Head of Corporate Solutions Architecture page is loaded Head of Corporate Solutions Architecture Apply locations London time type Full time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id JOBREQ Job Purpose
The Head of Corporate Solutions Architecture provides the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to support the development and evolution of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural governance and standards. He/she is the:
He/she creates deliverables for managing the portfolio of “to be” and “as is” solutions – including ensuring a cohesive functional and technical documentation of the Corporate Solutions systems and components across the domains. This can include technical documentation about the Integration principles and mechanisms used to connect systems, but also functional documentation of the applications to have a full picture of the systems features coverage, architecture and process mapping.
He/she will animate the community of Corporate Solutions architects, and will work with this community, the Enterprise Architecture team, and others Solutions domains’ architects, in all entities to define technology standards and ensure they are applied in the region.
He/she de-risks architecture choices by working with internal and external teams to keep the overall architecture on a course that is maintainable and scalable, across the corporate solutions landscape in close collaboration with the respective Corporate Solution Domain Architects.
He/she will help to define and strengthen the way the systems are working from a Data, Interfaces and Features points of view specifically for the systems related to these domains: People, Sustainability, Legal, Real Estate, Store Design. This can be extended to other Corporate Solutions domains. In his/her capacity, the architect will contribute to deliver new capabilities and enhancements for existing systems but also for the future systems built in CHANEL (global, regional or local initiatives implemented in Asia Pacific).
Data consistency and integration being one of the pre-requisites to have effective systems used by the Business, the solution architect will focus on elevating the level of data accuracy, alignment and integration between systems. He/She will work with Corporate Solutions Domain Architects, Program teams and vendors to introduce the necessary changes to improve the data model and integration overall. He/She will also develop testing strategies to ensure that the changes provide the expected results.
He/she will also partner with the Global Integration team to insure full alignment and smooth delivery.
This role requires an overall understanding of Corporate Solutions domains, a good grasp of the challenges faced by these domains, and the capacity to identify how to build the right systems and experience for CHANEL. The role has the credibility and social / communication skills to build the right dialog with teams across Global/ Regional/ Divisional IT, business and vendors.
Solution Architecture Blueprinting
Solution/ Technology Assessment
Solution Architecture/ Delivery
Provide Architecture Guidance/ Advisory
Academic / Professional Qualifications