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Head of Strategic Planning / Chief of Staff (m/f/d)

RemoteKarlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyFinance and Operations

Job description

Chaos is the world’s largest 3D visualization software company, and for over 20 years has empowered artists, designers, and architects to visualize anything they can imagine. Chaos offers intuitive and powerful workflows for creatives across the entire design spectrum, including architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment. Research and development at Chaos is leading the way towards a truly comprehensive end-to-end visualization ecosystem to meet the evolving needs of existing and new customers. In 2022 Chaos merged with Enscape and acquired Cylindo. For more information, visit,, and

1. Strategic Planning:

  • Develop and refine the company's strategic planning framework, aligning it with our software products, international market trends, and customer needs.
  • Lead annual planning and collaborate planning exercise across company
  • Collaborate closely with the executive team to define strategic priorities and initiatives. 

2. Operational Excellence:

  • Streamline cross-functional processes and enhance communication channels to improve operational efficiency across multiple international locations.
  • Partner with department heads to establish and track key performance indicators (KPIs) that support our international growth strategy.
  • Identify and implement process improvement initiatives to optimize workflows, reduce bottlenecks, and enhance resource allocation in our international operations.

3. Project Management:

  • Lead Post Merger integration of acquisitions
  • Lead and oversee critical strategic projects across the organization, ensuring timely delivery, risk mitigation, and stakeholder satisfaction in an international context.
  • Collaborate with project teams to prioritize initiatives, allocate resources effectively, and monitor progress against project milestones and objectives in different global regions.

4. Executive Support:

  • Plan Board meetings, align the agenda and track follow up topics
  • Provide strategic advice and insights to the executive team on critical matters, international market dynamics, and potential growth opportunities.
  • Develop executive-level presentations, reports, and briefings for decision-making, global board meetings, and other key international events.
  • Facilitate executive meetings, ensuring effective communication, follow-up on action items, and fostering alignment across geographically dispersed teams.

5. Team Leadership and Development:

  • Build and lead a small but important high-performing strategic planning team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence within an international context.
  • Provide mentorship and professional development opportunities to team members, supporting their individual growth and career progression across different international markets.
  • Encourage cross-cultural collaboration and knowledge sharing to drive collective success and maximize the potential of a diverse workforce.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, computer science, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Strategy Consulting background or proven experience strategic planning, business development, or a similar leadership role within the international software industry, preferably within Germany or the European market.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze international market trends, customer insights, and competitive landscapes.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to influence stakeholders at all levels within the context of global operations.
  • Solid project management skills, including experience leading international software development projects and collaborating with cross-functional teams in different geographic regions.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced international environment, managing multiple priorities and meeting global deadlines.
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, and strategic thinker, with a passion for continuous improvement within an international context.

You want

  • Freedom of design and make a difference
  • To be part of a competent and dynamic team that celebrates success together
  • A modern equipped workstation adapted to your needs and wishes (for example, three monitors, height-adjustable table, etc.)
  • To develop yourself continuously and learn new things - free of prescribed courses or similar

You benefit from
  • Personable, humorous colleagues and a pleasant working atmosphere that makes work-life balance a priority
  • Diverse, exciting tasks and the opportunity to contribute with your ideas
  • Short decision-making paths that leave room for creativity and free space for experimentation and discussion
  • Language courses, regular corporate events, and shared leisure activities
  • An air-conditioned office with roof terrace in a central downtown location, conveniently located in the heart of Karlsruhe
  • Attractive salary and diverse career development opportunities
  • Free drinks, delicious coffee, breakfast bar, and snacks
  • Occupational pension, optional capital-forming payments, and an optional job ticket
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Finance and Operations