Global Technology CoE Manager HR, Legal & Communications

Information Technology Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

The Global Technology CoE Manager HR, Legal & Communications is part of the Global IT Core functions department. Global IT Core functions department acts as a technology partner for Operations, R&D and the supporting functions. By improving operational excellence of the Core business functions of JDE– we strengthen the core purpose of our company: to bring a coffee for every cup.

The Global Technology CoE Manager provides IT leadership & strategic direction for teams supporting multiple global HR processes such as: Compensation & benefits, Talent management, Hire to retire; and Legal and Communications such as: Global Communications including End User Experience & Compliance. These teams operate SuccessFactors, Smart Recruiters, Cornerstone, Concur, Workplace, Sharepoint, Teams and other technologies governing the JDE Common Business Model (CBM) template.

The Global Technology CoE Manager drives Business value through continuous development and management of the Technology ecosystem and is the main IT point of contact for the Global Business Process Owners (GBPOs). Moreover, this role reports directly to the Global Technology Director Core functions and currently has 2 direct reports.


  • Translate technology thought leadership into business value at global scale
  • People management & team leadership incl. focus on skills & competencies
  • Manage the development pipeline and ensure oversight and governance of the design, build, deployment & maintenance of the global functional template(s) and IT solutions.
  • Co-partner with Service and Operations (S&O) to ensure operational excellence – process & cost incl. budget ownership
  • Own end-to-end technology solutions for the global business functions HR, Legal and Communication including the digital collaboration theme.


If you have the courage and confidence to venture into new cultures & territories, and you're brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. We roll up our sleeves, pitch in, and get our hands dirty to break new ground. Committed to playing at our best, we think bigger and move faster, always rising to the challenge that matters most and celebrating the wins that count.

For this role as a Global Technology CoE Manager we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent work experience similar to Technology CoE Manager HR and/or Communications
  • 10 to 15 years of IT and Business/Industry work experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience of being a key influencer towards senior management & stakeholders
  • Has proven to be able to contribute to a strategy in this area and has ability to work on transformation, innovation & continuous improvement
  • A solid understanding of HR business processes and underlying technology
  • Been part of large global implementation programs with experience in process lead roles, working on design thinking, application selection, blue printing, design, build, testing, deployment and user training
  • Business Proficiency in English is a must.

Additional Information

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For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.