Director Enterprise Architecture - Retail Business Services

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About Retail Business Services
Retail Business Services, LLC, is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, currently providing services to six East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN'S, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, as well as the country's largest online grocery retailer, Peapod. Retail Business Services leverages the scale of the local brands to drive synergies and provides industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to local brands to support their strategies with services including Information Technology, Merchandising, Marketing & Sourcing Services, Private Brand Products, Pharmacy Services, Not for Resale, Store Services, Financial Services, Legal Services, Communications, Supply Chain and People Systems and Services. For more information, visit www.retailbusinessservices.com.

Position Title: Director Enterprise Architecture
Position Location: Salisbury, NC or Quincy, MA

Position Summary:
Define the architectural vision, strategy and IT roadmap that is achievable and commercially viable across all business and TOGAF domains and to govern the associated solution decisions. This will drive consistency across the organization to optimize cost and maximize re-use. Additionally, to provide new technology solutions to win market share, get closer to the customer and increase productivity.
1. Architecture Leadership. Lead and inspire IT teams in the areas of Architecture, Solution Delivery and IT Service Delivery to develop and establish a high performing and service driven culture that will deliver high productivity
2. IT Strategy & Roadmap. Define the IT strategy, roadmap and transition plan - including life cycle management - that enables the organization to achieve its business strategy and financial performance targets.
3. Professional standards, policies and ways of working. Global design of consistent standards, principles, policies and reference models in the area of IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture including application, security, infrastructure, information/data, data analytics and integration architecture.
4. Enterprise Architecture Operation. Ensure the consistency of the enterprise architecture including the transition from current to future state, considering the best use of current [old-legacy-bespoke], new-bespoke and package solutions, and planning the decommissioning of redundant solutions
5. Innovation & New technology. Stay abreast of innovations and technology trends within our industry and understand the impact on our organization. Incorporate the innovation agenda into the IT strategy and roadmap to accelerate delivery of the business strategy.
6. Financial Management. Instill financial discipline into the architectural ways of working and ensure that the IT roadmap fits into the financial constraints within which the business is operating.
7. Risk, Compliance, Security. Develop and manage an architecture governance process to ensure compliance to security, privacy and regulatory aspects of all projects.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Architecture Leadership
Lead and inspire IT teams in the areas of Architecture, Solution Delivery and IT Service Delivery to develop and establish a high performing and service driven culture that will deliver high productivity
• Establish an architecture community which is a beacon of excellence within Ahold Delhaize and to embed architectural thinking as a way of working within Ahold Delhaize IT
• Attract, develop, appraise and coach associates to ensure talent development and succession planning
• Challenge current status and drive changes to improve business performance and productivity
• Drive development of next generation IT talent by implementing career paths to enhance associate performance

IT Strategy & Roadmap
Define the IT strategy, roadmap and transition plan - including life cycle management - that enables the organization to achieve its business strategy and financial performance targets.
• Lead the development of the IT Strategy and the process of roadmap development to secure business and IT sign-off
• Support the execution of the roadmap and the transition of the IT landscape towards target state set out in the IT strategy
• Establish the enterprise-wide architecture processes, compliance and global/local governance & collaboration processes and to support/oversee the associated decision making and documentation
• Base recommendations on a thorough understanding of the business issues & opportunities, and technology developments
• Document and maintain the plans, adjusting as required for changing business requirements for systems of record, differentiation and innovation.

Professional standards, policies and ways of working
Global design of consistent standards, principles, policies and reference models in the area of IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture including application, security, infrastructure, information/data, data analytics and integration architecture.
• Develop consistent standards, principles, policies and reference models to be implemented by domain and solution architects
• Lead the implementation of principles, policies, and reference models and monitor KPI's across all TOGAF and business domains
• Support domain and solution architects translate IT strategy and reference architectures into domain specific architecture visions and reference models
• Govern IT decision making through the application of principles, policies and reference models to solution review and sign-off.

Enterprise Architecture Operations
Ensure the consistency of the enterprise architecture including the transition from current to future state, considering the best use of current [old-legacy-bespoke], new-bespoke and package solutions, and planning the decommissioning of redundant solutions.
• Maintain close working relationships with executive and business management to understand business and technology goals and requirements
• Support project teams when unexpected architecture issues are encountered to resolve design issues at pace
• Ensure that the value of existing/old technology is maximized and that the most appropriate decisions are taken on replacement of old - considering the business improvements delivered, overall cost, scale of business change and elapsed time in delivery
• Follow industry trends within retail and CPG to develop architecture visions which position Ahold Delhaize to be best placed to leverage these trends
• Understand role of 3rd parties (and their solutions) within our systems landscape to determine how the best value from 3rd party IT vendors can be achieved.

Innovation & New technology
Stay abreast of innovations and technology trends within our industry and understand the impact on our organization. Incorporate the innovation agenda into the IT strategy and roadmap to accelerate delivery of the business strategy.
• Proactively stay abreast of emerging technologies and trends and incorporate in IT roadmap and transition plan
• Lead the thinking on trends in emerging technologies and strategies and advice business and IT leaders accordingly
• Align the innovation agenda to the technology trends which will have a material impact on our industry
• Work with 3rd parties to understand their innovation agendas and technology roadmaps and incorporate into our overall IT strategy and roadmap.

Financial Management
Instill financial discipline into the architectural ways of working and ensure that the IT roadmap fits into the financial constraints within which the business is operating.
• Align the roadmap to the long range plans and financial budgets of the businesses
• Ensure that the TCO implications of architect decisions are factored into the solution choices
• Review and sign-off investment proposals to ensure alignment of IP to architecture designs
• Design solutions with software licence implications in mind to control licence costs and ensure compliance
• Maintain technical debt registers to ensure that the cost of technical debt is managed and informs the software lifecycle management processes.

Risk, Compliance, Security
Develop and manage an architecture governance process to ensure compliance to security, privacy and regulatory aspects of all projects.
• Define the architectural principles and policies by which solution will adhere to the security, privacy and compliance regimes
• Support the program & project delivery teams embed security, privacy and regulatory needs into the solution designs. -Control solutions to these standards through the implementation of strong architectural governance of solutions.

#Dicejob Requirements Basic Qualifications:
• Master's degree or equivalent work experience in business, technology or related field
• Computer Sciences Master's Degree Preferred
• 10 + years of experience of Development Solutions and Architecture experience
• 7+ years effectively leading large, complex programs with significant change impact, multiple dependencies within and organizational boundaries
• 5+ years of experience in Retail industry preferred
• Experience in design is a plus

Specific Knowledge:
• REST API
• Understanding and thorough experience with Agile practices such as scrum and Kanban along with the ability to promote best practices where opportunities present themselves
• DevOps practices and tooling such as CI, CD, infrastructure-as-code, pipeline automation, Jenkins, git, ansible
• Open source
• Design thinking

Skills and Abilities:
• Role model and champion modern ways-of-working such as Agile, DevOps and related practices; actively participate in an architecture community which is a beacon of excellence within Ahold Delhaize
• Challenge the status quo and drive changes to improve business performance and productivity
• Servant-Leader mentality
• Excellent verbal and written communication of complex frameworks and systems
Dice Id : 90981423
Position Id : 20-000480
Originally Posted : 5 months ago
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