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Head of IT (focus on Supply Chain)



Head of IT for Supply Chain

The IT team for Supply Chain consists of 11 persons (some recruitment needs):
8 IT Service Managers, 2 Solution Architects and 1 IT Specialist (ERP Support).

Purpose of this important role

Driving digital business transformation projects and initiatives in the domains of Supply Chain, Sourcing & Manufacturing and contributing to the overall informatics strategy, governance and policy development of the expanding IT department.

You are the main contact for Supply Chain Function as well as Business Areas. You are responsible to create and maintain a fruitful cooperation network with your business partners in concern to ensure that business requirements are translated to effective IT solutions. Supporting and guiding business to be successful by creating innovative, efficient, and reliable solutions. You will be part of the IT leadership team and therefore be able to create and maintain overall IT strategy, guidelines, and operational models. 

Paulig is also starting up a major business transformation program that will change most core solutions. This role is an important driver for the technology selections, development and operations build. You will work in Roeselare where Paulig recently has recently built a new tortilla plant. With this 45-million EUR investment in a new production facility, Paulig aims to strengthen its position as market leader of Tex Mex in Europe. Paulig aims to make the new plant carbon neutral from the start in line with the company’s ambitious target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations by 80% by 2030 from a 2018 baseline. Production of Santa Maria and Poco Loco tortillas in the new factory started in the spring of 2022.


As Head of IT in Supply Chain, your key responsibilities are:

  • People management of 11 persons (some recruitment needs)

  • Business partner for Supply Chain area and its leadership teams, assessing business needs and adapting technologies to maximize the effectiveness of their operations.

  • Business solution areas covering following:

    • Integrated Business Planning

    • Logistics

    • Sourcing

    • Quality & Safety (QEHS)

    • Manufacturing Operations

    • Product Data Management in scope of Supply Chain 

  • Establish and operate productive and efficient IT services and solutions which support company’s strategy and targets

  • Responsible to oversee all IT Governance related activities within own area, to assure that the investments in IT generate business value, and to mitigate the risks that are associated with IT. Manage development backlog and turning business requirements into efficient and innovating IT solutions by leading development initiatives​

  • Responsible of the IT budget = Opex 5m€ and Capex on yearly basis 5m€ (planning, follow-up and control) in own area as part of Paulig IT global budget​ (25m€). 

  • Prioritize and take initiative proactively for new IT solutions within the framework of the common business strategy and targets. ​

  • Understand the IT services that needs to be provided to business to mitigate the business risks (compliance, security and continuity)



Background and experience

  • Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent

  • 10-15 years of experience 

  • Food & Beverage / Retail / Manufacturing understanding

  • Supply Chain understanding

  • Modern IT experience: ITIL / Agile / …

  • You speak fluent Dutch and English.


  • Experience in developing supply chain area in retail

  • Experience in leading change management, working in international environment, leadership skills

  • Experience in getting different stakeholders to pull to the same direction

  • Experience in finding business benefits in an innovative and proactive way, having solid background within IT and previous experience of complex environments

  • Strong customer focus

  • A good understanding on overall IT architectural design, service management and different development principals like Devops and agile

  • Understanding of the business area in concern to be able to add value for the business partners is appreciated

  • Sound working knowledge of IT operations, systems, and developments

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong teamwork, negotiator and influencing skills

  • Strong leadership and project management skills


A leadership role on management level with autonomy, impact and visibility from day one, in an international active food industry company.

Culture welcomes change, creativity and innovation. This means that there is plenty of room for initiatives in IT.

Being able to build and organize your own top IT team, having the necessary resources available.

Working in a fast changing and growing company/context where IT is a priority.

An attractive salary package, extensive learning & development opportunities.

Be part of a great team and a company that strives to reach the highest employee and customer happiness factor.

A work community that shares strong values Strive for Excellence, Stay Curious and Grow Together and sticks together in the quest of For a life full of flavour.

Challenging and interesting work in family-owned company work with strong brands and products

Possibility to take things forward and work internationally across the different locations

Possibility to take the next step in your career and a great team to work with


CIO, IT Director Algemeen, IT Director Applications, PMO Manager / Director, CTO, R&D Manager / Director

Head of IT (focus on Supply Chain)

Paulig is a family-owned, international group in the food industry; founded in 1876 and noted for the high-quality products such as coffee, food concepts, spices, plant-based products and snacks. The portfolio includes strong brands; Paulig, Santa Maria, Risenta, Poco Loco and Liven. The Group has about 2,200 employees in 13 countries and the revenue for 2021 was EUR 966 million.

The business is divided into three business areas: Finland & Baltics, Scandinavia & Central Europe and Customer Brands. Operating in 13 countries with largest markets in Northern Europe, the UK and the Baltics.


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