For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.
JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.
What’s it like to work at JDE?
We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.
At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.
At JDE, we are led by our vision that there’s a coffee & tea for every cup. To bring this to life, the Global Infrastructure and Shared Platforms team devotes itself to providing the best enabling infrastructure to our business worldwide. Our focus is to create and maintain a stable, secure and sustainable infrastructure.
The Global IT Network Manager will be part of the Infrastructure team that executes projects to implement our network roadmap and thus enhance our current network infrastructure. The network manager is responsible for working with our network partners to deliver new network solutions and build a robust network.
Collaborating with our internal stakeholders and our network partners to deliver the network roadmap;
Managing contracts and budgets with network partners, ensuring services are delivered in line with agreements and meet local legal requirements;
Gathering new demand, overseeing projects to implement network enhancements and ensuring a smooth transition to operations;
Contributing to the development of standards and policies for network services and drive adoption of these policies globally;
Standardization of processes used between partners, JDE and third parties;
Contributing to the network strategy.
To be successful in this role, we are looking for a talented candidate who has the ambition to support the change at JDE. In this job opportunity, we have an exciting career challenge for a creative problem solver, who can help our activities as a seasoned Network Manager and add value to the network operation activities within JDE worldwide.
Our preferred candidate would have:
A bachelor or master’s degree, preferably in a quantitative, Computer Science or Network discipline;
Over five years of experience in (global) network operations and service management;
Experience with various network technologies (incl. WAN, LAN, VPN, WiFi, Firewalls, MPLS, BGP, DNS/DHCP, IPv6, zScaler), Professional network management certification, such as a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), is a pre;
Extensive knowledge of IT frameworks like ITIL;
Experience interacting with different cultures and managing virtual teams;
The ability to speak and write English on a professional level;
Well-developed people and stakeholder management skills;
Excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
Your application at JDE
If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE, please hit the “I’m interested” button and submit your application by January 7th and we will do our utmost to give you feedback within first half of January. After receiving your application, we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE will be an online assessment, followed by a first and final round interview.