Group Head of Application Services
Koninklijke BAM Groep
Bunnik, Nederland
4 dagen geleden

Building the present, creating the future

Wat ga je doen?

Key Responsibilities :

Your goal will be to introduce service management for Application Services and globally harmonize the way of cross charging of services to the business.

Essential in BAM’s digital journey is the introduction and effective organization of new technology capabilities (e.g. low-code development, Advanced Analytics, cloud applications, RPA, AI).

Key Activities : DELIVERY


  • End-responsibility for delivery Application Services teams and all operational activities
  • Budget responsibility of all application services within scope
  • Vision on future state of delivery of application services across BAM and able to translate this into action, ensuring that applications meet business requirements and fulfil end user requirements
  • Review and analyse existing applications effectiveness and efficiency, and then develop strategies for improving or leveraging these systems
  • Service Management of business applications
  • Contract owner of Vendor contracts
  • Way-of-working including Agile transformation
  • Responsible for internal and external audits of applications in scope

  • Ability to organize large teams towards new future; solid vision ability to handle change
  • Define clear roles and responsibilities across the teams, aligned with
  • Team occupancy (internal and external staff)
  • Sourcing Strategy external resources
  • Work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organisation.

  • Support launch of new technology within teams
  • Visionary and enthusiastic Supporter of new technology and digital innovation
  • This role reports directly to the Global Director Digital Information Services and has approximately 8 direct reports and approximately 120 staff functionally reporting to it in BAM’s home countries (NL, UK, DE, BE and IR).

    Wie zoeken wij?

    As a Group Head of Application Services we are looking for someone that has the following experience and skillset :

  • A degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field.
  • At least 10-15 years of experience in managing teams with IT professionals in complex international organisations. Extensive knowledge and experience in the Agile way of working.
  • Experienced in managing significant budgets (30 Million Euro plus).

  • Experienced in application development and application support processes and use of innovative technology like RAD, RPA, IoT, AI, ML, 3D modelling
  • Strong written and oral expression skills, also in English.
  • People oriented, focused on interpersonal relationships and a strong communicator;
  • Highly focused on customer value, result driven, pro-active and strong in cooperation.
  • Given the strategy of BAM IT, managing change is a key part of your toolset and you are therefore environmentally sensitive.
  • Actively drive the journey of continuous (self)improvement, adaptability and feedback. Remove operational impediments that prevent (agile) teams from working optimally.
  • International travel can be required. Place of employment is The Netherlands (Bunnik).

    An assessment will be part of the selection process.

    Closing date : 5 January 2020

    For more information about this position, please contact Andrik de Jager, Global Director Information Management, via email :

    Please use the application button or send your resume and motivational letter via email to

    Wat bieden wij?

    We offer you an environment with colleagues that are experts in their profession, have a drive to work against the highest professional standards and are highly motivated to work for BAM.

    We offer an international environment with many opportunities for personal development and excellent career perspective.

    We offer the flexibility to work remotely and measure performance on delivery. Overall we offer an attractive and great place to work and BAM offers its employees employment conditions in line with market conditions.

    Over ons

    It is BAM’s mission to build sustainable environments that enhance people’s lives by enabling the right people to capitalise on state-of-the-art knowledge, resources and digital technologies, providing solutions across the total construction life cycle for the Group’s clients and generating maximum value for its stakeholders.

    BAM is on a journey to further improve, harmonize and strengthen its support functions across the Group, moving towards One BAM.

    In order to accelerate the One BAM strategy, a new management structure is being implemented and this means transitioning from a decentralized model to a global structure.

    In this respect the Talent Acquisition organization will also be further optimized

    We are on a drive to standardize IT infrastructure, applications, security, and service delivery across all OpCos, providing a single way of working across the company under our One BAM IT programme.

    A key factor for success will be the implementation and continuous improvement of a standardized, sustainable and future proof on-premise and cloud infrastructure fit for the purpose of realising BAMs Digital Construction aspirations.

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