We are looking for an aspiring IT leader to lead our Cooperative Affairs (CA) service unit end-to-end. You will leverage our technical capabilities to envision our new CA technology roadmap within the IT Organization, as well as grow digital practice that helps maximize company value and drive user satisfaction for Cooperative Affairs.
The company has embarked on an ambitious strategy of ‘Our Purpose, Our Plan’. The goal is to Win in the market, whereby technology and digital solutions are the key enablers for our organization to outperform in the market every day. Being the C&A platform lead you will be providing ICT services via Cooperative Affairs (CA) for our member farmers with regards to milk planning, milk collection, milk quality, payments and relationships management. Think on scale, your scope will impact 19000 famers, 10.5 billon kg milk (1200 ton per hour all year long!), € 3.5 billion payments. RFC farmer processes are leading the dairy industry, faultless “Always On” execution of its processes is a must.
What we ask
To be successful in this role, you need to demonstrate a few traits and expertise in
Delivering excellent IT solutions & services in a complex environment.
High level of conceptual and strategic thinking
Experiences in defining vision, strategy and managing budget
Knowledge of FrieslandCampina and/or knowledge of the dairy sector is an advantage
Experience of leading cross functional teams and strong people management skills
Inspirational leadership style
Strong communication and expertise in managing relationships with business customers at all levels
Experience of working with third party vendors
You are familiar with complex IT architecture, processes and systems. Can translate business processes into IT solutions
Project management skills, and working knowledge in Agile Scrum will be an advantage
Fluently Dutch speaking
What we offer
Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence
We offer great work life balance, and competitive salary & benefits package so you can enjoy it
Diverse training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your own professional journey
Exceptional support of cross disciplinary movement within the company to broaden your knowledge and growth paths
A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners
Autonomy and trust to create longer term impact that helps bring better nutrition to the world
Free cheese and milk at lunch in the central office, and barista coffee to help you go through your working days with a lot of joy!
In this role you will not be working as a traditional ”Manager” to schedule and monitor tasks for your platform team. You will act as an enabling leader to unlock the expertise in your team. You will perform as a trusty business partner to understand their process or tools impediments and help bridge issues into technology possibilities. It’s your passion to drive transformation and digital maturity. You will achieve so by:
Leading the creation of global solutions and end to end service strategy
Leveraging existing and developing new core capabilities within the platform
Working closely, guiding and coaching the team, key business customers, vendors other IT platform stakeholders
Inspires behavior that will lead to incremental and radical fast-change adoption of the use of fact-based insights to drive decision making in the company.
Addressing business demand by capturing high level technology requirements.
Delivering end-to-end technology services in the supply chain space by optimizing total cost of ownership and customer satisfaction/quality.
Managing a highly skilled team, growing team capability and supporting career advancement
Owning budget, planning, goal & target setting for external parties
Defining right sourcing strategies for different parts of the platform, focusing on delivering the highest (and right) level of Innovate in CA within the managed costs
Working with partners and suppliers to ensure optimal engagement and quality delivery across projects
Pro-actively working with key stakeholders to deliver data-driven business value and cost optimization, also in other IT Platforms.
Developing a culture of continues improvement and result oriented mindset