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Application Expert @ What’s Cooking



What’s Cooking? has made significant strides in improving the organization's 'Operational Excellence' through its continuous optimization program, enabling the development of more sustainable, high-quality, and innovative products. To continue making a meaningful difference for customers and consumers in demanding times, it is increasingly important to automate and enhance core processes using the right and modern digital systems and technological solutions.

As an Application Expert, you play a key role in optimizing the work processes within production across all different sites. This includes streamlining operational activities and implementing best practices to increase efficiency and productivity. Additionally, as an Application Expert, you are part of the project team responsible for migrating the ERP system to the Cloud. This transition, which needs to be realized across the 12 different production sites, contributes to the continuous improvement, innovation, and growth within What's Cooking, ultimately leading to better business results and higher customer satisfaction.

Correct operation, management, and improvement of ICT applications:

  • As an Application Expert, you ensure the correct operation of applications related to production.
  • You are responsible for managing and improving ICT applications to continuously support business needs and optimize work processes.

Control and Maintenance:

  • You check the proper functioning of several ICT applications daily.
  • You resolve technical problems that arise.
  • You perform maintenance tasks to ensure the correct operation of applications.

Migration of ERP to Cloud:

  • You are responsible for a complete gap analysis to provide an overview of elements present and missing in the production sites.
  • You are physically present on-site during crucial phases of implementation to provide support.
  • You train key users at the production sites.

Active contribution to process improvement:

  • As an Application Expert, you contribute to improving the use of applications.
  • You actively think about process improvements, considering:
    • Technical feasibility
    • Maintainability
    • Continuity
    • Integrity of solutions

Implementation and Support:

  • You roll out applications together with the team lead, taking responsibility for guiding and developing test scenarios and go-live scenarios.
  • Simultaneously, you monitor the configuration and parameter settings of the applications.
  • You take on a coaching and supportive role towards users, coaching and helping users with the correct use of applications.
  • You focus on enhancing users' skills and self-sufficiency.

Developing and Maintaining Business Applications:

  • You develop and maintain business applications such as:
    • Screens
    • Reports
    • Batch processing
    • Interfaces
    • Uploads
  • Additionally, you ensure uniform and smooth operation of these applications.

Specifications and Execution:

  • In the case of custom development or customization, you discuss specifications with colleagues or external partners.
  • You guide the implementation of changes to quickly implement them.

Acquiring Deeper Technical Insight:

  • You are responsible for the correct operation, management, and improvement of various IT applications such as:
    • ERP
    • Interspec
    • AP/AS Planning
    • WMS
    • EDI
  • To this end, you acquire a deeper technical insight into the active applications to support business needs and optimize work processes.

Implementing ERP Application Software:

  • You implement ERP application software at various European production sites.
  • You manage the data and databases that the ERP system uses.
  • You ensure the continuity, integrity, and proper functioning of all business processes that use the ERP system and related systems.



  • You have a university-level thinking ability
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in a production or industrial environment
  • At least 5 years of experience in IT or business analysis
  • You have experience with ERP and MS365 Y
  • You are capable of meticulously documenting business processes
  • Providing training is not a problem for you


  • You can describe yourself as a socially skilled person and a team player.
  • You possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You are a proactive and self-motivated professional who likes to take responsibility.
  • You can work independently and solve problems, relying on your organizational skills and flexibility to perform tasks efficiently.
  • You have excellent communication skills to collaborate with suppliers and users.
  • You are adept at finding creative solutions that meet the requirements.
  • At the same time, you are focused on ensuring the continuity of existing processes and systems.

Language skills

  • You have a good command of Dutch and English. Knowledge of French is an absolute plus.


  • The work environment is characterized by dynamism and innovation, with a focus on fostering creativity, initiative, and continuous improvement. This creates an inspiring and stimulating workplace for all employees.
  • The company offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth, with a focus on career development and advancement opportunities for employees at all levels.
  • As a publicly traded company, it provides a stable and reliable work environment, with a focus on transparency and accountability to shareholders.
  • Employees enjoy flexible working hours, with the option to start between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM, allowing them to adjust their work rhythm to their personal needs and commitments.
  • The organization has a flat structure, which means there is open communication and direct interaction between employees at all levels, fostering a culture of collaboration and engagement.
  • New employees are welcomed with a very good onboarding process, quickly and effectively integrating them into the company culture and providing them with the necessary knowledge and tools to be successful in their role.
  • As a family business, the company is known for its human approach and friendly work environment, where employees are encouraged to take initiative and feel valued.
  • The company regularly organizes corporate events and team-building activities, such as a Saint Nicholas breakfast and Easter egg hunts, contributing to a strong team spirit and a positive work culture.
  • Employees have access to various training opportunities, such as French lessons, additional IT training, and lean management certification, allowing them to expand and enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • There is a wide range of projects available, giving employees the chance to work on different challenging and interesting projects, contributing to their professional development and growth.

Interested in this position? Amon is the exclusive recruitment partner for this role at What's Cooking.

Contact Michelle Vanlerberghe for more information:


Application Technical Analyst, Application Development, ERP, Microsoft, SAP, PLM / CAD / CAM, Application Architect, Dynamics365 F&O, Cloud, API, Office365

Application Expert @ What’s Cooking

What’s Cooking?, the new commercial name for the former 'Ter Beke', is an innovative European food producer specializing in fresh and savory foods (such as savory spreads and ready meals). This company originated in 1948 from the activities of Francies Coopman, a butcher who wanted to offer high-quality and affordable charcuterie. His small company, 'Ter Beke', quickly grew into a national success and became the preferred partner for butchers both domestically and internationally.

This leading food producer currently operates 12 production sites spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, they have 7 commercial offices in Europe and a headquarters in Waarschoot (Belgium). The products of What’s Cooking? are delivered to customers in no less than 37 countries, including Austria, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and France. This international expansion has enabled the company to serve a wide range of markets and maintain a strong presence in the European food industry. Since its inception, the company has grown from a one-man business to a company with more than 2,500 employees. Last year, the company achieved a turnover of 832 million euros. This growth reflects the company's ongoing commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

In 2023, Ter Beke was officially rebranded to What’s Cooking? to highlight the transformation from a local butcher shop to an international player, offering not only charcuterie but also high-quality food products that meet the diverse needs of their global customer base.

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