Central England Co-Operative Careers

Business Domain Architect
Full Time

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IT & Digital - Staffordshire

Job Description

As one of the UK’s largest Co-operative societies our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Domain Architect who will beaccountable for maintenance and execution of the technical roadmap, delivering technical capability enhancements to support evolving business need and efficient decommissioning of legacy tools. Reporting to the Head of IT Architecture, you will need to develop a solid understanding of the business objectives and target architecture and will be responsible for definition and prioritisation of roadmap work packages to optimise business outcomes and enhancement of the technology landscape. You will work closely with strategic delivery partners, business stakeholders, programme delivery teams and the architecture community to drive the execution of the technical strategy.

You will be

Driving and facilitating the right discussions with business leaders to identify business capabilities in relation to current and future business objectives

Creating and maintaining business capability, data, process and technology inventories. Work with multiple capability and functional teams to gather and document the structure of the business and technology landscape

Leading, building, managing, and enhancing business capability model along maturity / optimisation framework to drive enablement of the longer-term roadmap

Working closely with Head of IT Architecture and other leaders to develop domain roadmaps

Presenting recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely and is able to focus on key points to portray the intended message or purpose

Advocating and driving adoption of "best practices" to ensure standardisation of business architecture outputs across the enterprise

A 'business thinker' and highly strategic in order to define practical solutions that align with corporate strategy

Effectively managing priorities, deliverables and timelines

Providing a common language across domains

About you

You will have

A broad, enterprise-wide view 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

The ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions

The ability to visualize and create high-level models that can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the business architecture

Extensive experience planning and deploying both business and IT initiatives

Experience modelling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques

Exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations

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

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Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the most successful independent co-operatives in the UK with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties from the heart of England to its eastern shores.

Central England Co-operative colleague enjoy a wide range of benefits, including Society Membership, colleague discount on purchases, pension and health scheme.

Our main business activities include retail food and funeral services, although our diverse retail interests range from coffin manufacture to florist shops and travel agents, as well as the management of a significant property portfolio.

At Central England Co-operative Society we are all individual, like you. We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics.

We have an ambitious growth strategy centered on new site development to deliver continued success. In 2013 we were proud to be named UK Co-operative of the Year in recognition of the contribution we make to our members, local communities, the environment and wider society, as well as our strong business performance.