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Functional Application Specialist in Renswoude

Functional Application... Do you think in terms of work processes and functionalities that could be improved in ERP modules? Do you enjoy implementing new releases,


Functional Application Specialist

Do you think in terms of work processes and functionalities that could be improved in ERP modules? Do you enjoy implementing new releases, with your strong UAT support upfront and support the business with the right training materials? Does the thought of doing this in a growing, international retail organisation that deals with major, complex issues via a modern Agile working method in a modern office setting excite you? In that case, it's high time for you to come talk to us about the Functional Application Specialist position!

Our Group IT Europe is responsible for the ongoing management and innovation of the ERP modules that are developed in-house. These modules are used in the head office, in the stores and in the distribution centres of our European branches. This includes Kruidvat, Trekpleister and ICI PARIS XL in the Netherlands and Belgium, but also The Perfume Shop in England and Watson in the Ukraine. In the Service & Delivery team, you are one of three functional specialists who have an understanding of several of the ERP sub-applications and enable optimal utilisation and innovation thereof. You are the intermediary between the European key users and the Group IT developers and work along actively on the development of our system, with attention for optimal workability and reliability of the systems.

Your daily tasks would include:

  • accepting incoming change requests, questions and reports of malfunctions, and subsequently analysing and converting these into unequivocal requirements and getting the job done with the appropriate priority;
  • advising and supporting the European key users on the requirements and possibilities of the systems; you are the expert, which is why they rely on you;
  • actively participating in the development process for new functionalities: you bring your functional knowledge in for the preparation phase and work along in sprints on the implementation;
  • preparation and execution of as well support the functional and acceptance testing: you are responsible for the functional release notes and prepare training materials and the required manuals to ensure that new releases are implemented successfully.
  • Higher vocational education or university-level education in Business Information Systems or a similar study direction.
  • At least 2 years of work experience in the functional IT domain.
  • A demonstrable affinity for IT processes, work processes and functional software development.
  • Work experience in a retail environment and/or an Agile work environment is an advantage!
  • You have some prior experience working with tools like TOPdesk, Jira and Confluence and are interested in technical terms like Oracle SQL, APEX, OSB, ETL and DWH because of your desire to understand the functionality and the details behind it.
  • You have a keen analytical insight, can work independently and are proactive in your work. Those in your environment recognise your flexible and practical demeanour.
  • You are a strong communicator and have a good command of Dutch and English, both written and verbal, in view of the international character.

As Functional Application Specialist, you form part of the IT Europe Group, the department that facilitates all our European business units in the IT field. We upgrade our software and hardware each year, so we always work with state-of-the-art systems and can operate with the required flexibility in the market. Every day we go in search of ways to improve and innovate the systems that are in use. At A.S. Watson, we do this ourselves: we develop our own software, build our own systems and roll them out ourselves. In other words, your work truly has an impact: everything that you do can be traced back to full or empty shelves in the stores, short or long lines at the register, etc.

What do we offer you besides this inspiring work environment?

  • A job within a successful international organisation that is constantly evolving and where we work with top brands. We can guarantee you one thing: you’ll never be bored with us!
  • A good salary appropriate for your professional and intellectual ability and experience and 30 vacation days on a full-time basis… you’ll also enjoy a staff discount at Kruidvat, Trekpleister and ICI PARIS XL.
  • Ample opportunities for development and advancement: our organisation’s growth and success means we can always offer talented employees the opportunity for growth and advancement in the future.
  • An informal, no-nonsense work ethic: results matter, but the same goes for mutual respect and a pleasant work environment.

You must live up to your promises. At A.S. Watson Benelux, we not only believe this, but we also do it. Our HR policy has won several prizes, including the HR Proffie and Top Employer. This implies that we not only invest in an excellent employment conditions package and great working conditions but also in our colleagues. You don't merely work for us, but we also give you the opportunity to grow to the level that best suits you.


For more substantive information on this position, please contact Marten van der Bijl, Group IT, Manager Central Systems, +31 (0)318 - 579011.

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