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Manager IT (Eindhoven)

04 February, 2020

Additive Industries
Additive Industries is dedicated to bringing metal additive manufacturing for functional parts from lab to fab by offering a modular 3D printing system and seamlessly integrated information platform to high-end and demanding industrial markets. With substantially improved reproducibility, productivity, and flexibility, Additive Industries redefines the business case for additive manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical technology and high-tech equipment.

Function description

Additive Industries is looking for a new IT manager to support the fast growth of Additive Industries with a strong IT infrastructure. In the last years Additive Industries has grown to an organization with approximately 130 workplaces worldwide and growing, with a Microsoft-based hybrid IT environment (Windows Server, Exchange, Office365), our own development- and test servers (Windows, Linux) and a critical PLM application server. The IT manager will be tasked with managing this infrastructure with a small in-house team and a selection of strong partners.

The IT Manager is tasked with translating the organization’s goals and plans into a scalable IT plan with a vision for future growth, flexibility and security with the user in a central position. On top of this he/she is responsible for managing the internal team, which is the first point of contact for managing workstations, servers and the network. Furthermore, the team is responsible for creating new workplaces and managing the application servers. These responsibilities should be executed based on a strong management- and security policy. The IT manager will ensure all hardware in the organization is well taken care of and will make sure all the applications are used to the fullest and important changes and projects are managed. Last but not least, the IT manager will have a supporting role in implementing our systems at customer sites and the following integration of customer environments.

The most important ingredients for a successful fulfillment of the position are:

  • Proactive and customer focused attitude towards end-users
  • Responsible for the development of a long-term vision, plan and policies for management and security of the IT infrastructure, while keeping the international expansion and cloud strategy in mind
  • Making sure there is an optimal balance of performance, availability and flexibility of applications and the network
  • Preventing incidents by pre-emptive management and active monitoring in collaboration with the external parties
  • Being an intermediate between external parties and the internal organization
  • Daily support of configuration and support of our CRM/ERP applications
  • Supporting IT related aspects of installations of our machines and platforms at customers
  • Managing the internal team and external partners
  • Managing the licenses of the applications used in the organization worldwide

Reporting

The IT Manager reports to the CFO.

Knowledge and experience
Education

Bachelor in an IT management related study.

Experience

  • Experience implementing and managing Windows server, Exchange server, SQL, Office365 and related environments
  • Experience in implementing and managing a network including AD, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, VPN and related environments
  • Experience with Hyper-V, VMWare, Cisco/IP and flexible (cloud)strategy solutions.
  • Strong in communication, pro-active and stress resistant.
  • You do not have a 9-to-5 mentality
  • Additional certifications (MCSE etc.) is preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics is preferred
  • Experience in an international environment is preferred
  • Customer focussed with strong communication skills
  • Strong in Dutch and English in both speaking and writing

Personality characteristics
Additive Industries is a young and quickly maturing professional organization. We have developed a strong pragmatic team mentality in which we work and experiment together to achieve common goals. We are looking for a wide diversity of people coming from different backgrounds to join our organization. We have formulated the following personal traits contributing to our professional mentality:

  • Open, confident and result driven
  • Driven by technical challenges, eager to learn and entrepreneurial
  • Proven Team player who takes ownership
  • Professional and structured
  • 'Fun to work with’