Release Manager (f/m/d)

Would you like to be responsible for maintaining the heartbeat of IT systems and smooth deployment of new functionality in a DAX 30 company?

We are looking for a Release Manager (f/m/d) within our global IT team based in Heidelberg, Germany. Join us and become part of an exciting international team supporting and delivering a growing suite of digital products, services and applications across the world!

As a Release Manager you will be responsible for the end-to-end planning and delivery of major and minor releases for the core IT systems and applications. You will also be responsible to own and drive continuous improvement and optimization of the processes that ensure smooth change management and deployment of IT services that are delivered to 60,000+ employees across 5 continents. Does this sound challenging? For sure it will be demanding, but how many other IT roles offer opportunities to prove you can handle and manage something like that on such a global scale.

Don’t miss this chance to become a part of our growing international team as owner and manager of the release process for delivery of global IT services from our headquarters in Germany!

Your next challenge

  • End-to-end planning and delivery of major and minor releases for the core IT systems with SAP as leading environment
  • Serve as an escalation point & owner for issues with release planning, delivery, testing and deployment
  • Own and manage the global Enterprise Release Management framework and the Release Management process for the IT organization
  • Be responsible for planning and managing the overall yearly Release plan for the core productive applications with SAP as leading system
  • Oversee and coordinate individual release planning and execution per RM relevant applications
  • Drive continuous improvements of the ERM/RM approach and process in alignment with other teams and processes in the organization
  • Consult and support other teams about Release Management handling 

Your profile

  • Preferably bachelor/master degree or any relevant professional background
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in release management and/or project management
  • Understanding of ITIL methodology and effective operations and delivery governance methods
  • Knowledge and experience of Agile delivery methods like SCRUM/Kanban would be considered and advantage
  • Knowledge of SAP Transportation management, Rev-Trac, HPQC (ALM) and Jira/Confluence would be a plus
  • Experience in large enterprise level environments and matrix organizations
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with a high level of solution orientation and a risk-averse mind-set
  • Very good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to think beyond organizational boundaries and take responsibility even in areas outside of own responsibility
  • Very good English language skills
  • Willingness to travel worldwide

Our offer

We are convinced that only those who successfully realize their personal goals can also fully contribute professionally. That's why we offer you attractive benefits, such as:
  • Attractive compensation including Christmas and vacation bonuses
  • Flexible working time models
  • Mobile working within Germany on up to three days per week
  • 30 vacation days plus additional special vacation days
  • Individual onboarding with participation in the buddy program
  • Support for advanced training and continuing education
  • Company health management (various company sports groups, health and prevention cam-paigns, company doctor)
  • Ergonomic workstations with height-adjustable desks
  • Canteen with discounted and healthy meals
  • Employer-sponsored company pension plan
  • Attractive conditions and discounts at our cooperation partners (gyms, banks, online stores, etc.)
  • Job ticket

We look forward to receiving your online application!

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Job description

  • Professional

    Entry level

  • Heidelberg, Germany


  • Full time


  • IT / Digital Transformation


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Jutta Hupperts
Talent Acquisition & HR Services Expert