Head of IT (m/f/d)

Engineering · Hannover · Full-time · Head of

Job description

Job description

About the Job

We’re looking for a motivated Head of IT (m/f/d) to join one of our portfolio companies and  guide its IT Team . In your day-to-day work, you’ll ensure that our portfolio company’s IT department operates as smoothly and efficiently as possible, and oversee the entire IT and data infrastructures. 

Join our portfolio company: A German-British company focused on offering the widest selection of golf equipment through its e-commerce platform. As the sector’s leading online retailer in the UK and Germany, it’s set to become Europe’s top destination for hobbyists and pros alike.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Create the strategy and build the backbone of the technical infrastructure for a process driven organisation in an international multichannel environment
  • Be responsible for the entire IT landscape with a focus on ERP, CRM, and data interfaces (e-commerce, marketing automation, warehousing, suppliers)
  • Build up a strong in-house tech team in infrastructure, administration, data, and IT security
  • Build a master data backbone and processes for all company data requirements
  • Ensure the success of the internal tech teams by taking accountability for their performance
  • Lead the software engineering department through transparent leadership, communication and collaboration with internal teams and external development partners
  • Enable cross team collaboration and alignment with a focus on delivering impact in a timely manner
  • Support a culture of ownership, passion, respectfulness and successfully cross the finish line as a team

Your Profile

  • Experience in managing complex enterprise software, especially in the development and implementation of an IT strategy (architecture, processes, applications) in a multichannel environment
  • 5+ years of experience in growing, coaching, mentoring and providing feedback to tech leads and developers
  • Project experience and process thinking in the area of E-Commerce & relevant systems (ERP, Shop, CRM etc.),ideally in an international environment in high growth phases
  • Software engineering background in multiple languages and platforms as well as experience in master data management
  • Significant, sound, and proven experience in understanding different frontend and/or backend architecture patterns like microservices, event-driven systems, etc.
  • Being interested in familiarising yourself with new topics and constantly improving and developing processes with your own ideas, even across departments
  • Ability to challenge your direct reports on their own turf and to drive to identify, prioritise and execute opportunities
  • Proven track record of taking a pragmatic approach while solving problems and being passionate about code quality

Please note that we are looking for support in the Hannover office of our portfolio company. Eligibility to work within the EU is required as well.

Benefits and Perks

  • Well-equipped and modern office space
  • Benefit from an inspiring, creative and multicultural environment, as well as a great and smart team
  • Transparent corporate culture where every single person is valued
  • Regular team events and activities
  • Challenging and varied tasks - steep learning curve
  • Option of remote working
  • Become part of the Project A family network

Apply below and become a part of our success story!


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Project A is committed to diverse and equal opportunities hiring for all – applicants, candidates, and employees alike. We value humans – with all our glorious multifaceted backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences – and look forward to your application.

Project A is one of Europe's leading venture capital firms, with offices in Berlin and London. Founded in 2012 as an Operational VC, we have backed more than 100 startups across 17 countries and 15 industries, including digital health, Fintech, and mobility. Our dedicated team of 140+ professionals supports our portfolio companies with software engineering, marketing, sales, hiring, and other business-critical services.

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