Senior IT Manager

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  • Senior IT Manager

    We make Live, music software used by creative musicians worldwide – and Push, a hardware instrument for intuitive music-making. With these products we are at the leading edge of a long tradition of instrument makers.
    While some of us have PhDs and others are completely self-taught, most of us are somewhere in between. If you are excited by enabling musical expression through technology, join us. If you can do great work, you’ll fit right in.

    Senior IT Manager
    Background and Mission

    Ableton is seeking an experienced Manager for our IT portfolio and teams. This position will be based in Berlin, and you report directly to the Director of Support, IT and General Services.

    Ableton’s IT covers hardware and software for our website, our e-commerce technologies, our business applications, our desktop support, and our phone and network systems.

    As the Senior IT Manager you have a thorough understanding of Ableton’s business goals, processes, and other units' strategies. Your mission is to ensure that Ableton has a proper IT strategy and budget, the adequate technology needed for running the company and appropriate service levels to achieve business and stakeholders goals.

    Your responsibilities
    • Define, build and implement an information technology strategy and solutions, together with the IT team
    • Recruit, coach and develop the members of your team
    • Own and lead the continuous improvement of our IT ecosystem
    • Establish and manage the IT budget and investments
    • Lead the evaluation of tools and solutions to support the internal IT needs of various departments
    • Lead discussions about data security, data protection, legal compliance, risk management
    • Manage information technology vendor partnerships and agreements to ensure the delivery of quality and timely services

    What you need to bring
    • A minimum of 5 years of managerial experience and 3 years of experience in an IT related strategic leadership capacity
    • Demonstrated success in operating IT infrastructure and conducting IT innovation projects, and IT strategy definition
    • Demonstrated success in preparing or making strategic decisions of high impact
    • Demonstrated skills in systematic problem solving
    • A continuous improvement mindset and strategic thinking
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a multi-cultural team environment with employees at all levels and areas of the company
    • Proven experience with program and project management
    • Good negotiation skills and experience managing external vendors and consultant relationships
    • Professional proficiency in English.

    The following experiences and skills can make a difference
    • Familiar with Agile methodologies
    • Experience with business process evaluation
    • Experience with e-business as well as website development and operations
    • Professional proficiency in German

    Why we think you will like it here
    • Here at Ableton, we deeply value our people for their individual talents, contributions and perspectives
    • This new position requires your talents, experience and strategic capabilities to help us shape the future of Ableton
    • You will enable and support committed and knowledgeable teams through new challenges in a constantly growing company
    • Ableton builds on a history of groundbreaking products with a constant focus on innovation

    Your Application

    Sounds like a great opportunity? If you meet these criteria, please submit your resume, including a cover letter and relevant certificates. Please let us know your possible starting date and your preferred salary.

    Find out more about Ableton by visiting our YouTube channel, Facebook page and Twitter.

    Ableton is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity

    Ableton AG, Human Resources | Kathrin Niesel | Schönhauser Allee 6–7,10119 Berlin, Germany |