Enterprise Architect

Job reference: 137645BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Enterprise Architect- Healthcare (9 Month Secondment)

About Boots
Boots is the UK’s leading Pharmacy-led Health and Beauty Retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., the first global pharmacy-lead health and wellbeing enterprise.

In partnership with Microsoft, WBA is embarking on a Global programme of business and technology transformation. Boots IT is at the heart of this change and offers exciting opportunities to work at the forefront of new opportunities, delivering new solutions critical to Boots’ and WBA’s performance.
We are now therefore looking for a talented individual to join the Strategy & Architecture team. Accountable for establishing IT and Business strategy, developing landscape roadmaps and long range plans that drive the desired business outcomes, you will be instrumental in shaping not only the future of Boots as the UK’s leading Health & Beauty retailer, but also a key part of one of the largest global Retail Transformation programmes taking place today. We are looking for a talented individual to join the Strategy & Architecture team. Accountable for establishing IT and Business strategy, developing landscape roadmaps and long range plans that drive the desired business outcomes, you will be instrumental in shaping not only the future of Boots as the UK’s leading Health & Beauty retailer, but also a key part of one of the largest global Retail Transformation programmes taking place today.

Key Responsibilities
• The Enterprise Architect works with stakeholders across both Business and IT functions to shape strategy and direction and define multi-year roadmaps.
• Acting as an internal consultant, you will combine external, market & technology trends and insights with an expert knowledge of Boots’ business & ecosystem to shape our future direction.
• You will work closely with and influence senior stakeholders in Boots UK and Globally to define and ensure alignment of Business and IT Strategy at both a local and Global level.
• You will engage closely with our delivery functions to set the direction for future projects and to govern in flight projects to ensure alignment with the agreed strategic direction & roadmaps.
• Combining expertise in both modern & emerging technology architectures with business strategy & architecture, you will act as an agent of change at an exciting time for WBA.

A bit about you…
• You’ll have a solid background in Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture or related disciplines gained in a large, multi-faceted enterprise. Able to balance Business & Technology thinking, you’ll demonstrate a thorough understanding of the development and application of Enterprise Architecture in a large, multi-faceted enterprise.
• Experience in Business and / or IT Strategy development in a Digital Native or Transformational landscape. Ideally this would include experience in modern and emerging technologies and architectures including:
o Cloud Architecture and Cloud Migration
o Microservices & Enterprise Services
o Decoupled Architectures & API Management, adoption & exploitation
o Business Transformation in times of technology change
• Ability to build relationships with stakeholders of all levels, including influencing and challenging at senior levels where necessary
• Able to develop & present high quality and concise recommendations on complex topics, and to engage with all levels of colleague

A bit about us…
IT is at the centre of what we do.
This is retail IT for the real world, you’re so close to your customers in all ways – in store, online and internally.
You can get involved with all the different areas of our business, working on projects that make a real difference – from our hugely successful Boots App to our world-class warehousing system.
We place so much value on our IT team – if you want to build a career that will keep developing with your skills, there’s no better place to do it.
Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting boots.jobs.

What we can offer you:
• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Generous staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and more.
• 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
Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.
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If you have any questions or queries regarding this vacancy please contact helen.doherty@boots.co.uk
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