Head of Digitalization and IT Strategy (f/m/d)

Job Description

Financing the future.

We are more than Financial Services - We are turning ideas into reality: Be it the global transition to cleaner energy sources, the digitalization of manufacturing, the rapid development of smart infrastructure, mobility solutions and healthcare systems - financing is more crucial than ever. We make real what matters by combining our financial expertise with deep technical know-how to provide unique financial solutions. Do you want to play an essential role in helping build a better future? Are you also keen on turning established thinking on its head in the search for game-changing solutions that maximize value creation? Then join our team and let’s develop together what will be important tomorrow!

What part will you play?

In this role, you will be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing the strategic agenda of SFS IT in close collaboration with the SFS CIO and in alignment with the SFS Management, SFS IT Management and Business Stakeholders. This includes the Digitalization and IT Strategy of Siemens Financial Services (SFS) as well as strategic organizational developments. In addition to that, you belong to our SFS IT Management Team and act as sparring partner of the CIO.
  • As Head of Digitalization and IT Strategy (f/m/d) you continuously develop and define our Digitalization and IT strategy as well as the strategic agenda of SFS IT, in close alignment with all relevant partners
  • You drive the IT Architecture of SFS 
  • You lead our Digital Transformation Team and serve as coach and mentor for your team 
  • You actively and continuously advise C-level stakeholders on digitalization and related strategy
  • You strongly promote digital transformation throughout SFS; you connect business and technology to understand the value of technology for our organization 
  • You are the counterpart of our Business Model Innovation Team and Business Units for the development of new Digital Business Models
  • In addition to that, you are the sparring partner of the SFS CIO and support the CIO in special topics as well as in the preparation and coordination of (senior) management meetings
  • You initiate, prioritize and steer strategic digitalization initiatives in collaboration with the business and function units and drive them accordingly 
  • Finally, you collaborate with external and internal partners, e.g., FinTechs, Universities, Solution Providers, Siemens Digital Enablement Center, Siemens Corporate Technology etc. to leverage on market developments
What you need to make real what matters.
  • You have successfully completed your studies in Information Technology, Economics or a similar field of studies
  • You have a minimum of 10 years of relevant and profound professional experience in the Financial Services area and therefore bring detailed knowledge of the financial sector and its legal requirements (MaRisk, BAIT, EBA...)
  • You have at least 7 years of experience in (strategy) consulting with consistent record of leading digitalization/IT and change programs; ideally you were implementing the technological basis for digital business models
  • You have profound experience in running the Digital Transformation of an organization
  • You bring passion for new solutions, a growth mindset and the curiosity to learn each day something new by following the market developments and market trends 
  • You have a very good understanding of market developments on the technology side as well as in the Financial Services industry 
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and know how to convince teams, peers as well as Senior Management; your convincing appearance makes you a desirable sparring partner on management level
  • You think strategically and future-oriented
  • You are self-driven and intrinsically motivated to take ownership for your work. You work pragmatically with a “can-do” attitude
  • You have strong presentation skills
  • In addition to your native language, you speak and converse in English fluently. Other languages (e.g. German) are desirable
Do you want to know more about us?

We at Siemens Financial Services provide business-to-business financial solutions. Our unique combination of financial expertise, risk competence and industry know-how enable us to create tailored innovative financial solutions. With these, we facilitate growth, create value, enhance competitiveness and help customers access new technologies. We support investments with equipment financing and leasing, corporate lending, equity investments and project and structured financing. Trade and receivable financing solutions complete our portfolio. With our international network, we are well adapted to country-specific legal requirements and able to provide financial solutions globally. Within Siemens, we are an expert advisor for financial risks. We have our headquarters in Munich, Germany and almost 3,000 employees worldwide. Follow this link to discover our world:

Make your mark in our exciting world at Siemens. - if you would like to find out more about Digital Minds at Siemens. - if you would like to find out more about jobs & careers at Siemens.

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As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.

Organization: Siemens Financial Services

Company: Siemens Financial Services GmbH

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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