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R&D Development Manager - Gent based (ingevuld)

International Software Project Management - US travel

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This Belgian IT company, market leader in its core activities, builds ERP solutions based on Microsoft technology and offers related IT services to major EU and US customers.


The R&D Development Manager will join the Global Development Team. He/she will - manage the international software releases for the US market through completion and be responsible for all stages of software development (from functional design to testing and final delivery).  The R&D Development Manager will be based in Ghent and report to the Director Product Development.


  • Team & People Management:

    • Organization & management of the team (technical architects, functional analysts, testers, developers…); definition of roles, objectives and priorities

    • Performance monitoring and reviewing

    • Time tracking & Resource allocation

  • Quality Monitoring & Process Improvement

  • Timely – and within budget - delivery of new product functionalities, in close collaboration with the Product Management, Release Management and Product Delivery teams. a.s.o.

  • Maintenance Release Management: ensure efficient processing & assessing of incoming product bugs and deliver fixes

  • Budget accounting and reporting

  • Successful integration of 3rd party software components

Profile: Leader – Project Manager – People Manager

  • Master degree, preferably in a software related study

  • 5+ years’ relevant experience in a software project management/development role in an international environment

  • Helicopter view & able to coordinate between different stakeholders (e.g. Product, Quality, Release Management)

  • Able to deal with deadlines; excellent anticipating skills and strong influencing skills

  • “Getting things done” attitude; able to make timely decisions / take decisive actions

  • Flexible for regular international travel

  • Excellent oral & written communication and presentation skills in Dutch and English

  • People Management skills: you are…

  • a natural born leader who supports & coaches your team in achieving their targets. You kindle enthusiasm and inspire your team members to excel & grow

  • an excellent communicator, ensuring that the right information regarding product development is provided to the right people in a timely manner

  • able to work with remote teams

  • Technical skills: you have experience with

  • International Software Project Management (scoping, overheads, planning, budget etc.)

  • Agile / Scrum development methodology

  • Current Microsoft technologies (and a keen interest in upcoming technologies!)

  • Defect Mgmt, Test Mgmt, Release Mgmt., Software Configuration Management

  • Test-Driven Development & Continuous Integration best practices

  • Integrating 3rd party components into an overall solution


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