Head of IT Western Europe (m/f/d)

Posted date:  Sep 7, 2022

Düsseldorf, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany

Ericsson is the world leader in communications technologies and services, providing a broad range of operations across Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services and Emerging Business, powered by 5G and IoT platforms. In Germany, Ericsson has been active for more than 60 years and employs 2,700 staff at 12 locations. Approximately 1,000 of these employees are working in the area of research and development (R&D). The headquarters is located in Dusseldorf. In the Netherlands, Ericsson has been active since 1920 and employs around 700 staff at 5 office locations. The Dutch headquarter is located in Rijen.


Head of IT Western Europe (m/f/d) 

Location: Düsseldorf, Aachen or Herzogenrath

Req-ID: 674568


As Head of IT Western Europe you are a key digital transformation partner to the Ericsson business. You and your team must be creative and problem-solving, enabling IT solutions for the Ericsson business. You will report to Head of IT Market Area Europe and Latin America and be part of the units Leadership Team. Your team consists of 20+ employees, spread across Germany and the Netherlands. Your country responsibility will be Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria.


These interesting tasks and activities await you:


  • Stakeholder management, Business demand management and Project execution
  • Enterprise IT Infrastructure Operations
  • Manage the relationship with the German workers councils, related to IT topics
  • Ensure good collaboration with the central IT organization and other regional teams
  • Build a strong team that is recognized as a trusted IT partner the Ericsson Business in Western Europe

You bring the following knowledge and experience:


  • MSC, MBA or equivalent through experience
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience
  • Genuine interest and understanding of 5G and Industry 4.0
  • Technical know-how and be able to combine IT infrastructure, hardware ​and software worlds
  • Strong technical background, deep understanding of IT fundamentals, ability to speak business and technical languages
  • Present your ideas and solutions in a way that it is easy to understand for people from outside your team​ 
  • Excellent communication skills in German and English are a must

To take our collaborative team to the next level you must have:


  • An entrepreneur-like mindset, constantly innovating and driving positive change but more importantly, you consistently deliver outstanding results​
  • Experience driving teams in an Agile environment and a desire to make work fun and enjoyable
  • “Can do attitude” and a collaborative mindset “You don’t win unless the team wins”
  • Knowledge Sharing & Collaboration Skills
  • Change Management Skills & Analytical thinking 

We offer:


  • An international working environment with cooperative teams 
  • Flexible working hours with 38 or 40h per week as well as hybrid working with 1 mandatory day in the office, incl. home office furniture and IT-equipment package 
  • 30 vacation days per year and long-term account that days can be set aside and taken in a later year 
  • Insurance package 
  • Excellent learning and personal development opportunities within Ericsson Corporation, Regular courses, seminars and on-the-job training
  • Ergonomic workplace
  • Company mobile also for private use
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Leasing of bicycles (JobRad)


Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth.


We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team. Ericsson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, learn more.


Primary country and city:  Germany (DE)   ||  Germany : North Rhine Westphalia : Düsseldorf || Germany : North Rhine Westphalia : Aachen || Germany : North Rhine Westphalia : Herzogenrath  
Req ID: 674568  

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