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  • Business Architect

  • Business: Travis Perkins PLC
  • Sector: IT & Digital
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 28-Jan-2019
  • Job reference: 19280

Job Description

As a Business Architect in Travis Perkins, you are responsible for understanding, articulating and influencing the enterprise-wide business strategy, translating it into technology pipelines/roadmaps that ensure the future needs of the Travis Perkins group are met through solutions fully aligned to business and IT strategies

In this role you will be


  • Partnering with stakeholders at all levels across the business and IT to elicit, lead and influence strategy discussions, owning the architectural vision and strategic capabilities for your area of specialisation, leading to the production of roadmaps that summarise the required technical and business changes needed to enable the business strategy, and acting as the voice of authority for this area.

  • Translating the strategic roadmap into a project pipeline, collaborating with business stakeholders, Programme Managers, Programme Management Office, Enterprise and Solution Architects to identify, prioritise and outline specific technology investments to be delivered.

  • Applying expertise and knowledge of technology concepts and trends, competitor activity and the Travis Perkins group, to identify inter-dependencies, gaps, potential threats, and opportunities that could affect timing, benefits realisation, or drive the business strategy in a different direction.

  • Shaping, influencing and acting as design authority for new business technology initiatives at inception, to ensure they contribute towards the desired business outcomes and add value

  • Providing expert guidance and analysis of business impact of potential changes, solution options, feasibility, and recommendations for future state architecture, taking a holistic view considering both enterprise-wide and broader ecosystem impacts to people, process, commercial and strategy alongside technology.

It would be great if you had...


  • Solid experience working at a senior level within an architecture team and working Enterprise Architecture roles within large enterprises with proven success at an Enterprise level

  • Senior level stakeholder management

  • Experience working in a matrix structure organisation

  • Ability to interpret business strategies and desired outcomes by creating various deliverables that can be shared across various audiences

  • Outstanding strategic skills to propose long-term visions and the ability to translate them into actionable roadmaps that are broadly accepted

  • Experience of working with Cloud technologies is key, AWS would be beneficial but not essential.

  • Experience of defining and communicating business strategy, roadmaps and solutions


What can we offer you?


We are one of the largest employers of IT professionals in the area. We're Agile, we're Lean, we've gone Google and we're providing in-house designed & built bespoke software and applications to support our company. We are forward thinking enough to recognise that investment in IT will give us the leading edge on our competitors. We've restructured, we've adopted new methodologies, and we've brought in award winning IT professionals to take us through this transformation.


Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey. If, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of benefits on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.


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