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Chief Information Officer (CIO)/SVP Enterprise Services

Do you have a passion for delivering high value IT services to employees and functions in a cost-efficient way? Schibsted, a leading Nordic media and marketplaces company, is seeking a CIO/ SVP Enterprise Services to join our Data & Tech team.

“The CIO has a key role in Schibsted making sure our 6000 employees and +50 companies across the Nordics and Poland are able to work smoothly - whether they are in our offices or as journalists in war-zones
- Sven Størmer Thaulow, Chief Data & Tech Officer Schibsted

Organisation

Schibsted Enterprise Technology - or simply E-Tech - is the internal IT company within Schibsted. We deliver IT services, tools and infrastructure to companies and employees in all parts of the Group, currently more than 50 brands and 6000 employees use our services and products. Today, there are approximately 130 highly skilled people in Sweden, Norway, Poland and Finland.

“Bringing Schibsted companies together”, that is our vision. We believe that we empower the business and employees of all Schibsted companies by providing innovative, secure, and cost efficient IT services. Our services are engaging, innovative, and impactful, we don’t just follow, or respond to requests - we fearlessly innovate, and create new services to help our customers.

  • We ensure that people in Schibsted have the equipment and tools needed to collaborate

  • We monitor and support Schibsted operations 24/7 and manage incidents when they occur

  • We deliver IT solutions that can be shared by many companies and distribute cost in a fair and predictable way

The job location is either Oslo, Stockholm or Krakow.

Challenges in the role

  • Delivering valuable services in an efficient way which demands a continuous value/cost work

  • Highly collaborative - with many internal customers which needs to understand what services they get to what cost

  • Leading leaders that are highly specialised

  • Leading people with a continuous need for upskilling

  • Challenge the rest of Schibsted in regards to utilising scale

  • Handling large vendors as AWS and Google

  • Compliance in sourcing processe

The role

You will be the company responsible for Schibsted Enterprise Technology and responsible for the IT vision and strategy, planning and execution across the Schibsted family group in close collaboration with stakeholders across Schibsted. You will report to Schibsted’s Chief Data and Technology Officer who is part of the executive management team.

Supported by a dedicated leadership team you ensure IT is used effectively to support growth, deliver innovation and maintain effective operations and together with the leadership team you:

  • Establish and implement continuous-improvement programs for the IT organisation

  • Recommend fit-to-purpose execution supporting tools and frameworks

  • Ensure effective communications internally and with business stakeholders

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the IT department and its 130 employees to deliver high-value services to employees, functions and brands

  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders throughout the entire Schibsted group - CTOs of the brands and business areas as well as other shared functions like People and Finance - to deliver IT solutions that drive our business forward

  • Drive our continued move to cloud services and away from on-premise workloads

  • Lead an organisation of talented IT professionals and be responsible for delivering innovative solutions that help our employees and functions work more efficiently and effectively

  • Lead the E-Tech leadership team and promote the E-Tech and Schibsted values

  • Secure strong vendor management and efficient procurement processes aligned with the system portfolio

  • Ensure IT operations are cost-efficient and aligned with the overall business strategy

  • Involved in due diligence of potential acquisitions and onboarding of new companies.

  • Define and manage budget across IT products shared across the Group, and drive effective cost containment initiatives

Qualifications

  • Ready for, or experience as, a CIO/SVP Infrastructure role, backed-up with relevant leadership experience

  • Strong knowledge of IT operations, cloud services and IT strategy

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Broad knowledge of current and emerging IT technologies, technology directions, and strategic application to business needs

  • Ability to improve operational efficiency, service delivery and information management across the IT organisation

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

Leadership & Capabilities

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills

  • Strong networking and collaboration skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technology solutions in business terms

  • Strong leadership capability and experience from leading leaders

  • Strong ability to influence, lead and drive change in a complex environment

  • Strong ability to build top performing and engaged international teams

Background

You have a bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information technology or a related field or comparable practical business experience. Additionally, relevant industry experience would be considered an asset. Relevant experience in IT operations, cloud services and IT strategy, as well as a track record of leading and managing teams in a large organisation will be a merit.

