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Functional ERP Engineer

Posted 20 Nov 2023
Work experience
3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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About IS/IT

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defense, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Our Thales Netherlands IS/IT team works at the core of the Thales digital transformation. It is positioned between our IS/IT and business departments. With a team of 100+ colleagues we provide IS/IT support to our 2500 Dutch colleagues in several Business Lines and functions. We also work closely together with the international IS/IT departments of the Thales Group. Our mission? Providing secure access to Thales information in one click, while feeling proud together. As an innovative, high-tech organization we fully embrace agile principles and strive for excellence by continuous improvement. We do not fear to fail, as long as we can learn from it!

About the job

As a member of the ERP squad you support crucial Business processes and help achieve the delivery of our high-end radar installations to Navies all over the world.

You are responsible for one of our key Business applications: Oracle EBS. Besides Oracle EBS, we support several other important applications such as Primavera project planning.

Your typical day starts with a brief standup of the ERP squad in which you (digitally) update each other and pick up actions. During standups, squad members discuss what went well, what could be improved and where they might need help. Afterwards, you pick up a cup of (Starbucks) coffee and work with the Business on issues they might encounter or questions they might have. Your contacts include Process Experts, Key Users and IT-Engineers from other Squads

After a refinement session with the squad, you will go for a walk or pick up lunch in our beautifully located Shared Facility Center. Typically, you will be at the office for three days a week and will work from home two days a week.

Your area of expertise will be Finance and Bids & Projects.

You are responsible for

  • optimizing ERP applications to expertly facilitate Business processes and end-users;
  • maintaining ERP applications through Service Mgt; incident mgt, demand & requirement Mgt
  • understanding Business requirements and coordinating and supporting the Business with testing and integrating system/ process change;
  • you oversee all departments that use ERP applications and you help them understand dependencies and how the different processes relate to each other.

About you

  • has minimally a higher education degree (Bachelor or Master);
  • has at least 3 years of working experience in ERP (preferably Oracle EBS);
  • has experience as an ERP IT-consultant/ IT-engineer or Application Administrator;
  • knowledge of financial processes and projects is a plus;
  • has experience with Agile working;
  • pursues transparency & predictability;
  • is eager to prevent and fix issues and constantly improve;
  • has excellent analytical skills and is able to see the bigger picture;
  • has excellent communication skills; finds the question behind the question;
  • talks on different levels within the organization;

Security Requirements

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in The Netherlands and employment and/or education history. This vacancy requires a security clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for security clearance please refer to the General Intelligence and Security Service.

With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2500 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ).
Do you want to kickstart your career in an international high-tech environment? And are you looking for a traineeship where you can develop your personal skills? Our traineeship starts in October 2023. Check

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