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Head Key Initiatives (f/m/d), 80-100%

Date:  20-Jul-2022
Job ID:  6551
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

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

The Head Key Initiatives is responsible for driving the transformation of the IT organization into a state-of-the-art agile setup along value streams (e.g., SAFe). While the responsibility for the day-to-day decision within specific departments lies with the respective heads, the Head Key Initiatives ensures that the job is actually done. The function acts as the face of the transformation, sets the tone, spurs enthusiasm and challenges current wisdom. To excel at this role, we are looking for a leader with outstanding interpersonal and emotional skills to drive the change needed for the overall IT transformation. The role reports directly to Alpiq's CTTO/CIO. 


Your main responsibilities

  • Ensure that the entire transformation to the “New IT” is successful on the organizational, processual and cultural/team levels 
  • Drive the agile transformation of the IT organization along value streams (within IT but also ensuring the appropriate interfaces with business) 
  • Bring forward the involvement of country IT in the overarching IT processes (e.g., enterprise architecture) as well as harmonization of the service portfolio where appropriate 
  • Drive and successfully deliver transformation initaitives 
  • Work in close alignment and cooperation with other leadership roles within IT to ensure that the required changes are implemented 
  • Closely interact and alignwith business stakeholders to ensure that the management on the business side is fully on-board and backing the transformation in challenging situations 


Your qualifications

  • Expertise in organizational transformations (incl. strategy and operations) 
  • Min. 5 years of leadership experiencewith successful projects in IT transformation 
  • Experience with achieving closer collaboration between group/corporate IT and dedicated country ITs 
  • Experience insetup and introduction of agile ways of working on strategic, tactical and operational levels
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of proven and innovative concepts and methods in the context of digital transformation and change management, e.g. agile change management 
  • Outstanding communication skills and negotiation skills with engaging manner to drive transformation and convince top management 
  • Excellent analytical and structuring skills, as well as conceptual thinking 
  • High interpersonal and emotional skills, complemented by a confident and professional approach at all times 
  • Implementation- and goal-oriented mindset 


No Agencies Please! Candidates to please 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.  

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Moritz Nauer



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