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Application Specialist

For our IT department in Eindhoven we are looking for an Application Specialist.

  • Reporting to: IT Director
  • Salary: € 3.300 – 4.200
  • Location: Het Schakelplein 14-16, 5651 GR Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Hours per week: 32-40 hours
  • Requirements: HBO/Bachelor

Purpose of the position

In view of further growth of the IT department within IPP and PRS we’re looking for an Application Specialist.  Your role is to support and continue to develop the integration platform Niklas together with the IT team, internal stakeholders in Sales and Operations and external stakeholders such as customers and suppliers. You work in a team of 5 in total, together with several external suppliers.

Our IT-business is based on (pallet movement) information within the main business application (IPP & PRS Pooling System) that is communicated by/to our partners, such as customers, transport firms, depots and retailers. Consequently the maintenance and continued development of integrations is a significant part of the job as well handling document output.

This role also includes identifying potential improvements and together with the IT team and key users in the organisation (based in the Netherlands, UK, France, Spain and Germany) propose a technical design for system enhancements and implementing new developments for applications or areas in which you may develop to a leading role.

About IPP

IPP provides pallet and box pooling services in the FMCG, industrial and re-cycling sectors, covering most of Western Europe. With an extensive pooling network IPP works closely with many of Europe’s major brand-owners and manufacturers and across most retailers. Based on simplicity, quality and collaboration, IPP has built up a strong reputation with both producers and retailers. IPP operates an extensive recovery and refurbishment system to deliver high-quality, low-cost, pooling services to a growing customer base.

For more information please visit www.ipp-pooling.com

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate is accurate, open minded for and initiating of continuous improvements in his/her field of responsibility, further:

  • Be able to learn, analyse and solve challenges
  • Work in a team with a high level of autonomy
  • A ‘go-and-do-it’ attitude
  • Is comfortable in providing user support and service to internal and external customers
  • Preferably experience or knowledge of MySQL, Integrations protocols and data mapping
  • Strong communication skills, capable of presenting solutions to (international) users and IT Team
  • Pro-active attitude in identifying issues and proposing solutions
  • Ambitious to develop skills and competences
  • Language skills at least native / very strong in Dutch and English. French and/or German is preferred as additional language.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely together with the platform partner to develop platform enhancements
  • Testing of platform enhancements
  • Create and maintain mappings
  • Issue analysis
  • Supporting customers in setting up integrations
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • Support the internal organization to understand and promote machine-to-machine integrations

Your qualifications

  • HBO/Bachelor education level
  • Preferably experience or knowledge of MySQL, Integrations protocols and data mapping
  • Strong communication skills, capable of presenting solutions to (international) users and IT Team
  • Ambitious to develop skills and competences
  • Language skills at least native / very strong in Dutch and English. French and/or German is preferred as additional language.

Why you should apply

You will work within a dynamic company that is open to change. It is a positively challenging environment in which you have to roll up your sleeves and where hard work is rewarded.

We are working on various improvement processes in the (inter)national field. In this way you gain valuable work experience within an international context.

The department where you work is part of the Eindhoven branch with around 80 employees.

What we offer

  • Good (market rate) salary, aligned with your experience
  • Flexible working hours
  • Relevant training
  • Modern pension at BeFrank
  • Dozens of digital classes from GoodHabitz to improve your knowledge
  • Fresh fruit!

Application procedure

Step by step.

Step 1

Send us your resume and cover letter

Step 2

Interview with IT Director & HR Manager

Step 3

Second interview to be determined

Step 4

Receive our offer and let’s get started together!

Contact details

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:

Han Lim

IT Director IPP & PRS

+ 31 40 266 2110

Thijs Haster

HR Manager IPP & PRS

+ 31 40 266 2110