Group Head IT Governance & Steering (f/m/d) Germany

SIGNA Sports United • Germany

as soon as possible

SIGNA Sports United (SSU) has built the global #1 sports e-commerce & technology platform with market leading positions in Bike, Tennis, Outdoor & Team Sports. We are leveraging our unique tech and operating platform to power our leading online shops like, Bikester, Probikeshop, Tennis-Point, Outfitter, and many more, and to provide solutions to industry partners, including end-to-end e-commerce as-a-service solutions for brands and federations, connecting and enabling offline specialist retailers and integrating with digital sports communities.

We recently announced to go public through a business combination agreement with Yucaipa Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: YAC). The combination also includes the acquisition of the WiggleCRC Group, one of the largest online bike retailers globally, currently owned by Bridgepoint.

The combined entity will become the largest pure-play sports e-commerce and technology platform company by revenue, with expected net revenues of approximately $1.6 billion in the financial year ending on September 30, 2021, serving over 7 million active customers, 1,000+ brand partners, 500+ connected retail stores, and more than 15 million sports community users globally.

Job Objective

  • Set up and controlling of IT Governance and IT Compliance across the entire tech area as well as professional and continuous IT Vendor Management

What you will be responsible for

  • Establishment of the overarching IT Governance and IT Compliance function.
  • Responsibility for the Tech/IT strategy in close collaboration with the Group CTO & CISO, its implementation, control and continuous development.
  • Development and setup of a professional IT reporting based on the IT strategy.
  • Design and implementation of an enterprise Tech/IT Management Framework incl. set up of methodology for IT policies and procedures.
  • Establishment and ongoing maintenance of the central control inventory across all IT processes and first contact person for all IT process owners regarding IT controls.
  • Management of compliance, governance and cost management according to international or group standards (e.g. SOX, Information Security, etc.).
  • Establishment of a central IT Vendor Management (e.g. inventory, standard contracts, processes and regulation for contract owners).
  • Consolidation of purchasing activities to leverage cost efficiencies (establishment of a central IT Purchasing incl. tender management and preferred suppliers).
  • Implementation of central License Management.
  • Responsible process owner of budgeting within IT incl. reporting of IT budgets and costs.
  • Managing intercompany agreements across the group.

What we're looking for

  • 5+ years in IT, strong track record in IT Governance & Compliance, audit and process management.
  • 2+ years leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with common standards and best practices such as COBIT, ITIL, etc.
  • International work experience, experience in working with companies and business units across borders; experience in working with US companies / business units is a huge plus.
  • Hands-on work ethic, someone who not just delegates but is still actively involved in building up challenging a company's IT Governance & Compliance.
  • Fluent English, fluent in German is nice to have but not a must. Additional language skills are a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, confident and persuasive communication style.
  • Passion for Sports and Tech is very welcomed!

What you need to know

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

We at SIGNA Sports United believe that our team-spirit burns brightest when we're together. We also believe in flexible working models. As such, we provide a place for you to come, work and collaborate in any of our offices in the country you are employed in. And of course, you can work from home if needed.


About us

We are united by sports. Fueled by data. Accelerated by tech. More than 3000 tech-driven colleagues work for the SIGNA Sports United Group across the world. For us, every day is game day. Our teams play a key role in empowering founders and sports-businesses to lead in the digital age. 

We are many, but we move as one - with agility. Our team is diverse, talented and full of positive spirit. We are always evolving. Technology is at our core. Our Tech Teams are located on-site close to the Business. In addition, in 2020, we opened a Hub, our Centro Tecnico, in Barcelona. 

Our benefits

Fast paced company with exciting challenges

Flat hierarchies and fast decision making

Highly self-organised and autonomous way of working

Open and transparent international company culture

Exciting Combination of Tech and Sports e-commerce

Very dynamic environment with sport-enthusiastic colleagues


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