Head of IT (m/f/d) - Portfolio Company

Full Time
Experienced Professional
June 08, 2022
Remote (hybrid)

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich, acquires medium-sized companies and parts of groups based in Europe, which are sold by their owners as part of a repositioning and which show significant operational improvement potential. Our goal is to acquire companies with a turnover of EUR 50 to 500 million. The aim is a significant increase in value with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and expert teams as well as through strategic add-on acquisitions.

For our portfolio companies Kico and ISH Group, we are looking for a Head of IT (m/f/d) based at the location Hainichen, Germany or Świebodzin, Poland as soon as possible. This role includes a division of 50% strategic / conceptual IT management tasks and 50% active support in day-to-day business is expected.


Your Taks
  • You will assume overall responsibility for the IT department and lead a team of approximately 4-6 employees at 3 locations (Świebodzin in Poland, Hainichen and Halver in Germany)
  • You are responsible for the company-wide IT strategy (IT systems, interfaces to customer platforms (EDI), license and mobile contracts, maintaining business relationships with external partners, IT projects)
  • You control the support of servers, firewall, client computers and work together with the team on user inquiries
  • You oversee projects (external provider / project leadership in place) to optimize and further develop the IT landscape. There are a number of specific transformation projects in the pipeline
    • Migration of 2 locations (Halver and Świebodzin coming from non-SAP system) into the existing SAP environment of ISH, external provider in place leading the project
    • Introduction of a new document management system (project support)
    • Introduction of a solution (Tangro) for the automated recording, checking and posting of incoming invoices
  • You monitor and coordinate the maintenance of the SAP system landscape - in close cooperation with another employee who is primarily responsible for SAP
  • You manage the company’s Office365 environment, migration to full M365 (cloud) planned
  • You create and control the company-wide IT budget
Your Profile
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in the IT sector and good knowledge of IT infrastructure, IT system administration and IT security
  • Completed university degree, e.g. in computer science, business informatics or a comparable training (e.g. IT specialist for system integration)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office365
  • At least basic knowledge in the area of SAP and interest in deepening knowledge in the area
  • Knowledge of EDI and/or TISAX would be an advantage
  • Good English knowledge, Polish and German a plus
  • Willingness to travel between the 3 locations
  • You like to get things done, have team spirit and the motivation to continue shaping an IT department!

Please send your complete application documents (CV, cover letter and certificates) to: Ute.Gerber@ish-automotive.com and Magdalena.wysoczanska@kico.de

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