Head of Automation – Europe

NEO TRANSFORM (Düsseldorf NW, Deutschland) Vor 6 Tagen veröffentlicht

This is a different job post because we are looking for people like you. People that never stop learning and inspiring others for a greater good. So, are you a top-notch thinker and resolver that is ready to inspire and guide a large multi-skilled team to excel? Do you combine in your current role different disciplines to resolve complex problems? Did you use traditional methods as LSS or Design Thinking but also advanced ML and Robotics solutions to solve the problems? Do you think and act globally as an entrepreneur leveraging virtual resources and partners?

If so, then how about applying as Head of Data and Digital Transformation?

NEO is recruiting on behalf of one of the Top 3 FMCG retailers in Europe. As Head of Automation you will be responsible to engage and guide the European entities in their Automation Transformation journey. You will leverage a global team to help the organization to increase value throughout the value chain and markets and stay ahead using digital transformative solutions. 

The role includes automation transformation strategy and execution within several European countries at a time, which includes:

  • Business Analytics – Working with the board of the country to understand Business pain points and needs through data and to identify areas of improvement and automation 
  • Democratization – Responsible for creating and facilitating a network of Automation Ambassadors in all European entities
  • Program Management – Managing multiple cross functional projects and high business impact projects (Average 3 to 4 Million Euro impact per country and per deployment)
  • Workshops – Facilitate multiple cross functional feasibility and strategy workshops
  • Finance and Governance – Responsible to setup and keep up of financial validation of program benefits in all countries

As Head of Automation you will report to the Managing Director of the Business Solution Center. Your office will be located in Germany, Düsseldorf, but in today's times we look for talent globally.

People Management:

  • You will manage various multidisciplinary project teams
  • In a matrix organization, you will lead a Center of Excellence for Robotics
  • You will also have a functional reporting of Project Managers from the Shared Service Centre in India


Core Business projects with Value Creation Plan, P&L and people impact in markets

Areas of Expertise:

The position addresses a generally homogeneous area of expertise:

  • Complex problem solving
  • Lean 6Sigma
  • Project & Program management
  • People management in a matrix or molecular organization (Agile)
  • Advanced data analytics with AI/ML (Python, R, GCP, Microsoft Azure)
  • Data visualization (MicroStrategy, PowerBI, Google Data Studio)
  • Process Robotization and Automation
  • Inter cultural collaboration


The role requires 10 to 15 years of experience in the field of:

  • Advanced Data Analytics
  • Process Robotization and Automation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • FMCG or other retail sector

Must have Skills: 

  • Lean 6Sigma – Certified 
  • Digital/Business Transformation Manager - Certified or
  • Robotics Solution Architect - Certified
  • Data Architect or Data Engineer, System Architect - Certified
  • Change & Risk Management
  • Fluent in English

If you are ready to take up this exciting role and join an inspiring team and challenging organizational transformation then please apply with your CV and motivation letter in English language.

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