Solution Architect (Information)

Job Titles:
IT, Telecomms and Communications
£80,000 to £85,000 per annum
Hemel or Solihull
Contract Type:


About the Role:

Proactively lead the architecture of IT Information solutions 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.

Key Responsibilities:

Building IT credibility through capable leadership
• Collaborates and influences the shaping of information solutions at senior levels using knowledge, confidence and credibility
• Inspires and drives the 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 Delivery and Strategy teams
• 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
• Evolve technology solutions with market, product and company perspectives and knowledge therefore owning the quality of all solutions against stakeholder and change management expectations.
• Provide the overall information 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
• Owns delivery of business enhancements to deliver demonstrable marginal gains with pace
• Work with the relevant Business Data Owner and Data Architect to ensure quality and sustainability of solutions proposed
• Is responsible for adherence and development of efficient and effective IT processes related to the role

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

• Extensive experience in and information deployment and data management including business partnering and solution design
• Has a good understanding of the business strategy, associated business and technology architecture principles, key business processes and technology landscape/areas in given domain
• 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 commercial 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 qualified preferably with recognised architecture framework experience or qualification e.g TOGAF.