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Head of Business Applications (m/w/d)

We are looking for a Head of Business Applications. You bring experience and will be responsible for planning, evaluating, implementing and operating an IT business application landscape according to the approved IT architecture. The preferred location for this role is Pfäffikon or Wohlen.


  • Collaborates with business stakeholders to define and optimize business processes
  • Collaborates with the IT architect to define an application landscape that meets business requirements
  • Evaluates software applications which provide the necessary performance, interoperability, scalability, availability etc.
  • Runs a strategic planning process and elaborates respective roadmaps for the landscape overall and for the specific products implemented considering changing requirements, technological developments and product roadmaps
  • Supervises the head of centers of expertise (SAP, NAV, CRM, BI)
  • Coaches the various centers of expertise regarding planning, budgeting and operation of their respective applications and staffing
  • Responsible for efficient internal IT processes related to planning, operation and support
  • Plans and supervises projects related to implement the roadmap and improve processes
  • Provides service specifications and descriptions and respective SLA’s
  • Define and regularly report KPI’s executive management

We expect

  • University degree in technical or economic area
  • At least five years of experience as business application manager in a multi-national and geographically dispersed environment preferably in the industrial area
  • In depth knowledge of SAP, preferably as SAP CoE manager, rollout project manager etc.
  • Effective organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through
  • Effective Supervising
  • German and English language both written and spoken

We offer

  • Attractive work conditions
  • Team-oriented company culture and open-door policy
  • Personal and professional development
  • A competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1 000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

The Surface Solutions Segment of the Oerlikon Group includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco. The Segment operates more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centres in 37 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, employing more than 6 000 people.
Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components as well as tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. Oerlikon Balzers operates a dynamically growing network of more than 100 coating centres in 35 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.