Head of Technology (CTO) at BESTSELLER Tech

Posted on: 02/17/2021

Location: Amsterdam (ON-SITE)

full time

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BESTSELLER is an international fashion company with over 15,000 employees all over the world. We have the eCommerce HQ located in Amsterdam ❌❌❌, and we are people from 40+ different nationalities! If you want to be part of a culture of trust, autonomy, and continuous feedback this is the right place for you. We are currently looking for an experienced Head of Tech to join our exciting journey. **OUR TECH DEPARTMENT** Here at BESTSELLER, we are growing fast and have very ambitious plans which will include new markets, partners, concepts, brands, and new Technology. As such our strong fast-moving Tech teams need to be ready to take our Tech infrastructure to a whole new level As Head of Tech, you will be leading a very international team composed of 65 people from different disciplines who are all part of a very exciting journey We currently have over 200 E-commerce sites throughout Europe with many more planned. Operating on multiple platforms including SFCC and Shopify Our Tech stack is cloud-native and open source using microservices with AWS Currently, we practice Agile development Methodologies, and Jira, CI/CD, and Data Science are very important to us, but we hope you can strengthen our way of working to enable faster delivery This is a modern technology environment but always having an eye on future technologies, we have a discovery team where we are building new technology for the future **OUR IDEAL FUTURE COLLEAGUE** - A people leader who fits with the culture and dynamics of an agile and fast-paced company, with a dedicated team and many challenges - Someone who loves technology, always up to date when it comes to the newest technologies, and very active in the Tech community - An excellent communicator as you will be the tech voice in our leadership team - Very proactive with a roll up your sleeves attitude to achieve goals and deliver great experiences for customers - You are extremely motivated to work for e-commerce and build a strong and collaborative Tech culture, with a clear way of working **YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES** - Lead the Tech organization based on accountability empowerment and effectiveness - As a member of the leadership team you will actively contribute to the e-commerce business plan in collaboration with the other functions. You are the voice of Tech on the leadership table and will design and establish the technical vision for the business - Establish and maintain meaningful relationships across senior leadership and key stakeholders - Set a vision and strategy for the team and decide on and embed a strong way of working for the Tech teams. You effectively manage the different responsibilities within your function and the value chain - You push the functional agenda into the future, seeking sustainable, competitive advantages and technical growth opportunities - Support the managers in their personal and professional growth, make sure they have a clear understanding of their performance, and enable them to manage the daily operations - You drive the talent pipeline and define growth and development approach to retain and attract strong Tech talent **YOUR PROFILE** MUST HAVE - Proven experience as a CTO or in a similar technology leadership role for an eCommerce company (10+ years) - Extensive experience (5+ years) leading and managing technical teams and technical leaders - Senior experience growing teams and deciding on a clear structure and methodology 8+ years - A proven track record of taking ownership and delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment - Deep knowledge of technology, a solid understanding of software development in different areas, and being able to oversee, manage, and bring together all technology domains. - Strong People Management skills -Experience managing multiple and complex stakeholders - Excellent English communication skills (our company language) - You include coaching as part of your leadership style NICE TO HAVE - Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Systems - Proven experience as a CTO or in a similar technology leadership role within the Fashion Industry - Experience working in the scale-up organization - Experience working with SFCC, Shopify **INTERESTED?** We look forward to hearing from you! Please apply directly using the apply button below or via our website. In case you have any further questions about the role, you are welcome to contact Laura Gonzalez at [laura.gonzalez@betseller.com](mailto:laura.gonzalez@betseller.com) **MORE ABOUT US!** Website - <https://about.bestseller.com/jobs/design-your-future/e-commerce> Instagram - @bestseller\_ecommerce