Director for Oslo office
Do you want to join a successful Nordic IT scaleup and take their Oslo Department to the next level? Are you passionate about talent development and looking for an opportunity to use your expertise to make a difference? Then you might be the person we are looking for!
IT Minds is a successful, talent-based IT consultancy company with a little more than 200 employees. We are one of the 10 most attractive workplaces for IT graduates as well as the obvious choice for the biggest corporations in the Nordics when looking for an innovative IT-development partner.
Not only is this a result of hard work, but more importantly it is caused by our focus on ensuring a unique and informal culture, unity and employee satisfaction in the absolute top of the industry. IT Minds’ success has not gone unnoticed in the market which led to Visma recently acquiring the company, as they see great potential in expanding IT Minds’ concept globally. In embarking on this journey, we start off by identifying the right Director to help IT Minds grow in what is expected to be one of the biggest markets for the company, namely Norway, where Visma has their headquarters.
The Oslo Director position
Being a Director at IT Minds means being in charge, making decisions and acting upon them! You will carry the full P&L responsibility and report to IT Minds’ CEO (a position which is successfully shared by IT Minds’ three Partners).
During a professional onboarding process, you will be introduced to everything from our long-term vision to best practices within recruitment, sales etc., after which you will develop a budget reflecting the plan you believe will bridge the overall five-year plan for IT Minds and the current state of the Oslo Department.
A typical week
The Oslo Department is still in its start-up phase but growing rapidly, which means the role will develop quickly, and that you should find both current and future states motivating. Your key-responsibility is to make sure supply and demand is constantly in balance - both now and in the foreseeable future. As a result, you will both have to plan 1-2 years ahead but also be needed hands-on in the current sales and recruitments.
40% of your time will be commercially oriented. The Director role will always have a natural commercial focus. To begin with , you will work hands-on with sales. Later, you will spar with and coach your sales team, assist on bigger cases and balance demand with available consultants, ensure customer satisfaction, develop sales and customer strategies etc.
Leading / “Colleaguing”
15% of your time will be used on follow up on your consultants’ well being, making sure they thrive and develop, which is an important part of the job. This share of the job will increase as more colleagues come onboard. We expect to go from 10 to 20 consultants within the next 12 months.
30% of your time will be spent on recruitment. We are in the process of onboarding a new HR Consultant, which takes care of the majority of the recruitment, but recruitment still takes up a significant part of the role.20% recruiting and onboarding software developers. Even though we have an HR Consultant in place, it is your responsibility to ensure that we have sufficient resources to meet our budget, backed by our HR Manager. This means close sparring with the HR Consultant as well as participating in interviews.
15% of your time will be spent on general administrative tasks, such as alignment of HR or Marketing initiatives on “group level” etc. In IT Minds we keep a constant focus on minimizing obstacles, yet carrying the overall responsibility for a growing subsidiary does not come without meetings and KPI-reporting.
In IT Minds, we believe that hard work and passion can make up for or sometimes even defeat experience. That being said, nonetheless, we imagine that you::
have experience from sales in the IT industry. Perhaps, you are currently employed as a Sales Manager and want to take your managerial role to the next level
are self-driven and independent in your ability to structure and prioritize your assignments - although sparring is always possible with both of our other Directors, your managers and specialists from Visma, it is your responsibility that the department succeeds
are communicative and emphatic - you are the lighthouse of the department, who should both designate a direction, but also make sure no ships are lost at sea
are passionate about the role. Though it might be possible to handle the role through hard work and a bright mind, passion for our job is a key differentiator and is part of our uniqueness and unity and thus a key ingredient
hold the key to unlock new markets. You are responsible for the overall growth of IT Minds Oslo, and therefore it comes naturally to you to establish long-lasting connections and partnerships with customers and leaders in the industry
hold, as a minimum, a bachelor’s degree within business and/or IT
We believe that the role in itself is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting company, where you will become an important asset. You will experience a management group and board committed to supporting not only your department’s growth and development, but also you as a person.
On top of this, we offer:
Influence and job satisfaction - if it does not make sense, we do not do it
great flexibility - hours worked is not a KPI we use - employee satisfaction is
competitive wage - if you are good, the wage is good
social network consisting of sport teams, movie nights etc.
pension, private health insurance, cell-phone etc. - we are a scaleup with Visma’s agreements in our back pocket. For this reason, all the grown-up stuff is taken care of
a steep learning curve, where we - both the Partners and the rest of IT Minds - support your success and our common goals
day to day sparring with our two Directors in Denmark who have experience with undergoing the same journey in Denmark as you are embarking on
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to a Partner in IT Minds, Kristian Larsen firstname.lastname@example.org / +45 8171 8115 or Jonas Vognsen on email@example.com / +45 6166 4207.
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