Making people mobile – worldwide. Otto Bock HealthCare´s prosthetics, orthotics and mobility solutions products ensure independence and quality of life for people with physical mobility challenges. With over 7.000 employees in over 50 countries, our family enterprise is the global leader in Technical Orthopedics.

Global IT is not only a central partner of Otto Bock Business, but also an enabler and provides the entire portfolio of infrastructure and applications to make business even better. As part of our IT strategy, we have positioned ourselves for the future and are looking for a department head (m/f/d) who reports directly to the CIO.
If your interest ranges from the design of the IT portfolio to proactive technology scouting, you are our

Global Head (m/f/d) of IT Portfolio & Innovation

Your Tasks

  • The department's goal - to be the IT face of Otto Bock Business by enabling solutions from initial demand to product delivery - is to proactively design and sustainably shape solutions
  • Ensure the optimal project portfolio according to corporate and financial metrics, taking the relevant governance functions into account
  • Close cooperation with senior managers from Global IT, Business Process Management (BPM) and the CIO to ensure the global IT strategy
  • Designing sustainable and solution-oriented supplier management in cooperation with the stakeholders
  • Advising C Level Management on the active design of the IT budget to ensure the optimal IT portfolio
  • Provision of the corresponding reports and analyses for operational purposes as well as for management and (senior) management updates
  • First point of contact for management and decision-making bodies regarding the status, reporting and performance of initiatives in the portfolio
  • Responsibility for and driving the continuous improvement of IT processes in cooperation with IT senior manager colleagues, as well as providing appropriate tools
  • Central contact point for the CFO, the CIO and the IT management team for all topics that require consolidated and/or comprehensive processing
  • Networking and cooperation with the senior business and the CIO to identify and advance the opportunities for the application of technology developments - technology scouting
  • Key interface to the Digital Office to sustainably support digital initiatives and sprinters

Your Profile

  • Completed studies in the field of economics, computer science or comparable
  • Proven experience in leading executives and leading various teams in global organizations
  • Exceptional leader with the ability to develop and communicate portfolio objectives and inspire and motivate employees
  • A high level of political sensitivity, acumen and the ability to use the informal decision-making channels of the organization to overcome obstacles and achieve portfolio success
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain and "sell" portfolio goals and objectives to the business and technical leadership
  • Strong business acumen, including industry-specific knowledge. Familiarity with industry trends and innovations and how other companies are using them to drive their digital business
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, strategic planning and management skills. Confidence in dealing with financial analyses and the associated reporting tools
  • Familiarity with the methodology or framework for project management, e.g. PMI standards, PRINCE2, Agil, management of successful programs (MSP)

Our Future

Your ideas and commitment will inspire your colleagues and staff, and will further the interests of Ottobock. We look forward to receiving your application! Be part of a dynamic, growing company with flat hierarchies. We offer a richly diverse field of work, individual development opportunities and extensive qualification programs in our Ottobock Academy. We request that you only apply via our online career portal Please quote the reference number for the position in question, and also state your earliest starting date and salary requirements.

Reference number: 19/00396
Contact person: Mrs. Charlotte von Riess (Head of Tal. Acquisition & Empl. Brand)

Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA • Human resources
Max-Näder-Straße 15 • 37115 Duderstadt
Phone 05527 848- • Fax 05527 848-