The main purpose of the cluster-based IT Applications & Innovation Lead role is to drive digital IT agenda for Poland&Baltics and overlook existing business applications landscape within IT department.
This role supports the IT Manager within area of responsibility as a representative for the whole of IT, including the IT Service lines, Global functional Business partnering and innovation, with the Cluster business teams.
Key to the role is to understand (&co-shape) the Digital Agenda of the business and be able to support achieving its targets, as well as understand Global IT Innovation strategy, closely cooperates with Global IT Innovation team, Service Lines & Service Operations within scope of responsibility and work effectively with these teams in the delivery of IT Innovation & Services to the business.
Ideal candidate is someone who can identify existing & future market trends and effectively use them to deliver business value.
S)he demonstrates an ability to communicate with people at all levels and require a portfolio of skills and up to date technical knowledge, combined with business acumen.
Strong sense of ownership and dedication, Self-organizing, with the ability to create own processes and ways of working.
Comfortable to speak with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, Able to think outside the box, while adapting and implementing innovative solutions, A team player that is humorous and fun to work with.
Main Activities for the role : BUSINESS PARTNERING Engage with business teams within his / her area of responsibility to collect demand & communicate and deliver the IT plan aligned with overall Unilever IT plan PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Shape project portfolio to maximize business value, basing on digital trends, global IT Innovation & business demand Assure proper resourcing (capacity & capability) by effective coordination of inhouse resources learning culture as well as evolving team augmentation (freelancers, Flex resourcing) and Agile Devops ways of working Deliver project portfolio On-Time, In-Full, assuring transparent status tracking & reporting COORDINATE KEY INNOVATIONS Undertake the necessary project management activities for Digital Innovation projects within scope responsibilities Work with Global Innovation to provide necessary integration activities with any applications, activities and projects to support Global innovation programs Work with local vendors in delivery of Digital Innovations Undertake necessary activities to ensure achievement of service improvement plans within area of responsibility Undertake the relevant project execution activities to support Application Lifecycle & Local Growth Programs working with Service Lines in the delivery of these projects.
IT COSTS Assist with processing of actual costs as required within area of responsibility COMPLIANCE Adhere to governance & compliance framework Make sure that SecureByDesign & GDPR measures are in place for any service within Digital agenda OTHER KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Integrate Local Application Team activities into Devops framework.
In Line with development plan, engage in East Europe & Europe activities projects Experience and qualifications required : Proficient Polish English Experience in leading teams & cooperation with central IT teams offshore partners Strong business acumen in FMCG market Broad knowledge on technology digital (both business applications and IT Infrastructure) Experience with SAP (IT Support or Key User level) Waterfall PM & AgilePM (SCRUM Kanban Devops) knowledge & experience, proven track record in Project & Project Portfolio Management Experience in track & optimize IT budget ITIL, coding, data & analytics, automation experies are a huge plus Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities.
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