Domain Architect II - Merchandising

Architect, Architecture, IT, Research, Customer Service, Management, Computer, Engineering, API
Full Time

Job Description

Address: USA-ME-Scarborough-145 Pleasant Hill Rd
Store Code: Arch Data-Functl Architecture (2761019)

Retail Business Services is the services company of leading grocery retail group Ahold Delhaize USA, providing services to five East Coast grocery brands: Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the size and scale of the local brands to and provides industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to local brands to support their strategies. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we foster a community of belonging where everyone is valued.For more information, visit https:// .

We are looking for a bright, experienced, and energetic architect with a proven track record in building and architecting best-in-class merchandising solutions that will support our omnichannel ambitions. A successful candidate will have a collaborative spirit and be an expert in enterprise strategies and best practices.

As a company, we strive to be number one in all our operating markets by:

• Leading and enabling IT staff, vendors, and third-party Information Technology (IT) providers to make Ahold Delhaize more competitive through technology

• Delivering innovative and simple to use business processes and systems

• Achieving excellence in our shopping experience, both in and out of the store

Job Objective, Principle Duties and Responsibilities

• Establishing strategic IT reference architecture, roadmap, and patterns across the domains of integration, data, and analytics

• Provides clear presentations that clearly articulate technology solutions to senior management and technology staff

• Develop consistent standards, principles, policies, and reference models to be implemented by solution architects

• Design commercially viable solutions and transition plans for a highly flexible, scalable, and robust IT retail landscape. Support progress towards strategic goals while balancing local brands' needs and driving sales and productivity

• Review and recommend technology and vendors in support of strategic business goals

• Identify and exploit synergies and reuse; eliminate duplication across all regions and programs

• Role model and champion of 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 USA

• Maintain a high level of individual contribution, professional growth, and ability to function effectively and independently, and challenge others to do the same

• Participate in and continuously improve architecture and domain governance processes

• Instill financial discipline into architectural ways of working and ensure that IT roadmaps fit into our financial constraints


Continuously Innovate and Follow Industry Trends:

• Maintain knowledge on latest industry news and challenges for supply chain and merchandising, especially as it pertains to grocery retail, modern APIs and Azure technologies

• Research new technologies and participate in industry communities and customer research activities to better understand innovative ways to use technologies to help the business

• Challenge the status quo and drive changes to improve business performance and productivity

• Collaborate with team members and members of other teams on how technology can be used to match or outpace competitor performance

Customer Service/Relationship Management

Stay connected to the business:

• Work with Business Consultants to understand and deliver brand priorities and needs

• Recommend Innovations, best practices and simplification to business process and systems

• Incorporate design thinking and usability into every work product

• Build professional relationships with team members, function heads and our international colleagues

Vendor/Supplier Management

Stay connected to the vendors:

• Conduct 3rd-party vendor/product evaluations and recommendations as needed

• Build professional relationships with third party vendors

• Document best practices and policies around modern supply chain and merchandising, including AI and machine learning forecasting

Basic Qualifications:

• B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent job experience

• Adaptable communication skills and demonstrated experience interacting with all levels of an organization across verbal, prose, and visual engagement

• Ability to manage own work time and priorities under aggressive timelines and budgets

• Fluent in English (in word and in writing)

Required Skills and Experience:

• 3-5 years technical experience in Architecture

• Retail industry or other merchandising experience (4+ years)

• Demonstrated ability to translate conceptual and strategic thinking into practical solutions

• Familiarity with popular architecture frameworks (i.e., TOGAF) and software architecture design patterns

• Experience with a significant number of key merchandising functions such as assortment & space mgmt. (i.e., BlueYonder, Oliver Wyman), pricing & markdowns (i.e., Revionics), promotions & deal mgmt. (i.e., DemandTec, Periscope) and private brands

• Collaborative spirit working with peer architects in overlapping application domains

• Understanding of modern API and near-real-time messaging systems such as MuleSoft and Kafka

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:

• Modern software practices including agile, scrum, Kanban, DevOps, CI/CD, TDD/BDD and infrastructure-as-code

• Experience with Enterprise Architecture tools


Retail Business Services is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

If you have a disability and require assistance in the application process, please contact our Talent Acquisition Department at>

Job Requisition: 203068_external_USA-ME-Scarborough
Dice Id : 90981423
Position Id : 203068_external_USA-ME-Scarborough
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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