Associate Director Architect

Recruiter
Michael Page Technology
Location
London
Salary
80000.00 - 90000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
09 Jan 2019
Closes
15 Jan 2019
Position/Level
Director
Responsibilities
Product
Sector
Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Company founded within one of Asia's biggest economies since the late 1800s is searching for a Associate Director Front Office Architecture, to join within this brand new role.

You'll be in a role which has multiple regional coverage (EMEA), with reporting into the team in the UK & US, with 3rd party contractors too. Role involves working within a Technical stance, with Business Relationship Managers and the business for service delivery needs.

Client Details

Leading Manufacturer in the areas of beauty, health and hygiene and also chemicals. The company was established in the 1800s, with a staff headcount of more than 30,000 across the world in countries such as Europe, Americas, Africa and the Middle East. (EMEA across 14 countries)

A number one company within one of Asia's biggest markets for consumer goods, prides itself in having a open and unique culture, integrity and respect.

A business who has a lot of heritage, emphasises the importance of employees being able to work autonomously. Trust is key here, as people are trusted to be experts in their field, opportunity to be entrepreneurial and overall work in a polite and hard working environment.

Description

The Front Office Architect Lead will be responsible for the evaluation and selection of architectures across the entire Front Office set of applications, including defining future state architecture requirements and standards based on business needs and market leading practices. This role has a technical bias but will need to actively interface with Business Relationship Manager(s) and the business to understand business requirements and service delivery needs. This role has 3+ direct reports and manages multiple third party service delivery deliverables.

  • Architecture Definition - Defines solution architectures which includes evaluation, selection, and integration of necessary technical components to create solution designs that support the defined functional and non-functional requirements across several complex solution areas
  • Governance - Ensures service provider delivery adheres to architecture standards and business requirements. Oversees the development and/or review of future state application architectures in an organised and cohesive manner using business and industry accepted frameworks. Ensures that designed or reviewed solutions conform to architectural requirements such as scalability, maintainability, reliability, extensibility, usability and security
  • Technical Solution Design - Interfaces with Relationship Managers to translate business requirements into technical solution designs, which may include conceptual, logical, and physical views of the architecture. Application architecture portfolio management in high activity or very complex areas.
  • Process Review Board Execution - Participates in weekly Process Review Board Meetings with other Application Architects, BRM's, 3rd party providers, and business resources. Assist in optimizing the scope, benefits, and risks of proposed projects.
  • Ensure Outstanding Business Support - Engages in the SDLC at key points (eg design, testing, etc) and ensures quality of system integration. Willingness to be "on call" and provide support outside normal business hours with occasional domestic and international travel.
  • People Management - Responsible for leading/managing a team of 3+ direct reports and oversight of 5+ 3rd party deliverables that support multiple functional/technical areas
  • EIS Department Management - Member of the EIS Leadership team responsible for day-to-day department management and medium/long-term strategy development and execution. Also responsible for budgeting and making staffing decisions
  • Manage 2 individual contributions and/or 3rd party contractors

Profile

The ideal candidate will hold the below skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in MIS or Computer Science/Engineering (required)
  • Masters (preference)
  • 10+ years of deep knowledge in technical architecture of Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Retail and Sales (Omni-Commerce)
  • Experience managing a team of direct reports and/or 3rd party deliverables and mentoring them for skills improvement
  • Experience in IT management, strategy development, budgeting, staffing, etc
  • Experience using a structured application delivery methodology
  • Architecture and Solution Design/Requirements Management
  • Ensure security is designed in as part of any application adhering to enterprise standards
  • Software Lifecycle Delivery
  • Release and Deployment Management
  • Third party deliverables management and governance
  • Experienced with IT processes, business operations and technology, including support of enterprise change management
  • Analytical skills for transforming business needs into technology products, information flows, solutions and services

Job Offer

Working for Global Powerhouse who pride themselves on working in an environment of respect, teamwork and collaborative

Brand New role

Salary of ??80,000+

Car allowance of ??6,000

Bonus of 15% (dependant upon company performance)

Company Benefits - Pension, Healthcare, Life Assurance x4

Travel to the US & Europe

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