Business Architect

Artis Recruitment
Cirencester, UK
05 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Business Architect required by market leading, award winning financial services organisation based in the heart of Cirencester. The Business Architect will ensure that business solutions deployed by our client meet business objectives and are consistent, pragmatic, and joined up across business units, suppliers and technology.

Our client is a multi-national organisation with significant dependency on many suppliers and solutions. There are many change programmes and projects across the organisation large and small, with impacts across processes, people, data and systems. The successful Business Architect will work with business stakeholders, analysts, technology and data architects and directly with suppliers.

Key Responsibilities:

*Own the end to end business solution for the assigned programmes or subject areas, engaging and obtaining buy-in from stakeholders where required
*Deliver consultancy to support business decision making, shaping new initiatives and future projects and programmes
*Influence and approve the design of future phases/other initiatives
*Produce overview or cross functional design documents where required
*Provide design assurance by approving relevant business requirements definitions and business designs, ensuring joined up, complete and consistent
*Support the Technical and Data Architects to assure design of the data, application, and technology elements of the solution.
*Ensure technical designs meet business requirements.
*Support prioritisation and impact assessment of changes.
*Manage significant design issues to resolution within assigned projects and programmes.
*Mentor developing Business Analysts and aspiring architects

Required Skills:

*Has extensive business design and analysis experience on large systems and business change programmes across multiple business areas in the financial services industry
*Has a good knowledge of the financial services industry, its products and distribution models and business solutions
*Has experience of the full development lifecycle in Waterfall and Agile approaches.
*Knowledge of programme and project management disciplines and their application.
*Can quickly understand and articulate simply the current and future business architecture/operating model and interdependencies.
*Has strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), at all levels.
*Has a focus on quality of outcomes.
*Be comfortable with very significant degrees of ambiguity.
*Derive patterns from specific examples of a problem to drive common and simpler solutions.
*Able to build and lead effective teams if required.
*Commercial awareness and application of commercial considerations to designs.
*Has significant change and design related experience in either a large financial services or consulting organisation, in a lead role.

This fantastic opportunity role comes with a basic salary of £65,000-70,000 p/a, an £8,000 car allowance, an annual bonus of 50% (Split between cash and company shares), 10% non-contributory pension, 25 days holiday, BUPA, live cover plus many more.

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