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Head of Technology Strategy

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28 Nov 2023

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In the dynamic landscape of On, the tech thrives much like a spirited runner: always moving, always improving. We are building technology that continues to supercharge the growth of On, helping to ignite the human spirit through movement.

Your role will be focused on helping to shape a high performing and impactful environment where we continuously make tough trade offs based on market realities; using our cross-functional experience to use the power of technology to help ignite the human spirit through movement.

Your Mission

- Drive Technology Vision and Strategy: Propel On's technological ambitions, ensuring our organisation is primed to scale and enhance operational efficiency. Your leadership will be crucial in navigating the technology landscape, setting a clear and impactful direction for the future.
- Oversee Strategic Initiatives: Work in a close alignment with the Technology Leadership Team, managing and driving strategic initiatives that span across various functions. Your role is instrumental in aligning these initiatives with On's overarching goals.
- Cultivate the Technical Program Management Team: Build, coach, and nurture a team dedicated to managing tech initiatives. Your leadership will ensure this team excels in coordinating projects that bridge the gaps between multiple departments.
- Champion Continuous Improvement and Knowledge Sharing: Embed a culture of perpetual growth and learning within our technology hubs. Your efforts will play a key role in fostering an environment where knowledge is freely exchanged, and continuous improvement is the norm.
- Support and Guide the Technology Leadership Team: Provide robust governance and decision-making support to the technology leadership. Your analytical skills and clear presentation of considerations will be invaluable in driving informed decisions.
- Maintain a Pulse on the Technology Team: Stay intimately connected with the technology team's dynamics. Use this insight to propose and initiate changes that enhance their overall well-being, happiness, and productivity.
- Facilitate Effective Communication: Act as a vital communication bridge between the CTO, technology leadership, and the wider organisation. Your role ensures smooth and effective cross-functional collaboration throughout the company.
- Drive Organisational Structure Improvements: Continually assess and refine technology organisational structure to better support our vision and strategy. Your ability to design and implement improvements will be key in optimising our operations for success.

Your Story

- With 7+ years of experience leading cross-functional initiatives and shipping products end-to-end in fast-paced environments. You thrive at the intersection of product, design, and engineering, leveraging user insights and technical expertise to deliver impactful experiences
- Your background in agile delivery ensures you balance strategy with speed. You understand how to translate lofty goals into executable increments delivered iteratively
- Your emotional intelligence allows you to forge trusting and strong relationships, both within your team and across the organisation. Empathy is a cornerstone of your leadership style, creating a supportive and collaborative environment
- Your leadership transcends borders, ensuring cohesive and productive collaborations, irrespective of the physical distance
- Your ability to communicate and influence ensures that your voice is not just heard but also valued at the senior leadership table
- While you're a high-level thinker, you don't shy away from delving into the details when executing projects. This balance ensures that your strategies are not just visionary but also meticulously planned and implemented
- You bring strong verbal and written communication skills to the table, paired with fluency in English. Your ability to influence and articulate ideas ensures clear and impactful interactions across all levels of the organisation

Meet The Team

Joining the Tech Leadership team at On, you'll find yourself at the heart of a fast-paced, diverse environment. Our ecosystem thrives on collaboration - a confluence of curious minds challenging and learning from one another, always seeking the uncharted. Here, we venture into new territories of technology, continuously refining our approach and embracing challenges head-on.

What We Offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically - to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.


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