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Danaher Corporation Solution Architect, German-speaking (WebCenter, Automation Engine) in Gent, Belgium

Great opportunity for a German-speaking packaging Solution Architect with Esko WebCenter and Automation Engine experience to join Esko and work on multiple high profile customer projects.Esko helps printing and packaging companies across the world, reducing time, effort, cost, complexity and errors. We do this by providing hardware and software for prepress, packaging design (ArtiosCAD), virtual prototyping, workflow automation (Automation Engine), packaging management (WebCenter), quality control (AVT) and color management and a set of graphic arts professions.

If you are looking for an opportunity to help colleagues and customers to grow, with access to some of the most experienced packaging industry experts in your own team, then being part of our Esko software experts could be right up your street. Whether you’re based at our head office in Ghent, Belgium, or home-based around the EMEA region, we want you to feel part of a brilliant team and a caring organization that values your ideas and input.

But most of all, we recognize that creating a culture rooted in Diversity and Inclusion is an ongoing journey. Our deeply embedded commitment to continuous improvement reminds us that we can keep learning, keep improving and keep striving for better. And we would love to have you on this journey with us! Apply today.

Your challenge

The Solution Architect is effectively delivering expertise in designing, building & deploying Esko’s solutions at customers. Your primary customer base will be converters and trade shops who are seeking to enhance their processes for prepress & packaging management with the objective to increase profitability in this area. Your focus will be on integrations with 3rd party software, Automation Engine and WebCenter. It’s a results-oriented role where you will work with a diverse range of projects, technologies & customers.

A key part of the role is to host, scope & design workshops for customers to technically define the solutions to be implemented. You’ll be facilitating workshops to discover needs at Esko customers & prospects, as well as exploring new opportunities. You’ll communicate the workshop outcome in a customer-friendly presentation, making sure the customer needs are really met.

You’ll be a good communicator who can report findings and follow-up with customer, sales & pre-sales. As you start to deploy Esko's powerful workflows, ERP integrations and packaging management solutions from conceptualization till customer acceptance, you’ll provide the appropriate documentation to prepare, execute and complete deployment projects.

As a subject matter expert, you also get direct access to influence market requirements to improve our software, so you’ll need to continuously follow-up on new market trends, new technologies and feel comfortable to present & implement this to new & existing customers.

Critical Success Factors for the Ideal Candidate Profile are:

  • Empathy for other people (colleagues and suppliers as well as customers!)

  • Proactive to the problem at hand, as well as challenging how we eliminate problems in future!

  • Excellent listening skills and ability to understand and interpret customer needs and manage customer expectations.

  • Excellent written and verbal presentation and communication skills.

  • Process oriented and experienced in project, quality, issue and risk management methodologies

  • Strong problem-solving skills and able to run sophisticated business subjects.

  • Technically well-grounded with a hands-on mentality to build processes using Esko standard software tools and scripts

  • Independent and confident to prepare and deploy customer technical solutions

Your Education and/or Background Experience will have:

  • Operational knowledge of the packaging industry, including design, prepress, printing and finishing.

  • Good market understanding: Labels, Folding Carton, Corrugated, Flexible Packaging.

  • Expert knowledge of Automation Engine & WebCenter with more than 3 years’ experience.

  • Strong client consulting and relationship building skills. Ability to interact with senior level.

  • Fluency in English & German. Additional language skills could be advantageous

  • Travel required up to 25% of the time.

If you’ve read the job description and are worried that you don’t have every box ticked, that’s still OK, you can still drop us a line to talk about why you think you’re just right for this role.

What you can expect from Esko:

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organization and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome every voice and are committed to building a truly inclusive environment where your differences are not just welcomed; they are celebrated. We’re building a best-in-class experience for our employees and are always identifying opportunities to encourage our team to be their authentic selves. Personal development opportunities or professional stretch assignments, you can expect Esko to support you!

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

Native German/English Speaking

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.