Functional Application Manager MES

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Vacature ID                         WTS1034

Dienstverband:                  Vast

Locatie:                                Den Bosch

Aantal uren per week:      40                  

Info opdrachtgever:

Our client is an international food producer of meat, meat products and plant-based alternatives with production locations in the Netherlands and Germany. The client has sales support offices in thirteen countries worldwide. And has four different kind of business units.

They supply customers in their home markets of the Netherlands and Germany, as well as in other countries all over the world. Their headquarters is located in the Netherlands.

They offer a challenging and inspiring working environment in which innovation is an important driver and the recent IT activities reflect this focus on innovation. Examples are the renewal of the Master Data Management System (MDM), updating of the BI environment, start of the ERP renewal program, implementation of an API Management system and the startup of Blockchain and cloud initiatives.

The workplace has recently been updated with new devices, Windows 10, O365 and together with other departments the usage of Powerapps has started. Last but not least: they have updated Connectivity by the usage of SD-WAN and are currently busy with the replacement of the WIFI network (worldwide) by a cloud-based solution and renewal of the telecom solutions on all locations.

Our client offers an informal, non-hierarchical organisation with direct user/customer contact. The team members are proud and motivated professionals, split over 5 departments: Service Delivery Management, Infrastructure, Global Business Solutions, CIO office and Project & Changes.

The IM&T (Information Management & Technology) departments responsibility is to keep all IT systems up to date and by doing so, support all business processes. Besides maintenance the department is responsible for the development of technical & services roadmaps and the digital agenda for the organisation, their customers, partners and colleagues. IM&T consists out of circa 150 colleagues stationed in our HQ office in The Netherlands, Hannover and Munich and together they are responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of all applications and Infrastructure components.

The Infrastructure department is currently being reshaped into a “Demand-Supply Organisation” and is focusing on continuously improving and updating the technical environment. They are in an exciting phase with lots of interesting challenges, changes and progress.


The Functional Application Manager MES is responsible keeping their applications up and running at all times. In addition to that you are proactive in solving problems.

Next to that you are able to translate user requirements to the necessary functional and technical requirements for a timely and correct handling of system enhancements / changes.

The main responsibilities of the role can be described as follows:

  • Designing, testing and commissioning of MES systems and other applications;
  • Implementation of Innova software at the various locations within our client (NL/DE);
  • Provide support for the entire Marel software, which is used within our client;
  • You are the source of information for your colleagues when it comes to problems with the various systems and / or equipment;
  • Guiding and training key users of the applications;
  • Conducting a good business analysis and translating this into our clients IT / MES solutions;
  • You also manage and maintain the required documentation with regard to the MES software.

Functie eisen:

  • HBO working and thinking level, preferably a completed IT training;
  • Great affinity with control techniques;
  • Great affinity with peripherals such as printers, scanners etc;
  • Flexible, proactive and customer-oriented attitude;
  • Independent, but also a team player;
  • Extensive experience with SQL;
  • That you can work very accurately, are analytical and hands-on;
  • Good knowledge of the Dutch and English language. Knowledge of the German language is an advantage;
  • That you are willing to travel and have a B driving license;
  • That you are willing to run a standby service in a periodic schedule;
  • That you are communicative and patient;
  • Ambition to coordinate a team.