Head of Strategy and Architecture
Head of Strategy and Architecture
Lancashire £90000 - £100000 per annum + Great Benefit Package (Bonus etc)
Permanent | HOSASGP2_1641568535
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Head of Strategy and Architecture (Retail / Finance) - £90,000 - £100,000

Near Blackburn, North Manchester + Remote

ApplauseIT are searching for a Head of Strategy and Architecture to be an influential leader within a Market Leading UK Retailer, with a huge online presence selling a strong range of products. The organisation is undertaking a digital transformation with the growth they have had and continue to experience. The Head of Strategy and Architecture will be required to Lead and direct the architectural capability, taking this to the next level for the organisation. In the position you will influence business transformation alongside the IT strategy.

The successful Head of Strategy and Architecture will be a hugely influential, therefore prior IT leadership experience working with internal teams and external suppliers will be crucial to hitting the ground running. Key responsibilities will include the defining and maintaining of technology strategy and enterprise-wide application architecture, through configuration and integration of technology solutions.

As a Head of Strategy and Architecture you will work alongside Business Stakeholders to provide an innovative approach and architectural roadmap. Key to this is the ability to drive the understanding and adoption of the businesses plans and goals. Involved in this is that you will create actionable plans and help guide through contributions to current projects and programmes, while ensuring the deliverables are in line with the Enterprise Architecture approach.

Ideal skill set of the Head of Strategy and Architecture:

  • Experience of leading strategic implementation in complex environments and developing a multi-disciplined architecture team and their architectural standards
  • Excellent working knowledge of solution architecture and design
  • Experience of supporting the development of business strategy plans and aligning technology investments to them
  • Experience of working with architectural tools (including EA and data cataloguing systems) and the Microsoft Office suite
  • Prior involvement of leading the development and performance of an IT function at a senior level, managing teams of permanent, contract and partner resources
  • Strong communication skills to influence / build relationships with Senior Stakeholders, alongside excellent judgement in decision making
  • Strong systems Delivery Background and understanding of Agile Methodologies.
  • E-Commerce / Financial Industry Experience
  • Excellent general business awareness

This role will be of interest to those from a variety of locations, including Manchester and the rest of the North West, North Wales, the North East and Yorkshire, as they blend a current work from home policy with a hybrid return to office strategy in the future

Please send CV now to george[at]applauseit[dot]co[uk] and call George Postle on 0121 312 1087 to find out more.

Nr Blackburn, North Manchester + Remote

Head of Strategy and Architecture (Retail / Finance) - £90,000 - £100,000

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