Chief Information Officer (CIO)/SVP Enterprise Services

Chief Information Officer (CIO)/SVP Enterprise Services

Do you have a passion for delivering high value IT services to employees and functions in a cost-efficient way? Schibsted, a leading Nordic media and marketplaces company, is seeking a CIO/ SVP Enterprise Services to join our Data & Tech team.

“The CIO has a key role in Schibsted making sure our 6000 employees and +50 companies across the Nordics and Poland are able to work smoothly - whether they are in our offices or as journalists in war-zones
- Sven Størmer Thaulow, Chief Data & Tech Officer Schibsted

Organisation

Schibsted Enterprise Technology - or simply E-Tech - is the internal IT company within Schibsted. We deliver IT services, tools and infrastructure to companies and employees in all parts of the Group, currently more than 50 brands and 6000 employees use our services and products. Today, there are approximately 130 highly skilled people in Sweden, Norway, Poland and Finland.

“Bringing Schibsted companies together”, that is our vision. We believe that we empower the business and employees of all Schibsted companies by providing innovative, secure, and cost efficient IT services. Our services are engaging, innovative, and impactful, we don’t just follow, or respond to requests - we fearlessly innovate, and create new services to help our customers.

  • We ensure that people in Schibsted have the equipment and tools needed to collaborate

  • We monitor and support Schibsted operations 24/7 and manage incidents when they occur

  • We deliver IT solutions that can be shared by many companies and distribute cost in a fair and predictable way

The job location is either Oslo, Stockholm or Krakow.

Challenges in the role

  • Delivering valuable services in an efficient way which demands a continuous value/cost work

  • Highly collaborative - with many internal customers which needs to understand what services they get to what cost

  • Leading leaders that are highly specialised

  • Leading people with a continuous need for upskilling

  • Challenge the rest of Schibsted in regards to utilising scale

  • Handling large vendors as AWS and Google

  • Compliance in sourcing processe

The role

You will be the company responsible for Schibsted Enterprise Technology and responsible for the IT vision and strategy, planning and execution across the Schibsted family group in close collaboration with stakeholders across Schibsted. You will report to Schibsted’s Chief Data and Technology Officer who is part of the executive management team.

Supported by a dedicated leadership team you ensure IT is used effectively to support growth, deliver innovation and maintain effective operations and together with the leadership team you:

  • Establish and implement continuous-improvement programs for the IT organisation

  • Recommend fit-to-purpose execution supporting tools and frameworks

  • Ensure effective communications internally and with business stakeholders

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the IT department and its 130 employees to deliver high-value services to employees, functions and brands

  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders throughout the entire Schibsted group - CTOs of the brands and business areas as well as other shared functions like People and Finance - to deliver IT solutions that drive our business forward

  • Drive our continued move to cloud services and away from on-premise workloads

  • Lead an organisation of talented IT professionals and be responsible for delivering innovative solutions that help our employees and functions work more efficiently and effectively

  • Lead the E-Tech leadership team and promote the E-Tech and Schibsted values

  • Secure strong vendor management and efficient procurement processes aligned with the system portfolio

  • Ensure IT operations are cost-efficient and aligned with the overall business strategy

  • Involved in due diligence of potential acquisitions and onboarding of new companies.

  • Define and manage budget across IT products shared across the Group, and drive effective cost containment initiatives

Qualifications

  • Ready for, or experience as, a CIO/SVP Infrastructure role, backed-up with relevant leadership experience

  • Strong knowledge of IT operations, cloud services and IT strategy

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Broad knowledge of current and emerging IT technologies, technology directions, and strategic application to business needs

  • Ability to improve operational efficiency, service delivery and information management across the IT organisation

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

Leadership & Capabilities

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills

  • Strong networking and collaboration skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technology solutions in business terms

  • Strong leadership capability and experience from leading leaders

  • Strong ability to influence, lead and drive change in a complex environment

  • Strong ability to build top performing and engaged international teams

Background

You have a bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information technology or a related field or comparable practical business experience. Additionally, relevant industry experience would be considered an asset. Relevant experience in IT operations, cloud services and IT strategy, as well as a track record of leading and managing teams in a large organisation will be a merit.

Data & Tech is the central product and tech unit that serves all of Schibsted. We are about 300+ people in the Nordics, Poland and remote, and collaborate closely with other product and tech teams in all units in Schibsted. Areas of responsibilities include data & technology strategy, privacy/data trends/responsible data & machine learning, information security and internal IT.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Amanda Dahl (amanda.dahl@schibsted.com) or Peter Klokk (peter.klokk@schibsted.com).

Mer info
Område Stockholms stad
Yrkesroll Data & IT, IT-Chef
Typ av anställning Heltid
Hemsida http://www.schibsted.com/
Sista ansökningsdag 6 feb 2023 (2 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

Schibsted is a family of digital brands with a strong Nordic position, and more than 5,000 employees. Millions of people interact with our companies every day through our leading online marketplaces, world-class media houses. We also help new promising businesses grow. Our joint mission of empowering people in their daily lives is rooted in the values of our media heritage and a legacy of bold change. At our best, we are a fearless force for change in a society built on trust and transparency.

Schibsted Enterprise Technology - or “E-Tech” as we’re called - is the internal IT company within Schibsted. We deliver IT services, tools and infrastructure to companies and employees in all parts of the group.Today we employ over 140 highly skilled people in Sweden, Norway, Poland and Finland and we are always on the hunt for strengthening our teams even more.