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Project Management Application Specialist

Are you keen to help to improve our project management processes? And do you have an affinity with the configuration and management of software systems? If so, we’re looking for you to join our Business Support team!
What will your role as Project Management Application Specialist at Rijk Zwaan entail?
Your job is to design, improve and maintain the project management software application and to enable the project teams to work as efficiently and enjoyably as possible. You are responsible for showing new users the ins and outs of our project management tool so that they can make the most of the application’s added value in their projects. Together with the rest of the team, you will build a firm foundation for project management and portfolio management. You make suggestions for software improvements and are involved in structuring projects for various teams. Besides that, your activities include:
  • Advising, facilitating and supporting end users of the systems and the methodology
  • Identifying the needs of internal customers and translating them into relevant adaptations or changes to the project management tool
  • Monitoring agreements related to project-based working and striving to achieve uniformity
  • Holding workshops and training sessions for colleagues about the project management tool
  • Maintaining contact with the external supplier in relation to our project management tool
Your contribution:
You thrive on working on processes, take a proactive approach and think up creative solutions. You are precise and structured in your work with a keen eye for detail. You are a team player, but you are also happy to work autonomously. You interact well with users at all different levels within the organisation and are able to understand and specify their needs and translate them into a practical application. You have a passion for cloud software and are the first point of contact for any questions about the application. You are a strong communicator and take a consultative approach to making decisions, which you then implement with conviction. In addition, your CV ticks the following boxes:
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least 3 years of experience, including in a project management role
  • Affinity with the configuration and management of software systems
  • Organisational talent and a skilled facilitator
  • Good command of the English language
What can you expect from us?
As Project Management Application Specialist, you are part of the Business Support department. The team, which comprises 13 people, works on various business processes including the improvement of project-based working and the implementation of portfolio management. In addition to a dynamic and ever-expanding international working environment, we are pleased to offer you:
  • A permanent contract for min. 30 hours/max. 38 hours per week, right from the start
  • A thorough introduction programme
  • Various training opportunities via our Rijk Zwaan Academy as well as specific software application training courses
  • An innovative working environment with a steady stream of new challenges

Does this profile sound just like you, and are you eager to get started as soon as possible? Simply click on ‘Apply’ to apply directly. You can address your application to Ellen de Ruiter (Advisor Human Resources).

Your application will be carefully considered by several people, but we aim to respond to you within two weeks of receipt. The procedure includes an assessment and screening.
Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
In De Lier, nearby Delft, you can find the headquarters of Rijk Zwaan. Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 3,300 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential

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