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Head of Technology Strategy & Enterprise Architecture

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Enterprise Applications, Projects, Programmes & Change

Head of IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture - Manchester
I am on the market looking for a Head of Technology Strategy & Enterprise Architecture to be based in Manchester on behalf one of the most highly successful technology-focussed business in the country, and this role will offer you huge opportunities to learn new skills in a supportive and creative environment and to make a significant contribution to shaping its future. We are looking for a dynamic & experienced technology leader to join a vibrant team of people who has a passion for delivering new B2B and B2C business models in a data driven multi-cloud / SaaS environment, across multiple brands in the UK and internationally in the future. You will be reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer and working with the business directors responsible for sales, marketing, business operations, HR and finance to understand their key challenges, strategy and use those insights to help shape the technology vision and strategy for the company. You will work with the heads of technology operations & support, engineering, delivery and our external technology partners, to ensure that we are leveraging the right solutions in the market to drive the business forward to realise its ambitious growth plans. You will work closely with all key stakeholders to define, plan and deliver a modern data driven enterprise architecture that enables the business strategy. The successful candidate will have proven experience in working at all levels of the business and be comfortable discussing API structures with development teams, the relative merits of SaaS platforms with peers in all business functions, assisting with delivery planning and business strategy elaboration with the directors.

Essential:

  • You must have managed RFP technology selection processes with consultancy firms, product selection processes and POC's with vendors, through to making recommendations to the executive team.
  • You will be knowledgeable of, and experienced in, the technical and commercial needs for online marketing platforms and enabling a fantastic online consumer experience.
  • Drive sales growth, and operational efficiency through enhancing and automating the lead to cash process end to end.
  • Lead the design of the technology vision, strategy and strategic technology roadmap in function of continuous business and technology alignment
  • Partner with your business peers to design and implement strategy, innovation and architecture governance (e.g. processes and templates, stakeholders and meetings) and lead the architecture board meetings
  • Oversee the evolution and modification of the enterprise architecture and ensure the quality control of architectural studies, proposals and deliverables
  • Analyse business drivers to define how the technology function can maximize its value to the business
  • Analyse current technology, people and process environments to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement
  • Follow technology industry and market trends and determine potential impact on the enterprise


Head of IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture - Manchester

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