ERP Application Owner – Ardena – Assen

  • Assen


About us

Ardena is a leading contract development organization for the pharmaceutical industry. We assist pharmaceutical companies, from virtual biotech to big pharma, in bringing their valued molecule(s) to the clinic and market. We provide a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of drug substance and drug product development, manufacturing, logistics and bioanalytical services.

Ardena is a rapidly growing international orientated organization with a dedicated team of over 500 professionals operating from 5 sites in Belgium (Gent), The Netherlands (Oss, Assen), Sweden (Sodertalje), and Spain (Pamplona). Ardena has an open and transparent culture: team-spirit, an open mindset and ownership are important values in our company. 

We are a dynamic drug developer offering exciting career opportunities to skilled and motivated people who want to work in a fast-growing market within the global pharmaceutical industry. Do you want to work in a challenging contract research and development environment, where experts come together to develop innovative drugs for unmet medical needs? Do you want to further develop Ardena and grow with us by becoming our next colleague? Then we might have the right opportunity for you.



For the Ardena Corporate IT team, we are looking for an ERP Application Owner.




We have implemented MS Business Central as the ERP system for the group, you will be involved in the roll-out of the application enhancements and upgrades across all Ardena entities as well as in the coordination of the day-to-day support.


  • You are the single point of contact within the IT team with regards to the ERP application (MS Dynamics 365 Business Central) and main liaison between the key user and 3rd party service providers.
  • You analyze the requirements and changes request from the business and assist in the process to define priorities.
  • You participate in the analysis, implementation and delivery of projects together with the Business Application manager and the IT Project Manager.
  • You deliver all testing evidence and documentation to ensure all requirements with regards to computerized system validation (CSV) are met.
  • You manage the day-to-day support (incidents, change requests, problems) to ensure a fast, efficient and customer focused service.
  • You document common procedures or maintenance activities in order to keep our first line support (service desk) up to date.
  • You develop training/learning and reporting material and give in-house training to the end users.
  • You are responsible for the user maintenance, access control management and periodic review of authorizations.
  • You keep yourself up to date with the latest developments and insights.
  • You will report to the Business Application Manager.
  • You will closely work together with cross departmental key-users in the business (Finance, Materials Management, Purchasing) as well as with the other Application Owners in the Business Solutions team.


  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a business or IT oriented direction and you have several years of experience as a project member or application support analyst.
  • You have 5 years of experience with MS Dynamics Navision, preferably within the life science or chemical industry.
  • You approach the operational processes and projects with a view to creating added value and guaranteeing the continuity of the applications.
  • You are familiar with the rollout, implementation and usage of a ERP application.
  • You are familiar with the Validation of Systems in the life science industry.
  • You feel comfortable in a dynamic and changing environment, working at the intersection of technology and business.
  • You like to learn and develop yourself.
  • You are flexible, a problem solver and a team player.
  • You have an analytical mindset and you are stress resistant.
  • You have good communication skills and are fluent in English (written as well as spoken), Dutch and Spanish is considered as a plus.
  • We love creative thinking and pro-activeness.



  • A true learning environment where you will have the ability to grow your skills.
  • A rapidly developing and growing international company with an attractive services, product and customer portfolio.
  • A dynamic working environment with nice colleagues
  • Open straightforward but also caring culture.
  • We are true to our values.
  • An attractive remuneration package.
  • Flexible working hours.


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