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Head IT Group Services (f/m/d), 80-100%

Date:  19-Jul-2022
Job ID:  6494
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Managers
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

Alpiq's corporate IT is set up in a business-domain focused approach. As the head of IT Group Services, you are responsible for the end-to-end delivery of services for the business functions such as Finance, Legal, HR and procurement relating to group services. In this role, you cover planning, building and running of the application landscape related to group services. You are responsible for interacting and aligning with the respective business functions on their business requirements and translating these into concrete requirements towards the application landscape. To ensure end-to-end delivery, you closely align with the other IT heads of business domains. In addition, you closely cooperate with the heads of IT project and program delivery as well as IT Operations to ensure that the standards and processes for project and program delivery as well as IT operations are applied. This role reports directly to Alpiq's CTTO/CIO. 


Your main responsibilities

  • Own the plan, build and run processes and activities for the business domain group services, including ERP/SAP and beyond 
  • Closely align with business units regarding strategy and requirements in group services 
  • Align group services domain activities with other overarching activities on IT side (e.g., data & analytics, infrastructure services) and represent group services in the overarching strategy, architecture and portfolio processes 
  • Ensure reliable application support and successful further development/optimization of the IT application for the business domain group services 
  • Own the IT operations of the systems for the business domain group services 
  • Drive for application rationalization within group services, cost effective use of enterprise application assets 
  • ERP Finance/HR, … performance management KPIs on NPS, User Adoption, Value to the business 
  • Tool futuring and surveillance to ensure no obsolescence of group services technology roadmap 
  • Collaboration with data owners, licensing, cyber security and architecture teams 


Your qualifications

  • Min. 5 years of professional and hands-on experience in IT services for supporting business functions (e.g., Finance, Legal, HR, Procurement) 
  • In-depth understanding of the business domain (group services) to enable discussions on eye level with business partners 
  • In-depth knowledge of and min. 5 years of project / program experience for operating and developing an ERP SAP platform with the modules FI, BW and SuccessFactors 
  • Experience of IT management processes across operations, change and delivery 
  • Proven track record in demand coordination and implementation 
  • Excellent communicator and outstanding skills for driving agreement and alignment 
  • Min. 5 years of experience in leading and motivating successful team 
  • Results-oriented approach with a strong history of delivery (on-time, to-quality and in-budget)
  • Excellent ability in presenting/communicating to CxO level and associating influencing experience to convince peer leaders 
  • Proven performance history in project and program coordination in a context of complex setup 


No Agencies Please! All candidates to apply directly, thank you! 

What is also important to us!

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Attractive employment conditions
The energy business is a small and complex world and it’s important to us, to use contemporary and attractive employment conditions to attract the best talent. As a pan-European company, our conditions and benefits are adapted to the local markets. You can find more information about this on our career site. We are currently also reviewing our flexible working guidelines. If we meet in an interview, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have around this topic.

Data protection and process
At Alpiq, data protection is an important topic. Please pay close attention to the corresponding disclaimer, which appears in the online application form and explains in detail, what we do with your data. In regards to the recruiting process, we want to keep it as fair and transparent as possible. Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

Are you ready to apply now? Need more information about Alpiq? Then follow this link to our homepage.

Moritz Nauer



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