TECH STRATEGY MANAGER
Verisure
Madrid Headquarters, Central Rafael Botí, ES
hace 12 horas

Verisure is a world leader in monitored security solutions, shaping the global Personal Security space.

Entrepreneurial and pioneering spirit

The business has enjoyed consistent double-digit top and bottom line growth over the past 20 years as a result of its highly entrepreneurial and innovative approach to business.

For example, Verisure was the first company in the industry to introduce voice-based SMS / GSM transmission, the first to use two way voice (enabling a direct conversation with the consumer via the control panel), the first to add image verification (to assist in assessing risk and in dramatically reducing false alarms) and the first to enable home control via a mobile application.

This kind of innovation has led to Verisure enjoying industry leading customer retention.

Verisure takes responsibility for the whole value chain - from product development, design and sales to installation, service and 24 / 7 professional monitoring, verification and response - to ensure it can bring peace of mind to its customers.

This product development model enables us to innovate where others cannot.

Growth opportunity

Verisure invests over half of the EBITDA from its customer portfolio in growth every year, and has been growing non-stop, in every one of its geographies, throughout the financial crisis.

This is partially the result of very low penetration rates of monitored alarm services in Europe and Latin America (our geographies are still about 3 times less penetrated than the US), providing significant opportunity for continued growth.

Verisure also continues to expand internationally and has opened offices in Peru, Italy, the UK, Germany and Argentina in just the last few years.

Our successful growth has been and will continue being dependent on Verisure Talents. Our People are our business.

Verisure is majority-owned by leading private equity firm Hellman & Friedman and management. Our sponsors have invested heavily in accelerating the company’s innovation pipeline, doubling R&D spend and are now focusing on adding the talent required for Verisure to continue to accelerate growth.

Following years of growth in this industry supported by strong dynamics, the company has now embarked on a transformation under a new high calibre leadership team in order to position itself for the next phase of growth and as the leader in the market.

Our winning DNA

Everything we do is driven by our DNA. Our DNA has enabled us to grow at a double-digit pace for many years and is setting us up to continue our winning stride.

The Verisure DNA has five tenants :

  • Passionate in Everything We Do : Our people have a sense of energy that is unmistakable, one that drives us to delight our customers and focus on creating impact quickly.
  • Committed to Making a Difference : When we say we will do something; we deliver with excellence. We are accountable, focused and operate with discipline.
  • Always Innovating : We believe that Innovation can be big or small; it’s a continuous state of mind that inspires us to think differently and always make things better.
  • We are risk takers and we learn continuously.

  • Winning as a Team : Our people know that by leveraging one another’s strengths, investing in and developing our team’s capability and by collaborating well, we will win.
  • With Trust & Responsibility : Operating with integrity is core to our success. We are humble, honest and value deep mastery and expertise.
  • We do the right thing, always.

    Technology Strategy Manager

    Verisure (operating under the brand Securitas Direct in Spain) is seeking a talented, innovative, passionate Technology Strategy Manager , to join our growing Group Technology Organization .

    The role will report to the Technology Strategy and Governance Director, himself reporting to the CTO, and will be based in Madrid, Spain.

    This is a newly created permanent position, and uniquely offers an opportunity to impact on Verisure’s ambitious Technology developments and innovation programmes.

    Supporting the Director, the position will contribute to delivering on the company’s strategy and provide exposure to the company Management Team and Board.

    This role will be expected to impact quickly and develop as the business grows. We are looking for people who can make a tangible positive impact across our Technology function to transform and add value, not only to our Company but the industry itself.

    Strategic context and Value proposition

    We are an award-winning "Internet of Things" company, having amassed a wealth of experience and expertise for more than 25 years.

    Unlike many competitors, we keep most work in-house to guarantee premium quality every step of the way. Our two Technology sites, in Madrid and Malmo, are major development centres in the connected smart home market.

    There, Verisure creates and develops services and products for home security and home automation.

    Our Verisure Innovation teams in Malmö and Madrid are at the forefront of product development, design, and encryption services in home security.

    We have more than +500 R&D and IT experts providing full stack development capabilities. Our highly skilled and experienced product teams, continually push the boundaries, developing new ways to keep our customers safe.

    They work with urgency and passion, always innovating to protect our customers.

    The Technology Strategy Manager will play a critical role in accelerating the transformation of our Technology organization and impact the delivery of Verisure s strategy.

    The role will be varied and is positioned to interact closely with our senior leaders.

  • Support on development of our technology strategy across a broad range of topics, ranging from technical topics (e.g., approach to the use of analytics within alarm monitoring) to internal transformation topics (e.
  • g., our way of working transformation) to critical commercial topics (e.g., driving business cases for major new programmes).

  • Help design and plan our relationships with some of our key Technology vendors, working closely with the Business, Procurement, and Legal.
  • Help ensure that the wider Technology programme is aligned with the broader business strategic intent
  • Support on managing our internal governance and reporting rhythm both within technology and to our executive leadership and Board
  • Support other strategic projects under the direction of the Director as needed in order to support Technology acceleration across the Group
  • Location

    The role is based in Madrid.

    Remuneration

    Compensation package able to attract very high calibre candidates in the spectrum of this search.

    Reports and organization structure

    Direct reporting line into the Technology Strategy and Governance Director, himself reporting to the CTO.

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