Director of Strategy & Architecture

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Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(15/7/2023 8:32 AM)
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Role Introduction

Reporting directly to the CTO, this role will be responsible for: 

  • Developing and implementing an enterprise-level technology strategy and domain roadmap
  • Designing and implementing a technology architecture framework
  • Identifying critical improvements and upgrades to systems

What You Will Do

This role will be accountable for: 


Technology strategy

Develop and maintain an enterprise-level technology strategy that clearly articulates the technology roadmap for the next 3-5 years

Communicate the technology strategy within the organisation and ensure alignment with other strategies (e.g. Product, Sales and Service)

Technology architecture framework

Define and manage standards

Design technology architecture framework and drive implementation of a secure, stable and scalable software and hardware architecture

Plan and support transition of software and hardware of Advanced acquisitions into overall Advanced architecture

Identify improvements and upgrades to systems to meet business needs (including evaluating new technologies in the context of future-state architecture)

Analyze and define disaster recovery responsibilities and procedures

Portfolio management and streamlining

Analyze group-wide product portfolio (both ERP and DS, across categories) in terms of performance and profitability as well as fit to strategic product roadmap

Categorize existing products into different levels of priority and investment resources

Provide playbook for transitioning products into cost-efficient “maintenance mode” and migration/ discontinuation/ exit strategy for deprioritized products

Suggest additions to product portfolio to close gaps vs. strategy

Provide reports for group- and category-level product management KPI monitoring

What You Will Have

  • Experience in the technology industry, with a proven track record of success in developing and executing technology strategies.
  • Strong understanding of enterprise-level technology architecture and design.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and project management skills.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail. 

What We Do For You

Wellbeing focussed – Our people are our greatest assets, and ensuring everyone feels their best self to come to work is integral

  • Generous Annual Leave – 25 days of annual leave, plus public holidays and the ability to buy additional days
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Free advice, support, and confidential counselling available 24/7 through Care First
  • Endometriosis Friendly Employer - We are proud to confirm our commitment to developing an environment and culture that allows those with endometriosis to thrive in the workplace

Personal Growth - Regardless of where you are at in your career, we’re committed to enabling your growth personally and professionally

  • Development Programmes – From Future Managers to Leadership Training, our development programmes help you get where you need to go
  • Performance Bonus – Our Group-wide bonus scheme enables you to reap the rewards of your success

Financial wellbeing - We understand as well as your mental wellbeing, your financial wellbeing is really important

  • Pension Scheme – Our plan with Scottish Widows offers 5% matched contribution by the company
  • Income protection insurance – Providing you with support and assistance when you need it most

Recognition – Highlighting and rewarding the great work our people do

  • Values Awards – Our quarterly employee-driven initiative to highlight and reward the people in the organisation who embody our values the most
  • Clear Review – Our own technology platform that allows you to get real-time feedback, conversations and goals to help you become your best self

Making a Difference – we provide opportunities to help our people make a difference to the causes they care about

  • MatchIt! – Fundraise for a cause close to your heart and Advanced will match part of the funding
  • Volunteering Time – Our volunteering leave scheme allows you to use your time to help those who need it
  • Pennies from Heaven – donate the pennies from your pay check to help make a difference without lifting a finger


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