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

At tesa, we create sustainable adhesive solutions that improve the work, products and lives of our customers.

How we do it? At tesa, we dare to create! Therefore, we team up, we challenge ourselves and we set the pace. But we don’t just do that somehow. We act responsibly and always focus on our customers. Because only then we are able to achieve our goals and continuously improve our results.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and regard diversity as important for our long-term success. We expressly reject all forms of direct and indirect discrimination. All qualified applicants will be equally considered for employment regardless of their national origin, background, personal preferences and believes.

By applying you consent for the use of your resume for future opportunities within tesa.

If you want to find out more about tesa please visit us on our corporate web-page and social media.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration
  • Flexible working
  • Further education and development perspectives
  • Interdisciplinary and cross-departmental career opportunities
  • Occupational pension provision
  • Numerous offers for employees, such as health promotion, sports and leisure activities, employee discounts, and much more (including tesa Bike, the company's own fitness studio, prevention options)

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