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IT Applications Manager

The main mission of this role is to:


The main mission is being responsible for the successful project execution of Group ICT Application projects in Enterprise processes (ERP, Finance, Operations, Sales and distribution, R&D, HR) in all Puratos entities around the world.


Ensuring the implementation and correct use of the Puratos Group Enterprise Applications (SAP ERP, Odoo, SuccessFactors, MES, OEE, SAP IBP, SAP APO, etc ) across the Group, making sure the business objectives are met.



Key Accountabilities


In this role, you will:

  • Liaise with the Puratos business community for Enterprise Processes to understand and respond to their needs and propose, in alignment with the Digital Architects solutions for new business requirements.


  • Take the leadership of the SAP ERP Application implementations including S/4 Hana migration across the Group companies (large & medium size) and ERP Odoo implementations for smaller businesses, while respecting all local and international legal and regulatory requirements as well as all standards, rules and procedures of the Puratos Group.


  • Ensure the go live in the different countries accordingly to the roll-out planning inside the defined budgets ensuring business benefits are achieved.


  • Take the leadership of the ICT Enterprise processes applications department: Inspire and motivate the Group ICT Enterprise project team members.


  • Ensure Strategic roadmaps for Global applications for the Enterprise process applications


  • Be responsible for the correct implementation, usage and consistency of all Puratos Group Applications for Enterprise processes (Finance, Operations, Sales and Distribution, R&D, HR) in all Puratos entities around the world


  • Propose and facilitate organizational changes


  • Preparate the budgets of the projects, making sure appropriate budgetary and operational controls are in place and ensuring resource management for all approved projects.


  • Propose new innovative solutions for new business requirements.


  • Ensure project management knowledge building inside the application project team.


  • Guarantee knowledge transfer to users and ensure transition to support after go-live of a project towards the Global applications support organization.


Who are we looking for?


  • Preferably you have a master degree
  • On top of that you have a solid experience of minimum 15 years in ERP implementations
  • You bring with you an innovative vision on application solutions which allows you to inspire your team
  • You have excellent people management skills that will ensure its further development
  • Working on projects with an international scope has no secrets for you
  • Seen the broad range of projects you keep the helicopter view at all times and guide where necessary
  • You are fluent in English (spoken and written), additional languages are an asset
  • Willingness to travel: approx. 10%



Why would you join Puratos?


You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative.


A great work environment with lots of opportunities & challenges is what you can expect:

  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • Taking an active part in the evolution of the cost saving structure globally
  • Training and career opportunities to build your career within our company


You can count on an undetermined duration contract (CDI) and a competitive salary package, including a company car.

Watch our corporate movie and feel the Puratos Magic:


Are you looking for the right recipe for your career?


The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 9000 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.


This is what makes working at Puratos so magical!


Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.


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