Arie Folkers
Applications Manager - Group ICT at ForFarmers N.V.
Enschede Area, Netherlands | Information Technology and Services

As a SAP Certified senior Netweaver Consultant, I’ve been part of many SAP projects spread across the world. This includes large multinationals as well as small business groups and includes complete ERP implementation, pilot projects, roll-outs, setup of CoE’s and support teams.

In the past I gained a lot of valuable cross-functional business knowledge especially within the Supply Chain and Logistics. Using this knowledge I’ve been in key functional business positions within MM/PP, PP/PI and WM, as well as QM and SD, before I finally moved to Development.

Following up my IT Management education (AMBI & Post-AMBI) within System Development & Engineering, my ambition is to be an IT Manager within an SAP Support organization, focusing on Development.

I'm always very interested in new challenges in leading positions of SAP support.

- SAP CoE Management
- Partner Engagement (Off-shore/Near-shore/On-shore)
- ABAP Workbench Netweaver 7.0
- Basis admin
- SolMan/MDM/BW

Applications Manager - Group ICT (2015 - Aanwezig)
ForFarmers N.V.
Public Company, 1001-5000, Food Production

In this role I’m responsible for all the Business Applications and supporting processes at ForFarmers, a €2.2 billion internationally leading operating company active in the area of conventional and organic feed solutions for livestock. With a sales of approximately 10 million tons of feed annually, 75% of which are compound feeds, ForFarmers is the number 1 market leader in Europe offering a "Total Feed Solution" to the modern farmer, all "For the Future of Farming"!

Our Application Management Team has a dedicated and strong focus on providing stability, consistency and security for our local and group applications. This includes SAP (ECC, BW, TMS, GTM, Cloud4Customer and Fiori), RADAR (Opera, Libra, Integra), but also applications like MS-SharePoint.

Within this role I clearly see a certain merger between the technical and functional side of IT into a more complete E2E Business Process. I believe in cooperative/facilitating leadership, working together with the team and boosting it up to become more than the sum of its parts.