Global Marketing Enterprise Architect - FTSE10 - REMOTE - 6 Months+
Posted on Jun 26, 2021 by Clement May
On behalf of a Global Leader we are currently looking for a Global Marketing Enterprise Architect to join the partner on an initial 6 Month Contract Remotely.
What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?
Active member of the Global Enterprise Architecture team, ensuring complete alignment between the Enterprise Architecture and the Global Marketing organisation architecture
Be seen as a thought leader on new and emerging technologies, making recommendations for adoption where appropriate in collaboration with the wider architecture team
Ensuring stakeholders inside and outside of the Enterprise Architecture function are consulted and engaged on the development of architecture artefacts
Operation of the relevant governance boards and forums, eg, Design Integrity Forum, Solution Board etc.
Educating technical and non-technical stakeholders on the Global Marketing B2B, B2B/D2C architecture and the technologies within it (eg, Consumer & Trade platforms, eCommerce, Sales systems, Data & Analytics, Mobile solutions etc.)
Liaison with strategic vendors to ensure they are following their best practice for the development and support of their applications and solutions, and their architecture is fully aligned to their product roadmaps
Act as advisor to the IT technology community on technologies within scope of this role, ensuring people are informed on relative matters when making broader decisions
Acting as the figurehead for technology and architecture decisions within the Global Marketing organisation and ensuring these decisions are based on commercial and technical factors, are aligned with the partners strategic direction and are compatible with the wider Enterprise Architecture
Keep abreast of current and emerging industry trends and ensure the partners applications and solutions in the scope of Global Marketing are kept modern and continues to support the business needs in a supportable and commercially viable way
Play an active part on the Global IT Marketing leadership team, being recognised as the lead architect and go-to person' for all architecture matters related to this part of the organisation
Accountable for the creation and ongoing development of the architecture artefacts & archetypes that reside within the Global Marketing organisation. These include the target/transition architectures, roadmaps, and technology strategy
Responsible for governing architecture decisions within the Global Marketing organisation including the operation of the governance boards, applying the processes and ensuring alignment with other parts of the partner organisation
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE
At least 5 years' experience working in a large global organisation as a senior architect within a global function. Ideally having worked in a large FMCG organisation or a retail organisation with a heavy Digital presence
Delivered Enterprise or Solution Architecture across multiple technology and application domains solving complex business issues
Led global teams of architects, both directly and via a Matrix approach
Managed stakeholders at all levels in an organisation, including to C-Level'
Technical/Functional/Leadership Skills Required
An excellent knowledge of current and B2B & B2C Marketing Technologies including Salesforce CRM, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Sprinklr, Magento, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Target and Adobe Audience Manager, Adobe Analytics, GA360
Knowledge of FMCG Trade Marketing processes covering Retail Execution, Direct Store Sales & Delivery, B2B Engagement and E-commerce
Knowledge of Direct-to-Consumer (B2C) Marketing processes across Content Management, E-commerce, Omnichannel engagement and Campaign management
Knowledge of Data Driven Marketing approaches including tagging and audience management
Expertise in Integration Technologies preferably including Mulesoft
Enterprise Architecture including good knowledge of TOGAF and strong skills in architecture modelling techniques like business and technology capability modelling, maturity modelling, change readiness assessments, impact assessments etc.
Experience in creating Conceptual, Logical and Physical architecture views and communicating them to respective audiences
Solution Architecture on major programmes
Modern Application Development approaches (SAFe preferred) and tools (Azure DevOps preferred)
Stakeholder management at all levels in an organisation
Must be able to take business priorities and create target application and technology views based on them
Strategy, roadmap and vision development and the linkage from the key elements of the vision/roadmap to change vehicles for realisation
Business acumen, ability to articulate both business, commercial and technical ideas clearly and simply
Consulting skills to engage, communicate with and influence stakeholders effectively
Commercial skills (understand and consider financial implications of proposals)
Effective communication, engagement and relationship management skills
Effective facilitation, influencing and negotiation skills