Head of IT (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Meerbusch

Your mission
  • Creating the IT strategy and building the digital backbone of our organization and supporting the transition to a process driven organization in an international multi-channel environment
  • Responsibility for the entire development and maintenance of our IT landscape with a strong focus on
    • ERP (MS Dynamics), 
    • CRM (MS Dynamics),
    • shop software (Shopware),
    • BI (MS Power BI)
    • and further interfaces to marketing, warehousing and supplier software 
  • Building up of a strong inhouse tech team in infrastructure, administration, data, and IT security including a strong PMO
  • Managing a team of external implementation partners and holding them accountable for a timely delivery of all scoped projects
  • Building a master data backbone and processes for all company data requirements
  • Leading the software engineering department through a transparent leadership style with a strong focus on creating a great team spirit and ensuring reliable communication as well as building clear career paths and ensuring excellent coaching and skill development of all team members
  • Enabling cross team collaboration and alignment with the focus on delivering impact in a timely manner
  • Supporting a culture of ownership, passion, respectfulness and successfully crossing the finish line as a team
  • Responsible for enabling a reliable and uninterrupted operation of infrastructure as well as a user-oriented IT-Support
  • Responsible for IT budgeting and cost management
  • Development and tracking of relevant KPIs also as a basis for continuous optimisation of systems and processes
  • Responsible for GDPR compliance and IT-/data security
Your profile
  • Experience in management of a complex enterprise software tech stack
  • Experience in the development and implementation of IT strategy (architecture, processes, applications) in a multichannel environment
  • Experience in international environments and hyper-growth companies
  • Experience in growing, coaching, mentoring and providing feedback to tech leads and developers
  • Experience in master data management
  • Webshop-Experience required
  • Project management skills in the area of E-Commerce & relevant systems (ERP, Shop, CRM etc.)
  • Being interested in familiarizing yourself with new topics and constantly improving and developing processes with your own ideas, even across departments
  • Significant, sound, and proven experience in understanding different frontend and/or backend architecture patterns like microservices, event-driven systems, etc.
  • Experience in managing multiple product owners, engineering teams and steering agencies & external development teams
  • Software engineering background on multiple languages and platforms and understanding of agile product development
  • Ability to challenge your direct reports on their home turf
  • Excellent and clear communication skills both towards team and management/Board
  • Ability and drive to identify, prioritize and execute opportunities for further growth and professionalization
  • Understanding that leadership is not a privilege but a responsibility
  • Proven track record of taking a pragmatic approach while solving problems and passionate about code quality
  • Fluent German and English, both written and spoken
Why us?
  • Steep learning curve with a lot of responsibility from day 1  
  • Ability to take over and manage a small team incl. external development agencies  
  • Great personal & professional development opportunities in a fast-growing scale-up backed by a large Private Equity fund
  • Close cooperation with a seasoned & visionary management team
  • Flat hierarchies for creative ideas and unconventional approaches
  • Work in cross-functional teams with sales, marketing, product and development colleagues 
  • Highly entrepreneurial environment where everyone has ownership and freedom to move towards our ambitious goals while getting strong enablement by our management
  • Attractive & competitive salary package  
  • Working in a great office in Meerbusch/Düsseldorf with the option to work partially/fully remote
  • Open and fun company culture with additional services such as free drinks, snacks & shared lunches
  • Regular team events
Benefits
  • Fascinating company buildings with modern office landscapes and top digital equipment
  • Remote working policy - come to our open, design-oriented showrooms or work remotely by the day (min. 2 days presence)
  • Benefit from employee discounts on chic and ergonomic office furniture-so that everything fits remotely as well
  • Quickly feel at home in an appreciative and highly motivated team - here everyone pulls in the same direction
  • Set yourself challenging tasks and look forward to rapid further development 
  • Relaxation training and yoga with in-house trainers for your mental and physical health
About us
Inwerk  is a brand, manufacturer and supplier of award-winning office furniture for  state-of-the-art office interiors and furnishing solutions. For over 20 years  we have been growing well above the industry average and we want to continue  our growth story by further expanding in the DACH market as well as entering  new international markets, Our ambition is to revolutionize the way office  planning and furnishing is carried out with a digital first model.
With  more than 100 motivated employees at two attractive locations, we achieve an  annual turnover of more than 50 Mio EUR.
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