Head of Software

Head of Software

Job Title: Head of Software
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bremen
Salary: £150000 per annum
Start Date: 2021-04-20
Reference: J141162
Contact Name: Adam Stockley
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 21, 2021 13:57

Job Description

Head of Software
KDC are currently seeking an Head of Software for one of the Top 3 European Space Companies and around 2,800 employees work on the some the most important Space programs of our time in Germany and other EU countries.
Your tasks
  • Strategic and operational management and control of the entire “Software” division and participation in cross-divisional initiatives
  • Technical and organizational development of the area in line with the corporate strategy and corporate goals
  • Support of the board in strategic planning as well as in the planning of company goals and participation in cross-departmental improvement programs to increase efficiency
  • Close cooperation with the other department heads, especially on cross-departmental issues
  • Responsibility for the entire personnel capacity of the area including the filling of direct subordinate management positions as well as other key positions in the projects
  • Reduction of the company risk, e.g. to avoid single sources
  • Further development of directly subordinate employees as well as active support of the department heads in the further development of their employees in the context of personnel development
  • Control and regular evaluation of the work results, schedules, costs, quality and effectiveness of the divisional activities, as well as the creation and implementation of improvement measures and KPIs
  • Contact person, motivator and sparring partner for managers, employees and project managers
  • Ensuring a cross-project transfer of knowledge, e.g. securing the further participation of SE architects in SE activities and through regular exchange with the project managers
  • Responsibility for the optimization of existing processes, introduction of new processes, tools and technologies as well as participation in internal and external audits
  • Advice on very important, critical or difficult decisions for the projects as well as support in the preparation of offers
  • Important contact internally for the other area and project managers as well as externally for customers and suppliers
  • Establish and maintain important relationships with customers, suppliers, decision makers and other industry executives
  • Observation of competitor offers, industry trends and new technologies as well as analysis and derivation of appropriate measures
Your qualifications
  • Successfully completed technical studies in the relevant area
  • Many years of professional experience in space travel
  • Several years of experience in leading and motivating managers and employees
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset, a high degree of result orientation and cost awareness
  • Very good knowledge of employee and organizational development as well as knowledge management
  • Interest in new topics and innovations
  • Integrity and fairness, a self-confident and winning demeanour as well as a strong ability to convince and be enthusiastic
  • Very good knowledge of the customer, competitor and supplier landscape as well as the internal business model
  • Very good written and spoken German and English
The client offers a full relocation package where needed with a generous benefits package.
If you’re interested in the role please contact me by applying or calling me on +44 01202 596374.

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