Head of IT Center of Excellence (m/f/x)

  • Location: ​Hamburg, Norderstedt - tesa Headquarter
  • Entry as: Permanent
  • Work Area: Digital & IT


What you will do

We are on the brink of exciting expansion and internal business realignment across its IT Digital architecture. To support these ambitious ventures and improve existing processes that need more direct leadership, the company is seeking an accomplished professional to spearhead the CoE that has oversight of all things technical within its global plant technologies/locations, Sales and Marketing applications, and R&D all with a focus on modernization - all things digital.

As the Head of their DIT Competency Centre, you will be accountable for the strategic vision and governance for all Non- SAP applications (c500) across global business functions.


Role Highlights:

  • Strategic Leadership: The selected candidate will play a pivotal role in shaping the future by developing and executing a robust IT strategy.
  • International Experience: This role presents a unique opportunity for an individual with a global perspective to optimize IT competencies within complex environments.
  • Innovation: The Head of Competency Centre will foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: The chosen candidate will serve as a critical bridge between IT, vendors, and business functions, working collaboratively to find innovative solutions.
  • Career Growth: This role offers unparalleled career advancement and personal development prospects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Head of the Competency Centre will be responsible for leading and mentoring a team of functional heads including Plant, R&D, and Sales & Marketing across its digital transformation.
  • Ability to Identify opportunities for technological advantage and continuous improvement.
  • Work with all Business Partners/divisional heads ensuring fit-for-purpose technologies are being delivered in line with business goals
  • Working with program leads on change management and process improvements
  • Ensuring data protection and compliance.
  • Monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) for the IT Business Partnering groups

What you will need

  • The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in IT or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in IT leadership with a global perspective is essential.
  • Strong technical, strategic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Good level of understanding and implementing governance and compliance across an IT CoE
  • Knowledge of Non-SAP applications specifically across plant life cycle management, R&D, and Sales & Marketing with some kind of manufacturing environment
  • A bonus add would be a strong knowledge of LIMS
  • Proficiency in English (spoken and written) - bonus is the ability to speak & and converse in German

What you can expect

tesa is one of the world's leading manufacturers of adhesive tape solutions, with a range of more than 7,000 products.  With passion for technology, we drive innovation, reliability, and sustainability to shape a better future.

Our solutions make a difference in the work, products, and lives of our customers across a variety of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, and Home applications. With this, we address a broad segment of business customers, but also you as a private consumer.

You might be surprised to discover the many places where our adhesive solutions are at work, from the battery in your electric car, to the display of your mobile phone, and even in the elevator in your building. Wherever you look, you'll find tesa - holding the world together since more than 125 years.