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IT Business Partner (m/f/d) - Germany & Switzerland

DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated packaging worldwide, supported by recycling and papermaking operations. Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith focuses on creating innovative sustainable display and packaging solutions in 34 countries employing around 30,000 people.

Packaging is the largest division (by size, turnover and EBIT) within DS Smith. Grown through acquisition, the IT landscape is diversified and complex with circ. 400 appli­ca­tions operating under regional and local direction.

IT Business Partner (m/f/d) – Germany & Switzerland

To enhance our team at our Head Office in Erlensee or at another site within the region we are looking for a Strategic IT Business Partner for the region Germany & Switzerland.

Your Tasks

Build and sustain business relationships based on mutual trust and demonstrated value

  • Identify key business stakeholders; define and execute relevant engagement plans
  • Identify key business forums; secure a seat at the table and be the voice of IT Influence, shape and prioritize the technology strategy and change roadmap

Influence, shape and prioritize the technology strategy and change roadmap

  • Gain a deep understanding of the strategic business priorities and use technology to be an enabler for them
  • Influence and align local, regional, divisional and global strategic agenda
  • Pro-actively identify innovative solutions for IT to drive the business forward
  • Work in collaboration with business stakeholders and the rest of the IT organization to develop and maintain change roadmaps that are endorsed by both the business and IT
  • Responsible for the development of sound business cases
  • Be a consultant to our business in terms of the available technology in the external market-place

Take accountability for the delivery of projects and services into the Packaging Central business

  • Ensure the proper governance is in place for all projects and services where both IT solution / service delivery and business stakeholders know what to expect from each other and collaborate effectively
  • Ensure any changes to time, cost and scope of projects are managed through the proper governance
  • Liaise with other regional, division and Group business partners in terms of common service issues to ensure proper prioritization by the IT Operations organization
  • Ensures regular and timely updates on IT strategy and IT enabling initiatives to the business and to the IT leadership teams on business strategy and drivers and translating business language into IT requirements

Communication / Collaboration

  • Systematically captures IT customer satisfaction through various mechanisms such as interviews or surveys
  • Ensures on-going engagement with other Regional, Divisional and Group business partners with aim to build potential synergies, leverage capabilities, and explore opportunities for sharing

Your Profile

  • Bachelor or Master degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong experience in multi-site, multi-country manufacturing environment with good knowledge of ERP (including SAP), MES, CRM, and Business Intelligence technologies, as well as infrastructure.
  • Proven experience or demonstrated capability in developing business-aligned IT roadmaps, supporting business cases and M&M IT due dilligence
  • Excellent command of written/verbal German and English
  • Excellent ability to proactively draw out and document requirements from stakeholders using a variety of techniques
  • 15 or more years of experience in IT, business and/or consultancy and more than 5 years of leadership responsibilities

We offer you an exciting and diversified area of responsibility within a qualified and dynamic team as well as a positive working atmosphere. An individual initial training plan will ensure DS Smith – INTERNAL an ideal start. Your commitment will be honored by an attractive reward package and good social benefits as company pension.


We are looking forward to receiving your application including your salary expectations and your earliest practicable entrance date. Please contact:


DS Smith Packaging Deutschland Stiftung & Co. KG
Nina Taylor | Interim HR Business Partner
Zum Fliegerhorst 1312-1318 · 63526 Erlensee

DS Smith Packaging Deutschland Stiftung & Co. KG

2021-04-02T11:31:44.412Z FULL_TIME EUR

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Erlensee 63526 Zum Fliegerhorst 1312-1318

50.1641002 8.968416999999999

IT Business Partner (m/f/d) – Germany & Switzerland Festanstellung Vollzeit DS Smith Packaging Deutschland Stiftung & Co. KG Erlensee Business Consultant IT Informatiker Lead Leam Manager Strategy Teamleiter Wirtschaftsinformatiker Druck, Papier & Verpackung allg.,Verpackung,Weitere: Druck, Papier & Verpackung IT, Softwareentwicklung Festanstellung Vollzeit Mit Berufserfahrung DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated packaging worldwide, supported by recycling and papermaking operations.

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