IT Project Manager

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SIRE® is the market leader in Life Sciences recruitment. We believe the recruitment market needs to gear up in technology and continuous innovation. We like technology, in a Life Sciences market driven on science, we couldn’t stay behind; we drive Recruitment Science. Investing a majority of our turnover in technology enables us to use unique Resource Technologies. By using highly advanced algorithms, we enable our team of Resource & Data Strategists© to maintain the most advanced, detailed and complete Life Sciences network in Europe. This big data enables us to work Reverse Recruitment©: we first analyze the market in-depth before we go out to the market. Because we analyze the whole market, we can compare facts and data. This enables us to do Facts & Big Data Recruitment©, making sure we, or better yet, you find the right career!Our client is a professional Information Technology organisation, based in Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium.

The Company

Multinational FMCG. Belgium located. broad range of products and services span in the food industry, which are loved by people all around the world.

Role Description

Leads business change projects, covering all aspects of such change (business processes, business data, supporting application/system, organization alignment, enabling IT-Infrastructure requirements).
Contributes to business / IM governance in defining the IM-Applications masterplan (“Project Portfolio Management”)
In “Application Project Delivery services”
This position can also be a “Template Lead” for a business process domain
The focus area of this function is in the area of Supply Chain, covering S&OP, forecasting / demand planning, tactical & operational planning process, scheduling processes and capable / available to promise. In this function, the project manager works closely together with the business program & project managers, and is such co-responsible for the overall Global Supply Chain Transformation program.
Important in this role: Flexibility in terms of overtime and (international) travel and to be highly effective/efficient.


Contributes to the business / IM governance in defining the IM-Applications masterplan (“Project Portfolio Management”)
Defines, together with the IM & Business teams (for IM/IT, Application Architect & IM Management team), the application architecture for the specific business process domain.
Drives and leads the planning, coordination and implementation of Information Management (IM) projects to ensure delivery on time, within budget, adhered to defined quality standards and meeting agreed user specifications and expectations. As such:
Defines projects in terms of project objectives (benefits), project scope, timelines, effort/cost, and resource requirements.
Manages the delivery of full lifecycle implementation of projects. Conceptual design, detailed design, build/configuration, testing, data design & coach/supervise data preparation by business users, training planning & execution, conversion planning & execution, go-live support.

Supervises up to 20 FTE. On projects, typically would lead the entire project. Or one large “functional workstream” on large business change projects. “Evaluates" these staff or provides inputs for their PMDP evaluation (matrix organization). Is recognized as a “people manager” in the company (IM-IT) organization.
Keeps up to speed with “best-practice” evolution in the respective functional / business process area (business principles, business processes, application solutions).
Manages the relationship with external vendors/service providers for her/his specific project(s) (Accenture / other)
Brings in continuous improvement in area of expertise.

Main interactions:
Reports to IM Applications manager
Supervises IM Junior, Senior and Expert Business Analyst
Supervises on projects external Analysts and Consultants (ACN, OMP, other)


Education & experience
Masters degree in Commercial Engineering, Applied Economic Sciences or Information Technology
> 10 years experience in delivering application-based business change
Of which 3+ years of experience in Project Management, Business Governance & Leadership
Proficient in business applications of the company (SAP,, Google, ….)
For the specific function, experience with implementation of Forecasting and Advanced Planning & Scheduling solutions (APO, OMP)
Fluent English is a must

Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Arjan van der Schoor.
24 March 2020
Location: Belgium Belgium
Salary: Competitive Salary
Work type:
Full time
Life Sciences
Project Management

SIRE Life Sciences®

Amsterdam, (Netherlands)

Phone: +31 (0)20 658 9800