Application Manager

Location: Brussels
Contract type: Permanent


Job Title: Application Manager

About amfori

At amfori we believe in a world where all trade delivers social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. We call this Trade with Purpose.

As the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade, we bring together over 2,300 retailers, importers, brands and national associations representing a combined turnover of more than one trillion euros. 

We offer our members a practical framework and world-class tools that enable them to manage the social and environmental performance of their supply chains and anticipate trends. We also advocate for progressive policy and collaborate with high-level stakeholders to achieve common aims. 

Our work enables organisations to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally. These are major challenges across the world which require a collaborative effort to tackle. So, while our members can’t solve them on their own, together we can influence and drive positive change at scale.

Read more about amfori's mission, vision and values.


About the role

As Application Manager at amfori you will be:


       Lead a demand- and process-improvement driven Application development.

       Champion a Design & Platform thinking approach to Application development.

       Ensure a performant, reliable, efficient and integrated Application Architecture.

       Manage the governance processes of the amfori platforms.

       Develop secure Applications that are compliant with Data and Privacy legislation.

       Coordinate the Development of a trustworthy data pool, as input for internal and external data analysis.

       Advance the knowledge and use of Technology within the organization.

       Manage the provision of Technology consultancy services and/or management of a team of consultants to deliver the Applications and Technology strategy implementation.

       Ensure optimal Applications performance management and improvement.

       Partner with other amfori functions to ensure optimal Applications project management.

       Manage integration projects between many parties.



       To deliver a performant, reliable, efficient and customer-centric Applications platform contributing to the organization’s strategy.

       To promote and implement Design and Platform Thinking.

       To deliver an impeccable data security to hold the trust of the organization, its members, stakeholders and other customers.


About you

       Master’s degree ICT or electronic engineering or equivalent

       Commercial focus

       Continuous education and drive

       To deliver a performant, reliable, efficient and customer-centric Applications platform contributing to the organization’s strategy.


       Strong problem solving

       High conceptual thinking

       Strong planning

       Structured thinking and methodological approach

       Highly analytical


       Results driven

       High situational adaptability



       High people adaptability

       High assertiveness

       Application environments (Amazon, Google, Microsoft Cloud, Linux, Microsoft Tech, PHP, Java, C++, javascript, Python, Drupal, Kafka, Elastisearch,…)

       ICT architecture

       Database structures and integration tools (SQL & No-SQL, ETL, flat files, XML, SOAP, …)

       Data protection tools, GDPR



       Cost-benefit analysis

       Application development trending

       Deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence

       Excellent project management


amfori offer:

·       Permanent contract

·       Remuneration package, which includes lunch vouchers, group insurance, DKV hospital and dental insurance and contribution to public transportation for commute to work.

·       Possible travel within Europe; and

·       An exciting international environment located in the heart of Brussels.


Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the candidate would work from home until at least 31 May 2021. After then, they would be expected to work from amfori’s main office in Brussels

How to apply

To apply send your CV and cover letter to mentioning ‘Application Manager’ in the subject line.

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