Senior Supply Chain Solution Architect

Job Titles:
IT, Telecomms and Communications
£65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Extensive Benefits + Bonus!
Contract Type:


About the Role:
Proactively lead the architecture of IT solutions for Supply Chain that support the business and functional strategies using cost effective technology and resource models.

Support a team of technical consultants to ensure credibility across a range of internal and external stakeholders and can sustainably achieve recognisable high-performance standards 

Highly contribute to improve the credibility of IT through key stakeholders’ management relationship development and Supply Chain leadership team advises. 

Have and maintain a wide understanding of technologies used around SAP (APO, PP, MM, LE, WM, MII, PM and QM )

Key Responsibilities:

Building IT credibility through strong architecture and roadmap

• Collaborates and influences the shaping of future functional and programme solutions at senior levels using knowledge, confidence and credibility
• Inspires and drives the Strategy & Delivery team members to achieve great results at pace
• Evolves professionalism, technical and leadership skills of the team
• Contribute to long-term strategic direction of the wider IT Strategy & Delivery team
• Accountability for aligned year 1 and 2 of functional roadmaps with Enterprise Architects
• Proactively engage business stakeholders to constantly improve customer experience
• Mentor team members; coaching to enable professional growth, enabling development opportunities, demonstrating clear self-direction and helping to create a quality relevant technology vision

Enabling positive Solution Design & Delivery outcomes

• Contribute to provide the overall solution architecture to meet the business requirements both short and long term.
• Ensure the architectural principles and quality standards are communicated, understood and enacted
• Evolve technology solutions with market, product and perspectives and knowledge therefore owning the quality of all solutions against stakeholder and change management expectations.
• Provide the overall solution architecture to meet the business requirements on a given project or programme. Support the delivery of requirement/inception to completion
• Ensure the architectural principles and quality standards are communicated, understood and enacted
• Own the APM for applications that relate to the applicable domain
• Owns the IT specific data related to the domain (if any)
• Is responsible for adherence and development of efficient and effective IT processes related to the role
• Highly contribute to procurement process (Solution/Supplier identification, selection process, contract negotiation)
• Own the definition of the support model for new implementation and make it approved by relevant forum


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

• Key experience in developing Supply Chain application architecture using business analysis and solution design competences
• Extensive experience in Supply Chain deployment including business partnering and solution design
• Has good understanding of Supply Chain strategy preferably in the Consumer Goods industry covering associated business and technology architecture principles, key business processes and emerging trends.
• Has proven ability to influence stakeholders at all levels within an FMCG organisation and is able to influence using multiple approaches and using active listening
• Experienced in working with teams of solution delivery resources both internal and external
• A proven track record in leading significant solution designs across architecting and technical delivery disciplines

Key Behaviours:

Be Bold
• Has the tenacity to bring concepts into Supply Chain realisation
• Thinks differently, challenging conventional thinking to create the future and overcome barriers
• Empowers our people and encourages them to take risks in pursuit of our shared ambition and their personal goals with the right commercial and risk factors and considerations

Act with Pace
• Cuts to the heart of the problem getting to solutions with creativity and speed
• Seizes opportunities to adapt and grow quickly
• Continuously improves how work gets done

Be Disciplined
• Is disciplined in thinking, decision making, action and follow through
• Has a deep personal accountability to shared and individual goals
• Takes commitments seriously and does what they say they will do

Win Together
• Works with others in a way which demonstrates we’re in it together to beat the competition
• Builds relationships and partnerships underpinned by openness honesty and respect

Be Proud
• Acts with integrity and responsibility
• Understands how their role makes an impact on consumers enjoying our brands everywhere

Be Open
• Is open to new ideas and learning from each other
• Is open to personal learning and development continually improving and growing


• Degree or equivalent

Desirable Qualifications/proven experience:

• SAP Accreditation (Supply Chain modules)
• Supply Chain solution architecture
• Supply Chain strategy design and delivery