Senior IT Manager

Application Deadline:  As soon as possible

Bjerringbro, DK, 8850

Contract Type:  Full-Time
Working Hours:  37
Employment Type:  Regular

Do you want to be in front of one of the largest and most modern SAP environments in Denmark? And at the same time work for a company where sustainability is on top of the agenda, and where we all work together to make the world a better place? Do you want to combine your management skills and your SAP knowledge by leading a team of great engineers?

Grundfos IS Infrastructure Services & Operation (IS&O) is right now looking for a new Senior Manager to run one of the largest and most modern SAP environments in Denmark and lead our amazing global ERP Services team. 

You will be Manager for a diverse team consisting of 13 skilled and experienced engineers located in Denmark, China and Philippines, operating 24/7, as well as multiple external consultants. 

The position will be located at our HQ in Bjerringbro, Denmark, and you will refer to Senior Director, Søren Stjernholm. 

“As our new Senior Manager, you will join a great management team, where we achieve results together as a team. We take advantage of each other’s differences and have an open and honest environment where we discuss and support each other”, says Søren Stjernholm.

Become a part of an exciting journey
Grundfos is in the midst of the digital journey and have migrated our SAP ERP Platform to S/4HANA in 2021. In the coming years, our SAP application landscape will be migrated to on-prem HANA and Cloud SaaS, and we have already begun this journey. As the new Senior Manager, you will be leading the SAP basis team in this exciting transformation of our global SAP infrastructure to support the new application landscape. 

We are driving a paradigm shift in the way we manage IT services to our business and the way we operate in a constantly evolving world of cloud- and on-premise technologies. Over recent years, we transitioned our organization from a classic IT organization into a New IT Service Delivery Organization, offering services aligned with current business needs and a bold sustainability agenda.

What is the job about
As Senior Manager, your primary goal is to ensure a successful migration of the SAP application landscape and lead the team to operate and support the SAP platform to best-in-class level.

Your key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Take active part in fulfilling the strategic plans for the IT organization and the IS Infrastructure Services & Operation area
  • Ensure competences, team performance and quality of deliverables through guidance, direction setting and motivation of the team members
  • Being responsible for people, solutions, budgets, assets etc. within own department
  • Delivery / Service Area Management
  • SAP Platform and architecture. Drive architecture direction and dialogs
  • SAP basis deliverables 
  • “SAP Active Attention” agreement
  • Vendor and contract management. Licenses and subscriptions accountable
  • Auditing the SAP Platform (with external vendor)

“The Senior Manager is leading ‘out, to the side and up’ which mean that focus is on strategy, organization and deliverables -as well as interaction with the key stakeholders within specific functional areas of Grundfos like Finance, HR, IS Partners and external vendors. From the very beginning of this role, focus will also be on maturing the organization structure and continue the transition to cloud services while driving our sustainability efforts both on-prem and in cloud”, says Søren Stjernholm.  

What do you need to apply
We imagine that you have a relevant educational background combined with several years of relevant experience. 

Maybe you are an experienced Manager within the IT environment, or you can be an SAP expert with indirect leadership experience looking for a manager position. Either or, you have:

  • General SAP platform and architecture knowledge
  • Experience migrating SAP applications
  • Experience leading a global team – direct or indirect management
  • Good presentation and communication skills, and you speak and write English fluently. Danish is a plus. 

As a person, you are open-minded with great empathy and strong interpersonal skills. You see yourself as an outgoing team player, who can easily partner up with both internal colleagues and external partners or vendors. 

Additional information
If you have questions or want to know more about the position, please contact Senior Director, Søren Stjernholm on +4523283124 (Søren will be on vacation in week 29-31)

If this job sounds appealing to you, please send your resume and motivation letter today or as soon as possible by clicking on “Apply”. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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About Grundfos 
Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies with more than 19.000 employees in 60+ countries all over the world. Our skills commit us to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do, as we believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.

An inclusive team
If you like the look of this job and know you can bring your skills to contribute to our purpose, please apply. We need and welcome professional people from all corners – however you identify and whatever your background is.