CIO/CDO Generation & Distribution f/m

80 % or more | Baden

We are looking for the CIO/CDO for our business area Generation & Distribution (G&D) with a turnover of more than 1.9 billions CHF. G&D includes various subdivisions, such as renewables, grid, nuclear and the Axpo hydro business. In this exciting and new role you will be responsible for actively driving digitalization of our business in close collaboration with business divisions and Group IT. Are you a fast moving technology enthusiast who drives change through competency and effective collaboration with all stakeholders in a sustainable way while being able to challenge the status quo?

What you will do

  • Actively drive digitalization of the business area and define/implement the business area IT strategy. Define organizational structure and governance process. Use influencing and negotiation skills to create synergies across the enterprise to enable cost-effective and innovative shared solutions in achievement of business goals
  • Responsible that IT capabilities are delivered reliably, sustainably, cost effectively and securely but with enough agility based on changing business objectives, goals and strategies
  • Maintains currency on new technologies and provides direction on what emerging technologies should be assimilated, integrated and introduced within the enterprise to cover the needs of the enterprise's digital business strategy
  • Establish relationships with business unit leaders and members of their teams and act as a trusted advisor that they can make the right decisions about the application of information and technology
  • Develop and control annual operating and capital expenditure budget for IT

What you bring & who you are

  • Open, engaging, agile and energetic personality with a good ability to drive change in a way where there is a good level of support and consensus from the main stakeholders
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a combination of IT leadership, driving digital transformation, IT strategy definition, Enterprise Architecture, project portfolio mgmt, information security, ERP, Infrastructure, Cloud & service management
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies with knowledge in cloud technologies, enterprise architecture frameworks, IT application and infrastructure, IT operating models, service management and Microsoft or Google productivity tools
  • Fluency in English, German is an advantage

What we offer

Your recovering is important for us. Enjoy at least 22 days’ vacation for your work-life balance, and up to 12 paid public holidays per calendar year. You’ll get extra vacation days as a loyalty bonus every five years. In addition to that, you can benefit from flexible working hours as well as the opportunity to work remotely.

We offer fairness. In addition to a competitive salary, all employees are entitled to a performance-based component

Safetey first! Our sick pay insurance pays your full salary for up to 730 days. We also have collective health insurance contracts.

Above-average and generous. We cover at least 60% of your pension contribution.

Your development matters to us. Therefore we invest in your professional growth with a wide range of internal training opportunities and the possibility of cost and/or time-sharing.

A modern workplace awaits you in the centre of Baden. The main station is less than a five-minute walking distance. Baden is just 15 minutes from Zurich by train, and offers attractive shops, cultural variety and a wide range of hot springs.

At Axpo you can reduce your carbon footprint. Use your free half-fare travel card for business and private travel. When travelling on business by train, you can travel first class. For business trips by car, a separate Mobility fleet is available at Axpo in Baden.

About us

Axpo is Switzerland's largest producer of renewable energy, as well as an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power. We develop innovative energy solutions for our customers based on state-of-the-art technologies in over 30 countries in Europe, the USA and Asia. Around 5,000 employees work on exciting and challenging tasks, contribute their ideas and solutions and put them into practice. Our entrepreneurial way of thinking and acting helps us develop innovative and sustainable energy solutions for our customers. We have an open corporate culture, treat each other with respect and value diversity. We therefore welcome applicants regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or ideology, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.

More information

About the team

As CIO/CDO for the business unites Generation & Distribution you will be responsible for a team of about 3 to 5 people. Together you will have the full ownership for the establishment and execution of the business area IT strategy. As a member of the Generation & Distribution and the Group IT leadership team, the CIO/CDO participates in and contributes to overall enterprise business model, operating model and business strategy development.

Information about the recruitment process
Checking application documents and pre-selection
When we receive your application we (Recruiting Team link) check your documents. If your motivation, qualifications and work experience fit the job profile, you're already a step closer.
Video interview
For some functions, we carry out staggered video interviews before the first meeting. You will be able to answer our questions by video, and you decide on the time and place.
Meeting you in person
We now look forward to meeting you in person for the first time. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about Axpo and get more detailed information about the job. Depending on the function, you will be given a sample task to complete, or we'll draw up a job-related personality profile with you. You may be invited to an assessment centre. A meeting with the team is also an option. In the final stage we'll make you a fair offer in line with standard wages.
Three tips
Tip 1: A well prepared dossier and pertinent covering letter help us to learn more about your skills.
Tip 2: In your interview be open and genuine. This helps us to get an accurate picture of you, and also helps you to find out if Axpo is for you.
Tip 3: Asks questions in the interview and clarify any outstanding points.