Head of Running Services

posted on: 18/03/2021 -

The Job

Joining our IT team in Antwerp, you will manage operations, people, and overall ICT resources.

As an all-round enthusiastic IT professional, you will:

  • Not only manage your activities for the head office in Antwerp, but also the sub-organizations in other countries from a non-hierarchical but functional role.
  • Implement and maintain a designated part of an ICT operation ensuring that activities are conducted in accordance with organizational rules, processes, and standards.
  • Plan changes and implement them in accordance with organizational strategy and budget.
  • Manage risk and ensure the effectiveness of the ICT infrastructure.
  • Coordinate and manage staff.
  • Direct, organize, plan and monitor activities.
  • Negotiate the objectives and resources.
  • Manage the departmental budget.
  • Establish and monitor management information.
  • Analyze and propose solutions for continuous productivity improvement.
  • Manage the implementation and monitoring of IS quality assurance and security.
  • Communicate with internal business departments and project owners.
  • Define activities, responsibilities, critical milestones, resources, skills need, interfaces and budget, optimize costs and time utilization, minimize waste, and strive for high quality.
  • Deliver project on time, on budget and in accordance with original requirements considering changing circumstances.
  • Provide strategic leadership for extensive interrelated programs of work to ensure that Information Technology is a change enabling agent and delivers benefit in line with overall business strategic aims.
  • Implement ICT quality policy to maintain and enhance service and product provision.
  • Plan and define indicators to manage quality with respect to ICT strategy.
  • Review quality measures and recommend enhancements to influence continuous quality improvement.
  • Manage information and systems security policy accounting for technical, human, organizational and other relevant threats, in line with the IT and business strategy and reflecting the risk culture of the organization.

Your Profile

  • You can coach and mentor individuals and teams
  • You can take proactive action
  • You are an excellent planner
  • You can direct and manage a portfolio of ICT projects or services
  • You can manage complex projects or programs
  • You are empowered to revise rules and choose standards
  • You can decide on appropriate actions required to adapt security and address risk exposure
  • You can provide leadership to define a policy for risk management and make it applicable
  • You have strong communication skills
  • You are fluent in English. Good knowledge of Dutch, Spanish or Portuguese is a plus.

A multinational of Belgian origin

Manuchar is a leading distributor of chemicals across emerging markets and actively trades several other commodities.

Our end-to-end chemical distribution business serves various industries, including home care, personal care, food & feed, agriculture, mining, oil & gas, glass, textiles, paper, and water treatment. Our international trade activities cover steel, plastics, cement, wood, paper, spare parts and pharmaceuticals.

We operate in more than 35 emerging markets with our own local logistics assets and people providing storage, value-added logistics and just-in-time (JIT) deliveries in over 170 locations.

Our entrepreneurial spirit, operational excellence and unmatched reliability have grown Manuchar’s annual revenues to over 1.5 billion USD.

The ingredients of our success?

We know the products, markets, global & local logistical solutions and we have the necessary financing capabilities. But most of all… we have the people that make it work!

At Manuchar, we keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.

Manuchar offers

  • a job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment
  • cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture
  • an attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits
  • a nice workspace where you can fully develop your talents


If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast growing team of dynamic colleagues, please send your application letter and detailed CV here via our online recruitment tool CVWarehouse.

To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 450,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.

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    To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 450,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.

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  • Numbers

    Every day we have more than 600,000 metric tonnes of chemicals on the way to our clients.