Head of Division Corporate Application & Services (m/f/d)

29 countries. Around 45,000 colleagues. 70,000 pharmacies supplied and millions of patients: Join PHOENIX! Support us in supplying the people of Europe with medicines and healthcare products quickly and reliably - and experience a job that is as diverse as it is important. Where you can proactively master challenges, implement ideas and drive change. Look forward to pure variety at a successful, future-proof family company, the market-leading pharmaceutical retailer in Germany and at the same time the best integrated healthcare provider in Europe.

For our PHOENIX Competence Centre IT & Digital we are looking for a Head of Division Corporate Application & Services  (m/f/d) groupwide.

Your Tasks

  • Building and leading a division consisting of 2 departments that manage the corporate applications (tax, legal, compliance, communication, business admin, document management and others) and Human Resource Information Systems HRIS systems in PHOENIX HQ, with the potential option to scale the portfolio across Europe.
  • Lead the definition and execution of Corporate Applications + Human Ressources Information Systems HRIS platform strategies and the application portfolio lifecycle.
  • Lead the Service Management focusing on the rollout and service definition in the area of the domain
  • Liaise with business partners in identifying the business requirements, drive transformation and adoption of platforms as well as digitalization of business processes.
  • Align application management & platform strategy with functional leadership teams, regional and local CIOs, and business stakeholders.
  • Ensure stable, secure, and up-to-date delivery of platforms and application lifecycle management.
  • Lead Europe-wide/ corporate wide projects and programs in rolling out corporate platforms.
  • Provide complete financial overview for respective environments and support of annual budget planning.
  • Foster an agile mindset in the team for both project and delivery.
  • Actively engage with and manage external vendors and stakeholders.

Your Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or equivalent work experience.
  • Several years of leadership in application management.
  • Solid understanding of corporate applications (finance, tax, communications, legal, and other support functions) and how they can be effectively adopted.
  • Deep understanding of Human Ressources Information Systems platforms (e.g., Workday, SuccessFactors).
  • Proven record of managing application management services for multi-national enterprises.
  • ITIL Knowledge and several years of experience in IT Service Management is beneficial.
  • Strong project management skills, with experience leading complex technology projects.
  • Experience of managing a team of technology teams and a high degree of people management skills.
  • Experience in managing locally dispersed teams in a corporate environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • A good understanding in managing service providers and external vendors.
  • Knowledge of Agile principles and ITIL ways of working.

Our Benefits:

  • Future-proof: We are growing and expanding. We are the market leader and offer you a permanent employment contract, 13 monthly salaries, vacation pay as well as 30 days of vacation and much more. (job bike, company pension scheme, etc.
  • Reconciliation of private and professional life: We offer mobile office and flexible working time models.
  • Career: We promote you! There are great opportunities within the PHOENIX Group.
  • Continuing education: We would love to - we are happy if you are eager to learn. The PHOENIX Learning World offers you an exclusive range of further training courses.
  • Team: This is how we work. We promote team cohesion through small and large events.


Please apply online including your salary expectation and your earliest possible starting date. Your contact person is Laura Castronovo-Brosche. We are looking forward to your application!


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