Applications Manager

Location: Brussels
Contract type: Permanent

Strategic context

Our vision is of a world where all trade delivers social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. A world where organizations are able to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally. We call this Trade with Purpose.


We enable organizations to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally

  1. Build our organization to be future fit

We will continue to be strong, flexible and relevant, ensuring our members’ voices shape our strategic approach and all our activities. We will build our membership and our geographic presence to drive change at scale.

  1. Support our members through insight, expertise and influence

We will increase our capacity to monitor and predict trends and developments that impact our members. We will continue to provide world-class tools that enable our members to anticipate trends and effectively manage their supply chains. We will create mutually beneficial partnerships that support our members on their issues.

  1. Inspire action around the world

We will continue to show how individuals and corporations can promote open and responsible trade, acting as a beacon of good practice, pioneering meaningful trade policies and developing a network of ambassadors.

  1. Grow high-performing people to become the leaders of a sustainable tomorrow

We will continue to embed sustainability in our members’ organizational DNA; build capability and capacity and develop best practice business models that enable organizations to achieve their goals.

  1. Prosper by contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals and increasing human prosperity for all

Through our combined membership we will reach a tipping point where business behaviour can positively change society, drive significant impact towards the SDGs and create profitable business.

Culture & Values

  • Leadership: Be a leading force for positive change
  • Collaboration: Foster collaborative networks that empower stakeholders worldwide to achieve a common vision
  • Excellence: Deliver the best we can in everything we do



  • Provide input for the formulation of the Technology strategy with an understanding of the industry and the implications of emerging technologies for the wider business environment.
  • 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.
  • Develop secure Applications that are compliant with Data and Privacy legislation.
  • Develop and implement 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



  • The Application Manager delivers a performant, reliable, efficient and customer-centric Applications platform contributing to the organizations strategy.
  • The Application Manager must promote and implement Design and Platform Thinking.
  • The Application Manager must deliver an impeccable data security to hold the trust of the organization, its members, stakeholders and other customers.



  • Ms degree ICT or electronic engineering or equivalent
  • Competencies
    • Strong problem solving
    • High conceptual thinking
    • Strong planning
    • Structured thinking and methodological approach
    • Highly analytical
    • Pro-active
    • Results driven
    • High situational adaptability
    • High people adaptability
    • High assertiveness
  • Content
    • 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
    • Technology
    • Tooling
    • Cost-benefit analysis
    • Application development trending
    • Deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence
    • Excellent project management
  • Commercial focus
  • Continuous education and drive

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