Digital Area Manager

Doing business, building future retail!

Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerPorto, PT
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeIntermediate
  • routePortuguese
    Preferred spoken language

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Sonae is Portugal’s largest retailer with a success story of more than 30 years. We are looking for talented technologists to help us in Sonae BIT, to revolutionize the whole shopping experience both in physical and digital touchpoints with our customers.

If you want to make a difference and add value in a retailer company, join us! We’re looking for a Digital Area Manager, someone to join our 300+ IT team and lead the Delivery Digital Team. You will be responsible for managing the implementation and delivery of all the projects for the e-commerce business areas. You will also focus on developing the mainland online platform and the Continente online app.

What will be expected of you?

  • Manage development and IT project teams
  • Manage sourcing partnerships to develop and implement new solutions
  • Promoting business evolution through technology initiatives and its adoption
  • Driving data-driven decisions from different stakeholders
  • Understanding the technological landscape, the IT market trends and how they could meet the business challenges
  • Coordinating a project and technical team, fostering the team development and develop new solutions
  • Managing sourcing partnerships to promote capabilities to support new solutions development and implementation
  • Managing stakeholder’s expectations on the evolution of the IT portfolio initiatives in the digital area

We are firmly convinced that technology can re-shape the retail business, bringing more convenience and exceeding customer’s expectations. But for that to happen, we need bright and visionary people to lead this transformation. Can we count you in?

Main requirements

  • More than 5 years of experience
  • Academic background in Information Systems, Management, or a related field
  • Experience in Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of IT commerce solutions and architectures
  • Experience with User Experience fundamentals
  • Previous experience in leadership roles
  • Structured, with analytical and conceptual capabilities, with attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline-driven atmosphere
  • Proficiency in English and Portuguese

Nice to have

  • Lifelong learner, curious, confident and team player
  • High levels of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation
  • Passion for making things happen and getting excited about identifying and delivering simple solutions to complex problems at pace


  • We believe that the root of our success lies in our people, so we will be truly committed with your professional success and happiness
  • You’ll be in the forefront of innovation every single day
  • We offer a unique workplace, combining the typical benefits of a large corporation with an informal and energetic startup environment
  • 22 vacation days plus 5 days in a year
  • Possibility of 1 remote day per week
  • Life and Health insurance
  • Car, PC and phone included

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