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Siemens Head of Release Management (f/m/d) in ERH, Germany

Job Family: Information Technology

Req ID: 415100

Knowledge for the world of tomorrow.

We develop networks that supply our cities with light and heat intelligently and we know our way around automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. For these and many other future projects, we need smart thinkers who bring skills, creativity, and dedication to the table. People like you! Experienced researchers who boldly broaden horizons, true specialists, and clever minds who like to get to the bottom of things. In short, help us tackle the most exciting challenges and put into practice what really matters. We’ll give you the opportunity to really make a difference. So what are you waiting for? Take your next career step with us.

What part will you play?

  • Leading an experienced team of release managers and supervising the project activities is your primary responsibility

  • You define and implement a comprehensive release strategy for the IT transformation program

  • Taking on the responsibility for all release activities for shared systems, particularly SAP Platforms like S/4, BTP, and others, falls to you

  • You ensure communication to management and stakeholders

  • In addition, you have overall ownership and decision-making authority on all matters regarding the efficient release process, including planning, coordination, and monitoring of releases

  • You have budget ownership and full technical and commercial responsibility (incl. planning/forecasting)

  • Providing guidance to the project teams to identify release schedules and requirements, ensuring their successful delivery, is one of your key tasks

  • Ensuring quality assurance and testing for each release and identifying and addressing release issues and risks are part of your responsibilities

  • Continuously improving the release management process by implementing best practices and automation is a priority under your leadership

  • Managing and maintaining the tools (e.g., SAP SOLMAN) for our agile way forward, supporting the project methodology based on SAFe, is your responsibility

  • Collaborating with international teams located in different locations, fostering effective communication and coordination, is essential in your role

What you need to make real what matters.

  • A Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field is required

  • You should have at least 5 years of experience in release management or SAP Basis Management within complex IT transformation programs or projects

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and guiding teams of professionals is essential

  • Your background should include significant project management experience

  • Training and coaching skills are necessary, with a focus on soft skills and agile working methodologies

  • Possess soft skills for successful stakeholder relationship management, including managing expectations and mitigating risks

  • Extensive knowledge in managing shared systems, specifically SAP S/4 and template solutions, is required

  • Experience with SAP template protection and complex transport management is highly desired

  • Familiarity with agile development methods and DevOps practices is expected

  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities are essential for this role

  • You have excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Experience working with international teams in distributed locations is preferred

  • Fluent proficiency in English is required, with German language skills considered advantageous

What we offer.

  • 2 to 3 days of mobile working per week as a global standard

  • Attractive remuneration package

  • Development opportunities for both personal and professional growth

  • 30 leave days and a variety of flexible working models that allow time off for yourself and your family

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Individual benefits are adapted to meet local legal regulations, the requirements of different job profiles, locations, and individual preferences.

Make your mark in our exciting world at Siemens.

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