Director GSS IT

Location NO-Høvik
Requisition ID
Business Area
Global Shared Services
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV GL Global Shared Services IT operates globally, with dedicated teams that are driven by competence and motivation to help and support the business areas. GSS IT plays a vital and integral part of the business, securing that the DNV GL IT platform and our business-critical applications are operational as required. The working environment is international, informal, and intense, with focus on adding value to DNV GL. Global performance, scalability, security, and agility are key building blocks in our service delivery.

We are seeking a Director of GSS IT responsible for managing the Global GSS IT Operations. The Director of GSS IT reports to the GSS Officer and is a member of the GSS Executive Leadership Team. The Director of GSS IT is responsible for around 450 IT professionals in 20 countries. Together with your management team, you will be responsible for driving how IT enables the digitalization of DNV GL, in addition to setting the direction for how the IT platform is operated in DNV GL. This includes cloud strategies, sourcing strategies, location strategies and technology roadmaps.


In your role you will:

  • Drive the optimization of IT assets and asset management, resources, capabilities and sourcing to the best of DNV GL Group’s interest and maximize synergy across DNV GL.
  • Ensure management, support and operation of the VerIT Enterprise platform, which is developed through various innovation programs.
  • Proactively guide and support the ongoing digitalization and automation of Shared Services activities - across all service areas of GSS.
  • Oversee and manage IT and Cyber Security risks to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected.
  • Provide input to the strategic direction for all group-wide IT services, including infrastructure, architecture, application development and services, IT operation and support.
  • Play a key role in managing relations with global suppliers like Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle, Cisco
  • Manage development of ongoing projects, such as implementation of CRM (Salesforce) and Oracle EBS
  • Ensure IT compliance and adherence to applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Drive the development of enterprise technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure that GSS IT delivers value to DNV GL.

Position Qualifications

To maximize your chances, you need:

  • A relevant University degree
  • Solid experience with leading IT Operations in larger companies, preferably within Shared Services sector
  • Genuine passion for digitalization and technology, such as connecting with global IT vendors
  • Strong knowledge of IT systems and cloud architectures
  • Ability to translate IT trends and see opportunities for DNV GL
  • Strong understanding of leading effective business operation and how to navigate in a global context
  • Ability to innovate and drive improvements to existing programs and processes short and long-term
  • Experience from setting up an optimal IT organization with effective delivery teams
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic and ability to lead and motivate others
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and build collaborative relationships across the organization
  • Demonstrated multi-cultural skills and global mindset with a strong focus on customer service

What we offer:

  • A meaningful job with one of Norway’s most attractive employers. We are ranked #3 in the Young Professional Attractiveness Index 2020 and Norway’s most attractive employer 2019 by Randstad
  • Exciting journey within a digitally focused organization
  • Strong company culture with emphasis on competence development
  • Great colleagues who value teamwork and support
  • International working environment
  • Competetive terms and conditions
  • Flexible working hours and focus on work/life balance
  • Social events, sports and team building activities.


For more information please contact:

Cecilie Louise Ihlebæk, HR & HSE Director +4797563884

Thormod Fjell, Senior Vice President and Global Shared Services Officer +479054487

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is the independent expert in risk management and quality assurance, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV GL advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions.

Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV GL enables its customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence.

Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV GL helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

DNV GL Global Shared Services (GSS) provides high quality, cost effective services and processes within IT, Real Estate Management & Procurement, Human Resources and Finance, based on requirements defined by the business areas and Group.

Innovation and digital transformation allow us to operate remotely from two Global Centers located in Gdynia, Poland and Pune, India and nine Regional Centers at key locations around the world.


Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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