Vacature Manager ICT

Manager ICT in Vlissingen

Manager ICT

About us

Damen Naval offers you a career that is challenging, exciting and fun in equal measure. The Naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group is established in Vlissingen and in Schiedam. It is a company with more than 850 professionals, and a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding, its original roots stem back more than 150 years. For more than 50 years Damen Naval has been the dedicated shipbuilder for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Based on decades of accumulated experience, Damen Naval offers navies worldwide a broad range of defence and security vessels, ranging from 7m to more than 200m in length. Damen Naval is the only supplier of naval vessels in the Netherlands. Damen Naval has delivered more than 420 vessels to satisfied customers all over the world and have has earned a reputation for excellence along the way. While taking pride in heritage, Damen Naval is also looking towards the future. Are you ready for duty?

The role

In a strong growing market, Damen Naval is growing by winning large new projects. To keep up with this business growth, the ICT department must combine service delivery to the organization with maturing at high speed.

The Manager ICT has to professionalize the department in such a way that it contributes to a strategic value for the organization. The ICT department has initiated a program to grow in maturity, to address technical issues, to outsource a substantial part of the work and to increase security. The realization of this plan will take place in a fast growing and dynamic environment and with specific security challenges.

As Manager ICT you have to align with and add value to the business. You will assess business needs and adapt technologies to maximize the effectiveness of new solutions, advise on future IT strategy to realize business goals, identify strategic business opportunities and challenges in the existing IT Service model.

As Manager ICT you will develop an ICT strategy, policies, and department plan, including resources, budget, and risks (e.g., operational support, infrastructure, applications, architecture, (cyber) security. You will also initiate innovations and improvements in cooperation with the business and in line with the Damen Naval strategy and corporate guidelines. From an ICT architecture and technology perspective you will develop and manage the complete and overarching integration of the 3DX rollout and implementation. You will also be responsible for the development, testing and release of the necessary application landscape including all necessary application interfaces, and necessary support.

Key accountabilities

As Manager ICT you will:

  • Develop and implement the ICT strategy, policies, and department plan and acquire budget approval.
  • Monitor and control the overall progress and roll-out of the ICT masterplan.
  • Develop, improve, and secure processes, procedures, and portfolio management to improve business support.
  • Lead and/or contribute to the design, optimization, and development of (tailor-made) solutions and ensure implementation of changes and improvements based on existing solutions and systems.
  • Ensure a maintained infrastructure and /or delivered services in line with business needs and SLA's.
  • Ensure and direct initiation, development, and implementation of (digital) transformations and changes (both from a people and a hardware perspective) in line with the assigned strategy.
  • Attract, lead, enable, coach, appraise and ensure staffing the team.
  • Build and maintain a network of internal and external stakeholders and partners and in line with business needs.
  • Setup and maintain business support and vendor arrangement
  • Keep up with internal and external developments and ensure development, transfer and retention of knowledge and best practices in line with business needs.
  • Negotiate, select, manage and/or evaluate contracts and SLA's with external third parties and/or lead external employees in line with policies and guidelines of procurement.
  • Provide advice to MT and senior & project management on development and integration of projects, development of the strategy and plans based on reports and analyses and from an ICT perspective.
  • Within a large project you will lead the overarching integration of the 3DX rollout and implementation within the application landscape (functional and support) and manage, control, and monitor on effectiveness of all interfaces in the applications landscape within the project.
  • Accountable for the overall progress and contracting the right partners to execute the ICT masterplan and engage business and management for support and governance.
  • Collaborate with defense organisations and other partners in the defense industry to build a shared view how projects can be executed cheaper, more efficient, secure, faster and lead to better end products.

Skills & experience

As Manager ICT you need to have:

  • Master or bachelor's degree in ICT and/or technical business administration or other relevant technical study.
  • At least ten years of experience in the development of an ICT department in a high secure technical ICT (project) environments, preferable in the maritime / defence or related industry.
  • You have gained hands-on experience in (re)design of ICT business processes and implementation and support of complex ICT systems and Infrastructure.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language both written & verbal.
  • Competences: customer and results orientation, teamwork, behavioural flexibility, quality orientation, leadership, coaching, planning, and organising, problem analysis, identifying problems; initiative and persuasiveness.
  • Excellent antecedents as a pre-employment security screening are a standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent multiyear EU citizenship combined with permanent EU work visa are all requirements of the recruitment process for viable candidates, given the military nature of clients and projects.

What we offer

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. To that end, we invest in all our employees by offering:

  • A technology and innovation focused, dynamic, international work environment.
  • A competitive salary package and other benefits.
  • A comprehensive introduction to shipbuilding for anyone without a naval or maritime background.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment.
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.


Are you interested in the position of Manager ICT, and do you recognize yourself in the job description? Please respond directly via the Damen Career Portal .
For more information about the vacancy, Damen Naval or the application process, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Career Portal or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note, that only candidates with a permanent EU citizenship together with a permanent valid EU work visa can be considered as viable candidates. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process. #LI-DNS1

Functie:manager ict
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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