Department Manager Operational solutions

About the role

Location: Austria - Vienna, Finland - Porvoo, Sweden - Stenungsund

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent

Application Deadline: 29/07/2024


Make Digitalization Real ! 

Borealis is a global leader in advanced and sustainable chemicals and material solutions. Sustainability and innovation are core part of Borealis strategy and we are now seeking enforcement to our Digital Solutions team as Department Manager for Operations solutions.


The Department Manager is responsible for a team ensuring our digital solutions for the Operations business unit have high operability and high cyber security state. Supported departments in Operations consists of production (including MES area), maintenance, reliability, engineering, technical development, material handling and logistics, 

As a Department manager you will: 


  • Lead, organize, supervise, and mentor a diverse team of senior specialists and experts across multiple sites in Europe, ensuring optimal utilization of resources, including budget, to achieve the team’s objectives.
  • Empower your team with the necessary skills and coaching to thrive while executing the IT strategy for Borealis, focusing on operational excellence, diversity, information security, and agile practices.
  • Drive tactical & operational vendor management, including contract negotiations, change requests, claim management, and service level management, ensuring seamless collaboration and high service standards.
  • Oversee a complex portfolio of group-wide applications, managing licensing costs, and troubleshooting alongside cross-functional teams to maintain high operability and security.

About you

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Automation/Process Engineering, Chemicals, or a related field.
  • You bring over 10 years of experience in a similar role, with a proven track record in managing operations within an international work environment.
  • You have demonstrated success in leading teams of specialists and experts, with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and leadership, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.
  • You are proficient in English at a business level.
  • You possess experience with industrial digital tools and have a deep understanding of plant operations. Your technical acumen is complemented by a strategic mindset and the ability to drive digital transformation.

Our offer


Borealis has competitive compensation and benefits which you can read more about on our Career Page.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.

Application Process


If you're excited about the prospect of joining our team and being a part of Making It Real, please submit your application via the “apply now” button in the job posting to apply directly.


If you have any questions, please contact Maite Rosez (Randstad), 


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


At Borealis, we are committed to an equal recruitment process. We value diversity, and all applicants & employees are treated fairly and equally. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination based on factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression. 

Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

The hiring process

  • Get in touch
  • We get to know each other
  • Proposal & agreement
  • Make It Real

The selection process may vary based on position & profile. Our Talent Acquisition Specialist will provide detailed insights into the specific procedure once we connect with you regarding your application.

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