BUZZ Ordina - APS - Software Development Jobs - Meet Kris Van Marcke

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APS VACANCIES
“The Ordina APS unit designs and develops solutions
to support, optimize and integrate planning processes
in complex and demanding operational environments,
in sectors as diverse as service providers, logistics
providers or manufacturing processes.
Due to our growth, we are currently looking for some
experts to join our team.”
- Kris Van Marcke, Business Unit Manager APS

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BUZZ Ordina - APS - Software Development Jobs - Meet Kris Van Marcke

  1. 1. APS VACANCIES “The Ordina APS unit designs and develops solutions to support, optimize and integrate planning processes in complex and demanding operational environments, in sectors as diverse as service providers, logistics providers or manufacturing processes. Due to our growth, we are currently looking for some experts to join our team.” - Kris Van Marcke, Business Unit Manager APS
  2. 2. APS TEAM HAS A FOCUS ON… CONNECTIVATE   Workforce  planning     Transport  &  logis3cs  planning     Manufacturing  planning  &  Scheduling     Media  Resource  planning     Security  Workforce  planning     Planning  in  Ports    
  3. 3. OUR CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS CHALLENGES CONNECTIVATE   •  How can a major media company bring together the best combination of journalists, technicians, ENG-cars, satellite links, equipment to assure the making of a high quality product, with the least amount of wasted time, wasted kilometers or wasted skills; and this every day again, for a total of thousands of productions per year ? •  How can a logistic company decide what shipment to put on which truck to assure that trucks are most of the time fully loaded, empty kilometers are minimal, drivers’ times are well used, regulations are respected, and customers satisfied; this for 5000 trucks across Europe, and hundreds of thousands of shipments per year? •  How can a world leading company in container handling organize the loading and unloading of vessels and barges to assure that the traffic inside the port of Antwerp passes swiftly with minimal lost time; knowing that each lost hour costs tens of thousands of dollars ?
  4. 4. OUR SOLUTION CONNECTIVATE   Optimization: How can we find the best solution out of millions of possible solutions ? Linear Programming Constraint Solving Heuristic Programming Every company is unique. No two planning problems the same. No business rule irrelevant. Build an accurate model of the customer world, of the tasks that need to be planned. Develop a planning solution tailored to the specific customer needs. Change The implementation of a new planning process is a drastic change. Organizations need to be reformed, resistance must be reduced, planners must be trained, bottlenecks removed.
  5. 5. VACANCY – TECHNICAL CONSULTANT APS CONNECTIVATE   FUNCTION DESCRIPTION As technical consultant your role is to assure a swift and correct integration of advanced planning tools in the customer’s IT environment. You assist in determining the correct sizing and architecture of the technical platform and define, together with the customer, an optimal support organization to maximize the uptime of the planning solution in a complex, multi-user environment. During the exploitation of the solution you remain the first contact point for our customers and you take responsibility to assure that issues are resolved as quickly, efficiently and durably as possible. •  You participate in several projects aiming at the optimization of planning organizations. •  As Technical Consultant you are responsible for successfully embedding the planning technology in the infrastructure of the customer. •  You are involved in determining the sizing and architecture of the solution and defining, in cooperation with the customer, the best administration and support organization that guarantees an optimal use of the planning solution. •  Considering that the planning of a company is one of the most important factors for success, you focus strongly on stability, robustness and maximal availability. •  During the exploitation of the planning solution, you remain the first contact for the customer and you assure a swift follow up of issues. •  You are successful in these projects because of your flexibility, critical approach, customer service mindset and strong knowhow.
  6. 6. VACANCY – TECHNICAL CONSULTANT APS CONNECTIVATE   FUNCTION REQUIREMENTS •  Strong customer and service focus •  Passion for quality •  Proven communication skills •  Solution driven •  Bachelor or master level IT specialist •  Basic understanding of object oriented modeling •  Knowledge and experience in administration of an IT infrastructure •  Knowledge of relational database technology •  Flexible and interested in learning new technologies and tools •  Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database technology or Quintiq is an asset
  7. 7. VACANCY – BUSINESS CONSULTANT APS CONNECTIVATE   FUNCTION DESCRIPTION The role of the senior business consultant is to assist our customers in assessing their current planning processes, re-organize those processes to get a better performance, help them in formulating the correct requirements, define the planning tool that best suit their purposes, and assist in the implementation. The senior business consultant takes a leading role in multiple customer projects simultaneously. (S)he acts as an on-the-job coach for his more junior colleague business consultant assigned to those projects. We expect our senior business consultants to be experienced with planning processes and planning tools, to be creative and visionary, to be able to guide our customers in shaping their future, and to be able to assist our project managers to deliver our projects on time and within budget. As a senior business consultant you will also play an important role in pre-sales activities: prepare solution vision presentations, proof of concepts and proposal writing. •  You have the skills to guide a customer through the change process involved in the implementation of a new planning solution. •  You are familiar with planning and optimization. •  You think ‘innovative’ and ‘out of the box’; find that solution that gives the customer the highest added value. •  You can ‘carry’ a project, take responsibility, and enable your colleagues to grow and to learn from your experience. •  You are successful in these projects because of your flexibility, critical approach, customer service mindset and strong knowhow. •  You are used to work with customers in different languages, including Dutch, English and French.
  8. 8. VACANCY – BUSINESS CONSULTANT APS CONNECTIVATE   FUNCTION REQUIREMENTS   •  Passion for quality •  Solution driven •  Strong communication skills •  Strong technical writing skills •  At least five year experience in consulting in a planning related context •  Eager to work with innovative technologies and solutions •  Experience with optimization algorithms is an asset •  Affinity with IT solutions or experience with programming of scripting languages is an asset
  9. 9. WHY ORDINA? Regular team events and social company events An open no-nonsense company culture with room for personal initiative     Challenging projects within a versatile circle of customers in Belgium and beyond Real career opportunities in line with your ambitions support by our Human Talent Management Program A great number of workshops, trainings and events in cooperation with Ordina Academy A high tech environment with focus on knowledge and innovation An attractive salary in accordance to the market situation with a wide remuneration package such as a company car, laptop, meal vouchers, group & hospitalization insurance. A young team with highly skilled and highly motivated colleagues
  10. 10. INTERESTED IN AN APS JOB AT ORDINA? QUESTIONS APPLY For all questions about the APS Business Unit and our project, you can reach Kris Van Marcke. Email: kris.vanmarcke@ordina.be LinkedIn: be.linkedin.com/in/krisvanmarcke Interested in a job in our APS team? Please send your CV & motivation to Annouck.Muls@ordina.be I’d like to invite you to meet us, to discuss our APS opportunities in detail. LinkedIn: be.linkedin.com/in/annouckmuls Annouck Muls RESOURCE MANAGER CONNECTIVATE   Kris Van Marcke BUSINESS UNIT MANAGER

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