Senior Manager System Architecture & Strategy

Senior Manager System Architecture & Strategy

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secteur d'activité Corporate functions emplacement Veghel, Netherlands. Type de contrat Full time
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Your department

The System Architecture & Strategy team is part of the global Technology (R&D) organisation within Vanderlande. The team sets the long-term architectural direction for Vanderlande’s modular product platforms, in line with the overall business and technology strategies. The team’s experienced system architects are the thought-leaders and change agents who shape the architecture vision and design strategies and ensure that they are embraced by the organisation. The team’s main objective is to accelerate Vanderlande’s configure to order approach. It encourages modularisation and re-use to accommodate the future growth of Vanderlande.

Your position

As Senior Manager System Architecture & Strategy, you are responsible for the architecture strategy and direction of Vanderlande’s product platforms. You lead a team of bright and seasoned system architects that are the thought-leaders and change agents in their field. In close co-operation with business stakeholders and the wider architect community you and your team will shape the architecture of Vanderlande’s product platforms. You work with solution management, innovation teams, development teams and communities of practice to ensure that your architecture vision is properly embraced and embedded. As such you are expected to have a profound impact on the way that Vanderlande will serve its customers in the future. You are based in our head office in The Netherlands and report to the Director Architecture & Integration.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • You lead and manage the system architecture & strategy team;

  • You own the long-term architectural vision and roadmap for Vanderlande’s product platforms;

  • You embed design principles and methodologies into the organisation that help enable the architectural vision, such as model-based systems engineering, domain driven design and agile architecting;

  • You work closely with your business stakeholders to ensure that the Vanderlande strategy for configure to order is properly enabled in the product platforms;

  • You create and maintain relationships with senior and executive management in both the business and technology organisations to ensure that your team’s architecture vision is fit for purpose and fulfils their needs;

  • You continuously develop and improve your team to act as the thought-leaders and change agents that set the architectural direction and inspire the organisation to turn it into reality;

  • You are a trusted mentor and coach for your team of seasoned architects and you create a safe base for them to thrive, gain influence and have impact.

Your profile

  • You are a visionary and a thought-leader in the field of systems design and architecture of multi-disciplinary software-intensive systems;

  • You have an excellent track record in the development of modular platform and product line architectures;

  • It is a plus if you have gained experience in any of the logistic process automation domains where Vanderlande is active (airports, parcel, warehousing);

  • You have a customer-minded attitude, are business savvy, and have a good eye for the needs of your stakeholders;

  • You are a skilled change leader who is able to inspire your team and your stakeholders to shape, drive and embed the architecture strategy;

  • You have strong analytical and leadership abilities to motivate and guide your experienced team members to be effective, to have impact and to lead change;

  • You are a team player with effective communication and collaboration skills. You naturally adapt your communication style to engage successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, from technical professionals to executive leadership;

  • You have a technical Master’s degree with more than 15 years relevant working experience of which at least 5 years in technical and R&D leadership roles;

  • You have excellent knowledge of the English language (any other language is a plus).

Our offer 

You get the opportunity to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande. Our organization has been named for several years in a row a ‘Top Employer’ and ‘Best Employer’. We offer a full-time position in an informal and professional working environment with a lot of possibilities for your own personal development. Besides your primary salary, you will receive the following secondary conditions: 

  • 27 days of vacations & 13 ADV days 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Training and coaching to support personal development 

  • Collective pension scheme and insurance facilities for healthcare. 

Our company

Vanderlande is the global leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market, as well as a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. In this world of technology, we believe in people – especially those who are totally dedicated, customer-driven and keen to continue learning throughout their career.

This is embraced by our Vanderlande Academy and International Talent Development programmes, with over 800 courses conducted every year. The focus is on freedom while being trusted to deliver, and this is one of the reasons why we received the highest rating of three stars in the Best Employer survey (The Netherlands).

If you’re ambitious and take your long-term career seriously, then please contact us to explore this global opportunity to join a company at the top of its game. For more information or to apply for this challenging position, please visit careers.vanderlande.com.

Contact

If you want to apply now, please upload your resume and motivation letter. For more information you can contact Eric Everstijn (recruitment) on +31413495288.

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