or product leadership experience
    • You have experience building out Data Science teams
  • You are fluent in English or Dutch



Completely convinced after reading this job posting? Let’s get together! Start your application here or get in touch with our recruiter. We would love to schedule a first meeting with you!



Your journey begins with your application, which we’ll attentively review and respond to with valuable feedback.

Video call

Once you meet the position’s basic qualifications, our recruiter will connect with you to schedule a video call.

Face-to-face interview

Delve deeper into the role and responsibilities during a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager, who will share insights into your prospective position.

Technical interview

Engage with potential team members, showcasing your skills and assessing if the role is the ideal match for you.

Job offer

Congratulations, we believe you’re the perfect fit for the job!


Signed & sealed! We’re thrilled to welcome you aboard our team.

Where we are

Zwijndrecht (HQ)

Baarbeek 1 2070 Zwijndrecht Belgium +32 3 641 17 70
  • BE0468070629
  • BE0411592279
  • BE0465624744


Stephensonweg 6 4207 HB Gorinchem Netherlands +31 183 64 33 44
  • NL005469272B01
  • NL850983411B01​


Hohenrainstrasse 10 4133 Pratteln Switzerland +41 61 713 00 80
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Ruiterijschool 1 2930 Brasschaat Belgium +32 3 641 17 70


Suikersilo-West 30 1165 MP Halfweg Netherlands +31 183 64 33 44