Information Manager (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

Information Manager (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

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27 Sep 31 Oct Rotterdam

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Are you ready to help guide the digitalisation and support the ambitious business strategies of a leading business school? Then come and support the director of Digitalisation & Information Services in this pivotal role as information manager.

Job description

As our information manager, you will:
  • help our school and university to reach its strategic goals in one or more of our strategic domains: education, research and operations
  • report to RSM's director of Digitalisation & Information Services (RDIS)
  • be accountable for the information provisions within one or two of the above domains
  • be responsible for the information management strategy and planning on a tactical and strategic level
  • be accountable for the realisation of the information assets and will represent RSM in the university-wide Information Management Domain Teams for the respective domains
  • work together with the director of RDIS and the departmental management team to ensure an integral view on RSM information strategy
  • manage a wide variety of stakeholders, from professional service colleagues in other departments to vice-deans or directors
  • be the main point of contact for a domain between the school and the central CIO Office.

Your main tasks
In this role, you are expected to, on a guiding level:
  • develop and formulate the information strategy and policy, as a coherent part of the school strategy
  • co-ordinate the realisation of the information plan and architecture, in collaboration with EUR Information and Process Architects
  • analyse external and internal developments (compliance, technology, operations) and translate these developments into consequences for the information provisions within the faculty and university
  • formulate requirements for the organisation for information provision and information management
  • ensure an adequate design of the business information management organisation
  • formulate the policy towards external and internal suppliers to support the demand and service managers
  • help guide business consultants, application managers, demand managers, privacy officers and other I-professionals on information management topics.
And on a steering level:
  • ensure an optimal fit between RSM processes and the supporting information provisions
  • analyse, assess, and prioritise EUR projects for decision-making within the EUR Project Portfolio Board
  • co-ordinate the inventory of the information needs of RSM departments or services and apply these into concrete projects
  • have preliminary investigations carried out and have business cases drawn up and assessed
  • ensure adequate support from the business in the implementation of new or changed information provision
  • advise on the drafting of contracts and SLAs and monitor their implementation in collaboration with demand managers and EUR Purchasing
  • support the drawing up and submitting of the annual budget for investments in the provision of information and monitoring the budget expenditure within RSM
  • have progress reports (results and resources/capacity) drawn up on the implementation of the information plan and individual projects.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • Academic working level
  • Multiple years of working experience in the area of information management, or in the interface between business and IT
  • Knowledge of methods and standards in the field of business information management, information planning and information architecture
  • Knowledge of methods and standards in the field of business information management, information planning and information architecture
  • Knowledge of methods and standards in the field of project management (Prince2) and process-oriented working (ITIL, ASL, BiSL) and in the field of portfolio management
  • Knowledge of IT-sourcing
  • Experience with risk and value analysis
Organisational knowledge
  • Broad knowledge of university processes supported by the information provisions
  • Experience within higher education is a big plus

Your required competencies
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong conceptual and strategic insights
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • System and process thinking
  • Fluency in English & Dutch according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level C1, both in writing and speaking

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 12 months.

A full-time job (4 or 5 days a week) in which you are part of our top business school and prestigious university in Rotterdam. You will work closely with all parts of the School, on all levels.

The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). We offer a 0.8 - 1.0 FTE contract for maximum 12 months.

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 3,974 (scale 11 CAO NU) and up to a maximum of € 6,181 gross per month (scale 12 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

Erasmus University has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a considerate amount of vacation days. More information is available at

We stimulate personal growth and learning. You will, together with your peers in other parts of the university, visit conferences and other knowledge and networking events. We also offer internal education in the information management domain through the Erasmus Academy.


Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam - a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM's primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

RSM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.


RSM Digitalisation & Information services (RDIS) serves the role of ICT demand organization for RSM.

The department helps RSM to find the best ICT solutions for multiple situations. RDIS includes consultancy, web-based development, scientific research development, application management and learning innovation.

RDIS's mission is: 'supporting and strengthening RSM business processes by using ICT and innovation in the most efficient and effective way'.


  • IT; Management
  • Economics
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 3684


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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