Director IT Practice (m/f/d)

AURELIUS is a pan-European alternative investment firm. Deep operational expertise and experience enable AURELIUS to accelerate value creation within its portfolio companies. The Group has offices in London, Luxembourg, Munich, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Madrid, Milan and Dusseldorf. Our key investment platforms are AURELIUS European Opportunities IV fund and the listed AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA, which specialise in corporate carve-out transactions and acquiring companies with development potential in the mid-market. The investment strategy’s core element is growth of its portfolio companies, supported by a team of almost 100 operating taskforce experts.

Due to the growth in our portfolio, we are strengthening our Operations Team in the UK and are therefore looking for a

Director IT Practice (m/f/d)

AURELIUS’ Task Force is a close-knit team of advisors with deep functional expertise and long-standing management experience. They support value generation in portfolio companies through effective and hands-on project and change management in the areas of Procurement, Operations, Sales/Marketing, IT and Finance.

Responsibilities

Our in-house “ICT Task Force” supports and advises our investment team on ICT-related issues in the context of company acquisitions and disposals. You will be involved in all ICT-related issues of corporate transactions at an early stage, design strategies for the best possible separation of companies from their groups, create independent ICT infrastructures and implement the scenarios you have designed. At the same time, you are responsible for the planning and management of various ICT projects on the process, application and infrastructure side in ongoing business, as well as for the identification and implementation of sustainable optimization potential in our portfolio companies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the investment team regarding ICT-related issues as part of the due diligence process in connection with the acquisition of companies, in particular the draft of carve-out scenarios and estimation of the associated costs

  • Coordination of ICT transformation projects, e.g., ERP modernization.

  • Advising the investment team on ICT-related issues in company purchase agreements and the conclusion of transitional service agreements with the seller

  • Support for software license transfer agreements and optimization of the respective licensing situation

  • Responsibility for the implementation of ICT carve-out projects after the acquisition of new company investments (steering committee, project management)

  • Selection of internal and external project staff and service providers, including consultant management for complex ICT projects

  • Establishment of a network of implementation partners and system houses to offer the portfolio companies a broad and differentiated range of ICT services and software solutions

  • Identifying and leveraging joint sourcing potential in the ICT sector

  • Supporting the investment team in divesting companies

Prerequisites

  • You are an experienced ICT all-rounder with knowledge of ICT infrastructure, ERP and end user standard software

  • You work in a consulting-oriented manner and able to use your broad knowledge in a wide variety of situations, both in the context of expert discussions and at management level

  • Demonstrable experience in the field of ICT transformation projects and the development of ICT landscapes

  • Successfully completed studies in computer science, natural sciences, engineering, or economics

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience, ideally in the context of an ICT consulting activity, in an ICT company or as an ICT manager

  • Experience in managing complex ICT projects both in ICT infrastructure and software implementation

  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting, implementation strength and cost awareness

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills combined with strong analytical skills

  • Pragmatic way of working

  • Willingness to travel extensively

  • Fluent in English, other language skills are welcome

Our offer

  • An attractive and performance-related remuneration package

  • The opportunity to implement your own ideas and create real entrepreneurial added value

  • Dynamic career development in a very successful and rapidly growing investment company

  • Flexible place of work in a country in which an AURELIUS location is represented

Please apply online including all relevant application documents and stating your earliest possible starting date and salary expectation.

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