Business Unit Manager

Full-Time | Houten Zuid, NL |

About the job

What the job is about

Hey, you! We are trying to grab your attention by this line right here. Is it working yet? No? Almost? We should probably let the role talk for itself. Let’s go!

As a BU manager, you are responsible for the customers, within a defined region, on one side, and for the colleagues within the unit on the other side.  

When it comes to the customers, you ensure the following activities are planned, staffed, and performed: prospection & presales, implementation projects, supporting live customers, developing customer & core enhancements, and account management.  

This means you will:  

  • Develop and execute a Unit Business plan. 

  • Be involved in negotiations with customers and partners. 

  • Guard the budget of the unit.  

  • Follow-up on customer satisfaction.  

For the colleagues, you are the spokesperson for the organization’s strategy and goals. But also work closely together with HR to attract and develop the right talents for the Unit.  

This means you will:  

  • Establish unit goals and cascade these into teams and individual goals.  

  • Create and discuss the resource planning with HR.  

  • Are involved with the selection and recruitment process.  

  • Follow-up on job rotations.  

Last but not least, you are also the country representative and will be involved in all the practical aspects of managing the office, from extra infrastructure needs like offices spaces or electrical charging points to creating a fun work atmosphere.  

The Unit NL, for which you will be responsible has active projects within the Netherlands and Scandinavia.  With around 40 employees divided between the office in Houten (NL) and Ghent (BE) in different positions from business consultants, developers, testers, and many more.  

Your skills and interests

You are a people manager with a focus on autonomy, this means you encourage initiatives, unit members taking up responsibilities and create an environment of self-managed teams.  

Your interpersonal skills will come in handy when building relationships with both customers and colleagues. You understand that every situation, colleague, and customer is different and needs a tailored approach.  

You plan long-term strategies, but also make them concrete enough so that members have a clear view of where the team and organization are heading and their personal contribution.  

What else is expected:  

  • Experience as a business consultant, developer, project/program manager within software implementation 

  • Experience managing a middle-large to large team  

  • Fluent in both Dutch and English 

  • Knowledge of the leasing/ mobility sector is a plus 

What we offer

We would like to welcome you to an international and multicultural company that has been operating for over 30 years and is doubling in size every 5 years. Growth is our middle name, while we strongly adhere to our horizontal and open company culture.  

You're in the drivers' seat of your own career, that's our motto. Your personal development is therefore paramount. During an extensive onboarding program of six months, we make you, with the support of your job coach, familiar with our product and the organization. Even after this period, you will continue to get opportunities to learn and develop yourself further. You’re never alone.  

At Sofico you will also work in a modern state-of-the-art office that is easily accessible.

In return for your efforts, we offer an extensive salary package, including a company car with a fuel card. The flexible office hours and opportunities to work from home provide the necessary flexibility within the company.  

At Sofico we are strong believers in the power of a good cup of coffee. Water or soft drinks are of course also on the menu. We love our team events. Think after-work drinks, a BBQ, a family day, a company weekend, or a walking dinner with the whole company.  

Ready to apply?

Step 1: Click the orange 'apply now' button below to get your CV in front of our HR team:

Meet the HR team!

+32 92108040

Questions about joining Sofico? Learn more about our interview process on our frequently asked questions page.

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