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At STADA we pursue our purpose “Caring for people‘s health as a trusted partner” worldwide. Originally founded by pharmacists, we are a leading manufacturer of high-quality pharmaceuticals. More than 12,300 employees around the globe live our values Integrity, Entrepreneurship, Agility and One STADA to achieve ambitious goals and shape the successful future of STADA.


Our global headquarters, STADA Arzneimittel AG, is located in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt am Main. For our department Global IT we are looking for a

Director (f/m/d) IT Enterprise Architecture   

Bad Vilbel | Germany (DE) | Full-time | Permanent 


Your responsibilities:


  • Become part of the global CIO Leadership team and shape the Digital future of STADA group, coordinating all aspects of the Enterprise IT Platform and Tooling Architecture practice, including:
    • Business Architecture: Focused on guiding people, process and organizational change
    • Information Architecture: Focused on the consistent sharing of information across the enterprise
    • Solutions Architecture: Focused on developing a direction for managing the portfolio of to-be solutions
    • Technical IT Platform Architecture: Focused on evolving the technical infrastructure
    • Integration Architecture: Develop a plug in and play platform concept which is build for agility, smart scale and re-use
  • Provide technology Guidance of the enterprise through transformation and optimization initiatives
  • Focus on understanding and applying existing, new and emerging digital technologies to transform and optimize business and operating models
  • Responsible for defining the advisory process and architecture review and governance, and for leading the integration of those processes with related business and IT functions and processes
  • Developing of the portfolio of consulting services, designed to meet business and stakeholder needs
  • Supporting business and technology leaders enable their future-state business capabilities to drive the organization’s targeted business outcomes through the choice of initiatives


Your qualification:


  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or a related field of study
  • 10+ years experience in managing complex IT architecture projects, global IT platform rollouts in global companies
  • Several years of relevant experience in implementing corporate platforms (e.g, ERP/SAP, CRM, E-Commerce, Supply Chain Systems…)
  • Knowledge of Digital Platform ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics
  • Connected to Digital Industry trends and topics like Industrie 4.0, Cloud first design, Low code development
  • Able to manage external technology partners to drive end to end solution design
  • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, agile and lean methodologies, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks
  • Knowledge of business models, operating models, financial models, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting and risk management
  • Balance the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term implications of individual decisions and organization goals and translate business needs into enterprise architecture requirements
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Emotional leadership skills, able to provide direction to senior peers, strong team leadership and collaboration skills


We are looking for talents with expert knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit that enjoy working collaboratively in a global team. We are pleased to get to know you better. Please use our online portal to submit your application: jobs.stada.com

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