Senior Data Architect

Job reference: 141665BR Previous
Location: Weybridge Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Senior Data Architect
The Head of Data Architecture is a role within the Data & Analytics Capability team responsible for defining and governing the data architecture that will allow No7 Beauty Company to operate and grow as a modern CPG, building strategic relationships with business and technology stakeholders, developing the data architecture to enable delivery of projects and data & analytics products, understanding the systems and data landscape, and defining the principles and standards to ensure data is valued as an asset throughout the organisation.

About the opportunity
• Working in collaboration with the functions in No7 Beauty Company define the data needs of the organisation to enable a data-driven approach to decision making and insights, to democratise access to data access, and ensure the use of data is ethical and transparent
• Partner with the wider technology function to understand and influence the enterprise and data architecture being developed for WBA as a whole, how to align with that, and articulate when No7 Beauty Company needs are unique.
• Establish relationships with other organisations to develop an industry perspective on the data architectures adopted by fast-moving and successful companies, and demonstrate how that can be applied within No7 Beauty Company.
• Define and maintain the data and information architecture and associated artefacts for No7 Beauty Company, including domain and entity models, metadata models, data landscape and data flows, and data & analytic objects.
• Define the standards and principles for how data is generated, sourced, used, stored, distributed and consumed across No7 Beauty Company and externally, for both operational systems and analytics and insights.
Work with enterprise and solution architects, and project teams, to ensure standards and guidelines are understood and followed
Participate in end-to-end solution designs and reviews throughout the project lifecycle to ensure business requirements are satisfied

About you
• Experience defining and implementing data architecture in consumer facing businesses, ideally within the CPG or retail industry
• Track record of data modelling, data analysis, metadata management, definition and governance of data standards, and in a complex and global organisation
• Proven understanding of data science, data engineering, business analysis, dashboard development, end-user tooling, data visualisation, and emerging data & analytics technology
• Familiarity with visualisation, analytics, data warehouse, data integration, and data lake architecture and technology, ideally in a cloud-based, Azure environment
• Awareness of data architecture principles and concepts
• Familiarity with agile delivery methodologies and ways of working, product ownership and user-centric design

Benefits
We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why No7 Beauty Company
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 MakeUp 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’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact helen.doherty@boots.co.uk