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Job Description

What you’ll do

Your remit as the Head of IT Governance will focus on the governance and execution of major IT transformation programmes. It offers you the opportunity to play a mission-critical role in the future growth and success of Adevinta.

You will be based within our BITS (Business Information and Technology Services) team, reporting to the CIO. Your talents will be key to supporting the informed, quick decision making of the CIO and business. We want you to maintain oversight of ongoing initiatives (including transformations), escalations, customer feedback and budgets. You’ll also maximise the value of strategic partnerships by setting joint goals, applying standard performance metrics and tracking benefits. 

Key responsibilities

  • Support global IT integration and transformation programmes.

  • Lead the governance and execution of transformation plans by collaborating with senior leaders and colleagues across multiple regions.

  • Support the design of the BITS Operating Model, and ensure that it remains up to date with all components aligned to BITS strategy.

  • Oversee and approve changes in the BITS Operating Model.

  • Forecast costs, prepare annual budget requests and track budgets.

  • Oversee Vendor Management activities and collaborate with Procurement on strategy and policy.

  • Ensure that all ongoing initiatives are properly followed-up by the Programme Management Officer and the Project Managers, helping in the decision-making process.

  • Define a strategy and capability for IT talent management.


Who you are

  • Experienced in a governance role, including budget planning and management.

  • Background in Finance and Compliance knowledge.

  • Knowledge in Operating Models management (improvement of them, quality assurance).

  • Understanding of total cost ownership of IT assets and functions.

  • Ability to facilitate decision making by translating findings into recommendations, identify risks and schedule adjustments.

  • A business-focused, creative, innovative, pragmatic, and positive team player

  • Good communication skills. Business level English is a must.

  • Results-oriented, with a will to drive things forward, and make sure decisions are made and followed through.

  • Strongly identifying with Adevinta‘s values – with a passion for our brands.

Additional Information

What you’ll get from us

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Flexible benefits programme (transport, restaurants, child-care, etc)

  • Free daily breakfast 

  • 26 days of holiday

  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation

  • Benefits including private health insurance, stock purchase plan and bonus

  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own

  • agenda, choice of phone and computer

  • Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team - between 5 and 45 days per quarter in the office

  • ‘Work from anywhere’ weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, including from another country, as long as you have an internet connection!

  • Career development, including individual training budget and language classes

Additional Information

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. 

Covid-19: We’re reviewing the situation on a regular basis to ensure that we follow all local government guidelines and put the health of our people first. All interviews are currently taking place virtually. 

If anything you’ve read above ticks your boxes, then why not apply now to find out more!

Company Description

We’re Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including marktplaats in The Netherlands, Mobile.de in Germany and leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month. 

We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. 

Our brands are supported by Global Teams based in our main Hub in Barcelona and our other global Hubs in Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Our local brands are founded on the connections between people, and as an international group we create networks of talented Adevintans who work together towards a common purpose across geographies and disciplines.