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Want to be part of the team? Borealis is committed to making new discoveries – and that includes finding pioneering members to join our team.

Digital Studio Head

  • Location: Belgium, Brussels Zaventem
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 01/04/2018
  • Hours: Full-time

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Want to be part of creating the future for Borealis?

As Borealis, we are a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of Polyolefins, Base chemicals and fertilizers with headquarters in Vienna, Austria operating in over 120 countries. The world around us is rapidly changing, enabled by digital technologies. Digitalisation changes our customers´ expectations and is an opportunity to improve the way we innovate, produce and sell our products and engage with our customers. Digitalisation will not only improve and change the way we do business but will lead to disruptive new services.

Do you want to join us ingoing beyond boundaries and co-create that special user experience with our external and internal customers in mind? In the Borealis Digital Studio, you can be creative, experiment, conquer new ground and develop solutions in high speed and with strong entrepreneurial mind-set in the field of i.e. customer/employee experience design, web applications, AR/VR enabled experiences, leveraging latest technologies.

Working at Borealis Digital Studio

In the Borealis Digital Studio, leaders are transparent, honest, respectful and entrepreneurial. They will inspire you and hence accelerate your personal development. Working in the Borealis Digital Studio means working collaboratively in small, empowered teams – squads - towards an ambitious mission with clear goals. The squads develop solutions very quickly and iteratively, following the rhythm of the agile beat.

You will make the difference in the future of Borealis. We give you the autonomy and state-of-the-art tools to create innovative solutions for our Borealis and internal customers.

Your role

As a proven digital leader you are passionate about digital transformation and business building, you are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and to take on serious responsibility. You will be:

  • Leading the Digital Studio, hence be the main driver of digitalisation in Borealis
  • Managing resources and day-to-day activities
  • Manage interaction with BUs/functions and senior stakeholders –
  • Ensure Digital squads have everything they need to work effectively and act as sparring partner/senior counsellor

Your responsibilities

In this role, you will build and lead a world-class team to deliver the best experience for our customers and employees. We will look to you to:

  • Be the main driver of digitalization in Borealis by influencing and guiding the entire organisation
  • Manage P&L and operations of Digital Studio – ensure Digital squads have the spaces, materials, technology and expert support to work effectively
  • Manage resources of Digital Studio; define resource needs and ensure in collaboration with HR timely selection and hiring or contracting of required resources
  • Acts as “entrepreneur-en-residence” to challenge and coach the entire organisation in their thinking and ambition level
  • Coach digital squads, specifically coach non-digital resources seconded by business (e.g., Product Owners) to ensure right mindset and approach
  • Manage relationship with business, functions and IT to gain required support for Digital transformation  and foster discussion/ exchange of ideas
  • Ensure all digital initiatives have clearly defined metrics to evaluate success and continuous, measurable improvement
  • Communicate activities and success stories of Digital Studio and squads effectively to key stakeholders and broader organization

Your profile

To complement our team, we are looking for someone who can bring the following expertise to the table:

  • 5+ years of experience and proven track record in managing multiple digital teams and leading corporate digital transformation, ideally worked in startup-like setting
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset and skills
  • Broad mind-set: manager comprising business experience and customer orientation, as well as technological knowledge and familiarity with agile tools and working mode
  • Successfully demonstrated analytical and conceptual knowledge and a highly efficient and structured work method
  • Passion for building and leading high performing teams, with excellent communication skills and desire to innovate, partner, collaborate and inspire
  • Well connected: strong network of business experts and technological innovators

Here is what we have to offer you:

Drive your own career

We will provide you with a budget, state-of-the-art tools and support to continuously learn and grow. Opportunities will be created to work on different projects, in different teams, gain cross-functional experience and broaden your scope. We find it important that you go out there. Keep discovering while meeting up with peers at conferences, hackathons, Borealis colleagues, and social events… whatever makes you beat professionally! Your line manager will support you in your journey and your everyday challenges, making sure you can leverage your strengths. We value an open feedback culture and will continuously revisit the goals you have set. Courage, ambition and the skills to explore new routes will accelerate your career, more than anything else. That’s why in the Borealis studio you are at the driving seat of your own career.

Work hard, play hard

We know that your inner drive makes you work hard and go beyond boundaries. At Borealis’ Digital Studio, we value well-being and give you the flexibility to maintain your own working hours in order to create your personalised work-life balance, off course we expect you to be responsible and act in good understanding with your squad.

Unique Location

You will enjoy the location of our office: Passport office Brussels Airport. A stunning place to work, with world-class architecture and next-generation technology in a location that’s accessible from all angles of the world and in close proximity of the railway station.

Competitive remuneration

You won´t fall short in terms of financial benefits. You will get an attractive and competitive salary and fringe benefits that match your background and skills of a successful digital leader.

To apply

Please submit your application (CV and Motivation letter or portfolio). In case of question please contact Vivian Otten, HR Borealis Digital Studio, 0031 (0) 651596783




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