VP of Global IT



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Together with the executive board of our partner, a leading German company in the chemical sector, we are looking for a visionary and experienced VP of Global IT (m/f/d) for the office location Hamburg. As one of the most respected chemical distributors in the market, our partner has built an outstanding reputation in the industry and established a global presence.
As the VP of Global IT, you will be responsible for leading a distributed team with about 90 employees. With your technical expertise, you develop strategies that drive the company forward on a continent-wide basis.


Your tasks

  • Responsibility for the disciplinary and functional management of 90 employees, by having budget responsibility (EUR 28 Mio) and reporting directly to the executive board
  • The establishment of a future-oriented IT strategy which includes all dimensions (organization, budget, architecture, core functions and applications, data stewardship) as well as cost objective and ambition level of the board
  • Leading the change process including the implementation of project management culture as well as the introduction of agile structures and methods as part of the modernization of the entire IT area
  • Successful finalization of strategic projects such as the global SAP S/4 Hana rollout as well as implementing a data quality guideline
  • Ensuring the smooth process of the operational systems in day-to-day business and be also responsible for the further development as well as the alignment of these with the digital transformation


Your profile

  • You have a track record in the international context or the management and further development of distributed, international units as well as the corresponding international competence
  • You have a comprehensive understanding of IT (e.g. ERP systems) and the requirements of the business and the system landscape
  • You already have experience in leading global IT transformation projects and the associated changes
  • You are an experienced, assertive leader and mentor for the IT organization and communicate proactively and effectively with the management, peers and teams in business fluent German and English


Your Benefits

  • Extensive decision-making freedom and creative scope in the company-wide transformation processes and strategy developments of the IT area
  • Close and regular exchange with the management as well as a real value contribution to the overall success of the company in a globally operating family business
  • An inhouse company restaurant as well as an inhouse kindergarten
  • Flexible working hours and the option of mobile working as well as the access to vacation apartments to optimize your work-life balance
  • A centrally located office space right next to Hamburg's main train station, offering convenient access to public transportation
Let's get into a conversation. You can send me your documents here by clicking on the button "Apply now" quickly, in compliance with data protection and, above all, absolutely confidentially.
I look forward to our exchange and guarantee you a lean process as well as customized support!
You can reach me by mail (kristin.zimmermann@paltron.com) or by phone at +49 (0) 151 688 276 44.


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