With its approx. 100 million customers and about 500 employees, Avira is a globally leading provider of self-developed IT security solutions for private and professional consumers. It has more than 25 years of experience and is one of the pioneers in this industry. In Germany, Avira is located in Tettnang close to Lake Constance and one of the biggest regional employers. In addition, it has offices abroad and also maintains partnerships in Europe, Asia and America.

As part of the continued success story, we have an exciting career opportunity for the position

General Manager 

The General Managing is responsible for the daily business operation of the location in Doetinchem, NL and is the (local) Manager for a team as well as the bridge for a lot of topics with the Head Quarter in Tettnang, Germany.

At the location Doetinchem there currently is a datacenter facility with local revenue, there are teams to support the datacenter facility which is directly reporting to the General Manager. Other departments on site are a design team, Software development team and facilitation teams like Finance and HR which are directly reporting to the global Manager.

In a dual function the General Manager will also assume the global responsibility for IT Sourcing & Infrastructure for all subsidiaries.

Main Challenges:

General Manager Role

  • Day to day operations of the datacenter facility and the local legal entity
  • Investments related to the location, helps the teams with their budgets
  • Manages and coaches the other managers and team leaders at the location
  • Analyses potential issues and escalates to management
  • Is the authorized person for signing contracts and executing payments, and in general is the external representative for Avira B.V.
  • Contributes to team effort by coaching, ensuring integration into the global processes and strategy, and maintaining a close cooperative relationship with HQ.

Manager Global IT Sourcing & Infrastructure Role

  • Being globally in charge of Sourcing, Supplier Management, IT Procurement, License Management, Data Center Operation and IT Service Continuity
  • Act as a driving force to professionalize and implement the processes mentioned above together with your team
  • Continuously improve the operation of our data centers (internal and external) to ensure high availability and performance of our IT services
  • Be an active member in the Global IT Management team to define, improve and execute the global IT strategy
  • Closely collaborate with your peers managing the other IT departments to ensure that all staff members follow the same direction and goals
  • Challenge and analyze outsourcing possibilities of our internal IT services, especially looking at cloud and SaaS solutions

Your Profile:

  • Higher Education/University work and thinking level
  • Solid understanding of commercial and business administration processes
  • High degree of entrepreneurial thinking
  • Knowledge and experience with datacenters, people management and with finances
  • At least 5 years of management and leadership experience
  • Ability to effectively work in a matrix organization across different countries
  • Good knowledge and experience in Dutch and English, German welcome

Work environment:

As the managing director you are the key person for the location, coordinating the team managers and team leaders. You directly report to your manager in the Head Quarter in Tettnang, Germany, which is the Head of Information Technology of Avira. You have a great sense of responsibility and will make the most of the day-to-day operations and projects run from the Doetinchem office.

Your working location will be Doetinchem in the Netherlands.

For more details on the position, please get in touch with us. We are looking forward to getting to know you.


If you like this job and you have the skills, you can send your CV (in English or Dutch) to recruitment.nl@avira.com attn. Anja Duitshof

More information about Avira you can find on: www.avira.com

Avira B.V.
Gildenbroederslaan 1
7005 BM  Doetinchem
The Netherlands
Tel: +31. (0)314-399900
E-mail: recruitment.nl@avira.com

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