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Lead Business Architect

Posted on Oct 1, 2020 by Base 3

Brussel, Belgium
1 Nov 2020
Annual Salary

Requested profile:

  • The ability to capture an enterprise-wide view and understanding of the business and varying degrees of appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
  • The ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, functional interdependencies and cross-silo redundancies
  • Conceptual thinking and ability to translate concepts in concrete outcomes as well as 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 organization 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 visualize and create high-level models that can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the business architecture
  • Experience in planning and deploying both business and IT initiatives
  • Experience in modelling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations
  • The ability to act as liaison between Business and IT
  • Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
  • Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities
  • At least 10 years of experience in the financial sector. Prior experience in Business Architecture or Enterprise Architecture role or a function with Business Strategic content is required
  • Knowledge and prior experience in support functions like Risk, Compliance, IT, HR or Finance is an asset
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of French or Dutch is a plus
  • Good overall IT knowledge that allows you to assess what can or cannot easily be developed is an asset (eg educational background in computer science or in engineering can help)

Your role:

  • Develop a business architecture strategy based on a situational awareness of various business scenarios and motivations
  • Through a structured business architecture approach and methodology, highlight, document and assess the Business Strategies, capturing the strategic and tactical enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organisation
  • Identify the state of business capabilities (from strong to non-existence) to help the Business make strategic decisions on prioritization of change initiatives in light of what is possible from both a Business and IT perspective
  • Analyse, visualise and discuss the overlap, dependencies, impact and risk (business and technical) across business change initiatives on all relevant stakeholders in both Business and IT
  • Address the business aspects of Architectures and Roadmaps at Group level through system analysis of primary business goals and objectives, business functions, business value, organisational units, role-players, culture, components, information, processes, locations, etc.;
  • Define the data shared across the enterprise and the relationship between those data
  • The business architect develops and integrates multiple dimensions, like for example,
    • Business functions
    • Cross-functional activities of the Enterprise
    • Customers, suppliers, partners and regulators
    • Time to market considerations

You will joining the Enterprise Architecture team which is a multi-disciplinary group of experienced Business and IT architects in charge of:

  • Defining the enterprise architecture directions & standards to allow the company to achieve its ambitions
  • Translating business strategies into execution and creating business cases to develop or transform the capabilities supporting the business units' strategies,
  • Maintaining a multi-year Business/IT plan & technology roadmap, and providing steer for the decisions on IT investments,
  • Defining architecture solutions (integrated process, applications, information and technology) to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture directions, and guiding the delivery teams during solution realization.

Reference: 960626772

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