Saartje - Application Manager


I am passionate about “business” and I feel like I can really live my passion every day.

My daily life

At this time, I have a long-term mission for a big Belgian bank, as Application Manager. Almost immediately after starting this job, I was asked to become the Product Owner.

As an Application Manager I am responsible for coordinating the tests, coordinating the copy writing, knowing the Insights and ensuring a qualitative delivery. As a Product Owner it’s my job to ensure a qualitative delivery and correct translation of the needs and requirements into the product delivered to the customer.

My daily life starts at home or in the office, greeting my amazing colleagues, reviewing my mailbox, and facing the challenges that the day brings: how is the testing going, a new incident was reported, management wants reporting. It’s challenging, educational, but most of all a lot of fun.


What I like most about my job

While transitioning to my new role of Product Owner I get a lot of support internally from the customer as well as from Contraste : you are never on your own and always supported in your growth and job execution. Everyday looks different and that is one of the things that I like the most about my job.

I am passionate about “business” and I feel like I can really live my passion every day. Contraste ensures that you find a mission that inspires you and suits you. They really have a long-term vision and that reflects on my day-to-day job.


A project I am proud of

A project that I am proud of is definitely the “Smart Horse Stable” project in which I was involved recently. In this project, we made the horse’s stable environment smart, to increase the efficiency and quality of horse care, for stable and horse owners.

Ever since I was a child, I love horses and being able to integrate that in my job as a Business Analyst, feels like I have gone full circle already, even though there is still a lot of work to do.


What I like about working at Contraste

My colleagues, the seniors and the management team make me feel at home at Contraste. There is always somebody to talk to if you want it or need it and loyalty goes both ways. There’s also room for conversation on what my workday looks like, as well as opportunities for those who are looking for it and want to work for it.

Contraste does not discriminate: different generations of age, expertise etc. are represented and cooperate thoroughly, which means that we all benefit from a wide range of perspectives and experiences from different industries and know-how in our projects.