Head of IT Department IT / Telecoms

Apply By: 27 / 09 / 2019
Type: Permanent
Location: Germany

Role: Senior Management
Salary: Enquire for details

My client is one of the world’s leading & dynamic automotive makers (part of a global group with a revenue stream of US$224.1billion in 2018) with their European HQ based in Frankfurt. They are seeking to appoint a Head of IT Department.

Main Tasks:

  • Both functional guidance and disciplinary management as well as further development of the IT department staff
  • Management and coordination of external resources and service providers  
  • Responsibility for the IT support to the affiliated dealers
  • Preparation of IT strategy and investment plans
  • Budget planning and control
  • Strategic future-oriented further development of IT systems and applications  
  • Independent initiation, implementation, coordination and evaluation of projects within the framework of the corporate strategy
  • Responsibility for the smooth operational IT operations  
  • Analysis, further development/optimization and monitoring of existing processes
  • Close cooperation with the departments and support in the analysis of business processes
  • Communication and coordination with the relevant contacts at the European and Global headquarters and the global IT service provider regarding global IT projects, software requirements and operations 


  • Completed study of computer science or comparable education 


  • IT Applications background from within the wholesale or automotive industry
  • Business, entrepreneurial and self-reliant thinking and acting
  • Leadership strength and assertiveness  
  • Hands-on mentality
  • General data protection regulation (GDPR) and IT security concepts
  • Strong service orientation and interest in understanding business processes
  • Intercultural competence as well as high problem-solving and communication skills 
  • Business fluent written and spoken English & German

Work Experience:

  • Approx. 8 years of professional experience in IT management with a focus on business process analysis, application management (ideally in the automotive or wholesale industry) and infrastructure management
  • Experience with ERP/SAP systems
  • Disciplinary leadership experience

For more information and to apply, please contact Ben Britton on +44(0)1626 362 144 / +44 (0) 7921 852 654  / ben.britton@sampsoneurope.com

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