For our client, a provider of a leading cloud-based software solution for manufacturing companies, we are searching for an interim Head of Transformation. The assignment is minimum 6 months, starting as soon as possible.
The Head of Transformation will be a strong leader, have the capacity for overviewing complex plans with lots of interdependencies, excel at driving and effecting change even where there will be resistance. The Head of Transformation also have a solid technical foundation to stand on which enables them to understand the challenges that the program should solve. The person is also a strong communicator and with developed people skills.
The first major undertaking will be to lead a major technological transformation that constitutes one of the largest investments in the company’s history. It will have very high attention and the Head of Transformation will regularly report to the CEO and group management.
The Head of Transformation will report to the Chief Products Officer and will be a member of the Products Leadership Team.
- Lead and coordinate the program; planning, coordination, objectives, metrics, milestones, budget, risk mgmt.
- Own change management strategy that ensures lasting change.
- Multiple years of experience in running large scale, complex, cross-organizational and international programs
- Experience from development of a B2B cloud-based service solution
- Proven track-record of change management and of having ensured successful and lasting change of significant impact to organizations
- An ability to understand and engage in discussions and problem-solving at a technical level with engineers
- An ability to communicate effectively with CxO level
- A highly organized mind
- An ability to lead people across department and organizations
- Have a strong ability to collaborate, communicate, and influence in a way that leaves the team feeling inspired. You help others learn!
- A hands-on approach – the role might require you to dive into details and issues, resolve them and remove roadblocks. The forward momentum is key.