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Company: Circle K
Location: Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


Job Description

Circle K Business Centre is a shared service centre which supports Circle K Europe operations through a wide range of services within Finance & Control, Information Technologies, Human Resources, Transport Fuel and Customer Service. 


Circle K is part of the Canadian company Alimentation Couche Tard Inc. (Couche-Tard), one of the world's largest joint-stock convenience retail companies, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE). It has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Couche-Tard announced decisions in 2015 to consolidate its retail brand portfolio under one global brand, CIRCLE K, replacing its existing brands Mac's, Kangaroo Express and Statoil. Couche-Tard is pursuing dynamic growth as evidenced by its acquisitions of such chains as Topaz in Ireland, Shell in Denmark, CST and Esso in the US and Canada. 


Circle K is one of the world's leading convenience and fuel retail businesses and has approximately 12,300 sites across its network in North America (U.S. and Canada), Europe (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Poland, the Baltics and Russia), Asia and the Middle East. We are a family of more than 100,000 merchants making it easy for our customers around the world. 


Position: Software Development Manager 

Organization/department: Global Technology / Global Development  

Reports to: Development Director at Circle K Business Center  

Team: up to 30 people (2-3 teams)  

Contract type: open-ended contract 



Position Overview 

The ideal candidate should be highly collaborative and self-driven manager, who is capable of leading several agile teams. The main goal for this role is be to deliver customer facing digital solutions that enables business growth and market success.  



Key responsibilities: 

The main scope of duty for this role will be to: 


Leadership and strategy 

  • Contribute to the Software Strategy (respective business  area) and the organization's innovation effort, agile transformation and roadmap to establish regional capabilities  

  • Work closely with a business stakeholder to ensure alignment on business goals, progress and deliverables. Ensure transparency, communication and great partnership 

  • Manage expectations from the Business Stakeholders

  • Show clear direction to grow the software organization 

  • Deliver results and value to Circle K business through quality software products 


People and organization 

  • Lead up to 30 people who develop and maintain software   

  • Foster a business-oriented culture and mindset in the organization, with clear understanding of the Team contribution to delivering on Circle K brand promise 

  • Closely cooperate with the team, present them the growth directions as well as goals to be reached  

  • Know and practise performance management. Be capable to deal with challenging situations and focus on effective resolutions 

  • Build the team determined on delivering business outcome, agility, collaboration, teamwork and accountability   

  • Accountability for managed services deliverables (if applicable)  


Software development, business unit management 

  • Participate in defining technical solutions as a discussion partner for Architects and Developers 

  • Ensure the overall success of software projects and programs he/she is in charge for to deliver with agreed business objectives 

  • Contribute to development and lead roll-out of global software solutions, international www, as well as become a partner in discussions around other aspects the Software Unit will be in charge for 

  • Be accountable for performance, governance and security of the application portfolio, and ensure The Software Unit is able to meet key standards and regulations such as PCI, GDPR, others applicable 


Cost and budget:  

  • Develop and control annual opex and capex budget within own scope, to ensure it is consistent with strategic objectives and within plan 

  • Manage the business and financial impacts of the technical decisions  

  • Identify and deliver on cost reduction initiatives to continue becoming more efficient on run cost  

  • Follow up KPIs and ensure regular and consistent reporting of progress against goals 



Key requirements


Education and experience 

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems, related field or equivalent work experience 

  • 3+ years of experience of leading software development team (20+ employees) 

  • 3+ years of experience with lean-agile software development and DevOps culture  

  • Very good knowledge of scrum, and deep understanding of agile values 

  • 7+ years of hands on software development experience

  • Knowledge of SAFe is an additional value 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English 

  • Experience in Vendor Management in software area 



  • Have experience in working as a part of global and distributed organization 

  • Be able to manage risk and uncertainty, establish good governance and work systematically with security and stability in dynamically growing environment 

  • Be a strong leader focused on individuals development, constructive feedback on support for the team 

  • Have experience in leading regional teams, insourced and outsourced resources  

  • Be “the bridge” between technical teams (software developers, solution architects) and the business interlocutors 

  • Have expertise in budget planning and financial management 

  • Have collaborative approach, agile mindset and be a team player 

  • Present strong business acumen, customer centric approach with  great problem solving skills and high accountability  

  • Be able to build consensus, making decisions based on many variables, and gain support for major initiatives  

  • Be active listener, with solid presentation and communication skills 

  • Optimistic, openminded, problem solver, able to create “safe experimental environment” for the team 

  • Have strong sense of self, ethics and effort, as well as the willingness to go the extra mile to achieve important goals 

What do we offer?
  • Annual bonus

  • Private medical care

  • Multisport

  • English lessons subsidized by the company

  • Group insurance

  • Attractive discounts for products and services at our stations

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Modern and convenient office that you can virtually visit here -

  • Trainings & possibility to develop skills in a wide international environment

When working with us you can depend upon it that you will not be judged on the grounds of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Oppositely – we believe that our diverse and inclusive culture helps us create an amazing atmosphere where everybody feels welcome. 
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