Job Application

Team Lead SAP

Location: Boxmeer, Nederland

The organization

Marel is the leading global provider of advanced processing systems and services to the Poultry, Meat and Fish industries. We offer the convenience of a single source to meet every need. Our state-of-the-art equipment and systems help food processors of all sizes, in all markets, to operate at peak productivity. If you want any more information on who we are and what we do please check out our CORPORATE VIDEO
Our team is comprised of approximately 4,600 employees worldwide, offices and subsidiaries in 30 countries across six continents, and a network of more than 100 agents and distributors.

The function

For our IT operations in Boxmeer (NL) we are currently looking for a:

Team Lead SAP

As Team Lead SAP you are responsible for the day to day operations of the SAP Application Specialist Group. You are a coach for our SAP specialists (13 FTE internal and 29 FTE external). You take care of all HR / operational tasks and you develop the group in maturity, performance and skills. Besides that, you are responsible for the team performance for IT Services offered by the SAP team within the agreed SLA’s, KPI’s and quality standards. You report directly to the Manager IT Applications.
As our new Team Lead SAP you ensure the optimal maintenance and development of all applications in scope of the SAP Application specialist group. The main activities of this application specialist group are:

•             Second line and third line support desk
•             Application development (Changes & projects)
•             Application lifecycle management
•             Improve application performance
•             Application architecture
•             Contract - & supplier management in these areas
•             Software-asset & license management
•             Access/security management
•             Application continuity

The Team Lead SAP replaces the Manager IT Applications during absence in decision boards/project executive level when needed.


To be successful in this challenging position, you need to have gained 5-10 years of IT-experience in the field of business application delivery management as well as managing a team of SAP consultants, preferably in the engineering and mechanical engineering industry. You have a bachelor or master degree in information management and significant knowledge of IT-architecture and Project Management. Ideally, you have knowledge of the complex manufacturing industry and its business model/processes as well.
You can be best described as an innovator and motivator. You are diplomatic, analytical and you have great problem analysis and solving skills. You have the ability to empathize with stakeholders, you are creative and you have the ability to recognize and solve problems in a structural way with your team. Besides that, you are result driven, persistent and persuasive. You are focused on delivery and on operational excellence.

We offer

Marel offers you plenty of space to develop yourself (internationally). The informal atmosphere gives you the opportunity to take responsibility and show initiative. You will of course be supported and supervised by the organization. Salary will depend on knowledge and experience. At Marel the challenges are there for taking! 

Contact information/ The procedure

Did you read the job spec and the first thing that came across your mind was: well, that could be me! Just press the “apply” button. For more information on this challenging role you can contact Roel Broods, by phone: +31(0)614314957 or by email: