Managerial staff and technical specialists
The Swiss Kardex Group is a globally active industrial partner for intralogistics solutions and a leading provider of automated storage solutions and material flow systems. For its business division, Kardex Software GmbH, situated in Rülzheim (area Karlsruhe and Mannheim), Germany, we are looking for a resourceful, hands-on and business oriented
Senior Director Software Development (m/f) 100% (site manager)
The growth of your profit-center incl. P&L is at the core of your tasks. With a focus on software architecture and development of user-friendly standard software, you are implementing the business strategy by creating customer value and achieving market success. How so? Equipped with a proven entrepreneurial talent, you drive intercompany sales with your in-house customers of Kardex’s largest business unit, Kardex Remstar. Thus, you enable your clients within R&D and Sales across the globe to maintain their product reputation amongst external clients. In this newly created role, you report to Kardex Remstar’s Head of Technology in Zurich and are in charge of a team of a total of 53 specialists of which 5 report to you directly. However, your leadership also involves managing distributed teams, i.e. integrating a variety of external software suppliers. By aligning internal and third parties, you ensure that their needs and output merge seamlessly. To be successful in this role, you act as an ambassador of technology, promoting its value for the company. In summary: As an energy-driven internal service provider, you lead high performance software product innovation with a sharp eye on business excellence.
Our ideal candidate has a technical university degree (MSc) and MBA or management degree, supplemented by a total of five years working experience in an international intralogistics or adjacent industry. Given your track record in a leading management role in software (including programming), you master the fine art of leadership, such as heading and developing top performing software teams. The global structure and its cross-cultural setup require outstanding leadership talent across all levels and experience in handling external business partners. Therefore, excellent English and German are essential. On a personal level, you are an ambitious and result-oriented personality with a high service focus, a strong sense of responsibility and quality awareness. Moreover, you have a reputation for being an inspirational communicator, a persuasive intermediary between all parties and a gifted networker. Strong project management skills are among your key strengths, permitting you to take the lead in strategic and tactical matters. Based on your initiative and tenacity, blended with a well-structured and creative approach, you will play a vital role in contributing to the company’s ongoing success. In addition, you have a proven expertise in creating innovation and a sound knowhow in cloud-based technologies, IoT, Cybersecurity, agile development and design thinking.
What can you expect from this position? A great opportunity to be part of a dynamic and profitable, middle-sized company with the image of a “hidden gem”: Swiss understatement, solid products, lean structures and values such as respect, team spirit, reliability. If you wish to become the newest Kardex member, you should not hesitate to apply. Especially so, if you enjoy personal flexibility regarding your workplace with remote working opportunities. Interested? Sabine Biland-Weckherlin is looking forward to receiving your complete dossier in English (letter of motivation, CV with photo, work certificates and diplomas) electronically on our applicant portal.