Application Specialist

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Application Specialist
Location: Boxmeer, Nederland

The organization
Marel is an international supplier of advanced systems for the food processing industry. Our brands Stork Poultry Processing, Townsend Further Processing and Marel are well known across the globe.

We are continuously focused on improving our customers’ productivity by adding value through innovation and high quality. Marel has 4,600 employees working globally for its four Industry Centers: Poultry, Meat, Fish and Further Processing, as well is in our regional sales and service offices.

SAP is set as the company’s corporate ERP platform and as such is being globally rolled out to all the industries across the globe. The Global IT Applications team in Boxmeer is supporting the SAP solutions offered and also handles the global roll out of the solution. Continuous improvement of the SAP Global Template is enabling our company to be operationally excellent. For the coming years an ambitious program to enable business change has been set up and is on the move. You are a key player in the success of this internal business change project and as such add value to Marel’s business strategy.

The function
You are part of a team of application specialists, working closely with business representatives and IT colleagues on extending the foot print of SAP within the Marel organization. You are a key player in the international roll out projects and you make the projects successful. As part of the team you are responsible for the setup of the system and lead consultants working with you. You have a broad SAP knowledge, which makes you look across borders and think in value chains across modules to optimize operational efficiency.

You are a sparring partner to your team and business colleagues for your own knowledge area. Your knowledge of SAP and extensive experience from earlier projects executed will bring Marel further in its growth plans and will make Marel remain the number 1 in the markets it is active. You are responsible for solving incidents, service and change requests. You will get the opportunity to bring your knowledge into practice and work with the IT Applications team on applying new innovative solutions and optimize quality of the solutions and the team’s processes. You report directly to the Manager IT Applications.

Application Specialist Manufacturing (SAP)
As part of the team you are responsible for the setup of the system in the field of Discrete Manufacturing, mainly focusing on the SAP ECC6 modules PP, MM and CO-PCP.

Application Specialist Finance (SAP)
As part of the team you are responsible for the setup of the system in the field of Finance and Controlling, mainly focusing on the SAP ECC6 modules FI and CO and Financial Supply Chain Management.

Application Specialist Supply Chain Logistics (SAP)
You are responsible for the setup of the system in the field of Supply Chain Logistics, mainly focusing on the SAP ECC6 modules MM-WM-SD.


  • Finished degree on Higher Educational level or on University level (HBO/WO) in the field of Business * Information, Business Economics, Logistics / Manufacturing Management or Business Administration.
  • At least three to five years of experience in the field of full cycle SAP projects, preferably in the role of application specialist of SAP consultant. You have seen more than one company and business model
  • Experience in working in application teams in a service oriented organization
  • Prepared to travel internationally mainly for projects
  • Knowledge of Prince2 and ITIL processes
  • Knowledge of Dutch and English language


Application Specialist Manufacturing (SAP)

  • Experience build up in preferably complex manufacturing environments, with complex supply chain logistics and production strategies like make-to-stock, assemble-to-order, assemble-to-stock, engineering-to-order and repetitive manufacturing.
  • Experience in supply chain logistics for global manufacturing and intercompany processes across multiple countries, factories and distribution channels.
  • Extensive knowledge of SAP modules PP, MM, CO-PCP (ECC6 EhP7 or higher)
  • Knowledge of modules related to Manufacturing processes in ECC6 like SD, WM, CS, FI, CO and * * Authorization are an advantage to succeed in a multi-disciplined team.


Application Specialist Finance (SAP)

  • Experience build up in preferably complex manufacturing environments, with complex supply chain logistics and financial processes like Percentage of Completion and global month end consolidation processes.
  • Experience in SAP FI and CO, Product Cost Planning and Financial Supply Chain Management (preferably at the level of ECC6 EhP7 or higher)
  • Knowledge of SAP ECC modules MM, PP, SD, CS and Authorization/Segregation of Duties is an advantage to oversee value chain processes end to end.
  • Functional Knowledge of SAP BI 7 to analyze reports and figures in detail with the finance community is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Consolidation and reporting processes driven from systems like Oracle Hyperion Financial Management and IBM Cognos Disclosure Management are an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Credit Management solutions like OnGuard and digital invoice processing solutions like Basware are an advantage.


Application Specialist Supply Chain Logistics (SAP)

  • Experience build up in manufacturing environments, with complex supply chain logistics and complex warehouse set ups
  • Experience with Intercompany processes across factories and supply chain channels in multiple countries as well as ATP/MRP, forecasting
  • Extensive knowledge of SAP MM, WM, SD, LE (ECC6 EhP7 or higher)
  • Knowledge of related modules in ECC6 like PP, FI, CO, SRM / SCM / EWM and SAP add on Every Angle and SLIM4 are an advantage


We offer
Marel offers you room to develop yourself (internationally). The informal atmosphere offers you the opportunity to take responsibility and take initiatives. It stands to reason that you will be supported and guided in this by the organization and your manager. Salary is market conform and dependent on your knowledge and experience.

Contact information/ The procedure
For more details please contact Karin Maassen, our HR Business Partner, via or press the ​“link”:

Agency calls are not appreciated.