Business Architect

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    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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    Kate Smith

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6+ Months

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Business Architect


6 Months

Do you want to play a leading role in defining, shaping and delivering key business operations changes across a global organisation? Do you strive for continuous improvements and have innovative ideas? Can you balance multiple demands and facilitate prioritisation of tactical and strategic initiatives?

You will define the target vision and advocate it to stakeholders, define the characteristics of the solution and identify solutions optimised by business value and risk.

Remote working available.

Job Role:

Working with the Corporate PMO and wider Business Enablement Team, your role is central to the resolution of enterprise-level operational constraints and defining the future direction of key change programs within the client. You will be performing the following activities:

  • Develop business architecture to address key operational challenges - such as capacity planning, resource management, product life-cycle
  • Provide input to the definition, elaboration and critical review of business requirements for enterprise solutions
  • Define target business capability and high-level business processes; support business analysts in the development of detailed business processes
  • Define high-level data structures and data definitions, support development of detailed physical and logical data models
  • Produce and achieve approvals for relevant design documentation for solutions
  • Support planning of solution implementation and business readiness activities
  • Conduct analysis of potential solutions / tools and provide SME input to procurement decisions
  • Provide SME input to business cases and investment requests for change programs

Required Skills/Experience

  • Expert understanding of enterprise operations, including strategy, processes and capabilities and enabling technologies
  • The ability to recognise structural issues within the organisation, functional inter-dependencies and cross-silo redundancies
  • The ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions
  • The ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected documentation and drawings, and articulate their collective relevance to the organisation and to high-priority business issues
  • Experience using model-based representations that can be adjusted as required to collect, aggregate or disaggregate complex and conflicting information about the business
  • The ability to visualise and create high-level models that can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the business architecture
  • Extensive experience planning and deploying both business and IT initiatives
  • Ability to engage diverse stakeholder groups with a wide range of competencies from commercial roles to technical experts, and work collaboratively with key stakeholders to deliver product changes
  • Strong communication skills with business stakeholders and technical team members, including experience working with virtual teams and close collaboration with offshore teams is an advantage