Information Technology

Head of IT Business Applications (m/f/x)

What you will do

The Head of IT Business Applications (m/f/x) (internal job title: Head of the Competence Center Business Functions (m/f/x)) is globaly responsible for digitization and IT-Systems for all areas of Finance and Controlling, Procurement, HR and Legal. She/he reports to the global Head of Digital and Information Technology.

She/he maintains a close relationship with the Global Process Owner in the business, together they define the optimized processes.

The Head of the CC (m/f/x) is responsible for the digitization, automation and optimization of processes with digital resources. The CC drives the new projects, architects, and selects the solutions, customizes the systems, and supervises the external maintenance and support of the relevant systems.

The Head of the Competence Center Business Functions (m/f/x) supervises the dedicated teams, which are focused on the different business functions.

In detail, the following task must be executed:

  • Ensure interoperability through the standardization of methods and tools and drive process harmonization within his/her area of responsibility
  • Define, execute, and regularly update an integrated digitization strategy, aligning the key strategic elements of business value creation, process efficiency, architecture, and change management
  • Transform existing organizations into a Digital and IT Competence Center, consisting of efficiently and effectively operating IT-Systems and modern, agile IT providing the competence base for a real partnership with defined Business Owners and Key Users
  • Drive digital business value creation and work on specific functional demands utilizing best practice methodologies (i.e. transactional, customer experience, innovation processes, knowledge management, cooperation methods)
  • Contribute to a portfolio management that allows the ranking of planned projects with high transparency and ensures a value realization lifecycle that ultimately delivers the value that had been planned
  • Build an internationally collaborating network of experts with designated areas of responsibilities to leverage digitization at tesa on a global scale (virtualizing the CC)
  • Define and implement the required architecture (application, process, data, technology), strategy and the respective governance processes that serve as foundation for business value creation and efficiency generation
  • Manage assigned functional budgets against financial targets and achieve a proven yearly productivity gain within the core area of the organization
  • Ensure that market best practice solutions are known and can be used within tesa
  • Take initiative in thought leadership, innovation, and creativity by strengthening the outside-in perspective with regards to digital transformation, and relevant value-adding opportunities within his/her area of responsibility

What you will need

  • University Degree in Computer Science or Economics
  • 10 years + of experience in IT, digitization and processes in least in one of the areas of FI/CO, HR, Procurement
  • 5 years + of leadership experience in digitization/IT/process management
  • Positive, people-centric leadership style with an ability to coach and develop people
  • Very good communication skills and the ability to explain complex correlations
  • Ability to bring together a long-term strategic view with short/mid-term operational necessities
  • Hands-on and pragmatic attitude with self-initiative and motivation to bring in own ideas and develop new ones with your team
  • Willingness and ability to keep going when faced with obstacles
  • Very good German and English skills

What you can expect

tesa is one of the world's leading manufacturers of adhesive tape solutions, with a range of more than 7,000 products. With passion for technology, we drive innovation, reliability, and sustainability to shape a better future.

Our solutions make a difference in the work, products, and lives of our customers across a variety of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, and Home applications. With this, we address a broad segment of business customers, but also you as a private consumer.

You might be surprised to discover the many places where our adhesive solutions are at work, from the battery in your electric car, to the display of your mobile phone, and even in the elevator in your building. Wherever you look, you'll find tesa - holding the world together since more than 125 years.

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