CTO - "On-line-first"

Sofacompany - Ringsted / Denmark

Solid background in e-commerce * Dynamic, curious and outgoing leader

Solid background in e-commerce * Dynamic, curious and outgoing leader

Sofacompany wants to further strengthen its business and management and is therefore looking for a development-oriented CTO that will focus on taking the company's global e-commerce business, efforts and technological competencies to the next level.

The job 
You refer to the CEO, are part of the management team and have the technical responsibility for the company's IT infrastructure and IT architecture, both in terms of internal systems/servers and the extroverted web platform. In addition, you have, across the organization, a close and dynamic cooperation with especially the COO, who has responsibility for all countries and sales & operations in these, including showrooms and logistics, and with the CMO, who has commercial responsibility for e-commerce and marketing.

Your team of 5 includes 1 "e-commmerce Development Manager" and 1 "IT Manager" who has 3 IT supporters in her team. 

The company's expectation for you as the new CTO is that you will be an active, committed and dynamic member of the company's management and the technology architect of the company's overall IT platform to best support the global e-commerce business. 

You drive the technological direction the company needs to move in and as a forward-looking leader, you ensure that your organization has the right skills at all times to identify valuable trends, locate opportunities, build and develop global platforms, and not least take Sofacompany's web platform/web development to the next level.

Your responsibilities include 3 main areas:

IT-infrastructure/web development

  •  Project Management
  •  Supplier management
  •  Contract liability
  •  Management/Leadership
  •  Stakeholder management
  •  Product ownership
  •  Roadmap planning


  •  Management/Leadership
  •  Strategy / Vision
  •  Contract liability

 In general

  •  IT vision for the organization
  •  Employment in IT
  •  Reporting to the Board of Directors
  •  Budget responsibility for IT

About you
You have a relevant educational background combined with several years of solid experience in management and e-commerce. You have gained your experience in similar roles and preferably from a related industry or alternatively from digital agencies or consulting companies. 

You are used to working commercially and customer-driven and have been responsible for several digital platforms that include both website and mobile as well as for performing integrations between complex business / IT systems. You very capable of identifying needs in the business and make / take responsibility for requirements specification, development and execution. 

Additionally, you have extensive experience in getting a number of systems to integrate (including API integrations) and work together so that the e-commerce platform works optimally. You are familiar with Google Analytics and have experience with Navision, Magento (or similar platform), Unix, MS Suite and Joomla and you need to have a good understanding of GDPR.

You are also used to working at the crossroads between brand new knowledge, creativity, critical sense and execution, and you manage in a good way to lead the team in the same direction, as well as get the company's overall strategy to play along with the entire technical platform. 

In other words, you can set the technical direction and manage and guide the many wishes of your primary stakeholders so that the right efforts are prioritized. 

You are in a place in your career where you are sufficiently experienced and trained to be able to lift the task convincingly and at the same time have a solid development potential, drive, curiosity and ambition.

A unique opportunity to influence continued success
The position is newly created and you thus get a high degree of influence and an unique opportunity to shape the job and your own everyday life in an internationally successful growth company with very ambitious goals.

You will quickly notice that there is a high ceiling in a flat hierarchy where everyone is heard. The company has big ambitions, but it must also be fun to go to work. This is the case in a company with an informal tone, and where knowledge, innovation, design and good business acumen are core competencies and areas that particularly characterize the culture.

As a CTO, you thus get ample opportunity to build on top of a well-established success, while at the same time dynamically further developing a business area with great potential.

If you find the job interesting, you can upload the application and CV. 
Reference number: DK-07784.

If you have any questions about the position, you are more than welcome to contact Chief Consultant Annegrethe Rosa on telephone +45 5385 8556 or Partner & Director Steen Gravers on +45 4055 2660.


Om virksomheden

Sofacompany is the result of a dream to challenge the existing furniture industry by creating wonderful, high-quality furniture design that everyone can afford.

The company is in rapid development and in seven years has gone from being a small Danish player to today having 20+ showrooms in 11 different countries worldwide and a turnover of almost ½ billion DKK.

Sofacompany develops its own designs that are produced according to Scandinavian standards at the company's factory in Vietnam. The more than 800 employees at the factory are therefore trained in mastering the skills that correspond to the highquality requirements set by Sofacompany.

The furniture is delivered directly to the customer from the factory, and there is no costly link between the production and the customer. This is possible with a simple and unique business concept exclusively via the Internet, where Sofacompany itself handles most parts of the process.

The headquarter is located in Ringsted and comprises approx. 50 employees including management team and showroom. See more at dk.sofacompany.com.