Your new job and office
Six hundred stores, two online channels, and a dedicated warehouse are counting on you for innovative digitalization. Are you ready to take our retail technology to the next level?
Over the past years, we have come far, from being a physical retailer to establishing a robust online presence and leading the market. Now it's time to take the next steps: further platform integration with our other brands and further developing our omnichannel strategy. For example, we strive to create a better interplay between physical and online stores, such as e-com-in-store and pick-up-from-store. To make this possible, we are looking for you to understand our goals and recognize the impact of technology on our core processes. But most importantly, to drive change by making both our current and new systems future-ready.
You will lead a team of ten direct reports and thirteen indirect reports, supported by several vendors and digital agencies. Together you build upon future-proof retail technology for Gall & Gall. Your team is responsible for four domains: E-commerce, Logistics, Data, and IT operations. You will be part of the Gall & Gall Management Team. At the same time, you will report to the CIO of Albert Heijn, Etos, and Gall & Gall. That means you will operate within both a corporate structure and within the context of Gall & Gall, which functions more like a medium-size business, with short communication lines and broader responsibilities per role.
We're currently undergoing an agile transformation and changes in some of our core systems for warehouse management and supply chain. Under-the-hood technology that requires updating to enable our E-commerce aspirations. We will challenge you to work cost-effectively and efficiently by making smart decisions between optimizing what we have or replacing systems. And between applying vanilla solutions versus custom-built. And, of course, you ensure the right integrations between the parts.
Your new office
Working as a Director IT Gall & Gall, you do at and with Ahold Delhaize. With around 370,000 employees worldwide for more than 50 million customers per week. On a slightly smaller scale, you work with 1,500 colleagues at the Zaandam headquarters. By working together and through innovation, we reinforce our role as a leader in retail and e-commerce. And this way, we also build trusted local brands, like Gall & Gall, Etos, and Albert Heijn. You will find your new workplace at the vibrant head office next to the Zaandam station. Everything you do together with your colleagues is immediately visible in our stores and at people's homes.
What do we offer?
Here at Ahold Delhaize, we aim to grow and to enhance your personal growth along with us. That is why we help you take your career and personal development in the direction you want. As we work together to build on our brands as well as your career, you can count on (based on 40 hours per week):
- A gross annual salary of around 100-120K
- An attractive bonus scheme on top of your salary
- An excellent pension plan with a personal contribution of 5.3%
- A lease car or a lease car allowance
- 20 vacation days, and a budget that you can decide to spend on 12.5 extra vacation days, discounts, or pay-out
- The possibility of attending training courses
- A laptop and telephone
We are looking for you if you have successfully led a similar transformation of updating legacy systems to enable a commercial business strategy before. You are a motivator, a people person, and you can stand your ground with your management team. You can navigate the ambiguity of having to align corporate goals with those of Gall & Gall. You have a test-and-learn approach and a positive, creative, can-do mentality. You complete this with:
- A bachelor's or master's degree
- 10+ years of experience, preferably within retail, FMCG, or E-Commerce, with operational IT responsibilities across the four domains for this role: E-commerce, Logistics, Data, and IT operations
- 5+ years of experience in managing sizeable, dynamic, and agile teams
- Excellent Dutch and English communication skills (verbal and writing)
- A real passion for the field of technology and gastronomy, of course!
Seeing is believing, which applies to our stores as well as our head office in Zaandam. Perhaps your new workplace where you as a Director IT Gall & Gall influence one of the most famous Dutch retail brands. Apply now, and definitely before the end of January.
Please, make sure to include a cover letter that highlights the experience that has prepared you for this challenge. Would you like to know more before applying for our Director IT Gall & Gall position at Ahold Delhaize? Wouter Lipsius, Talent Acquisition Specialist, is happy to tell you everything about this vacancy via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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