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Enterprise Architect & Digital Innovation Manager

Job Title: Enterprise Architect & Digital Innovation Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland
Salary: £110000 - £111000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Mitchell Forbes
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Enterprise architecture management

  • Develop and manage Enterprise Architecture artefacts e.g. strategies, directions and enterprise roadmaps
  • Ensure that the EA related deliverables are socialised, published and understood by key stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development, improvement, simplification and governance of the enterprise IT landscape, taking overall business and IT objectives into account
  • Take an active role in the 3-year project portfolio planning process (Consult on business demand, IT driven and business driven portfolio and key impacts)
  • Accountable for selecting new solutions (application, technology, digital etc.), responsible for approving selected solutions and accountable for publishing updated enterprise architecture
  • Performing toll gate/architecture reviews based on whether enterprise architectural standards are followed or change programmes are in line with the reference architecture and the enterprise architecture roadmap
  • Advisor to the business and IT community, program/project management, support organisation and external suppliers
  • Ensure the landscape integrity by estimating the value and impact of changes or the adding/remove of components to the architectural landscape and advise relevant stakeholders on this matter (in programmes/projects)
  • Build trusted relationships with partners and stakeholders within GIS and the other business functions as well as with third parties
  • Understand the business strategies and directions; actively partner with the business and other stakeholders and be able to challenge them
  • Working on strategic level with partners to further optimise GIS sourcing strategy

GIS digital innovation management

  • Drive, develop and protect the innovation and digital operating model within GIS
  • Build relationships with other Functions' innovation and digital leads
  • Translate innovation and digital ideas into relevant long term IT developments and lead current innovation and digital initiatives
  • Track digital and innovation trends and technologies inside and outside theorganisation

  • Actively advise the key stakeholders, inside and outside GIS, on relevant opportunities in the digital and innovation area
  • Manage GIS's innovation and digital processes (external and internal innovation)

Experience and skills Required

  • Manager level experience in leading IT in a digital/agile operating model environment (or an environment that is transitioning towards one)
  • Creativity - being able to look at technology and business trends from different angles
  • Flexibility - being able to work in a constantly changing environment/an environment where priorities will constantly shift
  • Strategic thinking - both macro and micro, internal and external
  • Strategic sensing - understanding and acting (being proactive) as strategy and technologies evolve over time
  • End to end communication - from creation of materials to presentation and updates; at all organisational levels, in multi formats
  • Stakeholder management across functions, at all levels
  • Mix of pragmatic and dogmatic - clear on end state but flexible in being able to see and follow different routes to get there
  • Financial understanding - how technology choices drive financials in build, deploy and run
  • Change understanding - how technology choices drive organisational and business model changes
  • Effective management in a matrix, complex, global organisation
  • Delivery of architectural artefacts e.g. strategies, standards, roadmaps ideally in an agile environment
  • Architecture governance to influence and drive decision making across a global, matrix organsiation
  • Partner enterprise architecture management understanding and skills
  • 8 - 10 years' (senior IT managerial) experience required within a complex international environment
  • Proven experience in technology lifecycle management
  • Significant project and programme experience in transformation technology/digital/agile programmes
  • Demonstrated capabilities in defining and managing enterprise strategy and architectures

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