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Senior Director / VP IT Solutions / CIO 

We have set out a clear objective to become more technology led as a company. We are therefore looking for a Senior Director / VP IT Solutions / CIO to join Pleo and help us mature our use of technology to more effectively scale our business. We’re deliberately casting our net wide to see a range of candidates of different backgrounds and seniority levels.

About The Team

You will work closely with the leadership teams across the company to ensure the right seniority and profiles are brought into the domains to solve the ambitions across the business. Depending on seniority, you may also take over leadership of our Security and TechOps teams, each of which has a strong leader already in place leading their teams effectively.

This role reports directly to the CTO (Meri) from a functional perspective (which we call competence), and to the Domain Leader of Platform (Stefan) from an executional perspective.

About the Role

  • You will set the IT Strategy for Pleo, supported by the CTO, and partnering with Domain and Competence Leads across the company
  • You’ll be responsible for making sure we choose the right IT solutions for our different areas, partnering closely with stakeholders across the business
  • You’ll take us from our current stack to a best-in-class stack in terms of overall cost, rapid growth enablement and process innovation, improving our profitability through efficiency (incl AI)
  • You’ll take a view on our enterprise architecture, helping to connect our third party solutions to our internal data platform and (where appropriate) our product platform
  • You’ll be the competence leader for IT folks spread across the business (and potentially some specialist engineers), who are sitting in the different domains helping to select, implement and run IT solutions 
  • You’ll also lead us through a maturation journey, as we head towards a potential IPO, across a number of fronts, from Information Security to IT Solutions to Business Continuity
  • You’ll scan the horizon, identifying emerging technologies and evaluating partnerships to drive growth
  • You’ll ensure data security, integrity, and availability while adhering to industry best practices and regulatory requirements, from GDPR to ISO27001, SOC2 to PCI-DSS, and more
  • You will nurture and mature our diverse, equitable, inclusive culture that helps all members feel like they belong

About You

  • You are comfortable translating between business needs and technical requirements, and excel at stakeholder management and partnering across the company
  • You know what great looks like for a mid-sized company with big ambitions but some constraints in terms of staffing & costs and are able to translate that into vision & strategy 
  • You have some experience of preparing a company for IPO and/or experience of the expectations of a public company
  • You’re adept at balancing trade offs when selecting, procuring, implementing and running IT solutions
  • You have in-depth knowledge of data and application infrastructure, security, compliance, IT operations including vendor management, and enterprise architecture
  • You are comfortable in high-pace environments and enjoy complex problem-solving with peers and team
  • You enjoy helping people to achieve their potential (as a people manager) 
  • It would be advantageous if you had some experience integrating generativeAI tools into workflows and improving efficiency with AI 
  • Ideally, you have successfully worked in a cross-functional setup

Show me the benefits

  • A tailored equity package designed to attract the best industry leaders
  • Your own Pleo card (no more out-of-pocket spending!)
  • Lunch is on us - with catering in our Lisbon, Copenhagen and London offices or a monthly lunch allowance paid directly together with  your salary in other markets 🍜
  • Private health insurance to ensure you’re fit in body and mind to do your best work
  • Option to purchase 5 additional days of holiday through a salary sacrifice
  • Wellbeing days - fully paid days off designed for a slower pace, allowing you to take time to recharge and prioritise self-care
  • We’re trialling MyndUp to give our employees access to free mental health and wellbeing support with great success so far  ❤️‍🩹
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning - acquire new skills, stay abreast of industry trends and fuel your personal and professional development continuously 
  • Paid parental leave - we want to make sure that we're supportive of families and help you feel that you don't have to compromise your family due to work 👶
  • All of us have a stake in Pleo’s success - ask us about our equity grant scheme

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Why join us?

Working at Pleo means you're working on something very exciting: the future of work. Our mission is to help every company go beyond the books. Pleo itself means ‘more than you’d expect’, and it’s been the secret to our success over the last 8 years. So it’s only fitting that we’d pass this philosophy onto our customers to help them make the most of their finances.

We think company spending should be delegated to all employees and teams, that it should be as automated as possible, and that it should drive a culture of responsible spending. Finance teams shouldn’t be siloed from the rest of the organisation – they should work in unity with marketing, sales, IT and everyone else.

Speaking of working in unity, our values tell the story of how we work at Pleo. We have four core values, the first of which is ‘champion the customer’, which means we address real pain points that businesses face. Next up is ‘succeed as a team’, which highlights how our strength lies in our diversity and trust in each other. We also ‘make it happen’ by taking bold decisions and following through to deliver results. Last but not least, we ‘build to scale’, creating lasting solutions that address today’s challenges and anticipate tomorrow’s needs.

So, in a nutshell, that's Pleo. Today we are a 850+ team, from over 100 nations, sitting in our Copenhagen HQ, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Montreal and Lisbon offices —and quite a few full-time remotes in 35 other countries! Being HQ'd out of Copenhagen means we're inspired by things like a good work-life balance. If you don't work in the office with us, we'll help you set up the best remote setup possible and make sure you still have time to connect with your team.

About your application

  • Please submit your application in English; it’s our company language so you’ll be speaking lots of it if you join 💕
  • We treat all candidates equally: If you are interested please apply through our application system - any correspondence should come from there! Our lovely support isn't able to pass on any calls/ emails our way - and this makes sure that the candidate experience is smooth and fair to everyone 😊
  • We’re on a mission to make everyone feel valued at work. That’s only achievable if our team reflects the diversity of the world around us - and that starts with you, hitting apply, even if you are worried you might not tick all the boxes! We embrace and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply - regardless of race/ethnicity, colour, religion, nationality, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, socio-economic status, culture or beliefs.
  • When you submit an application we process your personal data as a data processor. Find out more about how your data is used in the FAQs section at the bottom of our jobs page.

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