IT Manager

Do you have a passion for IT? Do you believe in the open, pragmatic, vital and international spirit of Vlerick? Are you ready to take ownership of the IT infrastructure of Vlerick, to develop further the IT team and to fine tune and implement the IT Strategy of Vlerick? Then we have the perfect job for you!

The continuous challenge of the IT department is to respond to the needs and new developments in the field of e-learning and multimedia. Therefore, the organisation has opted to implement a state-of-the-art platform based mainly on Microsoft technology. Faculty, Staff, students and participant are supported by a dedicated and efficient IT department. We are looking for an IT manager to further develop and strengthen the team.

What can you expect?

  • You lead the IT department with 3 responsibility areas:
    • Business applications,
    • Hardware, network security,
    • Service desk.
  • You guarantee people management of your IT experts and the growth and further development of your team. You inspire them to be at their best.
  • You set up the IT Strategy & Architecture with a vision of 1 to 3 years.
  • You align the strategy to the organisational choices and draw out the roadmap.
  • You manage the IT budget (operating & investment budget)
  • You safeguard the performance, impact & quality of service offered by your team.
  • You advise the management and you provide workable solutions in the field of IT.
  • You advise and/or improve the efficiency and effectiveness of IT technologies, systems and processes within Vlerick.
  • You facilitate implementations, upgrades, migrations ... and communicate smoothly with the organisation and its stakeholders (staff, students, participants, alumni, etc.).
  • You accurately estimate resources, budget and the time frame needed for the IT projects.

What do we expect from you?

  • You have a Master (IT) and 10 years of experience in a similar position, preferably in an international environment and/or in a professional service organisation or academic environment.
  • For this role, you will display expertise as a seasoned IT leader. You know how to motivate your team. You advise, direct and coach them according to their needs in a passionate and driven way.
  • You are proactive and able to develop a long-term strategy. You have insight into business-related issues (business applications) and you plan and organize everything well upfront (roadmap).
  • You are an IT business partner. You can span a bridge between theory and practice and can translate the business needs in a technical solution.
  • You are vigorous in project management with respect for the people but with detailed follow-up of deadlines, budgets and scope.
  • You are familiar with Microsoft Dynamics (CRM); Sitecore; Canvas; Sharepoint; Agresso.
  • You have experience with support and delivery aspects of IT service management (availability, capacity, security, contingency, service level management).
  • You have knowledge of ITIL or similar frameworks.
  • You have strong knowledge of the Dutch language and can express yourself fluently in English.

Working at Vlerick is

  • Having a challenging job in a dynamic, entrepreneurial & international environment.
  • You will actively be involved in further expansion of the IT department with a very significant contribution to the core business of the school (research, education and networking).
  • Being able to build a bridge between IT technology (state-of-the-art) and usability in reality to added value.
  • Working in a growing and innovative organisation with highly educated employees and with an eye for quality.
  • A dynamic and young school with room for your participation and valued contribution.
  • Receiving learning opportunities.
  • An attractive salary and benefits based on your experience.

Are you interested?

Please send your CV and motivation letter to
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