Manager BU Transformation

Company overview

Our client is a leading company in the fortune 500 world. A global leader providing professional and managed services in various filed of industries with a wide range of solutions. The portfolio has a wide range from managed services, administrative services, support functions towards workforce training and also outsourcing and near-shoring solutions. To grow one of their German based BU’s the company is seeking a senior executive to lead this enterprise and ensure the growth and development of this operations with full P&L responsibility. This is an excellent opportunity for an executive to grow and develop his / her career and demonstrate his / her abilities leading a significant entity of the company. This position has exposure to the executive leadership team in Europe.   

To strengthen their internal team and capabilities, our client has an open position within our German operation – and looking for a senior leader to lead, run and develop the organization.

Position TitleManager BU Transformation
Language SkillsC1 Level English, C1 Level German, other European languages are advantage
Professional Skills

  • The Transform Manager is a proven professional with a  proven record of expertise  whose energy, focus and determination are matched by well-developed business sense and people management expertise.

  • She / He will manage the business unit  to meet goals

  • Will be responsible for overseeing all areas of a business

  • Will be focusing on the team across the countries of business while maintaining high standard of internal processes and compliance.

  • Demonstrates  hands-on attitude 

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbally and written) and employing these skills to interact with a variety of stakeholders 

  • This includes the adaption of the global strategy for the German market and driving the execution in the country.

  • The Managing Director is being part of an international corporate network and ensures close international and local collaboration. 

Location Frankfurt / Germany
Education (min)

BA required – MBA preferred

 

Willingess to Travel (%)
Reports to COO
Reference854139
Sector16924
Contractpermanent
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Role description

  • Leading and managing various transformation programs in Northern European countries 

  • Playing a critical role in programs development including target and priority setting between programs when needed

  • Driving the execution and managing the respective change with the responsible stakeholders in the countries

  • Leveraging technology in close cooperation with our vendors / 3rd parties to substantially reduce our cost base

  • Managing 3rd party suppliers and leveraging these capabilities on an ongoing basis to increase our efficiency and speed

  • Ensuring agreed SLAs will be met on a Northern European and country level

  • Re-designing internal core processes and driving a standardized alignment across Northern Europe and sharing best practices

  • Driving automation and digitization for all processes

  • Measuring effectiveness and ROI

  • Close cooperation and engagement with various stakeholders (Finance, IT, Business) on a Global, European and Country level

  • Establishing a culture of continuous improvement by applying the defined tools and ensuring the transformation is sustainable 

Competencies

  • Transformation and change background in multinational environments in matrix organsation

  • At least 10 years consulting expertise out of the leading consulting companies combined with strong negotiating skills 

  • Strong people management skills, coaching and managing high performance and management teams through transformations

  • Experience in managing 3rd party vendors and partners and solid experience in continuous improvement (including daily management and problem solving on a Northern Europen level)

  • Earned authority to deal with and manage senior stakeholders to challenge the status quo


Interfaces

 

Summary

Business development: The ideal candidate has a solid understanding and track record of developing and creating new business opportunities by communicating to the highest level within a corporation. Presenting and acquiring business in a top down mentality by going to the decision making level. Proven ability to present at C.E.O. / Decision Making level. Ability to drive a solution driven approach.

Result orientation: The candidate builds a result driven team and is able to deliver a trustworthy funnel and committed project and revenue forecast.

Strategic orientation:
The candidate can detach from immediate business relations and sketch compelling business priorities for the month and the quarter. He / She is able to priorities the best changes and projects that does have to most likelihood for closure to ensure the achievement and over performance of set goals and expectations.

Customer success:
The ideal candidate is committed to understand the needs of the customer and clients and is able to understand the driving and underlying cause of the project. He is the lead example for his team in customer facing situations and drives customer contacts and builds relationships to the key interfaces.

Open minded and driven by success:
He / She has the ability to react in competitive situations to overcome the competitive problem and drives the team into the right direction to closure.

Collaboration and influencing:
The successful job accomplishment will strongly depend on collaboration with peers in the management and his team on a daily bases. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively cooperate within the global group and become a go-to person for many peers within the organization.