CIO (Chief Information Officer)

Job description

For the ongoing growth of our international e-commerce organization, we are seeking a worthy addition to our Management Team. Do you aim to be responsible at management level for all IT processes and infrastructure, further digitising and the BI team? Then read on! We seek a full-time Chief Information Officer for our Management Team in Hapert (Eindhoven region).

What will you be doing?

As CIO, you are responsible for the ICT division of QLF Brands ( in the management team and report directly to the CEO. In the division, you are responsible for these teams: BI & Data, Development, and System Management & Automation. This includes areas of responsibility such as development ( SAP, Salesforce, Magento and php development, etc.), IT operations, Cloud & Security Solutions and Product Owners. Through these tasks, you facilitate the organization to work more efficiently and, most importantly, to translate the commercial wishes into good applicable solutions. Both the 'time to markets' and the TCOs (total cost of ownership) are essential for your role.

In the BI & Data departement, you are responsible for the BI team, and for providing the information and perspectives the organization desires. You have a clear vision on BI and data science.Next to managing the above-named departments, you have final responsibility for budget monitoring and set investments in these divisions. You are also the contact person for our external partners, you ensure that SLAs are in place, that these are evaluated annually, and you negotiate rates and performance interviews. Lastly, you always work in accordance with the set vision and business strategy, and contribute to formulating the vision for processes and technologies. You translate these elements into concrete roadmaps and investment proposals.


We're looking for you, because you...

  • have at least a higher vocational training work and academic level, and have preferably had a training in ICT, Technical Business Studies, or similar;
  • have a minimum of 5 years relevant managerial experience, preferably in an E-Commerce environment;
  • have a good command of the Dutch and English languages;
  • have solid knowledge of (IT) precesses and information technology;
  • have a clear vision on IT, BI and digitizing, and know how to implement it in the various departments;
  • are a proven leader with excellent communication skills;
  • naturally command respect based on your expertise and experience, are clear and transparent, and take responsibility;
  • are very committed and get the best out of yourself and others.

We offer you...

  • a challenging full-time management position with flexible working hours;
  • the opportunity to deploy your expertise and experience in a fast-growing, ambitious, international e-commerce organization;
  • the possibility of flexible working hours at our head office in Hapert, our new office in Eindhoven, and/or from home;
  • an informal, no-nonsense and open company culture;
  • a nice package of employment terms, including 25-day holiday allowance, travel allowance, group health insurance and a Zwitserleven pension scheme;
  • naturally, an attractive staff discount on our fabulous lighting;
  • friendly (online) Thursday afternoon drinks, playing FIFA (weather permitting), or simply enjoying your lunch in our cosy canteen during the break;
  • working in a work environment that recharges your energy and where you get ample room to develop yourself.

Are you a good fit?

We are a fast-growing international organization with more than 150 employees. We have 31 webshops in 25 European countries and 4 bricks-and-mortar shops, and we continue to expand! We manage the webshops from our office building and warehouse at the Kempen Business Park in Hapert.

QLF Brands is the driving force behind the brands QAZQA, Lampenlicht and FittinQ.

QAZQA is our own rather quirky lighting brand. Our product brand under which we design and produce lighting articles. We serve mostly B2B clients through our own QAZQA webshop. Lampenlicht is our retail brand that stands for the online and offline sales of lighting with a standard stock of more than 3,000 different articles. FittinQ handles all our fulfilment activities, concerning warehousing and customer services. We all have the same mission, which is to always enable the right ambience with lamp and light!

Are you going to help us achieve our ultimate goal: 100% ambience coverage in Europe?

Send us your cover letter with CV, and, who knows, perhaps you'll soon be our new, highly valued colleague!

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.