My client is looking for a new permanent Director of Enterprise Architecture working in Central London and reporting into the CIO. This role will be the lead on all Enterprise Architecture across my client’s technical architecture. My client is in need of an “Architectural refresh” and so you will have successfully integrated and improved a previous fragmented enterprise solutions landscape and have learned lessons from doing it before! The Director of Enterprise Architecture is a senior position within the team, and has responsibility for shaping, setting and delivering the architectural direction and plan, in partnership with Business leaders and global IT Leadership teams.
Specifically, this role will own solving several fundamental underlying problems with my client’s current maturity and effectiveness of IT Architecture across the group. Including;
The current fragmented systems landscape which is impacting business agility and effectiveness of operations
Reducing the ‘cost of complexity’, which has resulted from a reactive and piecemeal approach to IT delivery and service provision.
Addressing data integration and interoperability issues which are inhibiting the ability to use Data and Information and is a critical enabler to empowering our staff to make decisions with accurate & timely information
Moving to a culture of standardisation, especially with respect to ‘commodity IT in Public Cloud’ domains, which will further reduce complexity, cost and increase business and IT agility
Injection of the tools, techniques and leadership as a key catalyst for the IT function as a whole moving to be a more proactive and valued business partner.
Strategy, planning across all business’s and supporting the Cloud transformation programme from an Architecture perspective is a key accountable for this role.
Solid IT experience within a Global Media Business
Solid experience, including a significant track record as an Enterprise Architect, 5+ years
A highly capable, all round IT leader, preferably in the B2B sector, with experience of change and transformation.
Accustomed to dealing with senior executives, at ease with the Board, and exceptionally customer focused.
Demonstrated deep knowledge of technical architectures and standards, BI and analytics tools, OKTA, Office 365, ERP and CRM systems.
Experience of using leading Architecture tools
Cross-functional exposure (and an ability to relate IT to business problems and opportunities)
Excellent track record of bringing innovative ideas that deliver a competitive edge in terms of process and efficiency.
Solid IT foundation spanning 10+ years, with a broad awareness of IT, also spanning Build and Run/ Service Delivery
Experience leading (via matrix) geographically distributed teams.
Excellent Knowledge of Media IndustryExperience of delivering the technology elements business transformation programmes; able to bring rigour, discipline and governance along with clear programme management methodologies in a complex organisation.
Excellent Knowledge of Media Systems and Platforms operated in Global Systems
Excellent Knowledge and experience of Architecture (spanning Enterprise, Information, Technical, Application, People & Process)
Track record of using leading Architecture related tools, methods and best practices (including in support of Business Model innovation and leading business change)
Knowledge of IT governance processes covering financial management, project management, compliance and IT risk management.
Degree level or equivalent and TOGAF 9 certification