Senior Enterprise Architect

Job reference: 136037BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Senior Enterprise Architect

At the No7 Beauty Company we collaborate with global partners to bring innovative beauty and healthcare products directly to the consumer and through strategic retail partners across the globe. Some of the market leading brands include No 7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle & Sleek all exist within Global Brands. We’re continuing to drive sustainable competitive advantage by combining great brands and innovative services with unparalleled commercial expertise and consumer insight.
The next step in the digital transformation of the organisation is to unlock a ‘modern’ CPG that is end consumer focused and data driven with an ultra-efficient execution of time to market.
The role of the Senior Enterprise Architect is to partner the leadership of the organization to support and drive the business strategy and technology enablement of this modern CPG.

Key Responsibilities
• Appreciation and knowledge of industry trends to identify opportunities for differentiation.
• Partnering with the business to guide and support the development of the business strategy, business architecture, & technology architecture aligned to delivering key business outcomes.
• Challenging stakeholders, partners and teams to go from concepts/plans/business challenges to simplified actionable ideas that result in smart new business solutions.
• Program-level architectural direction and leadership of significant transformational initiatives.
• You will develop the capabilities roadmap for execution against the target business strategy and architecture.
• You will ensure alignment between divisional and global strategies and standards through strong collaboration and partnership with the WBA technology and delivery teams. .
• Leading the architecture practice in the division, including developing the architecture team.
• Build and maintain relationships with external partners to build awareness of roadmaps and industry best practices to augment the ‘Modern CPG’ with insights to drive differentiation.
The role reports to the Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture for WBA International and dotted line to the CIO of Global Brands.
The outcomes directed in this role have a significant impact on the organization's short- and long-term results, specific customers and/or partners. The role therefore is of a strategic nature to support the shaping and delivery of the divisional strategy and group objectives.
A bit about you…
• An Information Technology background with appropriate Architectural qualifications, you will be able to demonstrate experience of enterprise architecture in a large international and matrix organization
• Relevant business experience in Consumer Packaged Goods would be advantageous, otherwise experience in breakthrough start-ups will also be invited to apply.
• Experience of working in IT at a senior level.
• Extensive experience in leading business and IT change from Architectural perspective.
• Significant experience collaborating with teams across wide geographies
• Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills.

A bit about us:
No7 Beauty Company is the new face of beauty and creates the best in beauty for everyone.
We bring a collection of trusted, affordable beauty brands for every skin type, ethnicity, age, and texture. We’re proud of our stand-out portfolio of iconic, global beauty brands, including No7, Liz Earle Beauty Company, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek Make-Up and YourGoodSkin.
Our collection of inclusive and innovative beauty brands has a rich heritage of over 85 years in beauty and skincare. We are powered by our diverse people, these loved brands and - with listening at the heart of our strategy - a deep understanding of our customers.
We’re serious about championing change, building purposeful brands and acting responsibly to make a difference.
What we can offer you:
We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition. We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:
• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

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Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.