Technology Change Manager

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Are you passionate about driving organizational transformation and enhancing operational efficiency through Agile methodologies? Kramp Group, a leader in the agricultural parts industry, is seeking a Technology Change Manager to join our team and play a pivotal role in advancing our Product Model. 

At Kramp Group, we're dedicated to empowering our teams, farmers, dealers, and suppliers to thrive in the digital age. We're driving the digital future of Kramp Group by discovering and building great products that make life easier for our customers. In January of this year, we launched the Kramp Product Model, an operating model designed to enhance our product way of working and drive innovation within the organization. 

As a Technology Change Manager at Kramp Group, your primary mission will be to govern the Kramp Product Model, ensuring it aligns seamlessly with our organizational goals and centralizing and structuring it to ensure integration. You will play a key role in bridging the gap between group portfolio management & the product model organization. Next to that, you will be supporting the Technology Leadership Team with implementing the Technology roadmap. This role is not just about implementing processes—its about shaping the future of how we work and innovate.  This is an exciting opportunity for a (strategy) consultant with a strong background in Agile operating models and governance processes. You will directly report to the Director Software Engineering & Product Way of Working. 

 

Things that will keep you busy if you join our team as a Technology Change Manager 

  • Design and Develop: Continue to develop our new way of working by centralizing and structuring our product model, fostering a cohesive and efficient operating environment. 

  • Governance and Performance: Implement and monitor governance processes, ensuring the product model aligns with our strategic objectives. Regularly evaluate the performance and make necessary improvements. 

  • Drive Change Initiatives: Translate change initiatives into practical strategies for the product teams, ensuring the teams can effectively implement. 

  • Collaborate and Innovate: Work closely with the Manager Product Way of Working and with Group Portfolio Management to design and define this new role. 

  • Facilitate Governance Cycles: Jointly with the agile coaches, preparing the monthly and quarterly governance cycles, ensuring smooth operations and well-prepared materials. 

  • Strategic Support: Supporting the Technology Leadership Team by designing and refining new strategic initiatives. 

  • Liaison Role: Act as a liaison between the Kramp Product Model and other organizational components, promoting cross-functional teamwork and collaboration. 

  • Conflict Resolution: Manage and resolve overlaps or conflicts in required capacity between different products/projects by aligning with product owners, project managers and the head of PMO. 

  • Data-Driven Insights: Collect performance data on all Product Teams within the Product Model, turning insights into actionable recommendations for improvement.  

This is a newly created role, offering you the unique opportunity to shape and design it from the ground up. You'll work closely with senior leaders giving you a platform to grow and influence the future of our operating model. 

What will help you be successful in this role: 

  • Educational Background: Master degree in a relevant field. 

  • Agile Expertise: Extensive experience with Agile operating models, processes, and governance. 

  • Change Management: Proven experience in implementing improvements in organizations transitioning from Project to Product Operating Models. 

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Ability to engage effectively with senior stakeholders and operate at a management and an operational level. 

  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. 

  • Interpersonal Skills: Excellent social and interpersonal skills to establish trust and be a reliable partner for both product teams and other stakeholders. 

  • Adaptability: Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively. 
     

What does Kramp offer: 

  • 25 vacation days and 12 ADV days (based on a full-time contract) 

  • Flexible working policy in hours and location 

  • Travel- and working from home allowance 

  • Profit sharing bonus 

  • Budget for training and courses 

  • Generous pension plan 

  • Hybrid working policy where there is a combination of working from home and working from our two locations; Utrecht (main location) and Varsseveld. 

About Kramp:  

Thanks to our ambitions we are active throughout Europe: a leading position in the agricultural market for parts. We heavily invest in E-Business and innovations. Our aim is to make it easy for our customers to run their business. Working at Kramp means working with over 3500 international colleagues. The people at Kramp are enthusiastic, professional, and involved. We speak our customers’ language, understand their challenges, and earn their trust to exceed their expectations. Our promise “It’s that easy” is embedded in our culture and DNA.   

Kramp’s Tech department discovers and builds e-commerce & data science solutions that are aimed at giving the ag-tech industry a push forward. We are building a multi-tenant microservice platform, serving thousands of customers and generating a turnover of one billion euros per year. The product is stable and allows us to focus our attention on new feature development. 

Kramp ensures a good life/work balance providing freedom in planning your workweek and keeping in mind that building digital products is a team game. Our everyday focus is to provide a healthy and inspirational environment, which enables our teammates to grow and learn day by day. 

 More about Kramp: https://www.careeratkramp.com/nl-nl   

 

Contact   

Do you like to know more about this vacancy?  

Send an e-mail to eva.joosten@kramp.com 

Utrecht (NL)

Varsseveld (NL)