Group IT Manager

vervuld Published on 15-05-2023 Over 10 years of work experience

Published on 15-05-2023
Over 10 years of work experience
In brief
Relevant Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, ICT management, engineering or adjacent field of study
10+ years of experience in IT applications and/or data management roles
Tangible people leadership experience
Position vervuld

Group IT Manager


The Group IT Manager is based in the headquarters of Burg Group in Heerhugowaard in The Netherlands. The position covers IT management for the full group and has therefore a strong international character.

All Group operating sites use a centrally managed IT environment, using JD Edwards as ERP system. Application management and office automation are also centrally managed.

The Group IT Manager leads the Information technology function within Burg Group. Shapes the company’s IT strategy and ensures that all systems necessary to support its operations and strategic objectives are in place.


  • Lead the IT strategy development and day-to-day IT operations together with your team
  • Lead and develop the IT team in line with business needs
  • Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization to ensure optimal performance in line with agreed business needs and company strategy
  • Propose and implement suitable technology solutions to further streamline operations and help the Group to achieve its long term strategic objectives
  • Set and maintain IT security standards (e.g. systems, networks and enterprise information), incl. business continuity protocols in the event of emergency situations or data breaches
  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient partnerships with IT providers (incl. KPI based SLA management)
  • Direct and organize IT-related projects
  • ICT resource planning & governance (long term plans, annual budgets, Latest estimates)
  • Monitor changes in the technology sector to discover ways the company can improve and develop
  • Proactive business partner with the Management Team, Business Process Owners, and other key stakeholders
  • Act as a role model for the company values and culture as defined in the mission and vision
Personal Profile

Knowledge & Experience

  • Relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, ICT management, engineering, or adjacent field of study
  • Extended knowledge of operating systems, data management, ERP systems, and business processes. JD Edwards know-how is a pre
  • 10+ years’ experience in IT applications and/or data management roles (High Potentials are also welcome to respond)
  • Tangible people leadership experience
  • Project management experience
  • Strong communication skills; ability and personal ambition to connect and inspire people; aiming to build and maintain people relations across the organization
  • Relevant experience in shaping IT architecture and application landscape strategies (incl. simplification/standardisation)
  • Strong affinity with food and/or production environment
  • Good verbal and written knowledge of the Dutch and English language
  • Preference to work based on content, integrity and long term value creation



    • Effectively balancing helicopter view & hands-on, down to earth approach 
    • Team player with strong people & team development focus
    • Analytical, fact based approach to shaping plans and driving execution
    • Business partner attitude. Understands the values of a family business 
    • Problem solving mindset (curious, positive, creative, entrepreneurial and energetic)
    • Visible, motivator and positive thinker
    • Drive, humor and ambitious (learning agility)
    Burg Group

    In 1947, Cees Bakker acquired the vinegar plant Groenland en Zn and changed the name to De Burg. In the following decades, the company experienced rapid growth, resulting in the current production locations: Burg Azijn (NL), Burg Siroop (NL), Burg Vinegar Belgium (BE), Burg Vinaigres France (FR), Burg Ocet(CZ) and Burg Essig (DE).  At these six locations, Burg Group produces vinegar for food, cleaning vinegar and fruit syrups. In 2022, over 375 million liters of natural vinegar, vinegar-related products and syrups were produced. With their consumer products they mainly serve the private label market in more than 30 countries worldwide, along with the products under their own (brand) name. Currently, the third generation of the Bakker family co-owns the company.

    Heerhugowaard (possibility to work remote)

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