Data & Tech is the central product and tech unit that serves all of Schibsted. We are about 300+ people in the Nordics, Poland and remote, and collaborate closely with other product and tech teams in all units in Schibsted. Areas of responsibilities include data & technology strategy, privacy/data trends/responsible data & machine learning, information security and internal IT.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Amanda Dahl ([email protected]) or Peter Klokk ([email protected]).

Work with great people

Anniken Ore Larssen
Product Manager
"At Schibsted you meet people who cheer each other on, creating great products facing millions of consumers every day."
Stina Janson
UX Director
"Schibsted has the fantastic combination of having the strengths of a large organization and being a place for innovation, growth and new initiatives."
Egil Martinsson
Machine Learning Engineer
"Schibsted is an awesome place to work with Machine Learning at scale. We really try to foster a culture of high ambition & lots of fun"
Joanna Eriksson
Data Engineer
"Schibsted is a great workplace with amazing people, interesting technical challenges, and a constant strive to always be better."
Maria Slanova
Machine learning Engineer
"På Schibsted får du möjlighet att arbeta med briljanta människor från hela världen och göra innovativa idéer till verklighet."
Joanna Eriksson
Data Engineer
"Schibsted är en arbetsplats med fantastiska människor, intressanta tekniska utmaningar och det finns en ständig strävan efter att alltid bli bättre."
Armin Catovic
Senior Data Scientist
"Vår tech stack och den otroliga mängden data som vi arbetar med är otroligt attraktiv för utvecklare, data scientists och ML-ingenjörer där ute."
Egil Martinsson
Senior Data Scientist
"Det är en fantastisk arbetsplats för den som vill jobba storskaligt med machine learning"
Anniken Ore Larssen
Product Manager
"У Шибстеді усі підбадьорюють та підтримують одне одного, створюють неймовірні продукти для мільйонів споживачів кожного дня"
Egil Martinsson
Machine Learning Engineer
"Шибстед це виняткове місце для масштабної роботи з Machine Learning. Ми формуємо культуру великі амбіції & забави"
Stina Janson
UX Director
"У Шибстеді фантастично поєднується комбінація потужностей великої організації та простору для інновацій, розвитку та нових ідей"
Joanna Eriksson
Data Engineer
"Шибстед - це чудове місце для роботи, з неймовірними людьми, цікавими технічними викликами та постійним прагненням до розвитку"

Great Place to Work

  • Karriärmöjligheter inom Schibstedfamiljen

  • Var del av en mångfaldig, inkluderande arbetsplats

  • Personlig utveckling och lärande inom Learning Lab

  • Work with products that matter in peoples lives

  • We embrace diversity

  • Career opportunities within the Schibsted family

  • Empowering body and mind with Schibsted Life

  • 5000 fantastic colleagues in over 4 countries

  • Learn and develop within Learning Lab

  • Personlig utvikling og læring i Learning Lab

  • 5000 fantastiska kollegor i fyra länder

  • Schibsted Life erbjuder fysisk och mental träning

  • Jobba med välkända produkter och tjänster

  • Bli del av mangfoldig, inkluderende arbeidsplass

  • Karrieremuligheter i Schibstedfamilien

  • Mer enn 4500 fantastiske kollegaer i 4 land

  • Styrke kropp og sinn med Schibsted Life

  • Jobb med anerkjente produkter og tjenester

About the company

Schibsted is a family of digital brands with a strong Nordic position, and more than 5,000 employees. Millions of people interact with our companies every day through our leading online marketplaces, world-class media houses. We also help new promising businesses grow. Our joint mission of empowering people in their daily lives is rooted in the values of our media heritage and a legacy of bold change. At our best, we are a fearless force for change in a society built on trust and transparency.

Schibsted Enterprise Technology – or “E-Tech” as we’re called – is the internal IT company within Schibsted. We deliver IT services, tools and infrastructure to companies and employees in all parts of the group.Today we employ over 140 highly skilled people in Sweden, Norway, Poland and Finland and we are always on the hunt for strengthening our teams even more.


1839Christian Schibsted 
founds a Printing House

1860Aftenposten is established,
 soon becoming a favoured and trusted media channel.

1966Schibsted acquires VG that
at the time had a financial crises.

1996Schibsted buys Aftonbladet,
 today the primary news source 
in Sweden.

1998Schibsted acquires Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s leading national quality newspapers.

