Global IT Director


Offered by:

Laurastar SA

Marketing / PR

For more than 40 years, the Laurastar group has combined innovation, ambition and excellence to care for and sanitise fabrics and households. The Swiss group's expertise in this field extends from ironing and fabric care to hygiene systems that protect you and your loved ones from diseases and pests. Thanks to its unique Dry Microfine Steam, Laurastar is the world leader in high-end steam systems, with over 3 million products sold in over 40 countries worldwide. In Switzerland, where the Group’s headquarters are located, almost a quarter of households own at least one of the brand’s most popular products. Laurastar employs around 280 employees, including its subsidiaries in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Hungary.Our motivated, well-trained, hard-working, dynamic, responsible and loyal employees, who achieve results and enjoy doing so, are the foundation of our success.If you would like to contribute to this success, we look forward to meeting you!We are looking for, for our world headquarters in Châtel-St-Denis, our future Global IT DirectorMain role:

  • Maintain IT operational excellence to support Laurastar in fulfilling its objectives
  • Improve Laurastar’s IT strategy based on future technology trends, and internal department and user needs
  • Manage and oversee all IT operations at Laurastar
  • Create conditions for your IT team, to work together with internal departments, and external companies to manage day to day IT operations and implement projects
  • Communicate and cooperate with other department responsible, system users and other key stakeholders

Main activities:

  • Lead and develop the IT team members both onsite and remote
  • Review, manage and improve key IT KPIs to improve user satisfaction level
  • Ensure that IT systems (ERP and existing IT platforms and services) will operate smoothly and provide excellent uptime and response times, and provide solutions to internal and external customers' needs
  • Lead key IT projects together with other departments and external companies.
  • Put in place effective security procedures and infrastructure to protect and minimize risks to security and protect Laurastar assets
  • Analyze technology trends to propose new or improved IT solutions to drive digital transformation
  • Manage the purchase of efficient and cost-effective technological equipment and software with cost-efficient contracts
  • Create and control yearly budget and report monthly on expenditure
  • Build strong relationships with external vendors and other key partners

Technical Competencies :

  • Proven kledge in ERP software, IT infrastructure, data security, cloud technologies and IT automation
  • Proven track record in IT project management and digital transformation
  • In-depth kledge of Oracle EBS and Salesforce or other similar software is a plus
  • Ability to work, write and negotiate in French and English

Personality / Soft Skills :

  • Work philosophy in line with Laurastar's DNA and behavioral principles
  • Strong people manager skills within a multicultural and multigeneration environment with excellent communication skills
  • Result-oriented, innovative, and agile mindset with ability to resolve issues and meet project deadline
  • Excellent analytical skills and quick understanding of complex business processes

Experience required :

  • At least 5 to 10 years of experience in a comparable role
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences and/or Business Administration & MBI or equivalent
  • Any other IT certifications are welcome

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