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Treasury IT Technical Lead

Haarlem, Netherlands

Job Description

Our company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where our company has codified its 130-year legacy. Our success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why the our team works to attract, develop, retain and inspire our people so that they can learn, grow and make a true impact on the

world. Together we collaborate to create a culturally rich, diverse organization ensuring we remain innovative and agile.

We are looking for an energetic, self-starter to join our Enterprise Information Technology team to help us identify and deliver business solutions, in partnership with our Corporate Treasury and Information Technology colleagues. our Corporate Treasury department manages the company’s capital structure, Fx Risk Management, Global liquidity management, pension, and insurance. These critical functions operate at a global scale, supporting our business in over 130 countries and with exposures to the dynamic financial markets and a highly regulated banking sector.

The Treasury Technical Lead role has been created to lead a team of developers to meet the new development backlog across this domain.  In this role you will lead a team of Software Engineers, developing new solutions or enhancing existing solutions in the Global liquidity management and Foreign Exchange Risk management areas to address the core application backlogs, emerging automation and analytical needs of senior Treasury leaders .

As a leader within the IT group, you will:

  • Build key relationships with Corporate Treasury leadership and IT colleagues to lead the delivery of our business solutions

  • Gain a deep understanding of the business processes, systems, and data that support strategic processes and programs related to our Treasury Liquidity management and Foreign Exchange Risk Management areas.

  • Build a high-performing team of software engineers to deliver robust technology solutions

  • Share knowledge and mentor others in areas of technical expertise

  • Acquire knowledge and be mentored in areas of growth and development

Key Responsibilities :

  • As the Technical Lead, assess the current state solutions and develop a roadmap to deliver greater business value and maintain a secure and modern technology landscape

  • Lead a team of developers to manage the application stack and ensure delivery on project backlog.

  • Develop expertise in Treasury Cash management system (implemented on Wall ST Suites, SWIFT and critical interfaces with ERP and external systems), and the core business processes supported.

  • Demonstrate strong working knowledge of modern development practices and technology stack on the cloud.

  • Partner with other partner IT organizations to ensure alignment with Platform teams, IT architecture, IT Risk management, support organizations in delivering projects.

  • Contribute as a senior developer on critical initiatives, share best practices, technical expertise and collaborate and earn the trust and respect of the product team.

  • Demonstrate ability to focus on key priorities and lead and collaborate effectively to deliver on IT commitments.

  • Strive to be a valued member of the extended Treasury Business Partners’ teams.

What we need:

  • Extensive experience working in large, complex IT development projects

  • People Management experience leading technical teams comprised of Software engineers

  • Exposure to Treasury packages such as Wall St Suites,  SAP Treasury modules or similar packages.

  • Strong technical breadth across AWS technology stack  and good working knowledge of  relational databases (RDBMS), XML, Java,  scripting and message -based technologies.

  • Some exposure/ experience in Data engineering on the cloud with knowledge of AWS cloud components such as S3, Athena, RDS and exposure to data engineering and visualization components such as  Alteryx, Dataiku, Power BI etc.

  • Proficient with Agile software development and, DevSecOps approaches

  • Strong engineering background, knowledge of architecture design patterns, and strong foundation in programming.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications and collaboration skills.

  • Exposure to SAP and experience working on Finance applications is a plus

You will learn:

  • Develop Leadership skills and ability to mentor and grow talent

  • Learn new technologies and be part of a dynamic, and diverse global organization

  • Have a direct line of sight on the impact of IT capabilities on the company’s financial performance

  • Acquire end-to-end business process knowledge in the Treasury domain

Travel :  10%

Education Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree

What we offer in the Netherlands:

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end allowance;

  • 35,5 days of leave;

  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates;

  • Solid Pension Plan;

  • Annual bonus based on own and company performance

  • Travel allowance for commuting or a lease car

  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development

What we offer in the Czech Republic:

  • Exciting work in a great team, global projects, international environment

  • Opportunity to learn and grow professionally within the company globally

  • Hybrid working model, flexible role pattern (e.g. even 80% full-time is possible in justified cases)

  • Pension and health insurance contributions

  • Internal reward system plus referral programme

  • 5 weeks annual leave, 5 sick days, 15 days of certified sick leave paid above statutory requirements annually, 40 paid hours annually for volunteering activities, 12 weeks of parental contribution

  • Cafeteria for tax free benefits according to your choice (meal vouchers, Lítačka, sport, culture, health, travel, etc.), Multisport Card

  • Vodafone, Raiffeisen Bank, and discount programs

  • Parking in the garage, showers, refreshments, massage chairs, library, music corner

  • Competitive salary, and many more

Ready to take up the challenge? Apply now!

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Required Skills:

Configuration Management (CM), Data Engineering, Data Visualization, Design Applications, Perform Testing, Software Development, System Designs, Systems Integration

Preferred Skills:

Agile Application Development, Alteryx, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Architectural Patterns, Business Management, Business Process Modeling, Business Systems, Computer Programming, Financial Markets, Financial Process Improvement, Foreign Exchange Risk, Information Technology Management, Innovation, IT Performance Management, IT Project Lifecycle, IT Service Delivery, Leadership, Mentorship, Microsoft Power BI, Organizational Behavior, Project Delivery, Project Engineering, Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), Relational Database Programming, Scripting

Requisition ID: R278431

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