Enterprise Architect

Application Deadline

The purpose of the role is to continue to strengthen and mature the Architecture practice, leading a team of Domain and Data Architects who support the delivery of new technology solutions across the entire business. You will be responsible for ensuring that we have sensible and robust technology roadmaps across our core applications, integrations and data in place to support the business in meeting their objectives.

You will also;

  • Support the CIO in taking ownership for the definition and delivery of Harrods IT strategy, ensuring this is kept alive and relevant to business direction
  • Bring a strategic, enterprise lens, that looks holistically across the entire landscape, identifying opportunities for synergy, consolidation as well as newness
  • Develop and maintain current and future state enterprise architecture landscape diagrams
  • Ensure we are able to catalogue architecture blueprints that guide solution design decisions across all architectural domains
  • Implement clear and consistent ways of working across all Architecture activities within the project lifecycle, including strong governance, standards and principles that are adopted and adhered to across the wider IT department
  • Manage Architecture resource planning and input into the annual IT budgeting process
  • Promote the Architecture practice and the skills the team can bring to projects, and programmes but also help shape the business and IT strategy
  • Collaborate closely with the Heads of Delivery and their teams, ensuring they understand the architectural principles and standards to drive effective decision making
  • Maintain an overview of the Business Demand request pipeline and IT delivery roadmap

About You

You’ll be an experienced Enterprise Architecture with strong leadership skills and the ability to work with and build a high performing technical team. Whilst SAP is not our only technology focus, you do command an in depth understanding of the broad SAP technology Landscape and the ability to vision and support the transition from current enterprise state to a future state using S4HANA.

You will also;

  • Previous experience of bringing an innovative eye and mindset when thinking of how to solve technology problems
  • Have owned the creation and delivery of an and to end IT strategy, across application, data, integrations and back end infrastructure
  • Previously experience of enabling solution delivery across a retail landscape and have a strong understanding of the technology concepts and domains that support a retail environment
  • Established enterprise architecture frameworks, tools, and governance and being able to lead the IT architecture delivery within this context
  • Have managed and developed talent, set and managed against performance targets, and built high performance teams.

About Us

Harrods is one of the world’s leading luxury department stores and we’re becoming a destination for top designers, and the most sought-after brands from around the globe. Our combined mission is to make visiting our iconic Knightsbridge store one of the world’s most inspiring shopping experiences.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business.

In return you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, including a generous company pension, private medical insurance, 25 days’ holiday, and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount (including across our food halls and restaurants) and a season ticket loan.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

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