Working at Vlerick is working in a dynamic, open and professional environment in which you get the chance to take ownership, to grow personally, to develop new professional skills and to be a part of something bigger. 

What truly sets Vlerick apart is not just what we do, but the spirit with which we do it. The Vlerick spirit is defined by openness, vitality and a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a spirit that can be found in every aspect of our school and its activities: from our enthusiastic, highly motivated talents to our innovative and pragmatic teaching methods; from our global network of students, alumni and corporate partners to our inspiring and vibrant campuses.

It is all these elements together that make Vlerick Business School the leading institution it is today: a place where people are inspired to live their dream, learn continuously and take the leap

Are you ready to take the leap and join the Vlerick team? 

IT Manager

Do you have a passion for IT? Would you like to work in a dynamic, open and international environment? Are you ready to take ownership of the IT strategy, the IT team, applications and infrastructure at Vlerick? Let’s talk!

 

IT MANAGER

 

Vlerick Business School is a triple-accredited, international business school at the heart of Europe – ranked number one in the Benelux for executive education and 19 in Europe. We strive to make a difference, offering high quality, interactive and impactful learning journeys and in doing so, helping form positive change-makers with a vision that is rooted in a dream.

Vlerick is a school, but it is run as a company, aligned with the high standards we foster in our different programmes. The continuous challenge of the IT department is to guarantee business continuity and to respond to the needs and new developments in the field of business supporting applications, e-learning and multimedia. Faculty, staff, students and participants are supported by a dedicated and efficient IT team. We are looking for an IT manager to further develop and strengthen the team.

 

The job

  • Leading our IT department, consisting out of two teams:
    The WIS team, with a focus on workplace, infrastructure and service desk.
    The APP team, with a focus on applications, projects and processes.
  • Managing a team of 12 IT experts, amongst which 2 team leads, and ensuring their growth and development.
  • Further developing and implementing the IT strategy, the business applications & architecture.
  • Being a change manager who aligns the IT strategy to the organisational choices and drawing out a roadmap together with the Vlerick Project Office (VPO).
  • Managing the IT budget (both operating & investment budget).
  • Monitoring the performance, impact & quality of the services offered by your team.
  • Advising management and providing workable solutions in the field of IT.
  • Communicating with the organisation and its stakeholders in a clear and effective way.
  • Accurately estimating resources, budget and the time frame needed for IT projects. You work closely together with the project office (VPO) and the learning innovation team (VLIC).
  • You report directly to the General Director.

 

You

  • Have a rich experience in a similar position. You motivate your team and advise, direct and coach them according to their needs in a passionate and driven way.
  • Are proactive and able to develop and implement a long-term strategy, roll out IT architecture and IT strategy pillars. You have insight into business-related issues (business applications), and you plan and organize everything well upfront.
  • Are an IT business partner. You can bridge the gap between theory and practice and can translate business needs into technical solutions.
  • Are vigorous in project management with respect for the people but with detailed follow-up of deadlines, budgets and scope.
  • Have knowledge of and are eager to continue learning about new applications and architecture solutions that come along our path.
  • Have experience with procurement processes and contract negotiations.
  • Can reach out to your network of IT experts & trusted advisors.
  • Are experienced with the support and delivery aspects of IT service management.
  • Have knowledge of ITIL or similar frameworks.
  • Are articulate and professional in English. Knowledge of Dutch & French is a plus.
  • Will be based on our campus in Ghent.

 

#ProudtobeVlerick

  • Vlerick keeps you on your toes with a great deal of autonomy, responsibility and challenging work.
  • Being a part of the management team of a leading business school.
  • Working in a dynamic, open, international & professional environment.
  • We care about your professional and personal growth.
  • Flexibility is a two-way street; 24 holidays, 2 weeks collective holidays on top, the chance to work from home, etc.
  • Our talents are rewarded within a flexible reward system.
  • You get to be a part of something bigger and inspire people to live, learn and leap.

 

Take the leap and join us

If you think you meet these criteria, please apply with your resume and motivation letter on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

Happy to give you more information on the job content: patrick.degreve@vlerick.com.

Your application will be evaluated by the HR department of Vlerick Business School (Staff members) itself. For any additional feedback regarding your application, we kindly refer you to the Vlerick Business School (Staff members) HR department.

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