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Vacature Color-IT Application Manager

in Sassenheim

  • AkzoNobel
  • HBO of hoger
  • Medior niveau
  • Vast contract
  • 40 uur p/w
Functieomschrijving AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers.

A technical role with colorful possibilities

Our Decorative Coatings Business Unit (BU) operates a Global IM Department in the Netherlands. Within the IM department is an Information Compentence Center (ICC) Color-IT Group. The purpose of the ICC-Color-IT Group is to develop, support and maintain the software and platforms which enable the creation and study of paint colors for all internal and external customers of Decorative Coatings worldwide.

For ICC-Color IT we currently seek an enthusiastic and technically proficient

Color-IT Application Manager

The Application Manager will assume responsibility for developing, maintaining and organizing the Mix2Win section of the Color-IT Group. The group supports three core systems: Mixman (a back-end containing Color-Data), Mix2Win (a front-end used by our end customers), and Color-Tools (tools to support R&D and marketing in developing and testing Color-Data). The position is based at Sassenheim, the Netherlands.

Responsibilities at the edge of innovation and product development
This is a fascinating position at the forefront of global color trends. An enthusiasm for innovation is therefore key as you fulfill the requirements for new colors from Decorative Paints, in line with the needs of consumers and business. You should also possess, or be confident of developing, a feeling for the way in which color-technology works.

Within this context, your core responsibilities are technical, enhanced by an interested and pro-active approach to the subject in general as you communicate your work and findings to the wider organization.

Technical responsibilities include .NET development in the area of windows forms applications, (T)SQL development, writing and maintaining technical manuals. You will also coordinate between Mix2Win and other main systems to maintain integrity.

There are no managerial tasks, but project management activities are a part of the role, always with an eye on providing the best solutions at the lowest costs. Training and supporting the business application managers in the field of the use of Mix2Win is also important.

Based on the knowledge and expertise you acquire, you will provide technical color knowledge as well as advice on architectures for new and existing developments, extending to web services etc.

As the person responsible for the continuity and availability of Color-Tools within Decorative Coatings, it is essential that you remain updated in all relevant aspects of development areas.

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Functie-eisen Candidate profile
To apply for this position you will, ideally, have a Bachelor’s degree, along with some knowledge of color-science, software development, information management and project management. You should also have deep knowledge, and experience in, developing/maintaining Windows-forms applications. (We would prefer at least ten years of experience).

With this will come a thorough knowledge of database engines and database maintenance in general, with deeper knowledge for SQL-server engines and its TSQL programming language (SQL experience for +5 years preferred). You will also have a deep knowledge of many different programming languages such as C, C++ and C#.

Above and beyond these highly specialized skills, you must have some knowledge of web development, be able to coordinate software development along with co-developers, and have a base understanding of software platforms other than Windows.

On a more personal level, you should be able to present your ideas and findings effectively and in person. As such you will be fluent in English and Dutch for speaking, writing, and reading.

You will also be comfortable and capable within a multicultural and multilingual environment and able to handle rapidly changing requirements and environments. Travelling abroad is integral to the role, so you should have no objections in this regard.

Application details
For further information, please contact Marjolein van Noppen, Recruiter, phone +31 (0)88 010 6789.

To apply online, please visit our website, reference 2011-012763-02.

Or use the 'Solliciteer nu' button.

Agency calls are not appreciated!

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Bedrijfsomschrijving AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers.
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