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Head of Digital Operations (f/m/d) SRE

Job Description

Knowledge for the world of tomorrow.

Business processes in corporate real estate business are more and more supported by information technology, and adoption of sensors supporting operational technology create opportunities to operate real estate assets in even more digitalized and optimized manner, including facility management and -services, even enabling the provision of new business models, e.g. rental models on demand. We have lots of ideas about how to successfully drive Digitalization in corporate real estate business.

Digitalization and information technology should be a holistic approach to manage and coordinate the IT Strategy including Data Analytics and IT Operations among all involved stakeholders. Objectives are efficient functionality, integrity and availability of IT systems and data, while ensuring a future proof IT landscape in the SAG ecosystem to digitalize operations in real estate.

Welcome to our world! Join us now.

This opportunity is offered in full-as well as part-time employment (min. 80%)


What part will you play?
  • As part of our team, you will advise and support Siemens Real Estate in the digitalization challenges of the real estate environment. 
  • You transfer your extensive information technology knowledge combined with real estate knowledge to interdisciplinary teams and find competent and customer-oriented solutions to enhance digital operations in real estate.
  • You lead development of information technology strategy and formulation of directions, guiding principles, frameworks, focus topics/ priorities as well as major changes, objectives and values in accordance with the Siemens Real Estate strategy.
  • You make the organization aware of information technology strategy, desired business outcomes, targeted major changes, and its reasons.
  • You ensure understanding and strong collaboration by teams how they will supply to the success of the strategy and to the overall goals.
  • Digital consulting related of business operations in the context of real estate IT Hardware and Software.
  • You advice and develop appropriate digitization strategies for SRE and support the implementation of the digital operations concept
  • Digital consulting related to real estate (including real estate related IT architecture for hardware and software and, implementation support)
  • Project and quality management in the context of digital transformation of Siemens Real Estate:
    • developing and overseeing the digitalization budget;
    • planning, deploying and maintaining real estate IT systems and operations;
    • managing the organization's software development needs;
    • developing real estate IT policies, procedures and best practices
    • staying updated on IT trends and emerging technologies in the real estate sector;
    • developing and enforcing IT best practices across the organization;
    • ensuring IT strategies and processes to support company-wide goals;
    • overseeing relationships with vendors, contractors and service providers; and
    • explaining to the Siemens Real Estate Management the benefits and risks of new IT-related technology and projects.
  • Trigger, guide, consult and orchestrate IT strategy implementation – enforce relevant implementation support if vital.

What you need to make real what matters.
  • Master’s degree with focus on Digitalization and IT or similar degree
  • Minimum 8 years of leadership experience in large international IT organizations, experience in leading of large international transformation projects preferably in real estate related environments
  • Good understanding of IT landscape and business operations in Real Estate companies
  • Deep understanding and experience in development of strategy and driving its
  • implementation, preferably in complex/ federated organizational structures
  • Deep technical knowledge in key areas such as data analytics, AI, software development, system integration as well as cloud/edge
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills on all levels of the organization
  • In-depth knowledge of Business Engineering, Business Process Consulting, and IT service management standard methodologies and IT technologies employed
  • Experience in structured methodologies 
  • Analytical and solution-oriented thinking, challenging existing processes and patterns, and a creative approach
  • Familiarity with budgeting and IT financials
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal command of English and German

What we offer. 
  • 2 to 3 days of mobile working per week as a global standard
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • 30 leave days and a variety of flexible working models that allow time off for yourself and your family 
  • Appealing Siemens pension benefits
  • Location-dependent childcare services to combine family and career
  • Find more benefits here
Individual benefits are adapted to meet local legal regulations, the requirements of different job profiles, locations, and individual preferences. 


Make your mark in our exciting world at Siemens.

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

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Organization: Siemens Real Estate

Company: Siemens AG

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Either

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