Senior Solutions Architect

£80k - 100k per year
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Our leading retail client based in London is looking for a Senior Solutions Architect.

The role:

Architecture Strategy

- Define the Product and Merchandising architecture vision, strategy & roadmap, ed with the overall Product Domain, IT and Business Strategies.
- Support the Domain architect in developing and communicating the Product strategy and roadmap, from a Product and Merchandising perspective.
- Lead research and development to define the technical strategy for Merchandising across the business, and developing the roadmap for systems, in partnership with the Product Domain Architect, the Fulfilment Architect and the Portfolio Manager for the Product domain.
- Oversee a process for identifying business drivers and opportunities across Merchandising to derive enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture requirements.
- Identify industry, technology and market trends across Merchandising to determine their potential impact on the brand, with a view to proactively identifying future technology solutions or opportunities appropriate for the organisation.

Enterprise Architecture

- Providing architectural solutions and subsequent expertise, direction, and assistance to solution architects as required.
- Take an active role in the development of the Architecture as part of the Enterprise Architecture Chapter ,to cultivate and disseminate knowledge of solution design best practices.

- Direct Solution Architects in the production of an architecture that is consistent with the overall vision for Merchandising.

- Represent Product and Merchandising in the Product Domain Architecture Review Board.

- Engage other teams to ensure all architects are aware of the Merchandising and Product strategy and have an opportunity to validate whether they are impacted.

- Work closely the Product Domain Architect and the Fulfilment Architect to ensure that the architecture vision for Merchandising is ed with the wider enterprise vision for both Product and the brand as a whole.

- Provide a deep knowledge of Product and Merchandising architecture patterns, acting as an informed ''challenger'' to ensure alternatives have been considered.

The candidate

- Excellent technical skills with solid experience in many of the following areas;
- Experience in defining and delivering large scale Purchasing and Merchandising solutions
- Proven experience with Oracle RMS (Retail Merchandising System)
- Experience of driving innovation and digitalising stores.
- Experience of multi-national global supply chains.
- Experience of working within a multi-brand, multi-location environment.
- Strong experience of architecture frameworks and solution design methodologies

If you are interested in this exciting position, then please apply!

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