2000Finn.no is founded.
 The marketplace has 
been enormously popular
in Norway ever since.

2003Blocket is acquired. Today 
the number one market place 
in Sweden.

2005-2021Schibsted Growth 
starts investing in
various digital brands.

2006The international expansion of 
Schibsted classified business is
 starting.

2009Fædrelandsvennen, Bergens Tidende and Stavanger Aftenblad are fully incorporated in Schibsted

2009 – 2019Schibsted Growth expands the portfolio,
 by 2019 it consists of more than 20 brands.

2019Adevinta is listed at Oslo Børs. Schibsted’s international Marketplaces is spun off into a 
separate company.

2019Schibsted's international marketplaces are spun off into a separete company - Adevinta

2020Schibsted aquired 100% of Oikotie

2020Adevinta acquires 100% of eBay Classifieds Group creating the worlds largest online classified company

2021As part of the agreement in 2020, Schibsted buys eBay's online classified businesses DBA.dk and bilbasen.dk

1839Christian Schibsted grundar tryckeriet Schibsted Förlag

1860Aftenposten etableras och blir snabbt en prioriterad och betrodd mediekanal

1966Schibsted köper VG

1996Schibsted köper Aftonbladet, Sveriges primära nyhetskälla idag

1998Schibsted köper Svenska Dagbladet, en av Sveriges ledande nyhetstidningar

2000Finn.no grundas. Norges mest besökta marknadsplats.

2003Blocket förvärvas. Den dominerande marknadsplatsen i Sverige idag.

2005-2021Schibsted Growth börjar investera i digitala bolag

2006Den internationella expansionen av Schibsted Classified startar

2009Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad och Fædrelandsvennen blir helt integrerade i Schibsted

2009-2019Schibsted Growth utökar portföljen som vid 2019 består av över 20 bolag

2019Adevinta listas på den norska börsen. Schibsted’s internationella marknadsplatser etableras som ett eget bolag.

2020Schibsted köper 100 % av Oikotie, en finsk multi-vertikal online marknadsplats. Schibsted har ägt Tori.fi i mer än ett decennium. Förvärvet av Oikotie markerar Schibsteds ambitioner att utöka sin närvaro i det finska segmentet av onlinemarknadsplatser.

2020Adevinta förvärvar 100 % av eBay Classifieds Group och skapar världens största onlineklassificerade företag

2021Som en del av avtalet 2020 köper Schibsted eBays onlineklassificerade företag DBA.dk och bilbasen.dk

1839Christian Michael Schibsted grunnla Schibsted forlag

1860Lansering av Christiania Adresseblad - som senere byttet navn til Aftenposten

1966Schibsted kjøper VG som på det tidspunktet gjennomgikk en økonomisk krise

1996Schibsted kjøper Aftonbladet, i dag den viktigste nyhetskilden i Sverige

1998Schibsted kjøper SvD, en av Sveriges ledende nasjonale avis

2000Finn.no blir etablert. Markedsplassen FINN har vært enormt populær i Norge siden etablering.

2003Schibsted kjøper Blocket. I dag den største markedsplassen i Sverige.

2005 - 2021Schibsted Growth starter å investere i ulike digitale selskaper

2006Den internasjonale ekspansjonen av Schibsted classified starter.

2009Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad og Fædrelandsvennen er fullt innarbeidet i Schibsted

2009-2019Schibsted Growth utvider porteføljen, innen 2019 består den av mer enn 20 selskaper.

2019Adevinta blir børsnotert på Oslo børs. Schibsteds internasjonal markedsplasser blir etablert i et eget selskap.

2020Schibsted kjøper 100% av Oikotie, en finsk multi-vertikal online markedsplass. Schibsted har eid Tori.fi i mer enn et tiår. Oppkjøpet av Oikotie markerer Schibsteds ambisjoner om å utvide sin tilstedeværelse i det finske segmentet av nettbaserte markedsplasser.

2020Adevinta inngår avtale om å overta 100% av eBay Classifieds Group, og danner dermed verdens største online rubrikkselskap.

2021Som en del av avtalen i 2020 kjøper Schibsted eBays nettbaserte rubrikkvirksomheter DBA.dk og bilbasen.dk.

Amanda Dahl | Contact Person

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