Sr Application Manager in Eindhoven at Lumileds

Date Posted: 7/24/2020

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Senior Application Manager


Weekly Hours: 40

Who We Are:

Companies developing automotive, mobile, IoT and illumination lighting applications need a partner who can collaborate with them to push the boundaries of light. With over 100 years of inventions and industry firsts, Lumileds is a global lighting solutions company that helps customers around the world deliver differentiated solutions to gain and maintain a competitive edge. As the inventor of Xenon technology, a pioneer in halogen lighting and the leader in high performance LEDs, Lumileds builds innovation, quality and reliability into its technology, products and every customer engagement. Together with its customers, Lumileds is making the world better, safer, more beautiful—with light.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Lumileds has approximately 7500 team members supporting operations worldwide. The Lumileds environment is fast-paced, cutting-edge, intelligent and fun! We are looking for exceptional talent to join our team! To learn more, visit

Who You Are:

Our key global processes are supported by an intricate SAP solution Landscape augmented with specific MES systems supporting our sales organizations, distribution centers and manufacturing plants.

We are very eager to onboard the person who is passionate about supply chain planning for a global business. If working in a dynamic supply chain planning environment is what makes you happy and when managing complex business requirements to improve the efficiency and quality of our processes is one of your passions, we want you to apply!

You are a conceptual thinker with an eye for detail, you feel comfortable in connecting the dots between cross functional teams in our business teams and within IT.

You are eager to deliver high quality analysis, project proposals and execute changes in close alignment with business. You do this with dedication, tenacity and a sense of purpose.

Position Summary:

Lumileds is seeking an experienced senior application manager preferably with experience in SAP APO and or SAP IBP.

The Sr Application Manager reports to the Sr. Director of Global Business Systems and is responsible for managing key critical SAP Applications most predominantly SAP IBP.

Additional to the role the Sr Application Manager is responsible for creating and maintaining our enterprise architecture (EA) foundation

In this role, you will provide innovative strategic technology direction and ensure the technology, systems and process developed/deployed are consistent across business units and are in line with enterprise technology standards and best practices. You will also be an integral part of the application consolidation roadmap where Lumileds will continuously align the IT solutions towards the new business processes and company strategy.

The Sr Application Manager will support the Enterprise Architect function in defining and providing governance around enterprise standards for development, knowledge management, business intelligence (reporting), systems integration, data migration, technical change management, business process management, systems management and monitoring.

What You Will Do:

  • As a Sr Application Manager you are a leader within the Global Business Systems group, whose mission is to support the vision of the company through high performing integrated global business processes.
  • As a technologist, you will guide company decision-making relative to the application and use of appropriate technologies; timing for broad exploitation; timing to exit existing technologies; and will influence strategic partners in the direction that supports companies business directions.
  • You will promoting the sharing of infrastructure and applications to reduce Total Cost of Ownership of the IT Landscape and improve information flows.
  • You will ensure consistency of applications and data across business processes and avoid duplications in the different systems and applications: One Requirement = One Solution principle.
  • You will work closely with and within the program management office (PMO) to ensure alignment of plans and the deliverables of projects (including migration plans and road maps).
  • As an expert in global processes for multinationals your knowledge and skills will be of essence in guiding and maintaining our the enterprise reference architecture. Integration and transformation of data is an important aspect of the job-role
  • You will help build and support SAP IBP and SAP BW solutions:
    • Ensure requirements are defined, across all relevant functions, e.g. Finance, Supply Chain, Sales
    • Align solutions and the introduction plan with stakeholders
    • Technically build and test these solutions with the Lumileds team and external application support provider
  • Ensure proper deployment mechanics are in place to accept the solution by the business

What You Will Bring (REQUIRED Qualifications):

  • Several years of experience in the area of SAP and specifically demand planning,
    (APO and/or IBP preferred)
  • Experience in a multinational company is highly preferred
  • Affinity with Microsoft Excel, Access, VBA etc.
  • Fluent in English and preferably Dutch

Education (Minimum Level)

  • Master's

Field of Study

  • Business / Economics / IT

Years of Experience (Minimum)

  • 5 - 7 years

Licenses / Certifications

  • SAP Certification ECC, SAP Certification APO and or IBP

Lumileds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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