Business Application Manager

AVK Group

AVK Group

AVK’s core business area is the development and production of valves for water and gas supply, wastewater management and several industrial purposes. AVK’s products play a central role in ensuring clean drinking water and are largely based on the recycling of materials. The AVK Group has a number of other activities with smart gas meters, components for wind energy, and rubber and plastic products.

The AVK Group is family-owned and has its headquarters in Galten between Aarhus and Silkeborg. With a turnover of DKK 7 billion and 4,500 employees spread over 100+ production and sales companies worldwide, AVK is a very significant player in the industry. Quality, continuity, sustainability, and close customer relationships form the basis of our objective to be the customers’ preferred choice.  

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Business Application Manager

The AVK Group (4,500 employees in 35 countries) is hiring a new Business Application Manager with responsibility for the group’s business applications such as ERP, BI, PIM, and CPQ as well as the managing responsibility for approx. 10 employees.

The AVK Group, located in East Jutland near Aarhus, had a turnover of DKK 7 billion in the last financial year and has a solid profit and growth. AVK has a comprehensive IT system landscape, its own IT development and support (30+ employees) department and a close cooperation with several consultancy companies around Europe.
You will report to the Group IT Manager, and you must ensure that the relevant business applications are implemented, delivered, and supported for the many companies in the group. 

You ensure efficient delivery and support operations regarding business applications based on both internal specialists and external consultants, and you will be responsible for the collaboration with the consultancy companies used by AVK. Finally, you will be part of the Group IT Management team ensuring that all tasks are coordinated across the three functional areas: Infrastructure, support and business applications. 

Your main tasks:

  • Responsible for the cooperation with the companies in the group when it comes to IT implementation and rolling out projects. 
  • Responsible for the ongoing cooperation with external partners in relation to implementations, rollouts, maintenance and support. 
  • Ensure the overview of the full business application system landscape in relation to architecture, technology, and security.
  • Lead, develop and expand own team
  • Architecture support of ERP-rollouts in subsidiaries
  • Project/program management of relevant development projects 

Ideally, you have experience with staff management, project management and business applications.  

You have experience with ERP-systems (preferably MS Dynamics 365, AX or NAV) as well as staff management and project management of ERP projects.
You are generally excellent in communication, and you master English both in speech and writing. It is an advantage if you have experience from working in a global Group with both production and sales companies. You have a good insight into IT architecture in general, but also a good understanding of the business and their requirements.

Your working attitude is informal and at eye level with colleagues at all levels in the organisation.

You are used to working independently and analytically, and you are persistent in reaching your goals and deadlines. You are characterized by being good at prioritizing and creating a good overview. As you will be working with many different people and different cultures in the organisation, it is important that you are extroverted, and service minded.

AVK offers an exciting job in a global company, recognised for growth, innovation, and changes. You will be part of a competent and international environment with rich opportunity for both professional and personal development. 

If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact Research Consultant Sascha Boye Kristensen on +45 2011 4555.

Please note that we only need your CV when you apply for the position. Your application is treated confidentially and will not be passed on without your consent.

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